Hope

Just a murmur, a whisper,

that was all it was.

Passed like an injured bird,

cupped between your hands,

palms hollowed so not to crush its wings

heart a juddering drum beneath feathers.

It sang to me

like you did.

It gave me life.


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It’s Quadrille night over at the dVerse Poets Pub. Tonight’s prompt is ‘murmur’.

 

When Spring Announces Its Arrival

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Unlike Autumn, Spring sneaks in all quiet like.

Without the rumble and howling,

the shuddering treetops

and whirlwinds of copper confetti.

You don’t really notice the green arriving

until it’s clinging to every tree

every blade of grass,

and even the land

is singing.

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Quadrilles have to be one of my favourite poets forms at the moment, they’re just so much fun to write. If you want to join in just click the link above and check out the wonder that is the dVerse Poets Pub. All you have to do for tonight’s challenge is write a poem of exactly 44 words and use ‘green’ somewhere in it. Make sure to check out the other poets taking part and let them know you’ve dropped by their posts.