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dVerse — red velvet cake

The fork is raised, red velvet cake poised-- a willing sacrifice to tastebuds' salivary crave that will be content with nothing less.     Today's offering is in the Joseph's Star poetic form. Sarah is today's host of dVerse.  Sarah says: Tonight, I want you to bring a little red into your poem.

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What do you see? #23 and dVerse OLN — One

Open book God reads our story How it starts How it ends And everything in between One page at a time We're alive! Interesting times Unfolding Together Holding spirit in our hearts One day at a time   Today's form is a double shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5 x 2) Sadje is the host of What do you… Continue reading What do you see? #23 and dVerse OLN — One

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dVerse — haibun — reflections on quatrain

“Terminal Wasteland?” tells about my relationship with a partner from 2006 – 2017. It began as two broken and lonely people desperately seeking warmth in what seemed at the time a very cold world. Each of us had heavy loads of baggage that we sort of just hurled into the corner and forgot about, so… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — reflections on quatrain

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dVerse — two crystalline couplets

Spoiled cats miaou at elbows for pets; Spring peepers peep in closing distance. https://youtu.be/lXfmubmx-qw No graphics on the next one.   Peppermint-oil-diffused mist drifts and finds origins in Spring's fresh breeze.     I decided to use the crystalline poetry form. Each couplet stands alone. Frank Hubeny is today's host for dVerse.  Frank says: To… Continue reading dVerse — two crystalline couplets

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dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

It takes 3.6 million jasmine blossoms to make one pound of jasmine essential oil. There are 9,600 drops of it in every pound. Dividing the number of jasmine blossoms by 9600 comes to 375 jasmine blossoms per drop of oil. When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I saw my barn had burnt… Continue reading dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

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dVerse — quadrille 100 — Talisman

Conjuring refrained wah-wahs Apple scruffs bridge two worlds Sad gnome sheds his beard A clean-slated tap-dancer Twirls through Friar Park Magic mantra circuits of Kaleidoscopic waves Neutralize shadows even In darkness. No matter how Your head is turned, The love light will shine in. I wrote my quadrille on George Harrison and, “All Things Must… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 100 — Talisman

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dVerse — OLN 262 — Nature’s Intuition

Nature's Intuition Seedy winter light is here, A tendril of Spring's seasoned secret. Quiet colors lonely brown lichen. Cold blue frost murmurs how long; Bee breeze listens and asks when Nature's intuition will give bright hymns Of daffodil and crocus. Grace is today's host of dVerse' Open Link Night.  I used The Oracle for this… Continue reading dVerse — OLN 262 — Nature’s Intuition

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dVerse — Whispers from the beach

https://youtu.be/E7qRkUYu580   A gentle sizzled whoosh of roaring speech That never takes a chance to stop and rest A voice that always whispers from the beach The sand, now zoo of footprints pressed upon From webbed and clawed escapees of the sea Do not forget when water sole was on 'Twas muffled then in distant… Continue reading dVerse — Whispers from the beach

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dVerse — prosery — Love’s End

I don’t know why I was surprised every time love started or ended. My first – age eighteen and doe-eyed for Billy who lived one farm over. We planned marriage after graduation, but in the fall of our senior year, Fay took him from me. Next – Mr. Murrow, boss at the department store when… Continue reading dVerse — prosery — Love’s End

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dVerse — list poem — pumped

Acceleration heart thumps Beauty Curves Dynamic lean muscles flex Exhaust Fast fit endurance Grip Handlebars a solid hold Injection Joy mufflers rumble Kick-start again, Mick! Leathers slapping, Sheryl Maintenance everlubes Noise duets Open road Performance wherever, whenever Quick Rally electrolytes, shower Sleek Throttle pumped, Steven Unsafe Richard Victory bareback Wind resistance X-rays fight the power… Continue reading dVerse — list poem — pumped