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dVerse — quadrille — Evening’s Cocoon

pillow, light, night, bedroom, bed, room, lamp, house, cozy, dark

Evening’s Cocoon

Jack’s huffs invade uncaulked cracks.
His heat-seeking wisps tickle my
uncovered cheeks and snake down to
bare ankles and slipper-froze tater-tot toes.

I, winter butterfly, weave evening’s cocoon.
Softest flannel sheets, under thin cotton
blankets, under a satin comforter
gleams warm under October’s moon.


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Merril is today’s host of dVerse. Merril says:
Use blanket as a noun, adjective, or verb. Describe a blanket, real or imagined. Make a blanket statement. Be cozy, dark, sensual, or funny. Maybe you want to blanket us with sunshine or warmth or blanket us under snow. Your choice, as long as your poem is 44 words.


51 thoughts on “dVerse — quadrille — Evening’s Cocoon

  1. I love that yours is a snuggly ‘going-to-bed’ poem, Lisa. The intimate details in the first stanza are evocative, but it’s the ‘ooh’ sounds in the second stanza that convey the joy of settling in for the night under ‘softest flannel sheets’ and cotton blankets.

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  2. When I read something I really like, I often tell the author, “I was right there with you.” But, um, if you’re about to slip in between those sheets, My Beloved Sandra would not approve. But I REALLY LIKE this poem!

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  3. Winter butterfly weaving a cocoon of satin sheets is just one of the wonderfully sensual images you create here of closeness and life and desire warding off the cold. Beautifully done, Lisa!

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  4. kaykuala
    blankets, under a satin comforter
    gleams warm under October’s moon.

    The warmness can never be duplicated in other circumstances for the ‘partnership’ sustains for a third of the day. Wonderful write Jade!


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