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dVerse — quadrille — fortress

Image result for crumbling fortress painting


Grey skies, leaking rain
intruding wind through
gaps in north’s stone wall.

Returning promise
Wistful eyeball peers through,
remembers a blue velvet box.

Ears imagine a withered heart
whimpering, kept guileless faith
Wind’s moans accuse

Turning away, stumbling
rose petals crushed
under his heels.




Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is today’s host of dVerse.  Kim says:
This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word keep, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

image:  Fortress by Valentin Petrov

52 thoughts on “dVerse — quadrille — fortress

  1. Thank you for the Sting video, Jade, and for your quadrille about a medieval keep. I like the fragments of story about the blue velvet box and crushed rose petals, which make me want to know more: what is in the box?

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  2. Me thinks our Knight has dallied too long at other keeps, and the princess that was once in the tower, agreed to marry an old rich baron, and got hell out of Dodge.

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    1. Thank you very much for your feedback. Question: you mentioned getting back to the birds in another comment. I know you painted a bird a month but did/do you do other work with birds? I really like the way the ones in your mixed media piece looked.

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              1. Crows have been good to me. I guess hopeful is not the right description though.
                I’m doing an owl Friday for draw a bird day…I know some also see them as bad omens, but I find all birds inspiring.

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      1. As a reader, it doesn’t seem as though you are in a rut, but I know what you mean. Every so often I feel like I’m repeating myself. That’s when it’s time to do something un-Susan-like. The Kafka nursery rhyme prompt goosed my muse a bit. 🙂

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