dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille Monday

Today is Quadrille Monday here at the dVerse Poets Pub.  Victoria is our prompter and pubtender for today.  She is prompting us to use the word “open” in our poems or any derivative thereof:  opened, opening. opens, opener.  A quadrille is a short poetic form consisting of exactly 44 words using the prompted word.  The title does not count in the word count.  Come join us for some remarkable short and easily read poem on the dVerse site.  Who knows?  You might just discover you enjoy poetry! http://dversepoets.com/2016/09/12/opening-to-the-muse-dverse-quadrille-16/

Open my eyes to blue
Open my eyes to blue
open my heart to the swirling freedom
of blue
open my soul to the ocean in the sky
to the rich blue
and swirling white capped waves
crashing against trees. fields –
buildings, mountains
Open my eyes to blue

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura



58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 14:50:45

    I especially like how you sandwiched the beautiful openings between the lines “open my eyes to blue.” Such a relaxing color and poem–might be a good time to surround yourself in blue, Toni.


  2. Linda Kruschke
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:07:56

    Just yesterday my son asked, “What if the sky was green instead of blue? How would that change the emotions we assign to colors?” I suppose if that were the case, you’d have to open your eyes to green, but it wouldn’t have quite the same ring as this lovely Quadrille.


  3. whimsygizmo
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:11:19

    Swoooooo. You KNOW I love this. ❤


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:14:18

    I do like the sense of blue.. no blues in blue…


  5. MarinaSofia
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:21:35

    My favourite colour, so how can I not appreciate this poem?!


  6. Glenn Buttkus
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:47:59

    We sky watchers applause you, for lying in the grass scoping the sky is the essence of meditation & contemplation; love your line /open my soul to the ocean in the sky/. Puts me in mind of the ocean within.


  7. sarahsouthwest
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:53:24

    Oh lovely. We should open to the sky more often.


  8. freyathewriter
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 15:54:04

    I love the hauntig repetition.


  9. Sanaa Rizvi
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 16:29:19

    The color in itself is so soothing and tranquil.. as is your poem ❤ Beautiful!


  10. Dr. Crystal Howe
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 16:45:28

    Beautiful, TOni, with repetition like a mantra.


  11. ihatepoetry
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 17:00:31

    Loved this very much.


  12. ladyleemanila
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 17:09:22

    beautiful poem and colour, Toni 🙂


  13. Anita Lubesh
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 17:34:42

    The repetition had such a lovely lilt to it. Beautiful words.


  14. Bodhirose
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 19:22:52

    There’s beauty in your poem and also I sense a real strength too…almost like your essence is fueled by that blue, Toni.


  15. thotpurge
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 20:30:35

    open my soul to the ocean in the sky…love that..


  16. thotpurge
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 20:31:31

    open my soul to the ocean in the sky..love that


  17. purplepeninportland
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 22:53:06

    The ocean is my blue world. I love this, Toni!


  18. Sumana Roy
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 00:43:38

    such a gorgeous touch of an unblemished world with beauty and power in every line….


  19. Mish
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 01:01:35

    The blue of the sky always calms me…makes me feel like my life is not enclosed, but infinite in possibilities, imagination and hope. You have captured that feeling for me in this quadrille.


  20. kim881
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 03:03:24

    Reminds me of Joni Mitchell:

    ‘Blue, songs are like tattoos
    You know I’ve been to sea before
    Crown and anchor me
    Or let me sail away

    Blue, here is a shell for you
    Inside you’ll hear a sigh
    A foggy lullaby
    There is your song from me’


  21. maria
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 05:31:08

    Ah, I need this scene now. It’s been raining real hard here.


  22. Bryan Ens
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 08:25:54

    Wow. Love the clouds as “waves of white”. So much beauty in clouds against that wonderful blue!


  23. mother wintermoon
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 11:04:08

    So soothing and uplifting… Lovely writing style and turns of phrase. The sky’s the limit when you open to the blue.


  24. Brian
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 12:02:51

    gray and white puppies
    gambol through wide open blue
    bark at distant stars


  25. Truedessa
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 20:24:20

    Open my eyes to blue – this is just heavenly


  26. rosemawrites
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 22:45:07

    this colorful lovely piece sounds like a wonderful song to me. ❤


  27. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Sep 14, 2016 @ 05:14:22

    Blue can be most mesmerizing a color, so serene and peaceful and not just a color of love! Truly said Toni!



  28. Susan Anderson
    Sep 15, 2016 @ 14:20:39

    Just returned from a week at the oceanside, and this one fit my mood perfectly.


  29. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Sep 17, 2016 @ 04:29:28

    Oh yes!


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