With Head In Hand

For Kerry’s Camera Flash Prompt on Real Toads. The form is a Quadrille, a poem of exactly 44 words, created by the poets at dVerse Poets Pub. usually a Quadrille consists of a prompted word. Today it consists of a photo.

With Head in Hand
I give you my thoughts and dreams.
I wish I could give you my heart
But alas,
I would die without it.
So I give you my visions,
My dreams,
My words,
My poetry, my heresy.
I give you the best that I have.

Bizarre pictures show 19th century photoshopping

 

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 16:13:56

    A fabulous take on the picture Toni! ❤️

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  2. SatyaPriya
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 17:04:53

    Wonderful!

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  3. Brendan
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 17:10:53

    That’s a trooper. I wonder if we all don’t whisper this, returning to the Imaginary Garden with our next poem.

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  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 18:41:20

    I wonder too… it sounds like this is the best we can give, and we continue giving… but maybe we are carving little piece of our heart every time…

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  5. Shawna
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 20:54:20

    “So I give you my visions,
    … my heresy.
    I give you the best that I have.”

    WOW. I LOVE that!!!

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  6. oldegg
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 22:41:19

    Stupid heart beating faster when love is involved whilst the brain controls all and even today we persist with that misnomer, whilst more obvious indicators are ignored.

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  7. Jim
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 01:15:19

    All of what I have is mine is yours except for my heart. Yours to have and hold, except for my heart.
    ..

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  8. Kerry
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 03:31:18

    I think this is an excellent interpretation of the photo! Really well done.

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  9. kim881
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 04:38:01

    ‘With Head in Hand’ – a brilliant title, Toni, and very Oscar Wilde. I especially love the lines:
    ‘My poetry, my heresy.
    I give you the best that I have’.

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  10. Vivian Zems
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 13:29:09

    So inspiring! It reads like a prayer..somehow. Beautiful!

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  11. Pat: willow88switches
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 13:53:35

    poetry as heresy? I really like the idea – and I think this is just so apt and well placed in this poem …. and as others have noted, a very cool reading of the image – it has a distinct flavour to it – I suspect perhaps, Wilde was more than walking with the title in hand, and yet, the words are still yours.

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  12. Charmed Chaos
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 15:28:57

    Really beautiful write Toni.And I love the title.

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  13. Sherry Blue Sky
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 17:41:43

    THIS is WONDERFUL! You do give the best that you have, when you give those things.

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  14. Wendy Bourke
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 19:14:02

    Awesome! You have written to the prompt eloquently – and pinned your words brilliantly – and movingly – to an intriguing, nuanced title.

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  15. Mary
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 21:53:12

    Ah, I like your poem. Less gruesome than many of the contributions. Smiles. Visions, dreams, and words are good gifts!

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  16. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 22:52:56

    Oh, that’s such a great take on this prompt!

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  17. KB
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 00:52:18

    With head in hand, chuckling here

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  18. coalblack
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 15:02:02

    I like your approach to the photo, Toni. It’s like a mini-manifesto.

    Reply

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