Three, or: More

My 2nd trimeric

a self-aware poem may be
one whose words and form are
two lovers aching to become
three to share their love

one whose words and form are
in harmony pierces swiftly
the disconsolate soul

two lovers aching to become
happy again must heed
one another's pain

three to share their love
penning their own poem
mother; father; God

d’Verse

At d’Verse, we were prompted to write a trimeric, which I had only done once before.

In the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Kiddushin 30b, it reads as follows:

ת”ר שלשה שותפין הן באדם הקב”ה ואביו ואמו בזמן שאדם מכבד את אביו ואת אמו אמר הקב”ה מעלה אני עליהם כאילו דרתי ביניהם וכבדוני Our Rabbis taught: There are three partners in man, the Holy One, blessed be He, the father, and the mother. When a man honors his father and his mother, the Holy One, blessed be He, says: ‘I ascribe [merit] to them as though I had dwelt among them and they had honored Me.’

59 thoughts on “Three, or: More”

  1. A beautiful poem on poetry, harmony of well chosen words and form David! True how both blend to create a poem, just like two lovers who unite in love.
    I keep being in wonder at the different forms of poetry I read in your posts.

  2. I agree the image we use should reflect and support the poem. I do the same with the quote. Your heartfelt trimeric touches on human frailty and holy instincts. In the autumn of my life, family takes top billing.

  3. Beautiful poem and photo, David. ❤ You so meaningfully expressed concepts of parenthood and the desire to form a family. I remember those feelings well! ❤ Hope all is well with you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

    1. Thanks so much, Molly. I always take time to look for suitable pictures – I feel like they’re part of the poems themselves, in a way…


      David

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