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 https://skepticskaddish.com/2021/04/28/this-heart-or-this-mind/ 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 🎁 https://unsplash.com/photos/b0dqjmJx6g0

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.

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      • merrildsmith April 28, 2021 / 8:34 pm

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

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

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

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

      Thanks for the sweet encouragement, Helen.

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

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

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

      😊❤ Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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

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

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    • 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!

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

    Very nicely done! Welcome to d’Verse!
    Dwight

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

    It feels like a goddess speaking. Welcome to dVerse!

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