dVerse — quadrille — Sleep in heavenly peace

Image result for foxes in den

 

Curled in moonglow, warm-blooded family
Breathe deeply, chests heaving frost
Melting mallow marrow, fur against fur
Thump-echoing thumps, living drums
thrum night’s resonant hum

Crystals crunch time; slinking latecomer
Crawls in, yawns. Consensus is that
Feathered dinner can wait until breakfast;
Dreaming one dream.

 

Note: The title of my quadrille is taken from the holiday song, “Silent Night”

from wikipedia:
Silent Night” (German: “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht”) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. The song has been recorded by many singers across many music genres.

The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in the Austrian Empire on the Salzach river in present-day Austria. A young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, had come to Oberndorf the year before. He had written the lyrics of the song “Stille Nacht” in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as a co-adjutor.

The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the Christmas Eve mass, after river flooding had damaged the church organ. The church was eventually destroyed by repeated flooding and replaced with the Silent-Night-Chapel. It is unknown what inspired Mohr to write the lyrics, or what prompted him to create a new carol.

Lillian is today’s host of dVerse.  Lillian says:
Write a quadrille (a poem of EXACTLY 44 words, not including the title) AND include the word “glow” or a form of the word within the body of the poem. A synonym for glow does not fulfill the prompt. It must be the word, or a form of the word.

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    You had me in the first three words! Lovely!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lillian!

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  2. Melting mallow marrow. Marvellous

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  3. Truedessa says:

    This was a lovely poem and I enjoyed reading it. I too was taken in by the first 3 words. A great hook!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, so glad you enjoyed it, thank you.

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    You had me at /living drums thrum night’s resonant hum/. The image is great too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you glad you enjoyed them, Glenn.

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  5. Nice poem. I wish I could hibernate all winter. LOL.

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  6. lynn__ says:

    I like your poetry from foxes’ point of view…a peaceful slumber that heaven must smile on; although the feathered breakfast had a less than peaceful night 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for the wonderful comments, Lynn.

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      1. lynn__ says:

        my pleasure 🙂

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  7. alliterations made this lovely poem so lyrical.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much.

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      1. very much welcome! have a merry Christmas. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  8. Very smartly written. And beautifully too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Pam, thank you and glad you liked it.

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  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of them together dreaming one dream.

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  10. Grace says:

    I am warm and snuggly after reading this!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awww I’m glad 🙂

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  11. kim881 says:

    You poem melted my heart – as did the image, Jade! I love the phrase ‘chests heaving frost’ and the way you’ve conveyed the sounds.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you very much, Kim. Glad you liked it.

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      1. kim881 says:

        My pleasure! 🙂

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  12. merrildsmith says:

    “Curled in moonglow” sigh! –and OMG, those sweet little fox faces! I loved all the sounds in your poem. Thank you for the song history, too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the poem, Merril, thank you for the kind words.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome.

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  13. Beautiful words Lisa. A delightful poem you could read this to Grandchildren for years to come 🙂☺️❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine, you made my day with your comment ❤

      Like

  14. memadtwo says:

    Winter is the time for all creatures to hibernate. I can feel the warmth in the words. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Such a nice comment, K. I felt warm writing it.

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  15. Beautifully penned Lisa and I love how, asleep, we can all be ‘Dreaming one dream’ xxx

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ What a wonderful comment, Xenia. Thank you.

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      1. You’re very welcome! 🙂💜 xxx

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  16. I want to hibernate like this as well… and the feathered food is safer… really love your alliteration in this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn.

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  17. Superb alliteration in this cozy poem. The photo melts my heart.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the offering, Sara, thank you. Happy Holidays!

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