I Must Poem–dVerse MTB

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I Must Poem

of color
how the blur of blue and mauve
the melt of orange and red and gold
fold gently into summer skies

of sunshine
the way sun slips above the eastern horizon
pulls himself up on a span of lenticular clouds
to wink-wake me through half drawn shutters

of movement
of spindly-legged spiders crawling ‘neath a rock
and birds in flight that soar up to the moon
or human dance that stretches my imagination

of water
its touch, so sensual, immersed in crystal lakes
the battering of rain upon the window pane
or cooling draft upon desert-dry tongue

of texture
the roughest touch of eucalyptus bark
or satin-smoothness of a marble slab
and wonder-wrinkle of my weathered life-worn face

of music
the bounding bass of basso-nova beat
or lilting flute that fills the air with joy
and steady cadence of a Requium

of silence.
of silence, I must poem.

Today I have the pleasure of returning, after a rather long hiatus, to offer a prompt for dVerse Meeting the Bar/Form for All. I’m going back to a form I first gave in 2013–List Poetry. I hope you will join in today with a list of your own.


22 thoughts on “I Must Poem–dVerse MTB

  1. Candy says:

    love your list


  2. M says:

    we must, yes. or else our blood would boil. ~


  3. Love the list within list narrative and the phrasing at times is sublime.


  4. Beautiful! And thank you for the prompt!


  5. frankhubeny says:

    I liked the wink-waking of sunshine in the morning.


  6. Vaccinius says:

    I miss God. The mentioning of God should be present here. Then, the poem would be charming. Christ! – by which we discover, and get to work. 🙂 By the way, I am very little when I read your poem: My English vocabulary is of no use. 🙂 So I am not getting the feeling.

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  7. Sue says:

    Wonderful words, Victoria


  8. Beautiful….excellent …..I loved the stanza about water the most…!


  9. Charley says:

    A wonderfully organized bit of art! Your poem, that is. Well conceived and executed.


  10. Ryan Stone says:

    Beautiful, Victoria. A lovely combination of different senses. So very graceful.


  11. Waltermarks says:

    That’s beautiful Victoria, and flows so well too.


  12. Touching on the important things in life in such a beautiful way.


  13. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely gorgeously penned, Victoria 😀 especially love; “of water its touch, so sensual, immersed in crystal lakes the battering of rain upon the window pane or cooling draft upon desert-dry tongue.” Beautifully penned❤️


  14. Truedessa says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous writing and the end just perfect


  15. jillys2016 says:

    This just trips off the tongue so wonderfully when read aloud! Really enjoy the alliterative leanings here 🙂


  16. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Brilliant, lovely, terrific word-smithing–for yes, you have spun a narrative & soft-pedaled the lists, like internal rhymes, just propelling & enriching the exquisite narrative. My favorite stanzas were OF MOTION & OF MUSIC.


  17. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, Victoria. This leaves me breathless. So much gorgeous language here, the momentum throughout…the craving for a pen. Wonderful.


  18. I love how you span these images that form a narrative of sorts, and the closing with the silence is so very apt… there is something impressionistic with your poem…


  19. This poem is like your header photo of the iris in the sunlight, reminding us of the soft graces that can be felt, everywhere, really, when we pay attention.


  20. colorfulpen says:

    This is beautiful. So much richness in the little things that mean so much and the way we embrace them. Poem on!


  21. I list of some of the important things in life. I especially like the colours.


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