Sunday, March 1, 2009

Creating In Circles

Pieces of a Labyrinth
Photography: Edward S. Gault

Somebody comes by,
He sees stones, then builds something.
It stands for that day,
As we all walk by and see it.
Next day, somebody comes by....

Copyright©2009


13 comments:

Amias said...

... and instead of enjoying what is built, they knock it down to the ground, and ....

"somebody comes by"

and builds it again. Such is the circles of life.

Wonderful!

SandyCarlson said...

I read this as an invitation to be somebody, come by, and build anew! Each of us is the change....

Beth P. said...

And I read it as pure joy...like a moveable feast. Building blocks of the universe!

Thanks for this lovely thing, and the prompt, Edward--and your consistent, excellent entries to OSI.

Fledgling Poet said...

I loved how you ended this with "somebody comes by" and then left it hanging...very clever!

Deborah Godin said...

Love how this is kind of circular and open ended at the same time.

Geraldine said...

Thanks for a great prompt Edward and a wonderful choice for OSI's first birthday!

Hugs, G

Jim said...

Thank you Edward, for coming up with this very nice prompt for the OSI one year observance. I enjoyed it, now I will enjoy what people did with it.
I too like your open ended tanka. It invites all kinds of responses, mine will be nice and not destructive. The 'somebody' will sit on the stone fence, rest, and observe the other walkers. I.e. a people watcher.
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gabrielle said...

I pick up a stone and move it.

Living Stone Journals said...

Thanks for the prompt..I guess nobody really knows what the next day holds...

Tumblewords: said...

Building, building on all that has gone before - lovely circle - and wonderful prompt. Thank you!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful poem and insight. Love the image as well! I took this as Sandy Carlson did. Similar meaning to my poem today, not the one for circles.... the more recent.

nice to meet you.

Pam said...

I like the unfinished quality of this poem-- so circular. Thanks for the prompt, although it took me until Saturday to come up with a poem.

zoya gautam said...

..indeed ,art is a creative circle..thanks for a lovely poem & the prompt..