Monday, April 18, 2022

the night on chalkboard


let's red-chalk the sky

with celestial wings of dragonfire


let's stamp the trees

with blizzard of star lights


let's singe the garden air

with cumin and tumeric


the words roll-choke around my mouth

then spill

magical spells 


on flamingo legs,

rocketing to the moon



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, hosted by De Jackson.  This is a 44 word with the chosen word, CHALK.  Thanks for your visits and comments.

22 comments:

  1. I am absolutely smitten with the first and last stanzas! You come up with the most amazing imagery, Grace!

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  2. I am completely nuts over this. A perfect piece.

    Stunning:
    “celestial wings of dragonfire”
    “let's singe the garden air
    with cumin and tumeric”
    “the words roll-choke around my mouth” ... my favorite; “roll-choke” is an excellent verb.

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  3. Oh, Grace. That first stanza is just stunning. And words "roll-choke"-ing? FABULOUS.

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  4. A visual display of magic in words . ..

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  5. Quite other-worldy. Nicely composed.

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  6. BRAVO!!!! LUV IT

    Happy Easter

    Muchđź’›love

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Ms. Grace ~~~~

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  8. Bella, bella, bella, Grace. Thanks.

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  9. Completely wonderful. You've aced this prompt!

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  10. You have a great vivid imagination, Grace. Great images in your poem.

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  11. Oh, a wonderful set of images! I feel like this prompt just tripped something in you!

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  12. I like the idea of the night being a chalkboard with images on it, and vivid images they are!

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  13. This is fabulous, Grace. I tried to pick a favorite stanza but each one is unique and beautiful.

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  14. I love the first two lines - it creates a strong image that sets the pace for this wonderful poem.

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  15. I was immediately awe-struck with the visuals in this - stunning, Grace.

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  16. I love all those colors... linguistic firework

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  17. I aspire to write poetry of this quality, Grace.

    Sincerely,
    David [ben Alexander]

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  18. Yes let's, what a releasing feel this gives me.

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  19. Such stunning imagery, Grace! Fantastic opening lines.

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