Blue Egg Sky

Kim is prompting us for the Quadrille at dVerse today. What is a quadrille? It is a poetry form unique to dVerse Poets Pub – excluding the title the poem must consist of exactly 44 words and use the prompted word. Kim has given us the delightful word – egg. Come join us.  I am also posting this on Real Toads.

Blue Egg Sky
Blue as the eggs of a blackbird
Or catbird the sky cracked open
and poured out spring.
yellow yolk of sun swirled itself
in the blue – a cracked egg of joy –
these birds lived and sang
and flew up into
white albumen clouds

stock photo


31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. paul scribbles
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 15:34:39

    A vivid impressionistic painting of a Spring vision.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 15:47:28

    Love how you painted the spring with eggs… exactly like this it should be, a praise for the rebirth that happens just now.


  3. Laura Bloomsbury
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 15:55:44

    sorry but this really is eggcellent – loved every line


  4. annell4
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 16:03:16

    Your poem is as beautiful as the blue egg sky! One might say the egg is the beginning, beginning of the birds, beginning of spring, perhaps the beginning of all things.


  5. kim881
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 16:27:35

    Blue eggs are so enchanting, Toni, and so is your Quadrille. I love the lines:
    ‘…the sky cracked open
    and poured out spring’
    ‘white albumen clouds’.


  6. erbiage
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 16:37:40

    Ah the big yolk in the sky


  7. Jane Dougherty
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 16:45:55

    We share similar imagery with this one. I especially like the spring pouring out of your cracked open egg.


  8. Frank Hubeny
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 16:51:25

    I like the idea of those blue eggs upon hatching flying into the clouds.


  9. sarahsouthwest
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 16:59:36

    Fabulous extended metaphor, all those eggy images, and the idea of spring pouring from a cracked egg – glorious.


  10. sanaarizvi
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 17:07:45

    I adore the idea of yellow yolk of sun swirling into the blue 💖 Exquisite write.


  11. Jo Aylard
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 17:32:48

    ‘and poured out spring’ – I loved this phrase!


  12. Waltermarks
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 17:35:50

    Spring was born here, I think. All the allusions to eggs are just eggciting


  13. Bekkie Sanchez
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 17:59:43

    A blue, yellow and white poem. I thought it lovely!


  14. Grace
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 18:06:51

    Love the appearance of spring as: a cracked egg of joy !


  15. Neeraj Khanka
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 18:57:19

    “in the blue – a cracked egg of joy”- loved it 🙂


  16. Truedessa
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 20:38:55

    You have captured the magic of those blue eggs – cracked with joy! This brought a smile.


  17. Vivian Zems
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 20:46:57

    Lovely… I smiled at ‘the white albumen clouds’. ( I’m going to practice this a bit in my writing). Good job 🙂


  18. lynn__
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 21:45:43

    A joyful poem of spring…love that blue egg sky!


  19. rothpoetry
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 22:42:22

    The white albumen sky… great description!


  20. Gospel Isosceles
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 06:00:42

    The swirling yellows, blues, and whites with the contrast of the blackbirds in the foreground makes for a lovely image of freedom.


  21. lillian
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 06:44:36

    I wish you were here with me, Toni. You would have heard the audible sigh I just made, as I finished reading this. Beautiful. And I LOVE the last line….but I love it all!


  22. Candy
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 16:41:59

    Oh, oh, oh … love how you worked the egg into beautiful Spring


  23. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 17:33:07

    This is so very beautiful, Toni. I love the vivid description of the sky breaking open and spring coming in. You make me miss being getting away from winter cold. Sort of.


  24. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 17:37:34

    Oh, what a gorgeous poem!


  25. Mish
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 20:19:46

    Wow…I love what you’ve done here, Toni. The “sky cracked open and poured out spring” and the sun as yolk. Gorgeous imagery!


  26. sreeja Harikrishnan
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 01:47:38

    beautifully written….like a painting..!!


  27. merrildsmith
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 07:47:00

    Love spring imagery–spring pouring out from the sky.


  28. Misky
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 09:54:32

    “poured out spring” … yes indeed! Love that.


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