She stands at the precipice ++++++++ wondering
where time and space meet ++++++++ where and why he’ll appear
at that moment, and ++++++++++++++ again–
it seems less a question of physics– ++his blurred shape–
than an opportunity ++++++++++++++ gathering strength
in the vast eternal void +++++++++++ from unbidden hope
to find a crack, a sliver of light +++++ shining in incandescent splendor
Jane Dougherty and David (ben Alexander) got me thinking about writing a cleave poem again. I haven’t written one in a while, and WP certainly does not make them easy to format. We’re getting ready for houseguests and Thanksgiving–something we haven’t done since the pandemic began–so I may not be around too much in the next week.
Awesome work, Merril. I could never.
Thank you so much, Ron.!
I’m sure you could. 😀
I’d never heard of a cleave poem before. I like your very much!
Thank you so much, Liz!
The first line and a half came to me while I was walking, but I didn’t know where I was going to go from there. 😀
Your muse led you in the right direction.
Thank you! 😀
Nicely done, Merril! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with family and friends!
Thank you very much, Jill. You, too!
What a lovely start to my morning. Enjoy that extra special meal! (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe! 💙
Wonderfully done! Together and apart they are beautiful.
Gah! I remember my first and only attempt (again your fault 😉 )
Thank you so much, Dale–and 🤣!
I like cleave poetry and yours is well done. It strikes me as antiphonal, like music, but not quite. Enjoy the break next week; you certainly deserve it. Happy Gathering!
Thank you so much, Marian.
I think there are also counterpoint poems, and I’m not sure how they different. So–yes, I get what you mean–and thank you!
I probably won’t really take a break. 😏 We’ll see.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Beautifully done, Merril.
Thank you, Ken!
This is an internet form, and the first time I’ve seen it, Merril! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving 😊
Thank you, Ingrid!
I probably first heard about the form from Jane several years ago.
Especially well done formatting
Thank you, Derrick. 😀
This is beautiful, Merril. 🙂 Enjoy your family and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Looking forward to seeing the traditional squirrel. ♥
Thank you so much, Robin.
I’ll be happy to see that squirrel, too! 🐿
Nicely rendered cleave
(btw, if you use the two-column block in WP, you can probably get the formatting you desire. You can even right-justify the left column while left-justifying the right column)
Thank you for reading, Ron!
And thank you for the tip. I didn’t even release there was a two-column block. 😏
I didn’t know that either – I’ve been using the HTML block 🙂
And I used a hack I read about–to type in characters then make them white (or whatever your background color is.) 😀
I missed this! I like it, the wondering and the waiting that could last an eternity.
Thank you very much! Yes, that first line came to me, and then I had to figure it out. 😀
It’s a great opening line!
Thank you! 😀
This is magical, Merril.
Thank you so much, David! 💙
I never heard of a Cleave Poem.
I like this a lot. Ha! It’s a two-fer!
Understand about WP formatting.
Thank you so much, Resa. I’m so pleased you like it.
Your writing is wonderful!
Thank you! 😊