Kyrielle: The Past

This poem is a form called a kyrielle, for Linda’s paint-chip poetry prompt. I wrote this yesterday but saved the post for today. The paint chip words are below. I am also linking with DVerse OLN.

Enter the past, see its warm glow,
Its happiness when it begins —
Until it becomes a black widow:
The veil is tissue-paper thin.

It takes two to tango, this game
That every person is cast in.
Responsibility or blame?
The veil is tissue-paper thin.

In life, some events cause a blast,
Some future concerns make a din,
As present turns into the past —
The veil is tissue-paper thin.

14 thoughts on “Kyrielle: The Past

  1. Beautiful flow and a sense of balance that I liked too. The topic can be interpreted in many ways and I love that in verse. I talk of and deal with ‘the veil’ in my everyday life, as a clairvoyant medium so I especially relate on a different level. Beautiful piece. 😊

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  2. A lovely pairing of kyrielle and paint chips! I love how you wove those unusual paint names into your own words. I especially like the play on ‘veil’ in the lines:
    ‘Until it becomes a black widow:
    The veil is tissue-paper thin’.

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  3. I like the repeated refrain, and especially the final two line. The line is so thin between past and present. I was struck once by a physicist’s comment that there is really no such thing as present–because as soon as we recognize a moment, it’s gone already.

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