An Arkquain Swirl
our fateful first meeting rewrote our lives circumstances were such that I was privileged; the first of your parents to meet you in person; my distraction was due to concern for Mama's well-being after your birth; so, that privilege was totally lost on me~ I was wondering whether we were two or three; perhaps you'll read this someday; perhaps we'll explain this to you when you're older; you're so sensitive that you cry when one of us gets a migraine or falls ill; you're not ready yet- I'm the sort to share freely, but not this.
This ‘Arkquain Swirl’ was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday prompt this week, in which we were encouraged to write poems in syllabic poetic forms by selecting synonyms for the two words below. Do not use these two words—synonyms only:
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)
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53 thoughts on “Fateful, or: Not this”
A parent sees the world in a newer light. Scary…
💜🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💜 ~ indeed
Being a parent – especially a new parent – and all the complications that can blend our families… One day – maybe if the child asks. But it may not be necessary if love is apparent!
💞🙏🏻 Jules 🙏🏻💞
Wow…this is an amazing poem, David. You captured the emotions of childbirth and grabbed my heart in the process. Well done! ❤️
💜🙏🏻 Gwen 🙏🏻💜 ~ thank you
A beautiful poem, David, for a wonderful and scary event in your family’s life.
💗🙏🏻 Thanks, Diana! 🙏🏻💗
Wondrous poem 🌹
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Looks like a fun form that can cover a lot of turf. I’m glad your baby girl and her mama are ok. The birth process is no joke. I and my firstborn had major complications. So did my daughter in-law with the birth of my grandbaby. Angels know when to step in. ❤
💓🙏🏻 Lisa 🙏🏻💓 ~ I’m glad you are ok!
What a story! This must have been frightening on many levels. The arkquain swirl is perfect and filled with poignant emotions. 💛
🖤🙏🏻 Colleen 🙏🏻🖤 ~ thanks; it was very scary 😨
I’m happy everything turned out with a positive outcome. ❤️
Wow, David! That was powerful. So many different emotions were embedded in there. I loved it!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
💕🙏🏻 Yvette 🙏🏻💕 ~ thanks!
An eloquent, lovely, touching poem, David! ❤
💜🙏🏻 Cheryl 🙏🏻💜
An amazing poem that I do hope one day you will share as this sounds like a true story… I’ve never seen this form before – and I’m really liking it!
❤️🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻❤️ ~ wow! A form that you have not heard of!?
Beautiful poem, David ❤
💝🙏🏻 Sylvia 🙏🏻💝