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dVerse Prosery # 2 – The Moon

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dVerse Prosery # 2 – The Moon

Prosery #2

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This is for dVerse Poets. To find out more, click the above link.

The instructions are from Sarah, and the poem the line is taken from is called, “Full Moon”, by Alice Oswald.

The Prosery prompt starts with a line taken from a poem, and asks you to write a piece of flash fiction incorporating that line, in full, somewhere in the piece of prose. To make it a little more challenging there’s a word limit of 144 words.

I dreamt I was the moon

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They say the moon is made of cheese, but I don’t believe it any more.

Back when I was a kid, my dad built his own telescope. I loved watching him grind the lenses, taking a large white plumbing pipe, and putting it all together. He checked out books from the library to find out how to do it.

When it was finished, we took it outside on dark nights to gaze up at the stars, the planets, and the moon. The moon’s craters were beautifully shadowed against the bright reflective moon light.

My imagination went wild, thinking of other worlds in the universe. If I could just reach out there … touch them.

Visions filled me with wonder as I fell asleep.

I dreamt I was the moon.

And the truth was revealed. The moon was not made of cheese. I know that now.

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word count 144

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Haunted

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“Haunted”

Creaky floors

Creaky doors

Noisy ghosts abound

Graveyard near

Fuels your fear

Ghosts do swirl around

Skritchy scratch

Unlocked latch

A eerie, ghostly sound

Draw the curtain

Must be certain

Ghosts remain underground

House so creaky

Ghosts so freaky

Try not to come unwound

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille # 43 (write to the prompt word ‘creak’, and use only 44 words)

Quadrille #43

Thanks for hosting, Grace!

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DREAMTIME

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DREAMTIME

Flicker me a smile

With your eyes, beguile

Perchance to dreamtime

Throw me a lifeline

I’m drowning in your love

Flicker your touch upon my cheek

You are everything, all I seek

I’m drowning in your love

Flicker your love light

Save me, love

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Happy 6th Anniversary to dVerse Poets!

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For dVerse Poets, Quadrille # 36. Write a poem in 44 words, using the prompt, ‘flicker’.

Happy 6th Anniversary & Quadrille #36

Thanks for the prompt, Grace!

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JUMP RIGHT IN

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JUMP RIGHT IN

Jump rope jingles

Recited in rhyme

One, two, three,

Will you be mine?

Double Dutch fun,

Then over-head

Hot pepper is fast,

Your face turns red

Chanted in cadence

To keep up the pace

Trip over your feet,

And lose your place.

NO!

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for dVerse Poets – Quadrille # 35 – Pepper … use the word pepper in your poem of 44 words.

Quadrille #35

Thanks for the prompt, Kim!

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STORMY

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STORMY

I named him Stormy, King of the World

My best friend, when I was a girl

I cried and cried when Stormy died

No longer was he by my side

Now, nothing could ever be the same

Never more to call his name

Stormy

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for dVerse Poets – use the word storm or any variation in your poem

https://dversepoets.com/2017/06/05/quadrille-34/

Thanks for the prompt De (Whimsygizmo)

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SOUL SOUNDS – for dVERSE POETS

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SOUL SOUNDS

I feel the sounds of quiet nights

Deep within my soul

I thrill to trills of cricket’s chirps

A symphony so bold

I listen to the stars on high

Pulsars emitting silent sighs

I hear breathing, soft breezes blowing

Our souls are all knowing

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille Poetry # 33 –  Poem in 44 words – Sounds – https://dversepoets.com/2017/05/22/sound-off-dverse-quadrille-33/

Thanks for hosting, Victoria!

(photo by Skeezer at Pixabay)

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CLARITY

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CLARITY

Stars speak of lonliness

Aloneness

A spark to ignite the night

Light

Stars speak in constellations

Elations

Look up to find the answers

Answers

Stars echo in solidarity

Clarity

Among the vast unknown

Shown

Stars will guide the way

Way

You are not alone

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 32

Quadrille #32

Prompt word – use the word ‘echo’ in your poem of only 44 words

Thanks for hosting the Q44, De! 🙂

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I AM NOT AFRAID

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I AM NOT AFRAID

Listen…silence is broken

Lone lobo laments his lonliness

In the still of the sultry night

I am not afraid

Moon flowers look to the stars above

Heat lightning foretells the future

Storm a’coming; I feel it in my bones

I am not afraid

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille (44 words) # 31 – Still

Use the word ‘still’ in any form we’d like, in a poem only 44 words long.

Quadrille #31

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19 MILES to BAGHDAD

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19 MILES to BAGHDAD

19 miles to Baghdad,

I don’t feel so all alone…

Sometimes I get to talk to you,

Via the video-phone.

19 miles to Baghdad, and

I’m writing you this postcard,

Just to take away the fear…

Actually, it’s not so hard.

19 Miles to Baghdad, and

One thing I’ll never hear,

Is G.I.s writing home to say,

Wish you were here.

19 Miles to Baghdad, and

This I’m proud to say…

We’re over here protecting you all,

in the whole U. S. A.

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As blossoms bouquet

A smell of dirty, red wind

Immense bombs stagger

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DRIZZLE A RAINBOW

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DRIZZLE A RAINBOW

Drizzle a rainbow, shiny and bright

Let us rejoice in that wondrous sight

Drizzle a rainbow, in the bluest of skies

A schmear of colors excite our eyes

Gaze upward, outward, refresh your mind

Drizzle peace and tranquility

Over all mankind

Drizzle a rainbow

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For dVerse Poets – Drizzle – Quadrille 44 Words

Thanks, Mish, for hosting.

Quadrille #30

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