Slay the Child or Fly in Wonder?

I explain 
The inexplicable
Make sense
Of the senseless
Oh let me stop slaying the child

~ feasting on mystery ~

Who flies on the wings
Of wonder
Her raison d'aitre
Dissolving fear suspended
In awe and wonder.

d’Verse poetics prompt:

Build a bridge

At d’Verse, poets were instructed to either:

  1. Write a poem about bridges that uses some form of the word ‘bridge’ in the poem or in the title, or:
  2. Write a puente (bridge) poem, which does not need to include the word bridge (but it can).

I opted for the 2nd alternative. With thanks to David at for inspiring me, encouraging me and introducing me to d’Verse and new forms of poetry. This was so much fun.

Thanks to GESPHOTOSS @gesphotoss for making the profile photo for this post available freely on Unsplash 🎁

21 thoughts on “Slay the Child or Fly in Wonder?

    • Anna Smit April 28, 2021 / 8:21 pm

      I look forward to joining in more often. This was so much fun. Thank you for the opportunity to link up and be inspired by so many poets. I am enjoying visiting all these new (for me) blogs.

      Liked by 1 person

      • merrildsmith April 28, 2021 / 8:34 pm

        I’m so pleased you’re enjoying dVerse and the other poets. Thanks for joining us!

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Helen Dehner April 28, 2021 / 7:11 pm

    The contrast between stanzas fades away with the awesome bridge line ….. nicely done.


    • Anna Smit April 28, 2021 / 7:14 pm

      Thanks for the sweet encouragement, Helen.


  2. tsdwords April 28, 2021 / 7:48 pm

    Love to fly on the wings of wonder! Beautiful poem.


    • Anna Smit April 28, 2021 / 7:54 pm

      😊❤ Thank you for visiting and commenting.


  3. Bettie G April 28, 2021 / 8:04 pm

    Very sweet, Dear Anna! “Suspended in awe and wonder.” Beautiful.


    • Anna Smit April 28, 2021 / 8:08 pm

      I love that that bit spoke to you most, Bettie. When I added that in, it made me think of this really long suspended bridge in the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand. I remember trembling crossing that bridge. It was both scary and breathtakingly beautiful. But wonder won over fear 😊❤.

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  4. Lucy April 29, 2021 / 1:34 am

    Such a beautiful and mysterious poem!


  5. rothpoetry April 29, 2021 / 3:05 am

    Very nicely done! Welcome to d’Verse!


  6. msjadeli April 29, 2021 / 3:43 am

    It feels like a goddess speaking. Welcome to dVerse!


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