26 May: dVerse Quatern

AI artwork: abstract landscape of a white house with a red tile roof by a stream, spring green leaves on trees with twisted branches

And Once Again It’s …

spring-kissed hills of old perfume, my
songster heart’s light as sky’s own blue.
Long whisper tunes through cedar trees,
Midas torches our sunset dreams.

We stood, painting the vales of
spring-kissed hills, of old perfume, my
red rose, sweet rose, my deep red love
of vivid green through shining rain.

See the horseman without a horse,
the pilgrim without faith, see bright
spring-kissed hills of old perfume, my
toes curled barefooted on the grass.

We picked buttercups in the sun,
and then bathed in milk-white daisies.
Kiss your eyes awake, and breathe in
spring-kissed hills with my old perfume.

for dVerse  Poetry Form Quatern. A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains with 8 syllable lines. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. AI Digital Artwork is my own, created using AI Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023.

14 responses to “26 May: dVerse Quatern”

    1. Thank you, Nick.

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  1. Beautiful refrain with : spring-kissed hills of old perfume, my. And then a slight variation in the last line. Love the last stanza specially with buttercups and milk white daisies – all during spring season. Thanks for joining in.

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    1. Thanks for the prompt, Grace.


  2. Enchanted verses. This has timeless appeal. ❤

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  3. Susan is right: this does have timeless appeal. Sadly, this present world is filled with pilgrims without faith. But spring gives us hope each new morning. https://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2023/05/the-ghosts-of-memorial-day.html


    1. It does. Thank you, Roland.


  4. A fragrant breath of fresh air of a Quatern, Marilyn! ‘Spring-kissed hills’ are so inviting, I walked right into them and through those cedar trees. I love the intensity of ‘vivid green through shining rain’.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I glad you liked it.


  5. Your poem has an old world charm about it, taking the reader into each line. The last verse is stunning.


    1. Thank you so much.


  6. I agree – the last verse is stunning – oh to be in love so…

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