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Reena’s Exploration Challenge 143 — cool grey slate and dVerse OLN

person with toy airplane on world map
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

Surveying cool grey slate,
Shapes form, then colors
Rainbowed characters drawn
Shade shift, flavors pique
Sensory extravaganza

But only in our minds
What is is a unidimensional
Flat map of what could be
How do we inflate the dream
Into three dimensions?

Winds, planets, satellites
Water pools, veins, capillaries
Mountains, valleys, caves
The greenleafs and furred
The scaled and naked ones

Three dimensions lush, full
But still an empty caricature
Without holy, magic things
Meandering in, between spaces
Hearts, souls, cosmic synapses

 

 

Reena Saxena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
[paraphrasing] The image is the prompt this week.

Also linking to:

dVerse
d’Verse logo by Alison Jardine

Mish is today’s host for dVerse‘ Open Link Night.

44 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge 143 — cool grey slate and dVerse OLN

  1. An impressively precise and original enquiry here, which os also expressed so lyrically and with some terrific lines as you draw to a close. Terrific writing Lisa and a joy to read tonight…

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  2. Terrific response to the image challenge. I love maps too, and for years refused to even use GPS. A lifetime of road trips, and maps unfolded on car hoods and picnic tables.

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    1. You and I have something in common with loving maps. I’ve gotten burned badly by GPS more than once. Maps are dependable and you never get too far off the path with one unless you choose to.

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  3. I also love maps – can’t stand satnavs – and love the different shapes and colours, the contours and lines. That’s a great question, Lisa:
    ‘How do we inflate the dream
    Into three dimensions?’
    And I agree, we need those ‘holy, magic things / Meandering in, between spaces / Hearts, souls, cosmic synapses’.

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    1. Glad to hear it, Beverly. I don’t trust GPS and so many times my phone lost connection and it became a matter of dreading. Pulling out a map is a whole different and better experience I think. Thank you and glad you liked it.

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