I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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16 January 2015

tenWords — Newly minted

cool veranda
cat and me outside
after the day’s heat

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I find a garment
left behind —
he wants to return!

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water lizard
holds very still

so do we, watching
hushed

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child from the mild south
exclaims, ’Cool!’
discovering tropic frangipani


Another response to the dVerse tenWords prompt, These are new pieces, written specifically for/in this form.

29 comments:

  1. Although when it comes to poetry I am decided dilettante, I do know what I like, and I like this! In fact I 'like' and often love most of your poetry. It's also lovely to read that you are kind of meditating with Levi, an open-eyed meditation. ox

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  2. You really capture the stillness of heat. Love the mood of the lizard one...excellent!

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    1. Oh I love the lizard one.. it took me there -- watching

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    2. They are very watchable - when one gets the chance.

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    1. I appreciate your taking the trouble to read all three of my posts on this prompt.

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  4. these ones really work together...all individual, but forming a greater whole.

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  5. haha.....the garment left behind is a good sign indeed....
    used to love watching the lizards when we lived in florida....

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    1. The water dragons are quite shy; that's why we didn't dare move. (As for it, it was trying to be invisible by keeping still.)

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  6. I do love each one!! The discovery of it all! But, oh, the second one?

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    1. I made it ambiguous; could be a lover. It was really my son, who lives interstate. He and his family just left after a few days holidaying here, and afterwards I discovered his belt in the bathroom. I have heard a psychologist say that 'accidentally' leaving something behind signifies a desire to return.

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  7. It is nice to know summer exists somewhere in the world..........these are lovely, Rosemary. I love porch weather!!!!!

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    1. Alas, we don't have that until (sometimes) very late in the afternoon when things cool down a bit. But we make the most of it for those moments.

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  8. Love the feeling of summer and wish I was with you watching that lizard.

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    1. They are fascinating creatures, very dragon-like in appearance.

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  9. So much for watching the water lizard. Bet it was a nice moment though before the child spoke up and scared it away.

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    1. They were separate incidents really, which happened at different times.

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  10. I especially like the cat and lizard tenWords!

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  11. I specially like the one of the water lizard ~ Third time's a charm, smiles ~

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    1. Thank you. I'm grateful to you and others for reading all three!

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  12. I have to agree with the others the lizard one just really stands out and I find myself wanting to watch..

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  13. So reminiscent of our Summers here in South East Spain, the cool porch after a hot day and watching lizards catching insects for supper.

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    1. Ah. My late husband dreamed of taking me to Spain, which he fell in love with as a young man, but we never managed it. I am always pleased to learn anything about it.

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  14. I too was captivated by your lizards. :)

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