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a quadrille (44 words, excluding title)

outside my second story window
breezes ruffle feathers
lining an empty
robin’s nest.

i saw her only once
and she saw me
perhaps she was afraid

but still, there sits the nest—
an empty reminder
of so many
empty dreams

sunlight backlights
hopeful branches

I’m hoping to join in as much as possible for daily prompts offered during July at Poetic Bloomings. The prompt for today is Summer Breezes. Of course, I’m late–but still looking forward to being a part of “An Entertaining Summer,” The theme of the monthly challenge. Because of the bi-weekly prompt at dVerse, I’m starting to think in quadrilles.

6 thoughts on “nesting

  1. I love this poem, Victoria. The ‘hopeful branches’ in the sunlight are so inspiring. 🙂


  2. The POV of that hope is gorgeous. What a wonderful way to treat the 44 words.


  3. Candy says:

    this has a wistful feel


  4. A lovely bit of poetics, Victoria. Thanks for giving our little “garden” a try. you’ll find it supportive and encouraging place! You can returnofter!


  5. Maybe she’ll come back to realize her dream! Beautiful, Victoria


  6. whimsygizmo says:

    Those gorgeous last lines feel like haiku, Victoria. This is beautiful.


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