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A word that embodies much. Its simplicity, beauty, and fluidity are synonymous with a multitude of descriptions and limitless in interpretation.

By Cindy CalderPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023

Sleek, supple, sublime

In the turn of an elbow or

The bend of a knee,

With the rippling arch of a spine,

Moving across the incurve

Of rounded buttocks or breasts,

A mother's baby bump,

In the spin of a curling hair,

Found in the crook of an arm,

Or as the body bestows a bow

In greeting or thanks,

Along a meandering roadway,

With the evolving movement

discovered in the step

Of a graceful dancer,

As light refracts and reflects

To form a cascading rainbow

Of continuous colors,

With the sweeping swerve

Of an artist's paintbrush,

Seen in a swirl of smoke,

The collective coils of a rope,

Circling in the wind’s embrace,

In the softest whisper,

As a swerving tree limb

Lifts leaves and blossoms

To the sky,

Along the slope of a hill

And a mountain,

Or ever steady

and present

In the woven tale

Created in the circle of life.

fact or fiction

About the Creator

Cindy Calder

From Charleston SC - "I am still learning." Michelangelo

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

Top insights

  1. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

  2. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  3. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Aaron Waddell28 days ago

    This is so beautiful. Congratulations on the Top Story. Well deserved!

  • Atlanticaabout a month ago

    Great article👍 Let's interact with each other

  • Harmony Kent2 months ago

    So much beauty and flow in this poem. It's captivating and lulling. Wonderfully done, Cindy. Congratulations on a well deserved Top Story 💕😊

  • Gerald Holmes2 months ago

    This is so beautifully done. The flow and feel of this poem is captivating! Congrats on the Top Story

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    So much beauty and a rhythmic flow - well done and congrats! Fₙ

  • Stephanie Hoogstad2 months ago

    This is a beautiful poem with wonderful imagery. I hadn’t stopped to think of how many things in life have a curvature to them; I guess it’s just another thing that connects us all. Congrats on the Top Story.

  • Congratulations on your Beautiful Top Story💕🤩🎊📝

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Beautiful Poem. Congrats on the TS.

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh2 months ago

    Lovely imagery. I especially love the opening lines.

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Simple observations turned into a lovely crafted poem. Well done and congrats!

  • I will admit the image drew me in and the words are absolutely wonderful

  • Patrick M. Ohana2 months ago

    Congratulations! A nice piece!

  • Jazzy 2 months ago

    So beautiful! Congrats on the top story! 🥳

  • Gosh this was so beautiful! Magnificent work!

  • Written with the eye of an artist and the heart of a poet. Beautifully done 💙Anneliese

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great work! Good job!

  • J. S. Wade2 months ago

    This is a wonderful wordplay through your poetic eyes. Beautiful observations transposed into an excellent poem.

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