Poetry Defines It


1. The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
When we were one what was between us?
2. The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
What permeated the skin from my soul to yours?
3. Mathematics The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.
More than the circumference of two perfect golden circles?

a. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
From the day we met through each day after,
b. The length of a race, especially of a horserace.
until  this  fast approaching end,  was there more than who was right?

a. A point or area that is far away:
Deep in snarled memories,
b. A depiction of a such a point or area.
repetition of “you” and “I” 
6. A stretch of space without designation of limit; an expanse: a land of few hills and great distances.
7. The extent of time between two events; an intervening period.
tangling, knotting, fraying
8. A point removed in time:
until Alexander words rend Gordian vows.
9. The full period or length of a contest or game:
This is not the death we thought would be.
10. An amount of progress:
We each hold our own half
11. Difference or disagreement:
of a severed knot
12. Emotional separateness or reserve; aloofness.
with no better understanding of distance .
Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot, by Jean-Simon...

Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot, by Jean-Simon Berthélemy (1743–1811) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts: Define It


About T A Hillin-Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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12 Responses to Poetry Defines It

  1. margo roby says:

    Well, this is cool! You know I love when anyone plays with a prompt, especially if it involves playing with structure. Marey is right about the three poems and you could have a blast remixing.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Glad to see you connected for a time. 🙂 I’m sure you miss it. I know I do when I visit my mom. Her’s is non-existent. I’m already looking at the poem with fresh eyes, thinking of changes, mixing and revision. Not sure when it will emerge, but I’ll post version 2 someday. Keep those feet warm. 😉

  2. marey says:

    I love that there are, essentially, three poems here. The left column, the right column, and the two combined. You could even mix the lines up and create something new that still works. Good job. 🙂

  3. This was great. Difficult to execute I suspect. Much of what I have been writing (which isn’t much) in the end relates to your first line. We are all one. (((hugs)))

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    A very strong close here especially. Describes powerfully many difficult situations. K.

  5. ltokie says:

    I dig this. Thanks for sharing it!

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