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Poem: Negative Space

Negative Space
The irony of the woman;
She with her God grow a Life,
And for a lifetime live a love too strong.
The strength of a woman;
To witness that Life at a distance,
To be stronger than an attached Love.
So that,
Life may grow into itself.

Writing is how I survive emotionally and intellectually. It is a tool used to help make sense of the experience in the world and at least anchor myself into a safe space when needed. Here is another poem from a book composed of poems and letters during pregnancy. I continue to contribute to it today. The poem is entitled “Negative Space.” Negative space is the space that surrounds an object in an image. The negative space and the object become interdependent in conveying an image. They both form the balance in an image. During pregnancy, this idea resonated with me; cells and the womb, a being and its mother living and growing together in their respective but complementary ways. This illustration formed by mother and child, of space and growth form the theme of Life.

The poem is entitled “Negative Space.” Negative space is the space that surrounds an object in an image. The negative space and the object become interdependent in conveying an image. They both form the balance in an image. During pregnancy, this idea resonated with me; cells and the womb, a being and its mother living and growing together in their respective, complementary ways even in their differences. This illustration formed by mother and child, of space and growth form the theme of Life.

Some examples of Negative Space

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