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dVerse — Rich — Worm King

image link Kim is the host of dVerse today. Kim says: This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word rich, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word. Worm King Tender, smooth skin, Peristaltic, mining Wilted lettuce, apple peels; Constricting scraps While… Continue reading dVerse — Rich — Worm King

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Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay The fishing trawler was headed home from another day of pulling its nets through the water to catch any and everything. Dark clouds rushed in and nature's bathtub began to churn. Norton, the first mate, called out, “Captain, there's a small boat looks to be drifting 100 yards to our… Continue reading Bait

dverse · haibun · nature · poetry

dVerse — Saturn’s Dragon, Earth Dog

I, Yellow Dragon, forged from Saturn, brought to Earth as an egg, retain my spirit in the heart of a dog. Content to find myself between seasons, directions, elements, and male-female aspects, I'm in the center, and part of all. I jump upon strangers with anxiety but also lick the face of a child crying… Continue reading dVerse — Saturn’s Dragon, Earth Dog

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Rest in Peace

Image by Elsemargriet from Pixabay Since I was a young child, it has been hammered into my head that humans share the planet with wildlife. This has given me a base of kindness and conservation for nature's intricate ecosystems. In college my field of study was aquatic biology. Each summer, a group of students traveled… Continue reading Rest in Peace

dverse · fauna · flora · nature · poetry

dVerse — quadrille — Lady Sol Sings

image link De is the host of dVerse today. De says: This week’s word is our tiniest yet. Today, I want you play with the word “up.” Noun, verb, adverb, adjective…this wee word is versatile, and can be tossed into the mix in so many ways... Put it in a form, or play with rhyme… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Lady Sol Sings

flora · haibun · nature · poetry

haibun to fallen willow

The great limb of one of the front willows had most of itself cut up by a friendly neighbor yesterday. It didn't take him long with his chainsaw. He insisted he wanted nothing for doing it, which makes me suspicious, but maybe I'm paranoid. He wanted to carry the logs and piles to the brush… Continue reading haibun to fallen willow

dverse · fauna · nature · triolet

dVerse — quadrille — Waiting Birds Begin to Rise

image link Merril is the host of dVerse today. Merril says: *Write a poem, of any style in 44 words, not including the title. Include the word or derivative of the word, “rise”. My offering today is a quadrille in triolet form. Waiting Birds Rise As northern air grows warm, Waiting birds begin to rise.… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Waiting Birds Begin to Rise

dverse · nature · poetry · quadrille

dVerse — Quadrille — Aced it

De is the host of dVerse today. De says: Greetings, my poetical friends. How’s your crazy April going? Are you writing a poem a day? Are you acing it? Well, for today’s Quadrille, I want to give you the chance to do just that – ace your poem. Unless it’s your first time here at the… Continue reading dVerse — Quadrille — Aced it

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dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

Sansevieria in bloom, taken 2009   After getting some much-appreciated feedback, I took a look at the poem.  Here's the first revision: When sun shines, heaven is reborn. Faces turn skyward, spirits leap Warmth for living, blessings adorn Spring's voice sings through green colored horn Flora! Fauna! lilies and peeps When sun shines, heaven is… Continue reading dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

dverse · nature · poetry

She Lobo

image link Gina is hosting dVerse today. Gina says: What is the poetic hum in your life? What hums in the background of your life that inspires you as you unconsciously listen while you work and live? Is the drone always there or do you have to cultivate the inspiration? Some points to ponder in… Continue reading She Lobo