kiss the bride

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine.” –Song of Songs 1:2

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A quadrille (44 words) for dVerse poets

you, me, and tea

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after the

tea steeps

let’s pour it,

steaming, into

travel mugs to

drive south

away from

bitter winter

over steeps

across desert

through cities

onto island

where sun

smiles for

sandy miles

where we

hide from

hazy sea-spray

 

between

 

steep dunes,

sipping tea

 


Mish invites us to write a quadrille (44 words) on word “steep” at dVerse Poets

ch-ch-cha-ching!

 

we pull on a mask

or put on the face

true identity, you ask?

hidden without trace

 

surgery can reduce

or augment one’s chest

we wax, tan, and mousse

to look (expensive) best

 

switch your gender

buy youth extender

monied culture of pretender

ch-ch-ch-changelings!

 


Join De at dVerse…for a change

to citizens of secret kingdom

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   – Jesus  (John 16:33)

 

what have you to fear?

suffering betrayal and injustice by ones you trusted

evil gaining power to wreak havoc and violence

 

what have you to cheer?

love, grace, forgiveness…received and given

good stands stronger than evil and will overcome

 

peace has your back!

 


A quadrille with the word “cheer” and something secret…linking to dVerse poets pub!

 

spoiler alert

A quadrille of 44 words for dVerse poetics…

 

Dad took us to stock car races,
figure 8’s, Indy racetrack tour:
our family waiting at famous light
tower for bus driver to announce,
“Gentlemen, start your engines!”

Mom was relieved my brother
didn’t put spoiler on first car or
choose Nascar driving career.

 

wary of winks

 

was that an itch
or political twitch?

it was deliberate wink, i think
first, they get our vote; then play turn coat

offer girl drugged drinks, prey with flirty hi-jinks

mark cards to win, gamble with sin
sly one-eyed blink… all cheaters stink!

 


Linking to dVerse with 44-word “wink” quadrille…

come home to harbor

Lillian is serving up quadrilles at the dVerse poets pub tonight!

 

may home be calm harbor

where load is lighter, not harder

welcome all with warmest ardor

share from heart’s generous larder

offer love a safe haven to anchor

retreat from world’s loud rancor

into shelter of peaceful arbor

make our home a restful harbor

 

 

none quick enough

De hosts “quick” quadrille at dVerse and I remembered the line from Apostles’ Creed. “Quick” may be archaic for “living” (which we use now) but still fits.


 

“He will come to judge the quick and the dead.”

who appoints us
to be another’s judge?

who designates our
high court as supreme?

who dares to live
as law unto himself?

Someday each one will tremble
on holy ground in Judge Jesus’ presence.

 

 

fly like an eagle

 

“Aye, glen eyrie…
valley of eagles’s nest,”

spoken by scottish landscaper
adopted by american railroad tycoon
as name for estate & manor

dream designed for cherished “queen”
nestled within rocky mountains
stone garden of the gods

she suffered heart attack
never lived in her castle

 

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photo by lynn

man of the land

 

salt of the earth

faithful steward of the soil

guardian of God’s garden

patiently waits for harvest

impatiently wrestles with weather

muscular and tanned from

carrying wet calves

throwing dry bales

created from dust with

dirt under his fingernails

 

…to dust someday must return

 


A quadrille of 44 words on the theme of  “earth”.

disgruntled digestion

Quadrilles (44 words) “in a box” served by De at dVerse poets’ pub!


 

Dad must have eaten

too many sandwiches

packed in cold lunch pail

over fifty working years

 

Probably seen enough 

bologna to last another

fifty, sliced bread spread

in days before microwaves

 

Retirement home’s

elegant menu choices,

Sunday buffet brunch…

contrast supper’s disappointing 

 

box lunch!

 

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Shel Silverstein

 

 

puzzling origins

“if it doesn’t have a tail,
it’s an ape.”  – veggietales

does that mean we are
living on planet of apes?

evolutionary theory puzzles
over missing links

missing, non-existent,
pieces to puzzle

genesis one is epic poem
worth pondering

i believe God creates
beginnings!

 

 


We’re doing “puzzle” quadrilles with Mish at dVerse poets pub this week 😀

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