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dVerse — quadrille #114– craven magnets

    Brightshine fades to metallic gray.Cell memories leak, then shrinkto shadowed dank under rotting leaves. Winds howl with crystalled regret that haunts goosebumped skinfor its capricious heat-sucking sin. When Sol blasts fall's curtains awayCells remember and celebrate,Dancing red-orange craven magnets.   https://youtu.be/6bNMxWGHlTI image:  detail of "Sower with Setting Sun" by Vincent VanGogh, in Kröller-Müller… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #114– craven magnets

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dVerse — quadrille — Evening’s Cocoon

Evening's Cocoon Jack's huffs invade uncaulked cracks.His heat-seeking wisps tickle myuncovered cheeks and snake down tobare ankles and slipper-froze tater-tot toes. I, winter butterfly, weave evening's cocoon.Softest flannel sheets, under thin cottonblankets, under a satin comforter gleams warm under October's moon.   pxfuel image link Merril is today's host of dVerse. Merril says:Use blanket as… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Evening’s Cocoon

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dVerse — quadrille 111– Secrets of the butterflies

"Calla Lilies," by Maria Shedrina While I was flitting by one day upon a gentle breeze,I eavesdropped when a butterfly told secrets to the bees:A magic nectar rests in deepest bells of lilies blue,and if you sip just one small bit your fondest dreams come true. * * * Kim from North Norfolk is today's… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 111– Secrets of the butterflies

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dVerse — quadrille 110 — real good for free

  Real good for free slipping out of k-count silk into carrie bradshaw blahniks, now clicking down fifth avenue. there -- a busker bum with a clarinet. now jaywalking, she stands near enough to smell the cooking high notes. stunned, brimming with props, lunch at the carlton can wait     My title and poem… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 110 — real good for free

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dVerse — quadrille — Gethsemane’s Check

Labyrinth in Grand Rapids, MI.  Photo taken August 5, 2020.   Gethsemane's Check A large carved brick disc is plopped in the center of a near-urban churches' garden. Chartre-styled snakes undulate with purple petunias at midday to wind chimes. Highway noises call like trapped surf in machined shells, far from the sea. Only ants walk… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Gethsemane’s Check

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dVerse — quadrille 108 — Heatwave

    Brush piles rise, sweat's monuments, home for wrens, now brambled porcupines Fierce greens explode Thirsty lilies droop Lawns languish Cats splay, inert Taunting clouds play with promises Inadequate sprinkles dry by morning Old lungs trapped in cement towers heave in brownouts waiting for evening     Linda Lee Lyberg is today's host for… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 108 — Heatwave

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dVerse — quadrille — Blue and Clouds

  Blue seems so far away, yet here I stand, immersed. Seen from a distance; clear, yet felt so murkily within. Clouds, wing-fluffed mystical messengers; cushioned protectors from punishing glare. Blue-clotted canvas smoothed under moving yet constant angel brushes -- watery dilutors of woe.   Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is today's host of… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Blue and Clouds

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dVerse — quadrille 106 — Hara-tsuzumi (Belly Hand Drum)

It had been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute. --Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito   Shaded sepia Bipedal bandit Bushy chase Big bouncing balls Pendulous paunch Youkai icon Kin to kitsune Debaucherous ninja Shapeshifter Picaresque player For human games Saucy cane rapper Visiting trickster Deals the cards Laid back… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 106 — Hara-tsuzumi (Belly Hand Drum)

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dVerse — quadrille 105 — Blue Reign

"Blue rain in a blue dream," by Elena Mosurak   Blue Reign My bony knee's strong, stubborn, crumpling your larynx. I'm Hades' magnet sucking your qi; your boom's whimpered. Such dark revelry for me as your life slips away: All Hail Box Crusher. Stupid paralyzed crowd is impotent to blue reign -- we kill as… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 105 — Blue Reign

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dVerse — quadrille — Unfixed

Unfixed show me how to live! the day I tried... fell on black days [a]live to rise my wave hunted down outshined head down burden in my hand heaven's dead black rain rusty cage the last remaining light nothing left to say but goodbye goodbye     Today is the three-year deathversary of Chris Cornell,… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Unfixed