Love (revisited) ~ quadrille


As if they were one,
the rhythm of our hearts,
consumed by a spark shared
by two souls in love,
swells with each beat.

In our kiss lie words
unspoken, their meaning
intoxicating, like the beauty
of the stars, known
but uncounted, above us.

This could be a distillation of Love, the nonet/tanka/senryū I wrote for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge, but it’s still my response to the prompt from De Jackson for Quadrille #73: A Prelude to a Kiss at dVerse, which is to use the word kiss in a quadrille, a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.

55 thoughts on “Love (revisited) ~ quadrille

  1. Kisses are love’s gateways, access to passion as possible prelude to actual love. We now know that there are countless galaxies, beyond numbers, beyond imagination and science.

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  2. The rhythm of hearts and the rhythm of the universe – no words required. I love the way the spark in the first stanza turns into uncounted stars in the final lines, Ken. Better leave the stars uncounted and focus on the here and now of the kiss.


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