fruity freefall

De at dVerse challenges us to write a quadrille (44 words) with a little “zip” in it!


hey, bae, it’s okay

take poetic time-out

creative juice surf’s up

let your imagination

go zip-lining!

paintbrush crush

colour your wourld

kiwi lime and cyanberry

don’t refrain

your right(eous) brain

from livin’ life out loud

make magnetic magic

taste tangy tangerine

whee feelin’ gigglee!





Inspired by Delores’ paintbrush flowers featured at:  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai 



mountain meadow bursts

rose paintbrush, blue columbines,

field mouse-ear chickweed


inhale life’s beauty today

fast fades each season’s flowers






photos by A. Schonlau

National Parks Service