From one lover to another #dVerse #quadrille

Islands in the stream
that is what we are, or
ships that pass in the night.

And when the stream has dried
of all it’s bitterness
an arroyo seco
is what divides us.

From one lover
who writes
to another
who does not read.

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Written for dVerse

Tonight it’s quadrille, and De is hosting. She has asked us to use the word ‘stream’ in our poems of exactly 44 words. The first thing I thought of when I read the word was the song by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: by pure coincidence, De has used this in the dVerse prompt (I did not know this when I wrote the poem!) Make of that what you will. An arroyo seco is a dry stream, or creek, in Spanish.

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  1. “arroyo seco” sounds so much more beautiful than what it is, as words so often do. That dry stream sure doesn’t give those two ships much of a chance. Well done.

  2. This is exquisitely drawn, Ingrid! I love the use of analogy here .. it goes so well with the theme! πŸ’πŸ’

  3. Everyone has such a page in their book of memories, no doubt. You’ve said it so well….and in 44 words too!

  4. And when the stream has dried
    of all it’s bitterness an arroyo seco
    is what divides us.

    That’s life. Love the reference to reality and true events, Ingrid! One therefore has to find ways and means on overcoming it!

    Hank

  5. oh this was soooo cool and I love that you have such a broad breadth of work you can draw on from literacy to history and music that you made this beautiful connection. Love the song and these words “From one lover
    who writes
    to another
    who does not read.”πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    1. Thank you so much Punam! I’ve had a busy day traveling so will be catching up reading and commenting as soon as I can ❀️

  6. I like the Spanish phrase, thereby insinuating ‘Latin hot-blooded” passion, which as one reads on has dried to dust.

    1. Heartbreaking, isn’t it? I’ve had a busy day traveling so will be catching up reading and commenting as soon as I can…

  7. Loved your quadrille … a bit of mental telemetry is called for here I think. Psychic phenomena. We must be able to communicate those deep, provocative, loving thoughts.

    1. I too thought of Islands in the stream before reading the post trough. But no idea worked. So went another way instead.

      Your Quadrille is splendid. I especially like the last stanza.

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