Quadrille #2 – Sleepy Afternoon

Today, the magic word at dVerse Quadrille prompt is: lull. Come join us and submit your own 44 word poem containing “lull”. This is a new feature prompt at the dVerse Poets Pub. Come join in and also see the lovely video Bjorn took of his wife skating. http://dversepoets.com/2016/02/08/11556/

a warm summer day
lazing in a hammock
stretched between two
trees – drowsy drone of bees
and scent of honeysuckle and clover
can lull even the busiest of minds
into fragrant repose.
A distant lawnmower says
Get Busy!
I gnore. I am lulled.

public domain book illustration

public domain book illustration

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 15:57:17

    Ha.. usually those lawnmovers would move the lull out of me… I think you are a dedicated luller.


  2. Mary
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 16:04:51

    Yes, sometimes it is more important to enjoy the scent of honeysuckle and clover!


  3. Shawna
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 16:16:54

    I love this. Some very clever line breaks in there. 🙂


  4. Linda Kruschke
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 16:27:00

    How peaceful! I love the “drowsy drone of bees.” I could hear the sound and smell the honeysuckle. Thanks for showing us that sometimes the repose of being lulled can be a good and peaceful thing. Peace, Linda


  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 16:35:53

    It is so powerful when we can give ourselves permission to be lulled. Without those days of active repose, our bodies get ill and let us know it’s time. The whole idea of Sabbath…at least part of it, anyway.


  6. Candy
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 16:50:55

    ah, you’ve lulled us into a peaceful feeling


  7. georgeplace2013
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 17:07:50

    That sounds wonderful and I could ignore that lawnmower, too.


  8. Grace
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 17:55:25

    Gosh I will be lulled too into fragrant repose ~ Love the 44 words ~


    • kanzensakura
      Feb 08, 2016 @ 17:58:59

      Thank you! Even I am tired of winter and bad weather – I needed a break from winter, bad news, negativity – something light and restful. This is the happy place I frequently visit. You are welcome to come along any time!


  9. lillian
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 18:34:59

    oooh, I am there! Love the “drowsy drone of bees.” One thing I have told my children and husband for many many years: never never buy me a hammock! I know myself, and I would laze away oh so many days! Or should say “daze!”
    I just so relaxed with this one….


  10. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 18:45:59

    can lull even the busiest of
    minds into fragrant repose.

    Perfect set of lines very aptly supported by the image, kanzen!



  11. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 18:49:17

    And what a lovely lulling it is!


  12. Glenn Buttkus
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 18:50:32

    A sparkling joyous Q44, & being retired, I can achieve that lull very quickly; seem to need it now more than ever. You must be good at meditation too. I can never really still the inner voice(s).


    • kanzensakura
      Feb 08, 2016 @ 18:54:45

      Hard to do it at times! But having so much to do and people to take care of, it is hard to stand down. When I get a chance now, I have learned to embrace the lull. In fact to go on lull hunts!


  13. ShirleyB
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 20:01:18

    You set the scene perfectly with this gentle verse, then WHAM – the *%”*& lawnmower starts!


  14. Bodhirose
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 21:47:10

    This made me take a nice, big breath of laziness. Yes, embrace the lull! You never know when the call to activity will rear its head.


  15. ghostmmnc
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 22:21:45

    Sounds so relaxing to be in that hammock! I’ve never been in one, and would probably fall out, but it sounds so nice! 🙂 Great poem!


  16. Sumana Roy
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 04:19:44

    a perfect paradise except for the lawnmower 🙂


  17. Misky
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 05:42:08

    I am really looking forward to those lulling day, Hayes. 🙂


  18. writersdream9
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 07:41:59

    What an enjoyable read! I’m about ready to be lulled!


  19. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 08:12:31

    Oh how I wish it were just such a day.


  20. welshstream
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 10:35:12

    How we long for those days when we can be gloriously lulled into a more relaxed way …nice take


  21. whimsygizmo
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 13:42:34

    YES. Staying lulled takes a great deal of ignoring some days. Love this.


  22. mishunderstood
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 22:46:03

    Aww…this is the life. The last line made me smile. 🙂


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