Merril is the host of dVerse today. Merril says:
For this poetics prompt, I want you to write a poem about theory or theories–how we make sense of the natural world, our bodies, space, or whatever. You can write in general terms or you can write about a specific theory, even something that’s been debunked, such as phrenology. Alternately, you can simply write a poem using the word “theory.” I’m eager to see what the dVerse poets come up with.
I chose to write a series of three cinquain form poems, which lay out C.G. Jung’s theory on the three levels that interact dynamically with each other in our minds. It is such a vast topic that I chose a format that forced me to be as concise as possible. The three levels, in case it isn’t clear by the poems, are consciousness (field of awareness), personal unconsciousness, and collective unconsciousness.
Confident control of one’s life
Beneath the surface
Unknown ego rejects
Influenced by a mystery
Instincts, archetypes rise
Innate, vital feeling of growth
To tie them together:
Tireless traveler each night
Between the three realms.