Reflections / by Linda Eve Diamond

In the following poem, "Reflections," the second half of the poem is an exact reflection the of the first, word for word, line by line, changing meaning a bit as it reflects. When I wrote this, the diamond shape was incidental, but a clever friend assumed that I was playing on my name and pointed out that it's a concrete poem of a Diamond reflecting. What started out as a little bit of a game became more meaningful after that was pointed out to me, making me wonder whether I may have been aware of that on some level. Reflections deepen in such interesting ways when shared with clever friends.  :)

"Reflections" received 1st Honorable Mention and a Certificate of Merit in the Florida State Poet's Association's "Jane Opel Memorial Award" category.

 

REFLECTIONS

I’ll find myself, at least for now,
scribbling silly poems again

maybe
searching silence
or a symphony of sounds
in or out of rhythm with chimes
beats of an unbeaten heart, lubs and dubs
in or out of tune with ticks and tocks sounding
rounding pounding freefalling through possible worlds
verse of a wordless poem played with a lost chord
the inner rush reflected in an outer hush
listening for the rhythms of
our one (uni) verse
a shared poem

reflecting

a shared poem
our one (uni) verse
listening for the rhythms of
the inner rush reflected in an outer hush
verse of a wordless poem played with a lost chord
rounding pounding freefalling through possible worlds
in or out of tune with ticks and tocks sounding
beats of an unbeaten heart, lubs and dubs
in or out of rhythm with chimes
or a symphony of sounds
searching silence
maybe

scribbling silly poems again
I’ll find myself, at least for now.

 


These awards were featured at The Florida State Poets Association's 42nd Annual Poetry Convention. (Click the link for convention photos.)  :)

I also sponsored the Listening Awards category. Find those contest winners, here!

Thank you, FSPA.  :)

Thank you, FSPA.  :)