Today, I’m hosting a Quarille Prompt at dVerse. The form requires you to write a poem of exactly 44 words, no more, no less and to use a specific word. Today’s word is SHIMMER. Please join us–it’s a lot of fun. The doors open at 3:00 PM EDT.
the light of early morning
shimmers on the pond
stirred restlessly by breeze.
egret waits for stillness
at water’s edge.
mama duck leads her brood
back into hiding
beneath a dense hedge
this morning, one less duckling.
on a low lying branch,
I culled the title and first line of this poem from Mary Oliver’s poem
“Four Sonnets,” from her collection “Felicity”
I’d also like to let you know that I’ve started a new blog with my husband: The Photography of David and Victoria Slotto. We are currently taking part in a challenge hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells based on the 120 colors in a box of Crayolas–lots of fun.