At dVerse Kim is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write a poem using the verse “This being human is …” from a poem by Rumi and to use it as the first line or start.
“I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.” Alice Walker
Unframed This being human is more shades than pastels, though one should never deny the textures or even the subtlety of brush strokes that paint us into surprising vignettes in the corners of the broader canvas, woven together with gesso and primaries, themes, and understated meanings that form a palette of feelings rising through bold statements and the wash of background time, but one thing I'd leave off is the frame, this being human is paradoxical and bears no frame at all in an unframed abstract life. ©Paul Vincent Cannon