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dVerse — Old (New) Dream Deferred

Siren 17, taken August 11, 2020

Now nudging daisies
Home away from home
Blue dreams of water
When my sails unfurled
Or putting along
Aquamarine world
Wedged in sugar sand
Only wave laps heard

Sun gleams, moon silvers
Celestial smiles
I, their wee daughter
Toddled my tiller
Through duckweed blankets
That dipped and quivered
Now red right return
Old (new) dream deferred




Today’s offering is in the form of an Octameter.   Octameter, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem made up of 16 lines divided into two stanzas of 8 lines each. Each line has a syllable count of 5. The set rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d g/h/c/g/i/g/d/d.

Sarah is today’s host for dVerse.  Sarah says:
For this prompt, I’d like you to be inspired by boats.

53 thoughts on “dVerse — Old (New) Dream Deferred

  1. I simply love that phrase “toddled my tiller” It seems it could be applied to any number of situations! It goes in my book along side “fluffing my tutu”.!

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    1. Not all of the memories were happy with sailing but those are the things I chose to remember in the poem. I couldn’t swim to save my life; float maybe until help arrived. I always wore a life vest and we only sailed in an inland lake, which is very different than Lake MI or the ocean.

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