Domesticate the Heavens

Domesticate the Heavens

A Poem by Pryde Foltz

Domesticate the Heavens




duality

obscures

hue and color


insists on

yes or no


dark and light


defined

upright dashes

strident and strict

event horizons


***


everything pulled to merge with nothing

an absolute surrender to a singular power


too much togetherness cannot be abided

yet separation cannot be maintained


magnetism and gravity


***


unexplainable and undeniable

repetition of coincidence

surmounts chance


periodic blasts

of heavy metal


radio cosmic centuries


illuminate the Way afar

pulse a home tattoo


***


plenty of space

inhabit, stretch, and fold

ripples and waves between

the origin and the terminus



GO



begin your sensed narration

domesticate the heavens










red shift to blue

purple now reigns over

vision and depth

expanse and pinpoints



the sky is smeared and stained

bejewelled with a coronated 


maybe


a flower blooms

in earthen obscurity


hangs its head dutifully

but defies the architect

reveals its code


pixelated and glitched

the curtain upon creation

pleated and drawn askew


the lines of reality

seam, bias, and weave

revealed but blurred

from the oils on my fingertips

corrupted from the tephra

exfoliated from my palms


threads snagged and frayed

from stitching too fast


still and stitch

stitch and still


with perseverance

tolerance for the imperfect 

a patch-work garden grows


messy and disordered

chaotic and savage


mismatched


but verdant and enduring

infinitely beautiful and strong


a domesticated heaven



***

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Author's Note

Pryde Foltz
Sorry I do not post more often, my beloved scriveners. I get so busy.

I am not a robot ... I miss the old captcha and its made up words:)

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I am struck by the litany of contrasts here. Being bipolar, I always feel like a work of dichotomy, and this what I sense when I read this. That never ending chase of one extreme with another, colliding and repelling, as we seek and reach. Thank you for the mind explosion!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Zoe. We all works of 'dichotomy'; you can count on that. Peace if found in acceptance and.. read more
Your creative mind was on full display here! It was truly a journey... I have to admit, I had to read it several times to grasp all of the imagery, and it was worth every trip!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

2 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Travis:)
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

2 Months Ago

It was nothing, but a pleasure.
I love your writing! I love how dynamic & inventive your writing is. I love how your abstract imagery in the first half represents some of the unbelievable stuff going on in the world these days. I love how your lively imagery in the second half seems to imply that with an emphasis on cool, calm mother nature, things will greatly improve (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

2 Months Ago

Thank you, BG. I love your take on this. I agree; nature does set things right, given time and space.. read more
Hello dear Pryde. The poetry, so wonderful. I have been reading your two books. Tomorrow. I will read and finish by the Lake St. Clair tomorrow. I hope you are doing well and staying safe my dear friend.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much for the time you spend with my work. I am humbled:)
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

I love your work dear Pryde. Have you wrote some new books. Hello from Michigan and I hope you doing.. read more
Pryde Foltz

2 Months Ago

I do have one in the works, yes:)
ahahaha yes .. the wizardry of the captcha :) what a ride of turbulence this poem is for me! feeling the uncomfortable creative tension pulled taught, Ms. Pryde. Very abstract with lots of diverging, converging avenues to intrigue and challenge .. it is a dichotomous world inside and out ... the serenity of stilled tall pines and the rage of oceans ... what's to be made of it all eh?! domesticate the heavens indeed ... ;]
E.
ps. love that flower power .. what is it?

Posted 8 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

2 Months Ago

Not on hiatus. I write most days:)
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

well young lady ... you are 2 months behind on this thread :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))) hope you ar.. read more
Pryde Foltz

2 Months Ago

Thanks, E:) I'll try to peak in a little more often. It has been very awakening times:)
A lovely write indeed.
I liked the flow as much as the message you conveyed.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Melinda. Very kind:)
we are all connected somewhere in time,lovely write pryde

Posted 8 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Ron:)
 wordman

8 Months Ago

you`re welcome pryde
"plenty of space

inhabit, stretch, and fold

ripples and waves between

the origin and the terminus





GO"



Posted 8 Months Ago


"a flower blooms

in earthen obscurity



hangs its head dutifully

but defies the architect

reveals its code



pixelated and glitched"

Posted 8 Months Ago


This wonderful poem with its unique structure tells me everything is connected, must have a balance between the opposites and pinpoints how to domesticate the heaven. I think you are going deeper into the understanding of the universe.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Sami. I have found as I am sure you have that poetry is a thorough task master when it co.. read more
Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

Wow! You are so right. And welcome...
Hope all is well.

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