A Quadrille for dVerse Poets

Babylonian Locust Weight, British Museum

The Overnight Rain

It lingers
on the bright morning.
A slight shade.
From twigs.
Branches.
From the nape of grass.
It fills my nose with wet.

The fox was
in the flower pots again.
Wounded pansies
strewn
like stars, and
a grasshopper watched
as I rearranged nature.

For dVerse Quadrille 44 words, sans title, including “wound”. Shared with @dversePoets and @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

18 responses to “A Quadrille for dVerse Poets”

  1. I love this … the whimsy in it … the image you shared.

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    1. Isn’t that image just amazing?

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  2. The wounded pansies, and the rearranging of nature were magical.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  3. A most phenomenal image as accompaniment to this gem, Misky! I love; “Wounded pansies strewn like stars.”💝💝

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    1. Thank you, Sanaa. 🥰

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  4. These words “From the nape of grass.” and that final stanza! You truly have a magical way with words, description, and scene setting. I truly think you are one of the most creative writers I know! 🙂 LOVE this post!
    Poor pansies….

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    1. Thank you! Fun prompt, Lillian.

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  5. I love this. I could see it…. “From the nape of grass”.. that just made me smile.

    Pat

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  6. What a lovely quadrille – gentle, yet vivd.

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  7. I saw that foxes went for your pots… thought that they only caused harm to the chickens, maybe the fox is pissed because you haven’t left him anything else.

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  8. I like how you used the prompt to bring us close up to the natural world Misky. I quadrille bracing with life!

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    1. Thank you, Ingrid.

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  9. I love the image of the wounded pansies; actually the animals can destroy the blooms. Love this one Misky!

    Have a good weekend.

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    1. All the best for your weekend also.

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  10. Lovely image to inspire your writing. It seems we humans rearrange nature often.

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