Creations’s Flow

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Creation’s Flow

My eyes scan the face
pressed into the moon.
Death, ice cold and white
but only with the sun’s touch.
Spheres float in gravity’s pull
harnessed by invisible lines.
Parts of the whole we are not cogs
but survivors by will.

It reminds me of my dad’s translucent skin,
pale as mortality sips fire
from his core. Did he plant this flame?
Did mom? Conception lit the wick,
but the big bang came from within.
This universe of words that flow
and tangle in my puppet strings
take the parts and create the whole.

Shared with dVerse Meeting the Bar: Creativity 

28 replies
  1. brian miller
    brian miller says:

    we are not cogs
    but survivors by will. i like that…and also the nod to your parents planting that flame within you as well…the big bang of the universe of words…ha…nice….

  2. Grace
    Grace says:

    This is a lovely share specially these lines:

    pale as mortality sips fire
    from his core. Did he plant this flame?
    Did mom? Conception lit the wick

    Nice to meet you ~

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Grace;

      I lost my dad to cancer which does seem to sip the fire out of a soul. And as part of the prompt was to talk about where our inspiration comes from I could hardly leave out my parents 😉

  3. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    Did he plant this flame?
    Did mom? Conception lit the wick,
    but the big bang came from within…. i like…and who knows exactly where it comes from…yet at some point it’s just there…yes..feels familiar

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Claudia. It was fun to play with ideas of creativity’s source, a kind of chicken or egg question so to speak 🙂
      Thanks for reading

  4. Kim Nelson
    Kim Nelson says:

    The question of a genetic predisposition toward creativity has been asked and researched for a very long time. And it is a valid one today. I like the way you laid it out there.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you for reading. Yes genetic predisposition will occupy our thoughts for quite awhile I feel. Cheers!

  5. Tony
    Tony says:

    Lot’s of strong imagery here. Creativity is a seed planted within us, but it needs to be carefully nurtured if it is to come to fruition. It seems that your parents did a good job …

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Tony;
      Yes my parent did a heck of a job, where they could not nurture they inspired 😉 Thanks for reading.

  6. Anna Montgomery
    Anna Montgomery says:

    I enjoyed your exploration of the source of creativity and especially your nod to your parents. I am sorry to hear about your father. Nice to meet you and thank you for joining the prompt!

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Anna. I really enjoyed your challenging prompt. I felt I could hardly talk about the source of creativity without bringing my parents into the picture. 😉

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you for reading. Yes in the space there are many words unspoken about my father. Oddly I was thinking the other day about how I have written many poems about my father and very few about my mother. Cheers!

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