23 August: dVerse Quadrille

cloudy sunrise B&W

That In-between Time

It’s early morning,
half-light dark,
those minutes before dawn rises,
when the sky hangs low
and shortsighted.
Blue heron colour.
Starless. Washed
entirely empty by a shock
of overnight rain –
perfection, how rain cleans air.
Clears drought from your last
still pervasive thought.


for Twiglets “the sky leans” and dVerse Quadrille “morning”.  Photo by Sebastian Molina fotografía on Unsplash. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

37 responses to “23 August: dVerse Quadrille”

  1. The drought weighs heavy on us all. Somber write Mish.

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    1. Thank you very much.

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  2. In that freshened moment lies hope. Beautiful!

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    1. It does indeed!

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  3. Relief of the rain. You told it well.

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    1. Thanks so much, Petru!

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  4. Your metaphors for rain are really great! a wonderful poem.

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    1. Thanks so much!

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  5. “…shock of overnight rain…”

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  6. I loved this: “when the sky hangs low
    and shortsighted.”

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    1. Thanks so much!

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  7. My favorite part is the blue heron color–that made me see it exactly.

    –Shay

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    1. I’m glad. Thanks.

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  8. I like your take on the prompt. Lovely poem.

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  9. Early morning, spelled P E A C E.
    Sit outside, work a puzzle, no thoughts for today.
    I liked this; I like the rain. It begs our Knockoff Roses to bloom.
    ..

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  10. You captured my favourite time of day perfectly, Marilyn! I enjoy that feeling of being in-between. I especially love the use of colour and contrast in the two in-between lines, the pivot of the poem:
    ‘Blue heron colour.
    Starless. Washed’

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    1. Thank you, Kim.

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  11. I love the way the rain clears the air… but there is that hesitant blue-heron moment before we can sense it.

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  12. Yes, dawn is like that. Starless, and that particular grey-blue, of herons and some pigeons. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Jane.

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  13. Ahhh, lovely and so many terrific lines. “Washed entirely empty… how rain cleans air.”

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    1. Thanks, and welcome back.

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      1. Good to be back

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  14. Blue heron colour very visual ❤️

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  15. Love the way you describe things, ‘specially “blue heron colour”–that’s my fave part!

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  16. Washed
    entirely empty by a shock
    of overnight rain –
    perfection

    I love these lines!


    David

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    1. Thank you, David. ❤️

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