This guest post is by Art Vandelay. You can read a bit about him on the “Denizens” page.
We are the universes favorite memory downloaded
our pains absence from photos stars exploded
each breath etched life cycles light recycled
our nature’s inertia to nature spinning infinite
Love. forgiveness. stretching generations our children’s fingertips
Self maps across spines spirit vines speaking
metamechic meanings divine tree breathing sacred pictures
Note from the author:
This poem is written in a form called a 7 by 7 that is a variation on another form called a 6 by 6. I came up with it a while back when writing a piece dedicated to a tremendous individual and great friend of mine who passed in 2014. So this is my second attempt at the structure. It’s 7 lines each line 7 words each. And every line is able to stand on its own or work in tandem with the other 6 as part of the whole piece. And no matter how you arrange the order of the lines the essence and meaning of the poem remains intact.