Sevenling (Paradox)–Prompt Nights and dVerse OLN


Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Sevenling (Paradox)

Beneath branches of our rose-bush hides a tiny bud;
finch builds her nest in the dense foliage of the fragrant Jasmine;
mama duck hustles her little ones, taking cover under a low-lying shrub.

Hawk circles above in the cerulean sky, looking for prey;
dandelions pepper the lawn, scatter their seeds in swirling winds;
Bougainvillea bursts into an array of celebratory color.

In the East, snow mocks spring.

Linking this to Sanaa’s Prompt Nights, where we celebrate spring and to dVerse Open Link Night where we celebrate poetry and whatever else moves us. Please join us. You will enjoy both sites, I promise you.

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40 thoughts on “Sevenling (Paradox)–Prompt Nights and dVerse OLN

  1. Waltermarks says:

    Very picturesque, made me feel as if I was there

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  2. How one yearns for Spring while snow is still insisting on playing tricks.

    Hank

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  3. kaykuala h says:

    How one yearns for Spring while snow is still insisting on playing tricks.

    Hank

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  4. wordpalettes says:

    Your poem is inviting me to come and look further under bushes and foilage into a lovely early spring picture. I particularly love the imagery of the “Bougainvillea bursts into an array of celebratory color”

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  5. Raivenne says:

    Your sevenling brings forth such wonderful images of spring. I love it every word of ir.

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  6. Love the contrast in that last line.

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  7. joanna says:

    you paint the quintessential picture of spring, the details bursting forth like new growth. πŸ™‚ (no more snow, please!)

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  8. kim881 says:

    Your sevenling is a little gem!

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  9. Beautiful words about the contrary nature of Spring. Great end line.

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  10. Bryan Ens says:

    Wonderful concluding line! We have been having spring-like conditions here, but it’s April, so we’ll likely have more snow.

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  11. lillian says:

    “dandelions pepper the lawn, scatter their seeds in swirling winds;” Especially love this line! I’m so glad the hawk doesn’t spy the baby ducks!!! I need positives tonight πŸ™‚ And yep, in Boston the snow mocks spring indeed!

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  12. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Very clever, this multi-serving sevenling; masterful transitions, & your twist in the last line is stunning.

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  13. thotpurge says:

    Snow mocks spring… lovely!

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  14. Love those dandelions peppering the lawn!

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  15. ZQ says:

    Beautiful!

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  16. Victoria you have captured Spring, thank you

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  17. kanzensakura says:

    Spring is such a fickle creature – there are several nest already in my plum and quince trees – safe from hawks. This is a lovely sevenling. I loe the line about the dandelion. Too early for those yet here but soon.

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  18. Beautifully written words

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  19. The six syllable ending is perfection … a tease and snap quick reality that says to me… well Mother Nature is still in charge …

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  20. Victoria. This poem is brilliant!

    My favorite lines:

    Hawk circles above in the cerulean sky, looking for prey;

    Ah! mother-nature sure serves good food on earth’s soil for the hawks to eat and be healthy. I love this so much. πŸ™‚

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  21. Misky says:

    Weather is such a tricky beast!

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  22. Beautiful description of Spring. It’s only a short piece but you’ve included so much detail.

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  23. MarinaSofia says:

    Those long lines weave a dream-like atmosphere… and then that snow brings a wave of cold realism (and a nicely contrasting short line).

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  24. Oh, that dang snow. Springtime can be such a tease!

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  25. She says:

    Well, I started to copy and paste my favorite section … but it just grew into the whole poem. πŸ™‚

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  26. Paul says:

    Such beautiful natural elements – and they come alive with your words…like the contrast of snow mocking spring.

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  27. mtw says:

    such poignant description of a casual nature scene. i love this!

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  28. Grace says:

    I too love: Bougainvillea bursts into an array of celebratory color.

    Beautiful sevenling Victoria ~

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  29. whimsygizmo says:

    I can practically TASTE this:
    “dandelions pepper the lawn”

    So fantastic! Love the Sevenling. Love YOUR Sevenling. πŸ™‚

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  30. Victoria, this is so soothing. It almost reads like guiding meditation… The first two parts are so warming and calming that I don’t even mind the mocking snow that comes in the end… So lovely… β™₯

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  31. lynn__ says:

    LOVE the word and blossoms of bougainvillea! Celebrate spring!

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  32. Sabio Lantz says:

    Love your photo, and complimented nicely with your picture-ful words.

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  33. kim881 says:

    I love the image of the Bougainvillea bursting!

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  34. Oh so many great images of spring… yet in April there is always a risk of snow mocking us again… one day basking the next asking where the sun has gone.

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  35. Truly celebratory. I felt it yesterday – lunch in the garden and it was WARM for the first time this year. Yippee.

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  36. Sumana Roy says:

    beautiful images of Spring…rebirth for many but death for some….

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  37. ghostmmnc says:

    Super visions of spring, but be careful little ducks! and the snow is not welcome anymore I’m sure πŸ™‚

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  38. timkeen40 says:

    I love this. Dandelions are certainly “peppering my lawn”.

    Tim

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  39. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Oh Victoria πŸ˜€ this is absolutely stunning! Such a stellar close to the wonderful sevenling. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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