Clarity Pyramid

A Clarity Pyramid is a form created by Jerry P. Quinn which is written with seven lines broken into three stanzas of three lines, three lines and one line. The first three lines have a syllable count of 1,2,3, the first line is also the title, lines two and three are synonyms of line one. Lines 4, 5, and 6 are 5,6,and 7 syllables long and are descriptions of the action conveyed by line one. The last line is an eight syllable long quote that defines or pertains to the title word.

War

war
chaos
disaster

pillaging burning
collateral damage
death exploding from the sky

“If we don’t end war, war will end us.” H.G. Wells (one syllable over)

Peace

peace
flowing
harmony

centered without want
se la vie se la vie
letting go of illusions

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (two syllables over)

This is an addictive little form (though its hard to find a perfect 8 syllable quote…), here are some more:

Cash

cash
money
denaro

keeps people in line
its survival for some
for some, a means of control

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.” Mark Twain

Borg

borg
high tech
cheap workforce

the future is now
outsource biology
implant technology

“resistance is futile” The Borg Stat Trek

Fate

fate
karma
destiny

those who act claim it
it twists and turns and flows
where it stops only the grave knows

“upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” Alexander the Great

Sleep

sleep
eludes
consciousness

dark places dreams lurk
rhythm of the unknown
renewal and forgetting

“Sleep is the best meditation.” Dalai Lama

Dreams

dreams
your soul
calling you

finding what is lost
forgetting what is real
another life calling you

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” Tupac Shakur

Words

words
writing
poetry

create worlds of thought
shine light in dark places
make the lost feel they’ve come home

“Imagination rules the world.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Time

time
ticks by
subtraction

accumulation
its own duality
all things move without movement

“You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin

If

if
maybe
what might be

a question of hope
against reality
imagination set free

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Muhammad Ali

Sight

sight
mirror
reflection

touch without touching
become part of time
create illusions of real

“Art is the proper task of life.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Saint

saint
sinner
redemption

one who has been there
and learned from their mistakes
role-model for those in need

“Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.” Albert Einstein

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