morning prayer–dVerse Quadrille


Photo: Victoria Slotto

morning prayer

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46, 10

All is still this morn—
the pond outside my window

mirrors palm trees and mountains
until

egret dives,
sends ripples through this quiet time,

butterfly slashes blue sky
with gold flight,

two small wrens
attack a crow.

Still,
all is calm this gentle morn

This week’s Quadrille at dVerse, hosted by Grace, asks us to write a poem of exactly 44 words, exclusive of the title, using the word STILL.

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21 thoughts on “morning prayer–dVerse Quadrille

  1. I do love how much we see it as stillness despite the wrens…. lovely

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  2. Kathy Reed says:

    It’s wonderful when days begin like this. Beautiful!

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  3. A beautiful scene to wake up to Victoria – I love your ‘butterfly slashes blue sky with gold flight’ especially xxx

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  4. thotpurge says:

    Such a sense of peace..even with all that natural chaos.

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  5. kim881 says:

    Very evocative, Victoria, of my morning up until ten minutes ago when a sudden shower of hail disturbed the peace.I love the lines:
    ‘butterfly slashes blue sky
    with gold flight’,

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  6. Oh, I just love that butterfly slashing blue sky with gold flight.’

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Such gorgeous imagery here, Victoria!❤️

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  8. Sabio Lantz says:

    You have painted a wonderful scene – thank you

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  9. Palm Desert CA–and that scene with the wrens really happened this morning.

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  10. Beautiful imagery for an eloquent and simple piece. I especially like the adition of Psalm 46:10, one of my favorite Bible verses.

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  11. lynn__ says:

    This is gorgeous, Victoria! Psalm 46 is one of my favorites, especially that beautiful phrase.

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  12. Candy says:

    This brings a peaceful stillness to the reader.

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  13. Waltermarks says:

    That’s beautiful Victoria. It is soo great to have a still, quiet time of prayer. Especially since that’s about the only way it can happen for me. Thanks for the inspiration

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  14. Beautiful vignette on stillness.

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  15. coke girl(s) says:

    It’s all gorgeous, but I especially like the middle section.

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  16. frankhubeny says:

    It must be still if a butterfly can slash the stillness of the sky and that photo looks like it might well be that still.

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  17. ghostmmnc says:

    Such a nice and peaceful way to start the day. 🙂

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  18. Grace says:

    Such a lovely gentle morning Victoria ~ Though its a bit chilly in the morning, the spring weather has been lovely these days ~

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  19. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Life is tough for poetic snow birds. Is this AZ? I love the feisty wrens kicking crow butt.

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  20. whimsygizmo says:

    YES. I have been thinking of this verse all day. Wonderful, Victoria.

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