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if the sun can move

mandarin peels over linen skies

 ocean tides turn

at the beckon of the moon

 clouds can criss-cross

horizon-bound

tiny hummingbird flies solo

hundreds of miles

if winds can spiral

and earth can shift

you too will find your way

 

 

Lisa is hosting our Quadrille prompt this week at

dVerse Poets Pub

Write a poem of exactly 44 words in length, not including the title. 

It must include the word “way”. Doors open at 3 p.m. EST.

23 responses »

  1. Oh… I would love to have such a wonderful environment to find my way.

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  2. Beautifully put, Mish! We are part of the planet’s puzzle and everything has a way to find. I love the bravery of the tiny hummingbird flying solo hundreds of miles.

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  3. Such a hopeful and uplifting message: just what I needed to hear, in fact – thank you!

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  4. What a positive poem of affirmation. The first two lines are absolutely stunning! I am heartened and uplifted by this write. Thank you!!!

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  5. Beautiful and so uplifting!

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  6. I love this one! A wonderful list of success stories.

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  7. Such a lovely optimistic poem! Those “mandarin peels over linen skies” is quite a picture!

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus

    The imagery is stunning, and the message is clarion. Your words both seduce and teach us.

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  9. When you put it that way…. so uplifting, Mish. Indeed!

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  10. Oh, how encouraging this is, Mish; just what we all need right now. Thank you.

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  11. Thank you mush for these words of hope! Of course we can! We do! Though we have such doubt…

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  12. Yep, we can chart a course out of pandemic skies

    Nice one

    Much💖love

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  13. Beverly Crawford

    The way is always there, if we EVER listen to the wise inner voice that would lead the way. We become far too adept at drowning it out,.

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  14. I enjoyed this! Using ‘way’ to end your poem …. a nice touch.

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  15. I love the mandarin peels over linen skies. Beautiful!

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  16. Yes – finding the way by leaving ourselves open to possibilities.

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  17. Loved this. I especially like your description of mandarian sky. Lovely.

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  18. mandarin peels over linen skies

    this line was divinely inspired! wow ❤

    -David

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  19. Beautifully hopeful notes found through nature!

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  20. Gorgeous, Mish! Love your first two lines.

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