Connected: Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 10

Star-sparked and sea-born,
all connected–
homeless man, his faithful dog,
hawks, the trees—you and me–
from unknown light and ethereal blues,
every shape and all the hues,
space dust and double helix spring, repeating
fractals in everything—patterns spread, threaded
through the eye of time,
from star to sea, we slither, smile, bark,
howl at the moon, fear the dark—

and so, the universe never asks—what is
the beginning, what is the end—
it just is, when and then, again.

Paul Brookes’ Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 10. I was inspired by all three works today. You can read the other poems here.

26 thoughts on “Connected: Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 10

  1. You’ve managed to blend all the prompts seamlessly here into a philosophical poem: ‘we slither, smile, bark,
    howl at the moon, fear the dark—‘
    Lovely lines 😊

  2. I think, to a certain extent, it’s confounding to us humans that:
    the universe never asks—what is
    the beginning, what is the end—

    We somehow expect that the universe should ask.

  3. I missed this one. I’m having trouble with email, there’s a bug that I can’t get rid of. It freezes and I can’t access my mails.
    You are great for connecting everything, must be the Oracle influence, but leaping from a homeless man outside Tesco across the universe, fractals and stars is quite an achievement 🙂 (and yes, we both gave him the dog).

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