the 3-fold path

Faery- courtesy: jasminecalyx.wordpress.com

 courtesy: jasminecalyx.wordpress.com

it was a moment

that split open

like a pre-mature flower,

its petals a misshapen 3,

each a pre-set path,

half-gnawed

by my anxious mind?

or an impatient destiny?

course i could,

like a water-drop

tracing lazy,

haphazard lines

along all 3 petals,

dance and dangle

dangerously

from moth-eaten edges

before trapezing to the other

petalled arc,

pause on an upended corner

yet to uncurl

and con-

temp(t)-

late

on where this was leading

until the leaden time melted,

pushing me to lope off

a bit for myself too

of the tired, third petal..

try as i might

to flirt with the sun,

light as a moonray

that shies away at the earliest glint

of the sun,

it’ll grow dark

and the moon’ll shrink

into a void,

waning on itself;

i’ll end up

right in the centre

of the flower-3,

ambushed by the pollen-stalks,

tender as they may be,

ready to ooze down

the sepalled path

back where i came from,

to the roots

of being,

grainy and good.

P.S: Linked to Trifecta Writing Challenge (http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/02/trifecta-week-sixty-three.html)

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23 Responses to the 3-fold path

  1. joetwo says:

    Excellent write! 🙂

  2. I like the way you use the number “3” to illustrate the misshapen petals. Nice!

  3. deanabo says:

    This is really good!

  4. LOVED the imagery…a real treat. I especially liked these playful words, “before trapezing to the other petalled arc.” The picture you chose was just right too…

  5. steph says:

    This is a true Trifecta entry along that 3-fold path. I like it all, but particularly the 3rd part where you are ambushed by the pollen-stalks – ready to ooze down the sepalled path. Lovely.

  6. Neetika says:

    Loved it!! Especially the lines about flirting with the sun and the shy moonrays. Beautiful 🙂

  7. kymminbarcelona says:

    Wonderful feeling of dancing on petals. And loved the moon waning on itself!

    [For me, con temp(t) plate doesn’t work. All I hear is “contempt”.]

  8. atrm61 says:

    Wow,wow,wow!This is exemplary-loved the word play!Hope to see u placed this week wqth this wonderful piece,Rash!My favourite lines are-
    “…tracing lazy,

    haphazard lines

    along all 3 petals,

    dance and dangle

    dangerously

    from moth-eaten edges

    before trapezing to the other

    petalled arc,

    pause on an upended corner

    yet to uncurl.”:-)

  9. jannatwrites says:

    Lovely rhythm to this. I also like the part about the ambushed by pollen stalks and oozing down the sepalled path. You definitely have a way with words!

  10. Great stuff. Love how it flows

  11. Draug419 says:

    This is so good! (: I love it.

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