Monday, December 13, 2021

saturday's weathertide

 

we make merry of gloom

        -holiday songs-

        -folding cards with red-bowed

                      tinsel-

         

but howling wind shakes   

trees with vengence


for some minutes,

         -lights were out-

all house's hollows, nooks

lost its s     

             h       

                a

                  p

                       e 


bleeding into darkness

         -our eyes fog, blind-

but for half-moon  

    glittering silverblue



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, hosted by Mish.  This is a 44 word poem with the chosen word, TINSEL. Thanks for your visit and comments.

23 comments:

  1. We were out of power as well last week, and it really showed me how dark it can be... so good that you at least could find that half-moon...

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  2. I saw that gorgeous half moon. The winds were relentless and your poem brought beauty in the end.
    Funny story....on Saturday, during the worst of the wind, we looked outside to find a canoe in our backyard. We don't own a canoe. Wish I had seen it airborne from the neighbour's yard!
    Thanks for your lovely poem.

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  3. Oh, the shape of this poem really adds to the disorientation. Winter nights are so dark.

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  4. Grace, what would we do without the moon and snow in wintertime to light the way? Power outages always make me cringe. I think it's the silence more than the dark that gets to me.

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  5. that opening line is just perfect for this glow in the dark poem

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  6. Grace, I could totally imagine this scene! Also, I really love how your poems looks - even without reading the words.

    -David [ben Alexander]

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  7. Darkness or no darkness; this is a brilliant work, Grace. Thanks.

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  8. Delightful, I'm always impressed with people who are capable of playing with structure in their poetry. Such glittering darkness you've invoked - I adore it!

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  9. We are having strange December in my part of the globe. Lots and lots of December rains (climate change realized
    )
    Still. Happy Holidays

    Much­čĺčlove

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  10. I appreciate the visual element of this. Very nice piece.

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  11. A great poem Grace. Power outages are no fun. Hope it did not last too long for you.

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  12. we make merry of gloom

    Wonderful opening Grace, amidst the restrictions of winter time. Good to be reminded we can change things for the better despite it all.

    Hank

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  13. “glittering silverblue” ... I love that. What a beautiful word smush. :)

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  14. The half-moon makes all the difference in holding back the darkness from being complete. Beautifully expressed, Grace.
    Pax,
    Dora

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  15. Love how the visual matches the story in your poem, and the atmosphere you create - making the best of it, with the moon glittering in the background.

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  16. We are never free of nature's grip, no matter how much we tinsel.

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  17. Love the shape of your poem. Moon's glow beats the glittery tinsel.

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  18. You play well with light and dark and contrasts here. Much enjoyed.

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  19. What images you paint with words! "Make merry of gloom".

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  20. Great contrasts, and shapes to add to the tension.

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