From nothing came something.
Merely their imagination.
A very small, and quick, poem for Wewritepoems prompt 55, “Everything, and how it all began”. I feel ‘their’ is the most important word in this poem. One is not enough.
And your comment makes it even more interesting. I had to think about the last line for a moment. I like it. So many possibilities thanks to our imaginations.
There is also a quotation which came into my mind, possibly from Pascal (?):
“Mankind is the stars’ way of knowing about stars.”
(or something like this). Much more to contemplate in this subject I feel (!).
This is such a seed of everything! So true.
Profound. I like ‘their’. I’m sorry my pessimistic two upset you. It’s a lovely day – the mood changes…
I like how you fit so much into one small verse. My favourite kind of writing.
Actually, I found difference and nothing the two important words, they are juxtaposed. Is there a difference in nothing? Get a hold of the work of 5th century BC Greek philosopher Parmenides. He was a monist. You could spend a life time on nothing. I enjoyed this three liner, a lot said, you minimalist you!
Nice, thought-promoting piece.
(If you want to point up the plurality you could do that with a change of title. Not gimmicky, self-indulgent, but a little nudge toward your intention)
Imagination is the key. Lovely concise piece.
This poem describes the creative process beautifully. Nice!
And each of us has proven your point today. Thanks for the wisdom,
I will second what Elizabeth has said. So manyimaginative poems today!
wow….this is as good as it gets….love it…thanks for sharing
John Lennon would like this. I do, too.
My poem, or I should say myth, about creation can be found at
I should have left that info on my previous comment. Sorry,
Wonderful. I find much truth in the ‘their’.