The road to hell, or: Blinded by love

A reverse double ‘Tetractys’

Love is no less likely to hurt than heal;
the road to hell
is paved with
purest
love.
Hell's
walking
a tightrope,
blinded by love;
one bound to such relationships knows hell.

W3 poetry prompt

This reverse double ‘Tetractys’ poem was written for D. Avery’s W3 poetry prompt:

  • Write a โ€˜Tetractysโ€™;
  • A further challenge is for the first and last word to be the same;
  • A double or triple Tetractys, in either order would be okay.

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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)

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48 thoughts on “The road to hell, or: Blinded by love”

  1. You expressed the underside of love which can be no less than hell. Adjustments, taking into stride, acceptance and at the extremes of the spectrum maladaptations. Sometimes one knows one is in hell, sometimes they donโ€™t realise it. For hell is extremely good at hiding itself.

    Loved it David.

      1. I am turning these lines into a poem. Will be posting it later on. Sometimes you have to hunt for inspiration and sometimes it finds you. So I found it today on your post. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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