Quadrille Monday #32

At dVerse Poets Pub, De is hosting our quadrille. A quadrille is a poem of 44 words exactly, not including the title and usually includes a prompt word. Today the word is “echo”. this is my last post for awhile as my mother is not doing well and I am taking a hiatus away from dVerse Poets Pub. Blessings on all of you. I will be seeing you all again next month. http://dversepoets.com/2017/05/08/quadrille-32/

Room 214
the elderly woman sits in her wheelchair
looking out the window at the birds
on the birdfeeder.
her mind is filled with echoes and shadows
of years, times, and people past.
her daughter brushes her hair.
voices echo from other rooms.
she drifts asleep.

Quadrille Monday – Kanzen44

Monday is Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub.  Lillian is our pubtender and has given us the prompt of writing our autobiography – in exactly 44 words.  This time there is no prompt word, just us in 44 words. I cheated a bit and used some words that I hyphenated.  Hey!  Exactly 44 words to say who you are?  Yeah, right.  So come to dVerse Poets Pub and find out about some of your favorite poets.  Pub opens at 3:00 pm EST Monday.

South meets East –
Loyal loving daughter-wife-friend
Respecter of ancient tradition
disdainful of Americanized-haiku-tanka-haibun
Tree climber and observer of nature
Swimmer in Amanogawa*
Weaver of words and food
Protector-feeder of innocent and helpless
Follows 10 Commandments and bushido
Lover of cold red sunrises and snow

*Japanese for River of Heaven/Milky Way


copyright kanzensakura Kanzen in the snow 1957

copyright kanzensakura
Kanzen in the snow 1957

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