Stories; told, untold

Stories have no feet
yet travel
on wind or rain, through words and deeds
complete or incomplete
constantly in motion; like women
like trees; growing, branching
replicating over time
crossing man-made boundaries
finding familiar ground of love and greed
hate and destruction
uniting despite divisions

All stories are the same
and yet told differently
carrying seeds of the past
in the embryo lies the future
moving along jagged coastlines
meandering with rivers
soft as snowflake
like labyrinthine mysteries
unfolding symmetries
unknown to our minds.

Written for dVerse poetics. Today’s host, Lisa, says: Now that I have hopefully acquainted you with the concept and examples of fractals and connected them to poetry by subject and application, your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is:

1) Use any of the definitions, examples, images, or application of fractals to inspire you to write whatever strikes your fancy.


2) Think about something/someone in your world that you have, up to this point, only given a superficial consideration of and decide to look a little closer at it/them. Use what you discover as fodder for a poem.

Stories are fractals. Read more about it here.


54 thoughts on “Stories; told, untold

    1. Li, thank you so much! I mulled over it for the longest time. I am glad that it paid off. I found an amazing article about stories being fractals and have added to my post. You may enjoy it. ❀️

      That nightcap was amazing…I slept deeply. πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks for reading, Li. When I wrote about stories, I believed they are fractals but I was not too sure. So I checked and checked and like you said, this article did make sense. πŸ™‚

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  1. Love your poem. This is such a unique take on the prompt. Specially admire the movements of story telling:

    carrying seeds of the past
    in the embryo lies the future
    moving along jagged coastlines
    meandering with rivers

    Liked by 1 person

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