warm hearts (heh, heh)

honey bunch, have a hunch
want to spoon? lovers swoon
we’re married, it’s okay
if hearts get carried away

your room or mine? give me sign
when sleep separate, together’s a date
snuggling close would be nice
if his feet weren’t cold as ice!

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Mish serving up quadrilles (44 words) on ice at dVerse.

dandy king kandy

how many rounds
of CANDYland can
grandma possibly play?
SWEET littles in my life!

let’s begin again
GINGERBREADs,
we’re lined up at start
in primary colors

happy for shortcuts;
hopeful to see princess
LOLLY POP up in deck
rather than feeling

glum and PLUMpy

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Check out dVerse poets for more confectionary quadrilles…

small blessings

smiles and giggles
playing prisoner
till released

mindful anticipation
learning new game
directed energy

little hands warm mine
exploring outdoors
in wonder

quiet cozy moments
reading favorites
with blanket

words in unison
praying aloud
by memory

for every little blessing
we give thanks,

Father

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A quadrille (44 words) including the word “warm”. Written for dVerse where Lisa tends the pub 🙂

heir-raising

did you go rub that
balloon in your hair?
is that why it sticks
on the wall up there?

i don’t need your static
so please don’t touch me
ow! must you pass spark
of personal electricity?!

boys are such joys —
he laughs ecstatically

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A quadrille (44 words) for dVerse Poets pub. Mish hosts theme of “static” scene.

paternity

my father
has been gone
exactly a year today
and the memories of
his dying taste like chalk
on a parched tongue…
but the memories of his living
smell like mountain trout,
burnt cream puffs, chlorine
of pool where he saved me
from drowning.

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A quadrille of forty-four words linked to dVerse poets.

exclusive

A quadrille of 44 words on theme of “paper” linked to dVerse Poets

 

it’s world poetry day
but you probably won’t
read it in the newspapers
poems aren’t news any-
more than recipes are
novels but why not?
publish a peace poem
on front page of today’s
issue with bold print, yell
“extra, read all about it!”

point-of-view

under oath, bound
it astounds
why witnesses testify
to different perceptions
of same event
are these misconceptions?

even siblings
possess varying views
more or less of
their mother and dad;
of growing-up,
experiences had

emotions come
and depart
through eyes of the heart!


This week at dVerse Poets, Bjorn invites us to use our eyes to write a quadrille (44-word poem). A post today by Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey gave me the ideas for my poem. Image from http://www.mirror.co.uk

winds of war

Joseph Farquharson ‘Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to West’ (1888)

war is a

desolate, cold mountain;

obstacle to and reason for refugees

where savage wind blows fear,

pelting rain drives misery,

grief burdens the weary,

even as

memories, dreams

ooze away with mud.


Linking this quadrille to dVerse for a “March wind” ekphrastic challenge with Merril…

power of presence

Quadrille (44 words) on Lisa’s “abide” theme for dVerse. Based on Mark 4:35-41. (Background is Moseley Waves blue wallpaper)

Yesterday, Pastor John Lee preached on this text and reminded us that although God might not calm the storm outside, or quiet the storm inside us, Jesus always remains with us “in the boat”.

diversity at plymouth

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“Landing of Pilgrims” by Henry A. Bacon, 1877

november 1620
pilgrims land late, lost
with strangers in a strange land

such smallish ship
holds diverse perspectives
all agree on rules for unruly unity

possibilities vulnerable
nearly half don’t survive winter
makeshift common house hospital

native americans
share knowledge, resources,
reasons for thanksgiving

A quadrille on “possibilities” with dverse poets...

by grace alone

Mayflower II on the Open Seas by Montague Dawson

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boatload of faith
puritans flee persecution
embark for freedom to worship

bible believers,
soldiers, profit seekers
travel together in tight quarters

illness on board
violent storms at sea
God’s providence holds fast

birth of child on
vast ocean of hope
blessing for future colony

Another quadrille about the pilgrims; written second but prequels my first…

wait for squeals

Happiness is…

mittens to wear
in crisp fall air

take off your shoes
(eschew bad news)

caterpillars wiggle
as grandkids giggle

jumping bean
on a trampoline

funny fun is the goal
as we slip, trip, and roll

bouncing  past

into,

over

siblings and cousins.


Link to dVerse where Lillian hosts a happiness project…

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