November threatens forgetfulness of summer’s desire, the yearn, the yawn, the yes! of existence, with no! of “no shine, no butterflies, no bees”
with creak of knees, lines of face silver hair and brittle nails and yes! wintry death of all desire but for the joy in plenitude
carpe diem of eternity summering in You.
“Thus the snow loses its imprint in the sun.” (Dante, Paradiso)
For Cee's FOTD (Flower of the Day), a dahlia;
"No! Vember," d'verse's Poetics prompt, pays tribute to "No!" by Thomas Hood and asks that we take "a line from this poem and use it as springboard for a new poem." I chose "No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees."
Your pipe tobacco Sears like your red beard Against my skin Enflaming Swirling taut nostrils Your smoky grey eyes Promising new intrusions Of incense-breathing flame As we talk and the day softly fades Into an Orient-soaked night Where the moonflower opens and glows.
It’s good to be back at dVerse’s Poetics with guest host Jo who asks us to find inspiration in “a world of common scents”!
The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form with a syllabic meter of 3/5/3/3/7/5
Thy Peace on Christmas Day
finds me seeking peace
in Your love
surrounding me as refuge
from what is not You
For Cee's FOTD (flower of the day): December 25, 2021
Check out her beautiful Peruvian Lily
Cee says: "Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers."
Merry Christmas everyone!
In caverns of the skies broken nuts scattered their prize dawn-bright baby dragons blue between the fleece-clouds flew to grab their sun-crowned delight which storks and eagles’ flight brought upwards where they grew and sometimes they even knew to breathe a warm “thank you”!
De Jackson asks us to write a quadrille (44 words)
using some form of the word "crown"
Click on Mr. Linky to join in!
On Thanksgiving Day -2021- We call to You the glorious Three-in-One We praise You in verse in skill far from replete You whose love makes our contentment complete.
Photo for Cee's FOTD challenge, November 25, 2021: Roses
Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD): "Please feel free to post
every day or when you you feel like it.
Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts
gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers."