Duality–An Etheree

Yin and yang stones
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My post for dVerse Poetics (Saturday, 10/22)–a wonderful prompt offered by Mark Kerstetter is located here: https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/sweet-painted-lady-a-sonnet/



light and dark
merge into one,
brighten the forest,
eclipse the dawning morn.
Do you understand these words?
I am a woman; you’re a man.
I am a Christian; you don’t believe
in anything you cannot see or touch
or comprehend in terms of science.
Together we are Everyman
who seeks to taste the meaning
of a life unfolding
in obscurity.
Come with me, then.
taste beauty,

Thank you, Gay, at dVerse Poets’ Pub for prompting us to write an Etheree or other form poem. Check out some more at http://dversepoets.com/  


42 thoughts on “Duality–An Etheree

  1. What a delightful surprise! Beautiful work!


  2. The color contrast gave the yin and yang of these dual opposites a visual POW! Congrats on a form well done! Amy


  3. The duality of love, the ying and the yang….. Two parts do make a whole and this is truly a beautiful poem Victoria, even without the shape…….


  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    Beautiful. Simple. Beautiful. Visually stricking as well as poetically so. Well done.


  5. kaykuala says:

    Classic way of projecting it. Beautiful poem. Yin and Yang combination, colours and all you’ll never go wrong!



  6. Love this! Very well done. 🙂



  7. terri0729 says:

    Marvelous creativity!! I absolutely loved this – the whole thing from start to finish and the way you presented it!!! Peace and blessings, Terri


  8. hedgewitch says:

    Nice, Victoria. I like your thoughts here, and the pic and colored text suit them well.


  9. mish says:

    I am speechless! You are an amazing poet! I love the dichotomy of the piece…
    And the image and words blend so beautifully… flow so naturally… 🙂


  10. Carrie Burtt says:

    This was utterly captivating! 🙂


  11. Luke Prater says:

    Another wunderbar post from one of my favourite poets 😉


  12. Ruth says:

    Great poem on duality, and I love the contrasting colours in each line illustrating life’s yin/yang…


  13. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    This is awesome..the ying yang.


  14. ladynimue says:

    Beauty and wisdom – merged into one … love this 🙂


  15. Mike says:

    A lovely poem further enhanced by the way you presented it. The contrasts so clearly portrayed by the words and you use of different colours in the theme. Very clever.


  16. wolfsrosebud says:

    nice format for opposites


  17. Aurora, HSP says:

    This is beyond amazing work. Awesome. Loving the diversity of your creativity.


  18. dani says:

    fabulous, Victoria! i really love the way you ended the verse “tasting” beauty, flowers and joy.

    i’ve been offline for the past few weeks, but will be back as soon as possible to catch up. ♥


  19. claudia says:

    oh i like…
    Together we are Everyman
    who seeks to taste the meaning
    of a life unfolding
    in obscurity… this is just marvelous victoria


  20. Ravenblack says:

    Very interesting, as especially in the middle where there’s almost two distinct messages and then towards the end coming together.


  21. Bodhirose says:

    Totally cool–I love this, Victoria. Very clever with the yin-yang theme and the colors.


  22. Jo Bryant says:

    i love the use of both collour and shape to strengthen the message


  23. siggiofmaine says:

    WoW…stunning presentation for the poem which makes the
    poem memorable and impressive.
    Thank you for the effort it took to write and create the presentation in color.

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine


  24. christine says:

    this certainly is not my forte, I’m so impressed by what people are creating today, beautiful peom


  25. Sheila Moore says:

    awesome – I love how you incorporated the color scheme – so creative


  26. Bill says:

    Beautiful! Like a Bahai Christmas bulb


  27. Patti says:

    Wow. Just, wow.


  28. manicddaily says:

    This is so pretty. I really loved the colors.


  29. Mama Zen says:

    What a tight write! This is amazing.


  30. brian miller says:

    nice…i like the color you added as well..we are everyman…they say opposites attract…and together we make a whole..


  31. laurie kolp says:

    I am so impressed, Victoria. You are so creative! This piece is powerful not only in words and style, but visually, too. Love the contrasts here and the ending is beautiful.


  32. Phil says:

    Outstanding! In verse, form, and consistency with theme, it is all threaded so well together. A most creative and difficult achievement, I can only imagine how challenging this must have been. I’m absolutely amazed at your creativity and skill.

    I love the accompanying Yin and Yang photo.


  33. hobgoblin2011 says:

    Beautiful piece Victoria, absolutely fantastic job here:)


  34. souldipper says:

    Creativity in so many ways! Here’s an etheree – written as if I know what I’m talking about! I’ve had to learn about these from poet bloggers. not only that, it’s a visual of sun and shadow in the spirit of yin yang.

    I feel I’m studying a poetic DaVinci Code. 😀


  35. vivinfrance says:

    The etheree form is especially difficult when you are trying to write a poem of dichotomy. You have succeeded spectacularly.


  36. I’m impressed! This duality is so fine and so finished (love the photo..how cool is that!?) And in wordpress you got it to give you colored letters. Html gives me such fits! But you executed this brilliantly touching on so much of what pulls and pushes in a relationship. Yin/Yang indeed! Thank you so much Victoria for adding to our group today!


  37. I have been reading quite a lot of Jung recently and this reminded me of his concept of the shadow, the unconcious and concious states of being.
    Together these contradictory elements … or paradoxes as he refers to them, create a whole or (holy) union.
    This is a really beautifully “balanced” poem.


  38. Great concept and execution of your poem, especially the Everyman whose life unfolds in obscurity.


  39. you rock the world, Victoria.

    love your shape form.


  40. Beth Winter says:

    Outstanding. Your comparisons, shape and shading are perfect for your subject. I love this. You have outdone yourself.



  41. Steve King says:

    What great imagination you have–with respect to the graphic impression too. This would be a fine poem no matter what form you chose, but this way, it’s even more impressive.


  42. zongrik says:

    oh, wow, this yin/yang with the colors, and the shapes and the contrast is sooooo cooool.


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