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Paradigm Shift

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A gazelle escapes 
into the cosmos
swift as the mind 
an arrow poised 
whizzes past 
doe-eyed prey 
shifts nebulously 

Orion scintillates 
against the firmament
the Hunter gives chase 
as thoughts spiral free
on a never-ending quest 
of what comes next
in this paradigm shift. 

A Quadrille (a poem of 44 words) on the prompt ‘shift.’ Quadrille #172

This poem is a chimera of Hindu mythology and psychology. The Orion (Mrigashira or Deer’s Head) is used as a symbol of the restless mind that’s always chasing new perspectives. Paradigm shifts happen in psychology when the mind adapts to new information that replaces the old and makes a new discovery.

A sort of a contribution for World Poetry Day (21 March)

Thanks for reading πŸ’•


Published by Aboli Mane

Poet. Writer. Blogger. I post short reads, and poetry on A Writer In The Room. I published my debut poetry book "An Aster's Solitude" in 2019. Currently: Writing my first novel, an animal fantasy in a fictional world. Follow me to keep yourself updated.

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