5 October: dVerse Quadrille #137

On The Beach (draft version)

On the beach, a poppy-red stone,
it looks angry as a military planet.
It’s strewn amongst some revellers’
litter, wine bottles and tipsy air.
The waves siege against the shore,
the sea gurgles its drying fury, and
air orbits around our fragrant dust.

(all for the sake of a party)

for dVerse Quadrille #137 “stones”. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021 [note: the last line exceeds the constraint of 44 words; sorry, but it is what it is]

11 responses to “5 October: dVerse Quadrille #137”

  1. I don’t care how many words it is. It’s a good poem.
    The image looks like the broken heart of a jilted dolphin. 🙂

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  2. Aaaw thanks. I just couldn’t get this to hang together right without that last line. My mum used collect Poppy Jaspers, a stone that looks a lot like that but more toward a calico print. I think they’re quite rare now.


  3. As I read the poem, it does look like the rest is revolving around the red center. Lots of pretty stones in this picture!

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  4. … a military planet.

    air orbits around our fragrant dust.

    I love how you’ve tied these images together, Misky 🙂


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  5. OH! That “tipsy air.” Fantastic! It works (as an official Quadrille) without the last line. And even more beautifully (as a gorgeous, thoughtful poem) with it. 😉


    1. Thanks so much, De. Great prompt.



  6. tipsy air.. how cool is that

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  7. The imagery of the poppy red stone, angry as a miltary planet, stood out for me.

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  8. I love the image of that poppy-red stone which stands out almost aggressively amongst the grey!

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  9. I like especially the image of the waves sieging. The black and white stone next to the red is lovely. (K)

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