dVerse Poetics: Wish you were here

Today De is hosting our prompt. We are to write “post card poetry” – think: micro poetry. to and from poetry, postcards from the (l)edge (thanks De!). Being the purist I am I decided to use some postcard sized index cards on to write my poetry to ensure it would actually fit on a postcard. Come by and visit! We wish you were with us! http://dversepoets.com/2017/04/18/tuesday-poetics-wish-you-were-here/ thank you De for this amazing prompt and exercise in brevity.

the summer moon bursts
from behind the clouds – startled
an owl takes flight

heavy blossoms pull down the branches
of trees by the river.
higher blossoms weep down their petals
upon the surface of the river
in which the submerged blossoms drown.
dead leaves cover the earth
beneath the trees.
Sharp winds blow
removing the corpses of winter.

The heavens dazzle on
this warm spring night –
At the edge of the yard
an errant flicker of white on black.
A whisper of breeze touches my face.
Ghost of Nobody’s Cat
halts then moves on

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whimsygizmo
    Apr 18, 2017 @ 18:36:34

    I LOVE these, Toni. I knew you would rock this tiny prompt. That “Ghost of Nobody’s Cat” both haunts and delights me.


  2. ghostmmnc
    Apr 18, 2017 @ 18:47:46

    Wonderful images here, and especially the ghost cat! Love this, as we have a possible ghost cat here! We were just talking about it! 🙂


  3. frankhubeny
    Apr 18, 2017 @ 21:32:32

    I liked the second one best about the corpses of winter being removed. Of course the ghost of Nobody’s Cat was pretty good also as well as the moon scaring the owl.


  4. rosemawrites
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 02:42:11

    “Ghost of Nobody’s Cat”

    ooooooh. this is epic. plus the imagery!


  5. paul scribbles
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 04:21:14

    Nicely penned Toni. The ghost of nobody’s cat whispers from the words too.


  6. Bryan Ens
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 08:52:50

    3 lovely postcards. I love how “in the moment” they ask seem to be


  7. kim881
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 11:28:30

    Love your postcards, Toni, especially the haiku, and so pleased to see Nobody’s Cat haunting the breeze.


  8. whippetwisdom
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 12:11:07

    These are beautiful Toni and I especially love your sensory postcard from Nobody’s Cat, letting you know that he is still around xxx


  9. Victoria C. Slotto
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 17:21:52

    I so appreciate the sensory details in these exquisite snippets. My fav:
    Sharp winds blow
    removing the corpses of winter


  10. Charley
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 22:28:09

    There is much I could point out in your poem that is pleasing to the senses. It is all well done.


  11. Sreeja Harikrishnan
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 23:19:44

    Absolutely loved this…beautiful lines…so poetic!


  12. maria
    Apr 20, 2017 @ 01:04:43

    “The heavens dazzle on
    this warm spring night –”

    Such beautiful imagery. Excellent piece, Toni! ❤


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