Written for: dVerse Poets Pub: Beyond Meaning
or the Resolution of Opposites (posted by Laura)
"From the Latin, para translates as ‘beyond’ and doxum as ‘meaning’ so paradoxum is literally ’beyond meaning’. It does not connote meaninglessness but rather unbelievable in the first instance, with its departure from received wisdom and juxtaposition of incongruous ideas. The seeming contradiction surprises the reader and enables a rethink for an unexpected insight."
"For this Poetics challenge I’m giving you choices but you can only choose ONE!!
Here are some lines from Paul Dunbar’s The Paradox: – select ONE and build your poem around it."
I am thy fool in the morning, thou art my slave in the night.
I am the mother of sorrows; I am the ender of grief;
I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf
My heart holds all
your sorrows, your
losses, your pain.
In this way I hope
to protect you, to