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dVerse — set — brooder

burnished fluff above cream and white sets on fashioned straw bright amber eyes under textured soft red tilt, watch, and wait doughy hand curls around, lifts, tosses henkibble. squawk! instant ejection, propulsion, gobbling, distracted, reveals six oval promises -- promises that will soon be kept     I remember the few years we kept chickens.… Continue reading dVerse — set — brooder

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dVerse — quadrille — Immortal Osmium

Motorcycle purrs, waits, buttery leather jacket Crooning at dusk to the hens Finding coral mushrooms in moss under the pines Wet splishes and creaks sailing under moonlight Picking raspberries while riding mini-bikes Priceless, terrible memories will never be extinguished. Punctuations within hell won't die. Linda is the host for dVerse today.  Linda says: [T]oday I… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Immortal Osmium

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dVerse — quadrille — Death Star

Headaches and dizziness Effected her peace Time for CAT: Astrocytoma. Death Star. Do or Die To battle Stations! Masked heroes prepare Sterile theater to end Sinuated Chthulu's Shine; brave Dr. Ulysses lasered All but nicked her amygdala. Fearless now, she fights all day long....   WhimsyGizmo (aka De) is today's host of dVerse.  De says:… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Death Star

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dVerse — tranquility — one day one life amongst the others

one day one life amongst the others sheltered indoors plants absorb and dream wind chasers whishing outdoors greens bunnies browse tender clover green and pink bees hum away other blooms to drink jays and chipmunks inchoate punctuate tranquillity's prose heads' billowy roofs feets' crunchy paths we meander between heaven and earth   Lillian is the… Continue reading dVerse — tranquility — one day one life amongst the others

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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 — quadrille #84 — quatrain — Freckle Deep

freckle deep so swirled the spell blood hues imbued canvas infused a treasure tell languid cloak fold upon fold texture behold master stroke hourglasses tell soulblasted veneer etched forgery – tear, one by one, fell senses asleep heart overwrought account overdrawn on love a freckle deep   Mish is the host of dVerse today.  Mish… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #84 — quatrain — Freckle Deep

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dVerse — quadrille — Gold to Straw

image link Moe, street corner barber, cuts hair for free on Tuesdays. Jonah, who lives in a nearby alley, sits. Fabio hair, dumptruck face cut locks glimmer like falling spun gold  in sun. Piles of straw land. Spell now broken, the frog hops away.   Grace is the host of dVerse today.  Grace says: For… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Gold to Straw

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dVerse — quadrille — dragon — rising

image link De Jackson is the host of dVerse today for Quadrille Monday.  De says: Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. “Ancient Japanese lore describes Koi fish swimming up a massive waterfall called 'The Dragon Gate.' If they reach the… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — dragon — rising

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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 — quadrille — Hungry

image link Frank is the host of dVerse today. Frank says: The word for the quadrille today is “troll” or any variation or arrangement of it somehow in your poem. So. To get to the point, to participate write a 44-word quadrille using some variation of the word “troll” in the poem. Frank, I took… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Hungry