This heart, or: This mind

My 1st puente

In the form of two envelope quintets

This heart has no other blood known
than flowed through all past generations
linked one-by-one through space and time
by ancient Hebrew conversations
echoing through flesh and bone

~ ever more so as I've grown ~

This mind has grasped that nothing's known
though men cling tight to correlations
creating of them gods sublime
and altars built on false foundations
they worship while I stand alone

d’Verse poetics prompt:

Build a bridge

At d’Verse, poets were instructed to either:

  1. Write a poem about bridges that uses some form of the word ‘bridge’ in the poem or in the title, or:
  2. Write a puente (bridge) poem, which does not need to include the word bridge (but it can).

I opted for the 2nd alternative, and decided to make my puente poem out of two envelope quintets. Given the rhyme structure of my poem, I envision it as a suspension bridge.

56 thoughts on “This heart, or: This mind”

  1. This is deeply profound! I especially love; “creating of them gods sublime and altars built on false foundations, they worship while I stand alone.”πŸ’πŸ’

    1. You know, Kerfe, I think if I were to go back and write all of your comments to me on all of my poems, one line after another, that would be very poetic.

      1. That’s such a nice thing to say David. I often find comments inspiring myself. You always have some good threads of them in your comments section.

  2. Oh this excels! The link between what our spirit tell us all along versus what men have said. And knowing only you alone can choose with whom to listen.

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