Graceful Exit ~ quadrille


Graceful Exit

A quick glance my way,
the only sudden movement
in this stop action scene,
and the heron’s neck moves
forward, its legs bending
to launch that tall frame
as wide wings spread wider
in seemingly slow motion,
rising and falling in a graceful exit.

This is my response to Quadrille #78: Rise, the prompt from Merril at dVerse, which is to use any form of the word rise in a quadrille, a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.

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22 thoughts on “Graceful Exit ~ quadrille

  1. Nice …You’ve created an image through your words. I could see the Heron bending and launching. Once, and only once, I actually saw a Blue Heron in our backyard. It was startling and beautiful to see so closely in the middle of a City. Thank you once again.

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