A ‘Garland’ Shadorma
shades of gray blur the world entire; even once stark outlines become fuzzier each day; everything is one what constructs separate people that one can't unravel with open-minded, earnest receptivity? surrounded daily by others, observe them; see yourself in their struggles and triumphs; wisdom in caring biases simplify our lives; reflecting honestly upon inner processes causes discomfort young children demand to be heard; over time, we learn to listen; words sound different; empathy evolves you and I, we're no different; all of us love and dream; humanity transcends worlds; we all want the same shades of gray separate people; observe them honestly; listen; words sound different; we all want the same
The ‘Garland’ Shadorma was created by Sylvia Cognac, modeled after the ‘Garland’ Cinquain. Essentially, it is a Shadorma series of seven stanzas, with the seventh and final stanza being composed of lines from all six previous stanzas.
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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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36 thoughts on “Stark outlines, or: Shades of gray”
Love this, David. 💖 I feel like we’re vibbing on the same wave length at this moment in time. Interconnections abound.
🤎🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻🤎 ~ amen.
💖💖, thank you David we have to make do💖💖
Such a beautiful garland exploring grey can be stringed or knotted in all the colours or the rainbow 💖💖
💘 Abi 💘
✍shades of gray blur the world entire; even once stark outlines become fuzzier each day; everything is one✍
The power of grey, what a wonderful power, beautifully penned
💖🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💖 ~ I wish that there was a gray emoji heart to respond to you with!
Wonderful! And now this nonce is on the way to becoming a “received” form…
🧡🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻🧡 ~ indeed!
Such a moving, thought provoking poem David
💛🙏🏻 Sadje 🙏🏻💛 ~ thank you
We do indeed. Our “leaders” on the other hand…(K)
💔🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻💔
Wonderful poem, David. You are right we all want the same thing. So sad we don’t open our ears to listen. Reminds me of Peter, Paul and Mary singing “Blowin’ in the Wind.”
💜🙏🏻 Dwight 🙏🏻💜 ~ I love that song 🎵
Beautifully constructed David with an apt; timely message for the times we live in. 👌👍👏😁
💟 🙏🏻 Ken 🙏🏻 💟
We all want the same – this poem is so beautiful to return to, the heart smiles with agreement to everything said.
💝🙏🏻 Pragalbha 🙏🏻💝 ~ thanks!
Amen David 💙🙏💙
💓🙏🏻 Maggie 🙏🏻💓
It doesn’t seem like it should be that complicated, does it? Humans can be so brilliant and so stupid.
Well done–that final verse works perfectly.
💗🙏🏻 Merril 🙏🏻💗 ~ right⁉️
It should be so simple, but it always becomes complicated…. we just mess it up as humans.
💖🙏🏻 Björn 🙏🏻💖 ~ exactly