In the liminal spaces between poetry collections, I will be periodically posting previously unpublished hand written fragments,the orphaned odes that did not find a home in any collection.
This is the 12th such fragment of some of the copious couplets and isolated ideas that did not turn into full form poems, but that you may find resonance with. I wanted to highlight where even the embryonic nature of two lines of rhyme can come from and maybe what full works they were influenced by or would go on to influence.
“Sums it up” is a mathematical theorem-in words.
I always wanted to write a poem as an equation. An equation, that whatever side of it you were on, it was universally understood through experience or understanding.
Something that mixed the faith of a “prophecy” with the “truth” of stone cold fact.
The two never really balance in a linear equation where feelings cannot be weighted, shared or rooted. Or rooted in anything other than whatever the heart feels.
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