Tears of Ash #poetry #dVerse

The first people to inhabit this landwere the last to leave it:they weptfor their families felledby invaders' disease.They wept at the felling of the trees.When the bomb destroyed the skythey finger-painted on their cheekstears of ash. © 2021 experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved. Featured image: Image by Norman Bosworth from Pixabay Written for dVerse Tonight, Sarah is... Continue Reading →

Stoned Love #quadrille #dVerse

One day I'll be immortalisedjust like Prešeren my statue in the town squarewill gaze longingly at your head carved in stoneupon a building opposite  eternally, while tourists pauseto read the tale belowof how I never did get over you. © 2021 experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved. A flight of fancy for dVerse Tonight, De is hosting Quadrille, and has... Continue Reading →

Let it linger #dVerse #quadrille

Let it linger, longafter you have goneand your lover's lullaby has faded to a whisper. Let it linger oninto the dawnof a new life that I imaginedmight have been my own. Let it lingeras I linger on, alone. © 2021 experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight, Linda is hosting Quadrille, and she has given... Continue Reading →

Take a stand #poetry #dVerse

How long before I take a stand?Will I be able to withstandthe consequences? To take a stance is one thing:strike a pose,assuming the position but beware! In case of trench warfareyou best be damn-sure yourdefences are well planned.© 2021 experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight, Lisa is hosting Quadrille, and has asked us to... Continue Reading →

From one lover to another #dVerse #quadrille

Islands in the streamthat is what we are, orships that pass in the night. And when the stream has driedof all it's bitternessan arroyo secois what divides us. From one lover who writesto anotherwho does not read. © 2021 Experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight it's quadrille, and De is hosting. She has... Continue Reading →

Cloud #quadrille #dVerse

Cloud, like a smudge on the skyhigh above Trieste, Italy. Cloud, when you kissed me goodbyein own my mind, taking over me. Thick clouds of steam, as my eyestear up - Ah, how they stream of goodbye! How theysmudge my mascara. © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved Written for dVerse Today Mish is hosting Quadrille, where we... Continue Reading →

Don’t fence me in #dVerse #quadrille

What lies beyond, beneath, aroundthe corner?Show me a locked door: I'll spend all daysearching for the key.For heaven's sake, never show me a border!Don't fence me in, not even metaphorically -if I have one incurable obsession it is curiosity. © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved Written for dVerse Tonight, De is hosting Quadrille, where the watchword is... Continue Reading →

Seeds of dissension #poetry #dVerse

Spreading seeds of dissensionwe gosowing them in fertile groundthey growthough they're nurturedwithin and below in the fertile soilof our imaginationseeds of doubt and seeds of indignation:weeds which choke serenitya stranglehold upon our peace of mind.  © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved Written for dVerse Tonight, Merril is hosting Quadrille, and has asked us to write... Continue Reading →

When spring flowers… #poetry #dVerse

I shall not pass this way againbut if you should, in sun or rainor when spring flowers bedeck the grassremember me, where your feet passand shed a tear, in happinessfor all once dear, though passed in usis limitless. © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved Lisa is hosting at dVerse, and has asked us to use... Continue Reading →

Possibilities – #dVerse Quadrille

Which path to take?So many perceivedpossibilitiesearly in life they seeminfinite almost, butlater: determinate, obdurate,few:What makes us changeour perceptionof what is impossible?Reservations, reluctanceto make ourselves risible;deportment, decorumor maybe it’s really justfear... © Experimentsinfiction 2020, All Rights Reserved Whimzygizmo is hosting at dVerse and she has asked us to write a poem of exactly 44 words including... Continue Reading →

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