‘Edges and Fringes’ – a d’Verse poetics prompt
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from the unknowable beyond
to hearten us, for we miss
and grief’s jagged edges cut us
even as the edges of mortal life are
remaining, as we do, on this side
living; broken; aching
every night, all night
tenderly, I watch over you
and reaching out to inspire you
from beyond the very fringes
The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s ‘Edges and Fringes’ prompt.
Our mission was to spark on one of these paths, and I primarily found my way along the 1st and 3rd paths:
- Write a poem using the word edge;
- Write a poem that keeps Millikin’s question in mind:
- What is the word, the line, that cuts, that can show that edge?
- Write a poem using the word fringe;
- Write a poem from the fringe, however you define it.
91 thoughts on “Jagged, or: Tender”
Brilliant and heartfelt!
Thank you so much, Reet.
Masterful. Not one, but three touching poems here.
Jean Marie, I’m so touched and pleased that you recognized that. Thank you for reading!
Wow! More than beautiful and … moving! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks so much, Manuela.
This particular poem was bittersweet to write, TBH.
You are more than welcome!
❤ 🔆 🌈
𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆,
Feel free to call me David 🙂