Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Prompt: Radix

An ongoing series of earth-related prompts as part of an Imunuri experiment to dwell repeatedly on a theme and its riffs, and/or the possible poetry challenge, bit by bit, of producing an epic or body of poems...

Mango tree roots, image from Quickiwiki
As you may know, the root of radical is radix/root. Plumb the depths in this week's poem, write from your toes, from your beet roots, from the deep recesses from which all life springs. Be like the maple which has roots down as far as its branches rise up. Some plants mostly reproduce by root rather than fruit. Root the roots. How are your roots springing up? How is earth sourcing your sources? What is radical in you, in us? How are we sourced from earthdepth? What promise groundswells below our surface?

Tags: radix, poem, <moniker>, epic-earth

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