In between, or: The way

Poetry Partners #90

‘In Between’, A poem by Shalini Kathuria Narang of ‘Rhythm & Rhyme’

From the texts that teach,
To the men that preach,
Faith lies in between.
From fervent declarations of love,
To blood thirsty hate,
Control like a trapeze artist balances in between.
From zenith of joy and happiness,
To depths of despair and sadness,
Equanimity satisfies in between.
From playful, carefree childhood,
To pensive, responsibilities filled adulthood,
Life is to be savored in between.
From quiet contemplation,
To intense discussions,
Wisdom searches a niche in between.
From passions that overcome obstacles,
To indifference leading to humdrum,
Vast majority live in between.
From follies and frivolities of youth,
To sagacity of the golden years,
Moments and memories of life are lived and made in between

A butterfly cinquain by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

never
shall mortal man
cross those temporal gates
that flit in and out of his dreams
the way
'true north' a bewitching mirage
compass arrows wobble
directions twist
alive

‘What do you see’ Prompt #137

For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art.

Image credit; Keith Hardy @ Unsplash

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


List of Poetry Partners

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