In honor of the Chinese New Year, this week a prompt about the essence of relationship! In Chinese metaphysics the universe is comprised of the trinity, “heaven”, “earth” and “man”. Imagine three tablets laid and bound side by side (although three sheets of paper will do for us); label the first, heaven, the second, earth and the third, man. Now begin or echo or discover three new words, one for each, that link in relationship just as the initial starting words also do. Then repeat, and repeat again. Make as many sets of three words as you wish.
Be as literal or imaginative or playful as you wish (no rules! no right/wrongs). Notice the new relationships as they come to you. What “next” might each suggest, or just let your poetic imagination fly! (As “intention” is to “flight” is to “your blue eyes”, as example perhaps.) Show us the wonder of relationship, the core of it, be it either universal or personal, or both.
The captioned list when you’ve done as many as you wish will be your poem this week. Good fortune with your poems, and yes please, have good fun with this interesting prompt.