Photo by Darryl Willis. All rights reserved.


A moonbeam hurled Earthward
and exploded in forest below
with quiet gravity. Silent
translucent reflection bent,
disturbed by waterflow
of winding brook. A new birth to share
with those held fast in luminous glare.

A variation of a Greek chiasm | chiasmus which doesn’t necessarily rhyme (ancient Greeks rhymed “themes” rather than sounds). However the chiasm takes on sound rhymes. Ancient chiasm scheme is ABBA or ABCBA. This variation is ABCCBDD.

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