Calm

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Calm (after H.D.)

I flow over the ground,
healing its hidden scar–
the scar is black,
the bedrock risen,
not one stone is misplaced.

I relieve the ground’s
burden with white froth,
I fill and comply—
I have thrown a pebble
into the night,
it returns to me,
settles and rises,
a white dove.

“Calm” made its first appearance in March 2015, and was written as an exercise, using a poem, “Storm,” by H.D. as the launching point. I’ve tried to emulate her diction and rhythm, with mixed success. Still, it’s fun to try these on occasion.

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21 thoughts on “Calm

  1. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ve already read a few of your entries here, and i can’t help but come back for more. I love it! Such beautiful writing!

    Cheers from El Nido, Palawan, Phil.

    Xxx

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  2. Excellent…I love H.D. I was reading something about her a few days ago and thought, “I should read some H.D.” I should also take on exercises like the one above.

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