When seeking answers
Look to the the moon
Follow a river
Ask the sky
Hear the voices
While this is not a quadrille (44 words), I was inspired
by De Jackson’s purple diamond delirious to write
a magnetic poem using the word “sky.”
If you want to try magnetic poetry, you can do it online, here.
Background image: crescent moon, 24 June 2020
As the Stars Would Have It
The sky has been ours
from the moment we met
Whispered words of light
in vision and dreams
Blue nebulae in the dark of night
Embrace of sun and moon
I in your orbit, you in mine,
just as the stars would have it
This is my response to Quadrille #112: The Sky’s the Limit,
the prompt from De Jackson at dVerse Poets Pub,
which is to use a form of the word sky in a 44-word poem,
with no required meter or rhyme.
Image: the banner from our wedding,
held on the lawn of the lighthouse at Presque Isle, Erie, Pennsylvania
vision of home
through a rent in the night
longing for distant memories
For my response to Sue Vincent’s (Daily Echo) Thursday Photo Prompt – Look Out – #writephoto, I wrote a cinquain and layered Sue’s photo over a starscape to convey the image I saw in her photo – a tear in the fabric of space.
Cinquain ~ a five line poem formatted with:
~ a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, or
~ a word count of 1-2-3-4-1
with the second & third lines as descriptors,
the fourth line an emotion and
the fifth line a synonym or reflection of the first line
Image source (bottom layer): Wikipedia, © Todd Vance, adapted as allowed through Creative Common license
temple in the sky
the road opens
a slice of blue sea
clouds the islands that await
sacred place elevated
This is my response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 28th, write two lines to follow a given hokku, essentially creating a tanka. The original haiku is by Ubugu (pen name of Robert Gibson).
Image source: wallpaperwa.com
the search for images
lush with color,
as I gaze into the night sky.
street lights, yard lights,
even city lights
beyond a neighboring bluff,
ensure the erasure of
a portion of those stars
visible to me.
Hubble and its cousins,
with exotic images
in light and resolution
beyond the grasp of
my unaided eyes,
fuel my desire to gaze skyward.
Points of light lead me to
speculate on events
and circumstances elsewhere,
whether light years away
or just around the world.
Just as easily, they take me
in a more abstract direction,
as I connect the dots of
events in my own life,
images that come to me
in living color.
Working and its limits, a poem from Poems from in between took me in this direction.
Image Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day – 2015 July 24
Image Credit: GALEX, JPL-Calech, NASA