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This is perhaps the simplest, and at the same time most complex, of my poems to date.
See below for the outline of this self challenging work
The title is Italian and its translation to English sets the Stage of this poem. "The Voice of Creation" or "Creations Voice" depending on your perspective
I saw an image created by a female artist who conveyed the joys and frustrations of creating her own art and how tradition was both a help and a hindrance.
She also quoted Antonio Pochia's work from "Voces" or "Voices" which pays a visit in this work of cyclical creation in the reference of being bound by broken chains and gave me the idea for the Title of the Poem and helped to guide its direction.
The goal was to convey when reading (as one normally would from top to bottom) the process of trying to give voice to an abstract feeling within and create a form/substance to convey it into the world. Once brought forth into the world the created object cannot help but shape creation around it.
At the same time when reading the Poem backwards (from bottom to top) I attempt to convey how Creation shapes/inspires the created which in turns shapes/inspires the one who created it.
Its cyclical occurring at different times yet simultaneously and from differing perspectives.
I ordered this in the following manner including the number of lines in each sonnet to add complexity and depth of meaning for the poem.
Note: I am not into numerology and am not even a novice when it comes to such things I merely looked these up and wanted to add to the complexity and depth of meaning of this poem. I found it a fun challenge to try and convey all these things together simultaneously.
18 in the first (creator) and third (creation) stanza denoting
(creation and the creator are bound to each other by broken chains)
(Judges 3:14; Judges 10:8; Luke 13:11; Luke 13:16)
2 stanzas of 18 in all denoting
Union, Division, Witnessing
(creation and the creator are both joined and divided and both witness to each other)
(Gen 1:16; Gen 6:19-20; Gen 19:1; Matt 18:19-20; Matt 19:5-6; Matt 22:40; Eph 2:14; Heb 6:18)
8 in the second stanza (the created) denoting
New birth & new beginnings
(The created represents a new birth/beginning)
(Gen 17:12; Exodus 22:30; Luke 2:21; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Pet 2:5)
The eights day is the first day of a new week –
The eight note seals the octave and it begins a new octave in the musical scale...
3 total stanza's denoting
Divine completeness and perfection
(Three stanzas used to create this cyclical pattern)
(Gen 15:9; Exodus 23:14-10; 1 Sam 1:24; 1 Kings 6:2-22; Ps 55:17; Dan 6:10; Jonah 1:17; Matt 12:40; Matt 26:61)
In doing this the poem was limited to 44 lines which denotes
Judgment of the world
(44 lines - feel free to judge them)
Note: 4 denotes Creation; The world; Creative works.
So it goes...
(18) "c"reator → shapes → (8) the created ← shapes ← (18) creation
in an infinite/cyclical figure 8 pattern