‘Stepping Off the Sidewalk’ – a d’Verse poetics prompt
Ask no questions of the moth in the candle flame…Attar (c. 1145 – c. 1221)
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At d’Verse, we were asked to write a spiritual-mystical poem using a line from a list of several. We were allowed to use the line as an epigraph at the beginning of the poem. I chose the line written by Attar as my epigraph.