Listen ~ quadrille


A voice carries, soft
as the words it holds,
edged when they demand.
You want to know more.

Look into the poet’s eyes,
and see the weight of the words?
Or look away, and feel them
float through you?

Listen, and you will know.

I attended the Open Mic Poetry Reading at Gumbo Bottoms Alehouse, last night.
(photo from Jan. 10 reading)

This poem is my response to Eyeing the Quadrille #147, the prompt from Björn at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to use a form of the word eye in a 44-word poem (excluding title), with no required meter or rhyme.

24 thoughts on “Listen ~ quadrille

  1. Love your poem! And I’m jealous of your in-person reading opportunity. Austin is down to Stage 2 (for now) so maybe some of former poetry venues will resurface. The house concert scene is creeping back … poetry should be close behind! [SOO thankful for WordPress even before COVID shut-downs, and it’s been a definite gift of connection these past couple of years.)

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