Ever Changing Sky

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Sunset on Kauai

Merril is hosting at dVerse Poets Pub tonight for Quadrille Monday. She bids us consider “It’s afternoon here in New Jersey, where we’re having a warm and breezy October day, but maybe the sun is setting now in your part of the world? Perhaps you’re about to set down your work to pick up your poetic pen? Open your mind, what you think is not set in stone. Or is it?”

The Ever Changing Sky

Across the umber hills
I watch the changing sky
waiting for the sunset
to bring the cooling night
colors constantly change
from darkness into light
Seasons come and go
set sure upon their path
as daylight swiftly flows
and years go by too fast

word count 44

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

 

Ode to Autumn – a quadrille

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Today Lillian at dVerse Poets asks us for a quadrille based on “the 10th most beautiful word in the English language was identified as tranquility. So – that’s the word for today’s Quadrille. You must include the word tranquility, or a form of the word, in a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title.” Quite a challenge – I’m game how about you?

Ode to Autumn – a Quadrille

the sky shines bright and blue
leaves dance on gentle breezes
tranquility abounds
like the precious golds
and softer browns

too soon will come the cold nights
and the depth of winter slumber
but today with autumn’s
gentle kiss
we say goodbye to summer

Word count 44

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Sun and Moon – a Quadrille

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Sun and Moon – a Quadrille

The Sun burns until rains fall
in twilight breezes’ cooling thrall

the night rolls in with silent step
stars that twinkle and brightly jest

the Moon looks on in quiet beauty
guarding night, her solemn duty

night ends, Moon subsides
once again, Sun rise

word count 44

For the Monday Quadrille at dversepoets.com

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Mighty Rufous – a Quadrille

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I couldn’t resist a revisit to the dragon quadrille post, it’s all just so much fun, so for your consideration, another mighty tiny poem

for Quadrille Monday on dVerse Poets

Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. Then drag your cursor on over to visit some of the fieriest poets on the ’net. And as the week drags on, we’re not done yet! The Quadrille prompt is up all week, and multiple posts (perhaps two-headed beasties?) are welcome. And hey, drop us a hello in the comments below. Maybe let me know who’s your favorite dragon? (Game of Thrones? Tolkien? Rowling? Or maybe Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon?)

Mighty Rufous

a tiny scarlet hummingbird
as fierce as any dragon
drinking sweet nectar
from a trumpet flower flagon
it flitters to and fro
wings just a blur to see
passing beauty, fragile joy
a dream of what might be
for all who would fly free

word count 44

Inspired by a Rufous hummingbird

Til next time ~Peace JPP

Brave Men Don’t Slay Dragons – a Quadrille

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for Quadrille Monday on dVerse Poets

Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. Then drag your cursor on over to visit some of the fieriest poets on the ’net. And as the week drags on, we’re not done yet! The Quadrille prompt is up all week, and multiple posts (perhaps two-headed beasties?) are welcome. And hey, drop us a hello in the comments below. Maybe let me know who’s your favorite dragon? (Game of Thrones? Tolkien? Rowling? Or maybe Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon?)

The warrior drew his sword
advancing on the beast
a child blocked his path
not frightened in the least
The warrior laid his weapons down and
said with open hands resting beside him
“Brave men don’t slay dragons child
brave men … ride them.”

word count 44

Inspired by Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

True Colors – a Quadrille

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For dverse poets quadrille

The word for the quadrille today is “troll” or any variation or arrangement of it somehow in your poem.

Depression is an ugly thing
that turns life the dullest grey
no games to play, no songs to sing
then you look at me and say
“I see your true colors and
you’re beautiful like a rainbow
you are the brightest of the trolls”

word count 44

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

A Spiky Situation

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My first ever quadrille for dversepoets Quadrille #75: Spike up a Poem

A Spiky Situation

Tender stalks protected
by thorns like iron spikes
ready to impale
the unwary traveler who
drawn to the allure
of bright blossoms
pricks a finger

We curse the flower
for it’s thorns
rather than rejoice
that the thorn bush
gives us such ardent bloom

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP