Defying Gravity (Senryu)

by Poetess   Jan 15, 2015

A small breath of life -
universe in crystal spheres
carries tears away.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Cindy

    Beautiful piece.
    Take care

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This really is a magical little senryu from you. Excellent.
    All the very best

  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judging Comment:

    Tiny senryu, magical message! Beautifully penned!

    Human soul, life, - can defy gravity.... Lifting higher, and overcome any obsticle... Just a pretty piece of elegance!

    Love the word choices here. In senryu form, I try and pick out the key word that makes the poem for me as the reader, and that word is crystal!

    Delicate, beautiful and breathtaking! Made me think of a newborn , growing into and elderly soul- defying gravity! Love it!

  • 3 years ago

    by HumanInATree

    Gravity is a passion of mine after I translate my gravity work id love you to read. But i love how i contrast the breath of life to a sphere, "its the easiest shape to make". Love it makes me think

  • 3 years ago

    by Kristen

    Okay a small nitpicky thing for me is the capitalized U in universe, I think it should not be uppercase, but that is just me. anyways,

    You really do suck the reader in with this poem I feel, each line contributes with the last and you did a great job keeping it vague or metaphorical in poetry terms if you will. " A small breath of life" I feel is a great opening line, because it is opening you up to a new world so to speak- as in you are reborn like a phoenix and that small something is making your day go better or you feel more happy with what this object is. Its almost like you see it in the point of view of the object at hand.

    The second line is great as well because first of all it fits the senryu pattern of syllables but it a noun you are speaking of an action to go long with the first line. This almost has a different point of view from the first line but somehow you make it all connect.

    and for the last line, I love it for the sense that is goes well with the first line and you are carrying away all of your sadness and this one object has made you feel better about yourself. well crafted write!