First Kiss #poetry #dVerse + WIH update!

As I browse through the catalogueof our enchanted moments,I cast my mind back to that first kiss: Bliss! So chaste and pure, yet shot through withthe promise of much more So happy we have come this far:have come to this. © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight, Linda hosts quadrille, where we write... Continue Reading →

Lover’s Lullaby #dVerse #Quadrille

Sleep, lover, near megently, doand in your arms, I'll dream a dream of you Sleep lover, softlythrough the nightto waken with me at the dawn's first light: A lover's lullaby is nothing newbut never was a serenade more true. © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight, Sarah hosts Quadrille, and the watchword is 'sleep.'... Continue Reading →

Salinity #quadrille #dVerse

Salt crusts from the sea-sprayrust iron railingsdown in the Bay Cling to my hair and face:if you licked me, I'd taste of the sealike Aphrodite Dapple my eyes, sendsalt, salt water rainingdown my flushed cheeks, overwhelmed by joy © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight, De hosts Quadrille, and has asked us to include... 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 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 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 →

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 →

Blanketless #poetry #dVerse

‘And my blanket of leaves won’t warm her cold breast’Said the tree to the sparrow:Just as we might sayto the refugeewho washes up on our shores, freezing,blanketless, whilewe close our doors, our heartsand look the other way. When Merril gave us the word 'blanket' to incorporate into tonight's dVerse Quadrille, I immediately thought of Simon... Continue Reading →

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