Who Are You? dVerse Poetics


Credit: ESA/Hubble; Raghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA  Used with Permission

Who Are You?

Stand in pregnant darkness
beneath a wind-stripped ash tree;
look up at emptiness.

Wrap yourself in a cloak of wonder.
Soak in mysteries of unknowing,
then look Within.

Joining up with the dVerse pub-poetic-prowlers and Lillian for this awe-inspiring prompt using photos from the Hubble Telescope. We hope you will join us here.

 

18 thoughts on “Who Are You? dVerse Poetics

  1. The image looks like an eye, and your poetry alludes to unrelenting vision, all-encompassing seeing! So brief, yet so strong!

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  2. Gorgeous poem, Victoria. Not easy to look within.

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  3. E says:

    I’m in.

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  4. E says:

    The pale blue dot. I love this prompt. Currently recovering from life; there is a poem in here somewhere. Beautiful invitation. ❤️

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  5. Vivian Zems says:

    You got me at “pregnant darkness”. Lovely!

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  6. annell4 says:

    Wonderful thoughts! Looking up and out, then looking within.

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  7. kim881 says:

    This is something everyone should do, Victoria, ‘Stand in pregnant darkness’, ‘look up at emptiness’ and ‘then look Within’. That’s why there is so much aggression and violence, because people don’t take the time to wonder.

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  8. erbiage says:

    i woke up in a soho doorway.

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  9. What an intriguing poem!. Even I wonder, who I am 😉

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  10. I think you are right, if you are faced with the vastness of space you might get a glimpse of what we find.

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  11. Candy says:

    Oooo, this provokes some souls searching!

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  12. Truedessa says:

    I think that eye reminds us to look inside ourselves to see what is beyond the surface. In the darkness light is birthed through the stars.

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  13. We chose same photo same sight! So well written!

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  14. X says:

    When faced wit the vastnesss of the heavens…and even the trees at times…it is hard not to feel so small. …andturn our gaze inward. ..and perhaps that is not a bad thing.

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  15. lillian says:

    Wonderful, Victoria! Standing in pregnant darkness….as if the darkness is itself becoming, transformative. And then to be enwrapped in a cloak of wonder, looking out, looking up, looking inward. We learn about ourselves, I think, in those quite contemplative moments.

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  16. Frank Hubeny says:

    We collect a lot of data, but the wonder remains about what or who the data is about.

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