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stylized taijitu symbol

maker memory law:
hold the circle firmly
and tattoo with two
fish profiles chasing
each other, a revolution
of infinity. As the moon
chases the sun across
the sky, each resting
in equal measure,
light and shadow a
matched pair, dancing

from the darkness
comes a seed to the light
creation bursts forth
in the warmth,
with nurturance blossoms,
bears fruit
with seeds that will sleep
under white blanket
dreams of green

compromise of spring
begins a loop again

Merril is today’s host at dVerse.  Merril says:
So, today I want you to write a poem that explores revolution in some way. My aim is not to be particularly political. You can write about historical or modern revolutionary movement, but you can also write about the revolution of celestial bodies, or you can discuss revolving motion in some way. You can also use a painting as inspiration. Perhaps start your own poetic revolution or invent a revolutionary new poetic form!

50 Comments Add yours

  1. kim881 says:

    I had never heard of or seen a taijitu symbol before, Lisa, and think it’s rather beautiful. I like the idea of a ‘revolution of infinity’ and my favourite lines are:
    ‘from the darkness
    comes a seed to the light
    creation bursts forth’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just call it a yin-yang symbol. Thanks, Kim, glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is so well written Li.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you, my friend.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  3. merrildsmith says:

    I didn’t know the term, though certainly the yin/yang concept. This is lovely–the circles of live, the “revolution of infinity.” I love that!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Great! Thank you, Merril.

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  4. Billy Preston is having a lot of fun singing this song. Preston co-wrote ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’ with his friend and regular collaborator Bruce Fisher, who got to quit his job in the NBC mailroom when the song blew up. Preston told Fisher that he had a song but didn’t have a melody. They made a joke out of that, and the joke became a song.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh wow, that’s a cool origin story. It’s a very metaphysical concept, the paradox of the lyrics. “I got a dance, it ain’t got no steps.” Isn’t it neat how just one word or one line can be a “seed” that bursts forth of such wonderful creativity?

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  5. The cycles of nature, the ultimate revolution. I like your seeds bursting into creation too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jane, thank you.

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  6. Grace says:

    Nature is always at work. I specially admire this:

    a revolution
    of infinity

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is, Grace. Glad you liked that part of the poem, thank you.

      Like

  7. Lucy says:

    “maker memory law:
    hold the circle firmly
    and tattoo with two
    fish profiles chasing
    each other…”

    This is explosive in impact and imagery. So innovative and imaginative. The cycle of nature and creation, they are one and the same. It’s revolutionary in what it brings forward to the earth either as humans, animals, or plants. I could go further and say that from nature, there also comes our inspirations and what we take from them with us as we grow.

    Such the introspective piece. Beautiful and lovely writing!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lucy. Once you see the cyclicity of things, each at its own pace and each intersecting with others in infinite networks, it’s difficult to unsee. All-that-is, connected by a matrix with all-that-is, like little permeable gears in a celestial clockwork.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Na’ama.

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    A straight line ultimately leads back to itself, yin & yang, a snake eating its own tail, cosmic concentric circles that travel beyond a billion billion galaxies, as we acknowledge our parcel of AllThatIs; damn rights. I liked ,”with seeds that will sleep under white blanket dreams of green”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn so glad you know what I’m talking about. Thank you for your comment.

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  9. Laeli says:

    The whole world in words. So beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, L!

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  10. memadtwo says:

    A revolution of infinity…it is. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know you know: “We are led not by lines, but by circles — fullness returning, renewed.” I have this on a piece of paper by my computer ❤

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      1. memadtwo says:

        That’s both beautiful and true.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You know you wrote this, right? Yes, it is ❤

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          1. memadtwo says:

            I’m laughing. I can’t even remember what I just said…

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            1. msjadeli says:

              To be fair, you said it a month or so ago (I can’t remember when 🙂 )

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  11. I was toying with the yin yang symbol today but never got around to writing what I was thinking! I love your poem Lisa and the revolutions of nature 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine, I hope you write it down at some point. Yin Yang symbol and the revolutions of nature is a topic I love to read about 🙂

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      1. Thanks Lisa. I think it is the revolution or cycles that give us hope. All things inevitably change.

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    Very interesting! Love Billy Prestons Afro! Haven’t heard that one in quite a few years!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      It always comes back around, the circles say so 🙂 Thank you Dwight.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. such a beautiful nod to the ever-transforming seasons, Ms. Jade. Love these lines: from the darkness
    comes a seed to the ligh

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed the nod 🙂

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  14. hank77 says:

    kaykuala

    compromise of spring
    begins a loop again

    This gives the real feeling of infinity Jade! It sustains itself to be going round and round again.

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank, thank you, indeed 🙂

      Like

  15. I love this reminder of the need for balance and the natural cycle of the world.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah.

      Like

  16. calmkate says:

    the constant cycles of seasons and life, love it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kate 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  17. beautiful use of the prompt! and the poem is very well composed, wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jay 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome 🙂

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  18. I love all of this but being an avid gardener, I especially love these lines:
    with seeds that will sleep
    under white blanket
    dreams of green

    compromise of spring
    begins a loop again

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you very much.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

  19. rivrvlogr says:

    These days, it’s a struggle to maintain that balance.

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  20. I have never heard of this symbol, and find it a perfect balance. Well done, Lisa!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you like it, Sara 🙂

      Like

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