breezy little poem


gentle quiver shivers maple leaves

reveals flash of their silver underside

quiet breath whispers subtle tease

where downy baby owlets hide


stronger gust flexes tops of trees

may blow in raindrops late today

squirrel kits sleep fits and sneeze

when swing in spring’s breezeway



A quadrille (44 words) linked to dVerse Poets pub.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whimsygizmo
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 17:48:54

    Exactly 44 words AND perfect rhyme and cadence? WONDERFUL.


  2. jessicavanroekel
    Jun 03, 2016 @ 15:21:17

    I love the silver maples for their silver leaves! We have several and love to watch the leaves dance in the wind.


  3. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jun 03, 2016 @ 12:37:23

    I love the sounds you use in this–assonance, alliteration. So good to read aloud.


  4. othermary
    Jun 02, 2016 @ 14:29:34

    Oh, what gorgeous language! I love the rhyme and word play.


  5. Grace
    Jun 02, 2016 @ 07:02:30

    I have not seen owlets but would love to ~ Love the breezy poem Lynn ~


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 02, 2016 @ 05:25:28

    I especially love the keen observation of that silver underside of leaves… sometimes the details it’s what makes it all the better.


  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Jun 02, 2016 @ 02:27:35

    There is such tenderness in every detail.


  8. Mish
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 23:01:24

    “subtle tease” that is…..which is more interesting, I might add!


  9. Mish
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 22:59:56

    Oh yes…enter Spring babies! I don’t know if there could be anything more adorable than owlets. Some beautiful phrases in your quadrille, like “gentle quiver shivers” and “quiet breath whispers subtle breeze”. So peaceful.


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