Writing Poetry 38 There are no rules to writing poetry, but there are some laws of symmetry that we should be aware of. There is a sacred geometry of form that
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, Mar 24, 2003
Writing Poetry 38
There are no rules to writing poetry,
but there are some laws of symmetry
that we should be aware of.
There is a sacred geometry of form
that a spirit-poet expresses.
Her ideas have a shape
that is expressed in meaning and structure
but that form may be only seen by open eyes.
She knows that beauty
is not only in the eye of the beholder
but in the harmony of her vision,
and how she says that vision into words.
The most perfect form of poetry
is when it completes a circle.
Just like music
it should open a theme
then refine and develop it.
Then she creates a subtle architecture
with her thought, and the space the thought moves in.
She explores harmony
in variation and representation,
making other potential models of meaning.
She adds layers and alternate definitions
to the mandala of her idea.
Though she may shift and soar
into new patterns of cognizance,
elaborating and magnifying her images.
She knows that there needs to be
a return to balance.
Now she seeks a recapitulation.
Only this time,
the theme is transformed
and, like the poet herself,
has undergone a journey of discovery.
The poem restates its original idea,
yet it is a new sprung conception
now opened out
into a sphere of unique insight.
There is depth to the orbit of her thoughts
as they form a numinous circumnavigation
around the globe of illumination.
The design has returned
to the fullness of silence
and the poem is seen as a whole.
Copyright Eric Ashford. March 3003.
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