Today’s prompt was to write a poem that begins with a line from a another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it. Any poem will do to provide your starter line. Of course I chose a line from Mary Oliver’s newest work, Blue Horses.
Peace of God
Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us.
Maybe it is exactly the piece of God within us that longs for peace.
Maybe the peace that we long for is the divine sense of order trying to organize the chaos.
Maybe the chaos surrounding us is exactly what creates the desire for beauty.
Maybe I could be wrong but what of the chaos beyond explanation?What of bigotry and hatred?What of war and injustice?
Maybe as we connect with our piece of God to create beauty, maybe in that space is where we find peace.