All it took was one look
into your eyes, and my heartbeat
spiked, like nothing
meant a thing before that
moment. I just fell into
those dark wells leading
to your soul, my whole being
fleeing before me
to be a part of you.
This is my response to Quadrille #75: Spike Up a Poem, the prompt from De Jackson at dVerse, which is to use any form of the word spike in a quadrille, a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.
Stone to Flesh
Gather the darkness in these chambers,
flowing from one to the next.
Banish it. Winter has lived here too long.
Be my salvation. Know these walls were
not always stone. They have moved
with each beat, known the fire of love.
Ear to my chest, you will hear
the surge you bring, stampeding horses
rushing to meet you, greet you.
As moon goes from crescent to full,
so will these chambers, your touch
bringing them from stone to loving flesh.
The Sunday Writing Prompt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, from Pat (wildchild47), is to find inspiration in “The Blind Leading the Blind,” by Lisel Meuller.
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A twisted heart is still a heart.
Its pulse unseen,
won or lost,
leave their traces.
Like any heart, always healing.
This is my response to What Do You See Sept/11/2018,
from Hélène at Willow Poetry, with her photo.
quickening with love
pausing with a crippling grief
heartbeat so fragile
The two word prompts for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #202
are fragile and heartbeat.
and roar, like the sound
of my pulse at night,
ear pressed to pillow.
A word may not
be heard if not spoken,
a silence broken
Yet, even without
your touch, your presence
serves to set my heart
My response to dVerse Quadrille #50, with the prompt word, murmur.
The one rule for a quadrille: exactly 44 words, excluding title.
heartbeat so simple
rhythm measuring love
how you make it throb
nearly leaping from my chest
your presence the very cause
The two word prompts for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge # 147 are leap and throb.
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what the eyes behold
the heart defines, embraces
for better or worse
Day 28 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month
(off-prompt for NaPoWriMo 2017).
The two word prompts for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge # 146 are behold and eye.
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