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Poem: "Form Follows Function"

This poem came out of the November 2, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from the_vulture, eseme, siege, and janetmiles.  It was sponsored by the_vulture.


Form Follows Function


The size and shape of a door
suggest its users --

the groaning dungeon door that confines its monsters,
the towering frost-giant door sliced into the side of a mountain,
the tiny rectangular fairy door hidden beneath a lintel,
the round green door of a hobbit-hole,
the triangular door carved to accomodate the spines of dragons,
the square stone door leading to the dwarven kingdom,
the shimmering rainbow veil of the wizard's Gate,
the starship door that irises open to admit aliens and ambassadors,
the misty, twisting throat of the wormhole that beckons to probes --

only the mind is more diverse, more malleable,
the first and final portal.

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aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: November 3rd, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that final line,

only the mind is more diverse, more malleable,
the first and final portal.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 4th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

That is the gate that encompasses all others, because through our thoughts we can travel anywhere.
siege From: siege Date: November 4th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Not directly related: adjusting fairytales
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 4th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Cool!

I like this a lot. Friended and linked.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: November 4th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a fan of the last two lines as well. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 4th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm happy to hear that.
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