Shivering Brief(ly) ~ quadrille ~ video poem


Shivering Brief(ly)

The wind blowing across the river
whips my face with a cold spray.
My monthly weather report
and update for those I love complete
and my camera safely stowed,
I turn my red cheeks towards
home, warmth returning
with each stroke of the paddle.

Today was not a typical cold January day. But hey! That’s winter in Missouri!

This poem is my response to Quadrille #144: Shivering, the prompt from Merril at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to use a form of the word shiver in a 44-word poem (excluding title), with no required meter or rhyme.


40 thoughts on “Shivering Brief(ly) ~ quadrille ~ video poem

  1. It is always comforting to get home and out of the weather. Last night the weather report had the expected top temperature for cities all over the world Nth America, Sth America Asia Africa and Europe. Included were places like Nairobi, Caracas and Manila and Saigon. Many of the tops were about 32C (90F) Here Melbourne was 34 C (93F) It is still oppressively warm and coming in from shopping if was a great feeling to hit the button on the Aircon.

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    • Thank you! 🙂 I’ve done video poems (as well as just audio) for a while, but I don’t always post my audio versions. Sometimes while kayaking I’ll compose & talk to my phone so I have notes when I get home. “Writing” that way is helped by the way I stress words, so maybe those verbal notes improve my delivery if I actually present them. I’ll also do that when traveling alone — phone safely mounted on the dash, of course!

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