Friday, April 8, 2016

spiral - Day 6 of the 2016 PAD Challenge

Two days behind but undaunted. I've spent this week preparing query letters for my Young Adult Fantasy novel, Elsekind. I intend to send it out to three places on Tuesday, so that's fairly exciting and slightly terrifying. 

And today, I have a poem to share. Perhaps my favorite topic to explore in poetry is the connectedness between objects in the micro- and macroverse, particularly the Fibonnaci repetition of patterns. I love how patterns in nature replicate on the small and large scale. It's stunning and humbling, how a snail and a galaxy can contain the same atoms, the same shapes, once again proving that we all are more alike than we are different.
Fibonnaci knows...

spiral

one shell
one tiny shell
one spinning spiral
like a floating iris
like the golden eye
of a great grey heron
poised on a riverbank
in a glimmering city
in a far away country
on a great continent
riddled with rivers and
crisscrossed with streams
on this blue, blue earth
swaddled in clouds
strung with twinkle lights
turning and turning
within an orbit,
within the wide-flung arms
of a galaxy
one among
billions.
one shell.
one tiny
shell.

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