Blue-Shifting Posted on January 14, 2023 by merrildsmith A contrapuntal poem today, since the Oracle kept giving me phrases and colors. For the curious, I began with this: Share this:TumblrTwitterEmailMoreRedditFacebookPinterestLinkedInPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
I enjoyed this one very much … and read it different ways! Very timely with my layers essay. Cheers to our serendipitous moment (which isn’t the first). 🙂
Thank you, Frank! 🙂
So full of wonderful images…once again we echo each other. You expand and color my images in. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe!
I like the echoes in contrapuntal poetry. You are mastering this form, Merril!
Thank you so much, Marian! I appreciate your kind words. 😊
I love the sound qualities of this poem Merril 😊
Thank you very much, Ingrid! I love that you picked-up on that. 🙂
How lovely, Merrill. I love the poems originating from oracle words. I wish I could write them! The oracle’s insistence on colors worked wonderfully and the image is a perfect fit.
Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful comment, Diana! 😊
The call-and-response format you chose for the poem works very well to convey the interplay of color and thought the speaker is experiencing. I much prefer it to contrapuntal poems that are so randomly formatted they’re nearly impossible to read.
Thank you, Liz.
It is difficult (at least for me) to format on WP, so I’ve copied my friend Jane in using a screen-shot. I’m pleased you think it works well. 😊
You’re welcome, Merril. I, too, have resorted to the screenshot trick to present formatted poetry on WP.
Great minds! 🙂
This style of poetry is quite neat. It’s 3 in 1.
You did great. All 3 are meaningful. Thank you!
Thank you so much, Resa. I’m pleased you enjoy it! 💙
Oh dang… a new poetry form to learn 😉
And that has to be a Redon, oui?
Love this. (Again… going back…)
Wow–you are going back! Thank you.
Yes, a Redon. 💙
I know. I admit I cleaned out my inbox of anything below! See what you have done? You have taught me to recognize Redon, even when you don’t put it under the photo 😉 🧡
I love that I am always learning!! 🧡🧡
That is a wonderful thing! I’m pretty sure some people refuse to.😏
This is sadly true!
Not OUR case!
No! And I hope it never will be!
You’ve got that right!
Oh and how does this differ from a Cleave Poem?
I *think* a cleave poem is a type of contrapuntal poem, but in the cleave poem, the lines on each side connect directly, whereas here it’s sort of a back and forth in stanzas.
It seemed that it was the main difference. And I just found this: Cleave Poetry is a poetic genre in which 3 separate poems are intertwined into one woven poem. “The word cleave is a contranym, a word with 2 opposite meanings: verb 1) split or sever along a natural grain or line…..
We will both go to bed that much smarter tonight 😉