Poetry Challenge#24: Cleave Poem


“A cleave poem is in two halves, two separate poems, one on the left, one on the right, but that make a single poem when you read them together.”Β  Jane Dougherty

In the open space………..my mind clears

Unheard whispers………..confronting my soul

Time has no meaning…….yet I need to know

Nature calls out……………what is real

Singing with joy……………I relinquish control


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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24 Responses to Poetry Challenge#24: Cleave Poem

  1. Beautiful! You make it look effortless πŸ™‚

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  2. Nice to be at one with nature!

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  3. kim881 says:

    Nice one – and a perfect length 😊

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  4. wfdec says:

    Very neat. I will give it a try.

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  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    This is so cool! And the photograph fits so perfectly! What a process! Writing 3 poems that all fit together. Well done! Sudoku comes to mind. :).

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Mary. Interesting connection to Sudoku. Both encourage the mind to solve a puzzle in different ways. Happy that you like my image also. πŸ™‚


  6. Janice says:

    Beautiful poem Olga. If the photo or the place it shows was your inspiration I can certainly understand why.

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    • Olga says:

      I miss my open spaces in nature! Waiting for spring, still. 😦

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      • Janice says:

        Waiting does seem harder than usual this year. Besides the major temperature shifts, for me it may be partly because being in the blogosphere I am made aware of more advanced springs elsewhere. It has been helpful to see snowy spring photos and hear Stuart Mclean (CBC Vinyl Cafe) talk about the texture of snow in spring–brings me back to a more accepting state of mind–spring is here, just progressing slowly.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Just about perfect. (K)

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    This is a beautiful poem! It has such a sense of joy and release–just lovely.

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  9. jazzytower says:

    Nicely done Olga, one of the things I like about yours is that it is shorter. Makes the form feel more manageable…and the photo…awesome!

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Pat. I’m not one to write lengthy poems, but I did enjoy this challenge. Since I have a passion for the haiku form, my attitude is, “The shorter, the better.” Ha ha! Happy that you liked the photo. πŸ™‚


  10. tjparis says:

    Oh I am in awe! I tried this and failed. I really enjoyed the whole and the halves as separate poems.


  11. Nandita says:

    I am so doing this now. Beautifully done!

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