Kaleidoscope

a million facets, ever-changing

never still, never captured

by eyes or otherwise

~ the kaleidoscope of him only grows ~

holding its secrets close

it flies free, reveling

and sheโ€™s left, still wondering


I will forever be left fascinated by kaleidoscopes, and the people who make kaleidoscopes seem simple. This is my attempt at a Puente, a modern poetry form, for dVerse.

Photo by Jakob Owens from Unsplash.

20 Comments

  1. Lucy says:

    Oh wow, so very beautiful! I can really sense the intrigue and fascination throughout this piece. Kaleidoscopes are interesting indeed. My favorite part of this piece was the bridge, a nice and evocative transition to the final stanza. I loved it.

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    1. Thank you Lucy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Grace says:

    I like the different perspective from each stanza. That photo is brightly gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Grace! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. msjadeli says:

    Feels like she’s regarding a deity and is blinded by the magnificence.

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    1. Yes, I was thinking about Hermes the Greek god actually! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You are very welcome. I love the image you chose also.

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  4. sean@bogie says:

    I like a puente with a twist.

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    1. Thanks for reading Sean! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    I’m fascinated by kaleidoscopes, too. I like the way that “he” was a kaleidoscope image. A very nice bridge line, and then that final sentence hangs like she’s standing there in amazement, wondering what she’s just seen.

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    1. Thank you for reading Merril! So glad you liked it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. writingwhatnots says:

    Totally agree – kaleidoscopes are fascinating. This is a lovely puente.

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful puente Mubashshira, I love the idea of a kaleidoscope as the bridge between our levels of understanding ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Thank you so much, Iโ€™m glad it resonated with you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. really unique perspective. well done. and reminds me of Sara Bareilles’ Kaleidoscope Heart.

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    1. Thank you! Iโ€™ll have to listen to that ๐Ÿ˜Š

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