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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, 8/21/19, love ultimate and dVerse OLN

Ultimate Love (Dutch website; photo © unknown) For My Sons I'd give my life for you without a thought; live on -- sometimes think of me. You Make Me Sparkle Experiencing your laugh lights every fiber of me, like fireworks. A Prayer Knowing your grace keeps me human. Feeling loved, I beam it back to… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, 8/21/19, love ultimate and dVerse OLN

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dVerse — Prosery #3 — Juvie

Lying supine in the back of the ambulance, Marga smiled as she approached her region's Rejuvenation Center. Juvie, as it was affectionately called, had been the final destination for most for almost 100 years now. Rolled out on the gurney with her entourage of IV tubes and bottles, Marga caught a glimpse of sky for… Continue reading dVerse — Prosery #3 — Juvie

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dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

"Just Before Dawn" stumbling through realms of red doubting sight of morning's orange buoyed by kindness' bright yellow moments of respite in fields of green a will of iron drowning in regret's blue return again to mists of indigo a traveler, searching through indigo crystal hums with songs of red you, love, lying on wet… Continue reading dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

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dVerse — Sestina — The Tale of an Irish Rover

Oil painting by Jonelle Summerfield   'Tis nineteen ought two. Compelled am I to tell this tale As nearer wails the banshee. After long years mulling over My harrowing adventure, truth it be, not fiction's trail When I was much younger and a thrill-seeking Irish rover Pad and quill at your side, please scribe it… Continue reading dVerse — Sestina — The Tale of an Irish Rover

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dVerse — Lost in Translation — Twisted

"Heaven and Hell" by Sergio Arcos I am choosing the first poem, by Desanka Maksimović, to interpret. Desanka's poem: Migratory Birds Through night and moisture wild geese go south crying in painful glory. I feel like writing a dark story: Them carrying away on their two white wings I don’t know where, I don’t know… Continue reading dVerse — Lost in Translation — Twisted

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dVerse — quadrille — every august

Summer House, Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey, Michigan Vintage Original Postcard #2765 - August 27, 1925   every august they're already warmed up warblers gargle lilies whisper puffs crickets ratchet time surfs shush creeks tinkle grasses russ cicadas twang redtails whoosh goldfinches chatter bees hmmmm if you listen closely you will hear green echoes and small creaks… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — every august

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dVerse — mindfulness — While you’re gone…

"The Soul of the Rose" by John William Waterhouse Heart to heart, soul to soul talk at ego: "Take a vaca, go by car, plane, or bus enjoy it -- be kind with our libido. Leave now, and check in only if you must. If you insist, resist, I'll have you trussed! During the time… Continue reading dVerse — mindfulness — While you’re gone…

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dVerse – haibun – Hiroshima –Hibakujumoku

Looking way back at the Jurassic period ginkgo trees flourished across the Asian continent. Over millions of years, their fossils began to diminish. Two and a half million years ago, only a “handful of ginkgo lineages” remained, in the forests of Central China. At some point 1300 to 1400 trees made their way to Japan.… Continue reading dVerse – haibun – Hiroshima –Hibakujumoku

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dVerse — dizain — A question of trust

"Trust N Love" by Mallika Batra Edited for next to last line word length: A question of trust Trust is like knowing each day brings weather. Mistrust, never knowing what it will be. Trust soothes like light brushes with a feather. Mistrust, combo poison ivy and fleas. Thanking stars or cursed, I'm brought to my… Continue reading dVerse — dizain — A question of trust

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dVerse –Hot time in ye ole pub tonight! — hot, warm, cold

Hot Core response steady burn, senses salute when I imagine us rolling around. * * * * Warm Neither too hot nor too cool maintains life in the fish tank. Power's out -- stress starts now. * * * * Cold Nose hairs freeze; fingertips and toes go numb. Winter's doing an admirable job.  … Continue reading dVerse –Hot time in ye ole pub tonight! — hot, warm, cold