sea of tranquility

Lillian at dVerse invites us to write a quadrille (44-word poem) on the most beautiful word in our language: tranquility


adirondacks sit on
porch of beach house
surf flows in, lightly froths
foam over fine sand…
sucked back to sea,
leaving castaway shells.
seagulls perch on pier…
launch upward in lazy arcs
where white clouds float,
billow, accumulate into
tranquil dreams…
of sunny tomorrow.




photo by lynn

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becoming His Tapestry
    Aug 30, 2019 @ 11:35:27

    Oh yesss, I can just imagine the scene


  2. lillian
    Aug 30, 2019 @ 07:24:55

    Loving this…but in a quadrille prompt you must include the required word (tranquility) or a form of the word (tranquil) in the body of the poem – within the 44 words. Using it in the title does not fulfill the requirements of the form. Nor is it enough to write about the word…you must include it in the body of the poem. I think you can make an easy edit to do that. If you read some of the other many posts, you’ll see that requirement fulfilled.
    I’m delighted you posted…so happy to have you here…and with a small edit, you’ll have a Quadrille!


    • lynn__
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 11:20:47

      Thanks, Lillian, for reminding me of the form and calling me out on it! I left word “tranquility” in title but also edited poem to include “tranquil dreams”…and tried to shape it like surf coming in/going out. I was late to dVerse as we were gone for long weekend. Great word for a quadrille prompt. 🙂


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