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Rhythm of Life

I started out with Hole in the Doughnut as a title for this poem. That had played in the recesses of my mind off and on all day. But as the poem wrote itself, I realized that might too trite even if it seemed accurate. Who has eaten a doughnut without a hole? The hole completes the doughnut. Without the hole the doughnut is a bagel.

Busy trying to fill a hole–

Plug a gap

But to no avail–

So futile;

Go dig a hole in the ocean.

Hole and whole indivisible;

Not just a play on words–

Are complete only together

Beauty in paradoxical relationship.

It invites

Calls to us

Embraces fully

Adds welcome tension–

The rhythm of life lived.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

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  1. <<<likes doughnuts even the ones without holes lol

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    • It brought back memories of my grandmother making doughnuts. We called them beignes in French and she let us sugar them. It was pretty special. She used the dough from the holes to make small round doughnut without holes.

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  2. Insight expression. Well said .

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  3. I LIKE it. Thought-provoking and fun. I’ve got to sign off now to take care of a commitment, but I’ve promised myself a much longer visit real soon!
    Russ

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