What is Truth?

is not
moulded and fired
only to be smashed in hard light of day.

Kim M. Russell, 10th June 2018

Image result for stock images of broken ceramics
Stock image from iStock

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fussy Little Forms: Tetractys

Marian wants us to try a simple and elegant form this weekend that may allow us to focus on balance: it is the tetractys:  a five-line poem, invented by Ray Stebbings, with 20 total syllables, in a lovely and balanced arrangement, like this: 1–2–3–4—10.

She explains that the first four lines together have ten syllables and the last line has ten syllables but, if we like longer poems, we can extend the tetractys:
1–2–3–4–10–10–4–3–2–1 (double)
1–2–3–4–10–10–4–3–2–1–1–2–3–4–10 (triple)
…and so on. 

I decided to keep it simple.

23 thoughts on “What is Truth?

  1. Indeed! 💜 Truth can never be denied .. it’s as strong as the determination that courses through our veins. Beautiful job on the form, Kim! 💜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Marian. I’m afraid there isn’t another one – I clicked on Mr Linky before I realised that it had retained the text from a previous link-up.


  2. oooh .. what an idea …. truth as ceramic ….
    then the closing ….. hmmm ~ hard day of light – oops, brain reversed that. (actually ….)

    anyhow, point is – this is well done to the form, and you’ve added another “dimension” to it. I think you’ve taken it and made it more Japanese in flavour – which imo, makes it all the richer. great job Kim! This is zen like indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.