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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 — quadrille 99 — sunny and sixty-five

  Cushioned kitties rhythmic breathe; whiskers stir, testing air; cat-mouse dreams. Robins bicker over worms pulled by the spring equinox moon. Red maple, yellow willow, brown birch buds swell then crack – unfurling flags. Fox squirrels racetrack trees; fevered play; bird feeders hold no luster. De Jackson (aka Whimsygizmo) is today's dVerse host.  De says:… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 99 — sunny and sixty-five

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dVerse — quadrille #98 — Trauma’s Onion

Trauma, immortally peeling onion of layered human celluloid misery. Re-runs' battleground images lose their vividness with each viewing. Marinated liver reeks on my onion skin tempting black eagles' taloned mandate. Angels with light arrows circle, faces outward, protecting my soul – healing thicker pink.       Mish is today's for dVerse.  Mish says: Today… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #98 — Trauma’s Onion

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dVerse — quadrille 97 — Breathe the Stars

“Essential oils are like little packages of positivity.” – Valerie Ann Worwood, from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (2016) Build dreampaths that are Blessed, mindful; balancing Hills and holes along the way, A journeyed setting of the stage For living to bloom. Essential oils of geranium, grapefruit, Petitgrain and… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 97 — Breathe the Stars

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dVerse — quadrille — Katz Quadrille

Katz Quadrille Cabbage calls Honey moons Grapes grope Scoby sirens sing Flour water waits Attuned for Wild whooshes Yowling yeasts descend Bashful bacteria nuzzle up Sauerkraut kimchi cha-chas Meandering mead Charismatic chablis Kiwi kombucha kicks San Franciscan sourdough Fermentation frenzy Build it and they will come To learn more about Sandor Katz and Wild Fermentation,… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Katz Quadrille

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dVerse — quadrille #94 — Mercy

Mercy I see her. If hawks could roar, her voice would echo off the silent trees. Instead redtail's plaintive cries enter my ears without fanfare Even cardinals and doves congregated at the feeder Pay no mind to her whine. Dove's demise comes mid contented coo. WhimsyGizmo (aka De Jackson) is today's host of dVerse.  De… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #94 — Mercy

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dVerse — quadrille — Sleep in heavenly peace

  Curled in moonglow, warm-blooded family Breathe deeply, chests heaving frost Melting mallow marrow, fur against fur Thump-echoing thumps, living drums thrum night's resonant hum Crystals crunch time; slinking latecomer Crawls in, yawns. Consensus is that Feathered dinner can wait until breakfast; Dreaming one dream.   Note: The title of my quadrille is taken from… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Sleep in heavenly peace

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dVerse — quadrille — Coloring Musical December

one-dimensional snowflakes, nesting dolls, ornaments, gingerbread houses, sleighs with ponies, children building snowpeople, trees with red-winged bobbles, sleds pointing downhill, skates going “8”s Hynde's dirge Ukrainian carol Run-DMC's Hollis Carey's want Bing-Bowie's boy Eartha's baby Kinks-Elvis father blue Warning: Multi-sensory gestures may evoke spirit. De Jackson (aks WhimsyGizmo) is today's host of dVerse.  De says:… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Coloring Musical December

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dVerse — quadrille — Forever Young

Plaster casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces (top row), new sculpted faces (bottom row), and final masks (on the table) sit in the studio of Anna Coleman Ladd in 1918. American Red Cross/Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution   Boys of sixteen , knuckles cracking to join Horse clippered skinheads Excited clumps, dazed… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Forever Young

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dVerse — quadrille — fortress

  Grey skies, leaking rain intruding wind through gaps in north's stone wall. Returning promise Wistful eyeball peers through, remembers a blue velvet box. Ears imagine a withered heart whimpering, kept guileless faith Wind's moans accuse Turning away, stumbling rose petals crushed under his heels.     https://youtu.be/7qcVtEy6G1Q   Kim from Writing in North Norfolk… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — fortress