Monday, February 27, 2017

Squiggly by fireflies





here is home-
windows turning to clouds
warmed by steaming chicken broth

couch holding storybooks
with giant hands and feet

walls squiggly-marked with pink-
beds giggled-soft by pillows-

floors hiding burpy 
belly laughter

and ceiling lights- 
fireflies
bright as wiggling-balloons
going 
up
& away




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Quadrille - 44 word post with the word GIGGLE.  Come and join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.   Hosted by De Jackson.

36 comments:

  1. I love what you see in a home... there are so many possibilities to giggle and laugh... we need that.

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  2. A little humor found in the day can go a long way

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  3. Oh, Grace. This fills me with a sort of helium-hope. THANK YOU. So much to love here. I think that "burpy belly laughter" is my favorite.

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  4. Just lovely, sweet & poetic--love the line /beds giggled soft by pillows/. The right amount of whimsey, with a message as soft as a grandchild's lips; with slobber & giggle included.

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  5. The giant hands and feet of the couch are fantastic!

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  6. What a warm home, I love the 'windows turning to clouds warmed by steaming chicken broth' and your 'beds giggled-soft by pillows' :o)

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  7. I liked the fireflies flying away like wiggling balloons.

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  8. I love your description of home, especially windows turning to clouds with the steam of chicken broth.
    Giggly homes are lovely!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  9. This is delightful ... a real sense of snugness here. Lovely take on the prompt

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  10. Oh this is an absolute treat!!❤️

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  11. The kind of laughter and observation only children are capable of.

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  12. I love the sound of children laughing. Giggling. Playing. This describes that so very well. Nicely done.

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  13. 'Beds giggled soft by pillows' is such a lovely line

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  14. This is lovely, Grace, radiating warmth and comfort from the 'steaming chicken broth', the giant hands of the couch and the 'beds giggled-soft by pillows'. The firefly balloons give the ending such a lift - I'm so glad it ends on a beautiful light note.

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  15. Delightful Grace, smiles all round..

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  16. What a nice happy home this is! I love the lines in this and the happiness and giggles and fireflies - all of it.

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  17. DoWn in these pARts
    girl giggles are a thing
    of the past and
    present
    allowed
    in school
    and on the
    playground too..
    Thanks God Boys can
    actually Giggle now too..
    as who the F can take reaLiTy
    seriouSlY now.. Trump it with a Giggle
    is all
    tHeRe
    is left to do..;)

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  18. You paint a cozy picture. I like it.

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  19. Hey, we're you watching my afternoons with my grandkids? Lovely setting.

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  20. A comforting picture of home. Such a nice feeling. :)

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  21. I especially love the couch holding storybooks with giant hands and feet! Best kind of couch ever!

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  22. Taken away by happiness. Delightful

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  23. Giggle is a wonderful word and you have created such a joyful, cozy, vespertine capture with it. ~ sigh ~ lovely.

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  24. Ah Grace, what a gift is children's laughter. This is delightful.

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  25. This poem is certified, Giggly. I love 'burpy belly laughter'.

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  26. Love the image of giggling softening the pillows!

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  27. Chicken broth and storybooks...it doesn't get much better than that!

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  28. LOVE this description of a snuggly, comfortable, nurturing home! :) sigh...
    would that this kind of home could be had by everyone!
    Leaving to return to Boston this afternoon....so just reading a few giggles before sitting on our deck overlooking the harbor one last morn. Shall finish today's reading from yesterday and today (giggles and mementos) in my comfy Boston den....missing these aquamarine waters till next year.
    Your poem makes our leaving easier....as my den, our home, has this comfy feel! :)

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  29. This makes me think of parents with small children having a tickle war :)

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  30. oh that's lovely...warm home...I see little girls playing!

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  31. Such a lovely vision of home--warm, comforting, and full of joy!
    I love: "beds giggled-soft by pillows-

    floors hiding burpy
    belly laughter"

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  32. A beautifully warm and soft portrait of a home where laughter is welcome and plentiful.

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  33. You didn't mention children but I pictured them in this home nonetheless.

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  34. I could use a cup of warm chicken broth...

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