Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Poem: "Whose Work Is Never Done"

This poem came out of the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by all the prompts from [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart. It also fills the "learning a new skill" square in my 9-1-18 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

"Whose Work Is Never Done"

The history of science
is filled with paradigm shifts.

It's there in the flow,
when the doer becomes
one with the doing, and
heat becomes spark
becomes fire.

It's there, too,
in the digging and
firing of clay to make
vessels as smooth and
waterproof as stone.

It's there, always,
in the warp and weft
that become weaving,
as fiber turns into thread
turns into fabric.

The ones who birth it
know that it's there.

They curl their fingers
around a feeling and
draw it forth into being.

They are the ones who,
knowing themselves,
yearn to know the world
every bit as intimately.

Their hands are
filled with implications,
the inventors of the future
whose work is never done.

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