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Crystal Diviner

For Matthew Fromm's Mirror, Mirror Challenge

By Paul StewartPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Crystal Diviner
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crystal clear vessel

diviner of our being

full/empty promises


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Author's Notes: This is for Matthew Fromm's intriguing little challenge "Write a poem about a mundane object in the 5-7-5 format."

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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is great. It really is a matter of perspective, isn't it?

  • Heather Zieffle about a month ago

    Nicely done, Paul!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Awesome take on the challenge, Paul! Loved it!

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    You raised the old tried and true glass half full conundrum to high art, Paul. Diviner of our being is a jolly good line. I never see a glass of water as mundane again.

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    “Diviner of our being!” Nice! I had to read this small poem a few times.. it gets very philosophical! 🧐 Just checked out the cool challenge. I’m a bit of a cheese-ball, but must say thanks for the laughs yesterday - I needed it. Good for the soul haha. Peace out! 😁👍

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Excellent job, pal! Lots of depth in those 3 lines!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Paul you did a splendid work in short time, where this poem resonates with the delicate balance of trust and uncertainty in human relationships. It also captures the essence of how promises, whether fulfilled or broken, shape our experiences and perceptions of others. Congratulations 🎉

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Much loved by me.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oooo, full/empty promises! I loved that!

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    Clearly provocative!

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