Notes of sand (a quadrille)

The susurration of sea-waves on the shore
leaves the sand salty, sulphury and citrusy
the sun gilds the grains in glittering golden glow
moonlight; sapphire-silvery, sweet
imbues the beach with shimmery, pearlescence
but it is the stardust that imparts
that pepperiness to the sand.

Written for Sadje’s wdys and dVerse quadrille Monday. Today I am the host and we have to write a poem if exactly 44 words including the word pepper or any form of it.

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Dear Mom (a quadrille)

I am me but also your reflection
forever your shadow
mimicking your actions

then one day, will come into my own

and be shadowed by my reflection
the same love mirrored
in two pairs of brown eyes

life is all about mirrors and shadows.

Written for dVerse quadrille Monday and Sadje’s wdys. Today’s host, Merril, asks us to write a quadrille of exactly 44 words and include the word mirror or its other forms in it.

The list (a quadrille)

Pic courtesy The Indian Express

The reading list for the impending summer-break;
the eclectic choices of kids
bring a subtle smile on the librarian’s face

dusty editions from the hoary archives
would be thumbed frequently
he was glad to see reading back
into the map of young ones’ consciousness.

Written for dVerse quadrille Monday. Today’s host, De, asks us to write a quadrille of exactly 44 words, including the word map in it. My quadrille is a nod to Bj√∂rn and his librarian.

Also for Eugi’s moonwashed weekly prompt.

Rebellion (a quadrille)

He was gentle;
he gave me wings
and set me free
to fly, to own the sky

Much later;
many years later
I found he had harshly
clipped mom’s wings
and caged her

Aghast, I voiced dissent;
a revolutionary act
I was branded ungrateful.

Written for dVerse quadrille Monday. Today’s host, Kim, asks us to write a quadrille including the word revolution in it.

Also joining in Sadje’s wdys.

Zive n ziggle (a quadrille) (NaPoWriMo)

Pic courtesy Freepik

Boom shaka-laka shaka boom
let’s have a party, let’s all groove
Ah! Lemme take my magic mushroom
Boom shaka-laka shaka boom
Come Zippy, Zappy, Zesty, Zoom
C’mon baby, show zany moves
Boom shaka-laka shaka boom
let’s have a party, let’s all groove!

Written for dVerse quadrille Monday and NaPoWriMo day 4 prompts. A quadrille with the word zoom in the form of a triolet.

A shift (a quadrille)

I will allow my tongue to come unstuck from my palate
to sing in a quavering contralto freely
I will shake off nervousness and phantom fears
to let delicate butterflies in my stomach guide me
I refuse to be a sceneshifter on your stage.

Written for dVerse quadrille Monday. Today’s host, Mish, has asked us to write a quadrille using the word shift.

A chance encounter ( a quadrille)

A chance encounter

It was at a crossing
when looking askance
quizzical eyes met
wide saucer-eyes
a heart skipped
a nose quivered
excited hands flapped
pert ears cocked
but what sealed the deal
was the audible gasp
by the pigtailed human
and the doggy heart just flipped!

Written for Sadje’s wdys and dVerse quadrille Monday. Today’s host has asked us to write a quadrille with the word gasp in it.

Starry-eyed no more ( a quadrille)

Promised a star-spangled life, I floated dreamily
at dusk memories twinkled merrily like stars
but nefarious moon showed her dark side
her littered paraphernalia leaves welts on my heart
looking ahead for signs of life beyond stardust
(starry-eyed no more), I brace for dawn.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, De has asked us to write a quadrille which must have the word star.

Morning (a quadrille)

(From Unsplash)

The dark blanket of night cast away
waning moon waved goodbye
morning delicately stretches and blushes
kissed softly by the scarlet sun

shooing away the last of twinkling, giggling stars
she twirls her cerulean skirt
shot with pastel hues,
scalloped with lacy candyfloss clouds.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, Mish, has asked us to write a quadrille which must have the word candy.

Feeling fuzzy ( a quadrille)

(From Bright Side)

When dark wintry thoughts plague
I snuggle into your comforting words
to feel sanity restored

The quilt of your reassuring words
is enough to keep me cosy
during harsh cold nights

Your forever loving embrace
is the talisman that always
keeps me warm and safe.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, Li, has asked ust write a quadrille including the word “warm“.