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Collective Thoughts

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You speak in gaggles of geese

But I am in flight with kettles of hawks

Tipping my wings to wisps of clouds

Watching the mischief of mice below

 

You take the stand of flamingos

One foot planted, uncommitted

But my heart beats in murmurations of starlings

My eyes flutter in the charm of hummingbirds

 

 

Written for dVerse where we have been inspired by De to get creative using bird group names or other animal group names.

Sweet Dreams

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April 2013 010

I thought you were so bubblelicious
But you were nothin’ but a pez head
And I had enough marshmallow moments
Of my own
So I took the rainbow stairs
Because colour makes me happy
I sank deep
Into the cotton candy quicksand
Taking my strawberry toes
Back to earth
Just in time for tea and jelly tots
This poem is crazy
Like the shoestring licorice
That is now catapulting me
Back to chocolate clouds
You know, the ones you always dream of
‘Cuz chocolate’s better than rain
And pain
Is this insane?
Talk me down with sweet pastels
Your convincing candy necklace rope
I’ll kiss your giant wax lips
You can be my lifesaver
In green

 ~

 

 Originally written for Anthony Desmond’s poetic prompt “In a not so Real World”. There is a great sense of freedom when you let down the boundaries of the “norm”, giving free reign to your imagination. It’s Open Link Night at dVerse.

http://dversepoets.com/2014/11/25/poetics-in-a-not-so-real-world/

Taming the Tempest

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April 5 074

Her storm gathered strength

Brewing between head and heart

Her mind, a flywheel of thoughts

Spinning relentlessly

Energy wasted on the rain

And the flash floods of her life

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She could feel her sun beating

Teasing her reckless thunder

Warming the zephyrs of her past

Taming the tempest

She surrendered to the blue sky

And gathered her fallen branches

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At Dverse Poet’s Pub, Claudia challenged us to use bold images and metaphors to create a strong visual impression in our work.