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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

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dVerse — quadrille — Guess what I am

https://youtu.be/yg08_C307Ag   Guess what I am Silly: makes toddlers laugh bats its eyelashes at somberness climbs into Terry Gilliam's open skull sits on the window ledge and swings its legs scrunches your face when I tickle you dances in sunlight with bullfrogs plays badminton blindfolded creates Fierce Creatures whistles out-of-tune   clip from "Fierce Creatures"… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Guess what I am

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dVerse — quadrille #102 — Tapestry

Tapestry Fuzzy crimson splotches Warped blossoms Viral entanglements Crude pills on the weft Tactile levity severed Too many hanging threads Dangling dust magnets I need a good shake Laid on the line Chill breeze Tightening my weave Beaten with purpose Until my surface is flush   Mish is today's host for dVerse.  Mish says: Pen… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #102 — Tapestry

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dVerse — Active Calming

Active Calming Alarm and anxiety's fingers, like those of ravening zombies, reach through my consciousness, determined to steal light from day. I push to snap their menacing pathways closed to keep them away. Their faces press up against the transparent barrier as they pound without tiring.   De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is today's host for… Continue reading dVerse — Active Calming

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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