dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille 5

It is so good to be back after a long trip and visit to my ailing mother.  And today is World Poetry Day!  For today’s Quadrille, the prompt word is “melt”.  Submit your poem of exactly 44 words (not including title) and use the prompt word.  Come dance with us the Poetic Quadrille at:  http://dversepoets.com/2016/03/21/quadrille-5/

Melt into Spring
Melting into spring is
to melt into rosy flowers and
bright blue skies, drifting
along on clouds… –
To become one with the sound of
wind chimes, a hidden mocking bird
and the coo of doves.
To melt into spring is to melt
into love.

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 15:50:54

    Oh I love the though of becoming one with sound of windchimes… wonderful… many great spring poems today.


  2. Walt Wojtanik
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 17:21:29

    You had me at “melt”, Toni! Becoming one with spring is a joyous undertaking.


  3. Grace
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 18:00:37

    I love melting into spring and I can’t wait to hear the sounds of wind chimes and coo of doves ~ Good to see you back Toni ~


  4. Anna
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 18:02:47

    Lovely, all this poetry about spring is making me wistful, it is very cold with lots of snow where I live.


  5. The Literary Doc
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 18:09:48

    A great line about that hidden mocking bird. Mysterious and evocative.


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 21, 2016 @ 21:17:20

      I stood watching him inside the bush moving about and hearing him but he managed to keep from totally esposing himself. He is one of the more established ones. I whisled the opening notes to the XFiles theme and after a few times, he mocked…what fun!


  6. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 18:35:35

    Of course we are ahead of you as far as seaons…the mockingbirds, doves and finches rule…and the ducks are nesting.


  7. lox
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 18:42:26

    Beautiful. I love your line breaks and rhythm, especially toward the end.


  8. ghostmmnc
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 18:54:53

    So light and airy, just like a beautiful Spring day! It is sunny, windy, and warm here, and my wind chimes are tinkling, and the doves are in love! 🙂 Love your poem!


  9. whimsygizmo
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 20:36:32

    so much this:
    “melt into rosy flowers and
    bright blue skies”

    yes, please. gorgeous.


  10. Bodhirose
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 21:00:42

    All things pleasant about spring…wonderful!


  11. Candy
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 22:35:51

    a perfect longing for spring


  12. bkpyett
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 01:25:15



  13. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 03:48:21

    You’ve put me in a melting mood. Lovely.


  14. writersdream9
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 07:19:00

    Melting into Spring!! Love this! also, equating spring with love was divine!


  15. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 08:25:27

    Lovely – and the conclusion is perfect.


  16. Bryan Ens
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 08:52:07

    Love the shift from your opening line to your concluding one. Takes the reader full circle.


  17. Glenn Buttkus
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:58:40

    It amazes me how much each of us has packed into 44 words. This piece is both stunning & evocative. Spring is all rainfall here in NW WA state, but the plants are lapping it up (not so for my poor basement–the sump pumps are busy). I now am going out to find some new wind chimes for our covered deck.


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 25, 2016 @ 20:04:55

      New wind chimes seem like just what is needed. I bought a new set myself – longer, bigger brass tubes for a deeper sound….and of course, the tinkly kind that always to me sound like children laughing.


  18. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 11:12:33

    Chimes and mocking birds… sigh. Lovely images


  19. Bernice
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 12:44:52

    Hope you are doing well! I am glad it is spring and cannot wait for summer!


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 22, 2016 @ 12:48:30

      Hi! Well and hope you and yours are too. I am doing grilled chicken for Easter and using the wonderful Chiavettas. Every time I use it, I think of you and thank you for introducing and send a prayer your way :-). Happy Spring!


  20. Misky
    Mar 23, 2016 @ 07:45:34

    What a lovely idea; to melt into love. 🙂


  21. mtw
    Apr 18, 2016 @ 20:28:06

    this is such a gorgeous description of spring! it’s definitely one of my favorite season and you sum up what i love about it so well—budding colors and the bluest skies.


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