Tuesday, April 9, 2019

April rain



you river me with life
stirring pulse gritted by sands
i bloom, wild as purple loosestrife

on grassy fields, i strive
leaving pathways of badlands
you river me with life

my scars receded, no longer strife
my bones knitted strong, see my hands 
blooming pink, as purple loosestrife

i potted thyme, parsley and chives
i kneaded bread, buttered thick in pans
you river me with life

with rain water fresh and rife
with dewdrops & sunsets, so grand
i bloom wild,  as purple loosestrife

past fades, withering dull knife
sky is gloriously hued, not bland 
you river me with life
i bloom, wild as purple loosestrife






Photo by Grace@Everyday Amazing




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Water, water everywhere with guest host Linda Lee Lyberg.  The theme we are to write about is life sustaining water, in any of its three forms- solid, liquid, or gas.  My poem is written in villanelle form as part of our Poetry Form.  Please join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.

18 comments:

  1. Grace, what a lovely flowing villanelle. I love the line 'you river me with life'. And I had to look up loosestrife- I had never heard of it. Marvelous!

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  2. Nice of you to prep us for MTB this week. Your Villanelle is sturdy, and you made it work well for you. You had me at /leaving pathways of badlands/.

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  3. I love "you river me with life." What a wonderful image that creates (and sets up). A lovely villanelle, Grace.

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  4. Your metaphors were very compelling, and your form was captivating. I have a lot to learn.

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  5. This is enchanting and engaging Grace. love the use of river as a verb. It’s a broad expanse of action as such! Excellent!

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  6. The water of life runs through us and around us in every aspect of our life! Well done Grace!

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  7. I like the thought of blooming as loosestrife.

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  8. How wonderful there are still place like this on Earth and in the heart.

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  9. Grace, I agree with Linda. I love the line "You river me with life," and though I have photographed loosestrife, I did not know what it was called. Thanks for teaching me something new, and for doing it so eloquently. :) --Abigail

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  10. The rhythm of rain and beautiful images.

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  11. Love the image of the purple loosestrife.

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  12. Reading it a second time, I enjoyed it even more. I agree that slant rhymes can liven up and add color to a poem; even though I tend to rhyme bang on. I often use the on line rhyme choices, but prefer the less obvious words.

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  13. I love the way your Villanelle flows, Grace, and your use of colour and herbs.

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  14. Fun. I had to look up "loosestrife" -- I thought you made up a word. Smile.
    And I look for slant, but I guess not here. Cool plant imagines

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  15. Nice words. Apt pic.
    The river of life nourishes us and makes us bloom!
    Why Do I Frequently Forget? - Anita

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  16. this is brilliance!!! those rhymes are too tough to pull off but you made it effortlessly. love this!

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  17. Grace, this is amazing - appropriately enough! I love your repeat lines, and the journey from the badlands to a place of strength and healing is beautiful. I love your imagery of growth and calm.

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