Blowin’ in the Wind–dVerse Meeting the Bar

Today, I’m hosting dVerse Meeting the Bar where I’m sharing a modern version of an old French form called the LAI (pronounced Lay). I would love to see you join in. The rhythm of the form begs me to be a bit whimsical although the original purpose was quite different. Lean more here.

Photo: Lansingwbu
Labeled for reuse.

Blowin’ in the Wind

So windy outside,
the birds seem to hide
in trees.

They just seem to glide
like kelp on the tide.
Strong breeze.

I will stay inside;
I think justified.
Oh, please?


31 thoughts on “Blowin’ in the Wind–dVerse Meeting the Bar

  1. […] this sign in one of my favourite cafes in Melaka. I chose to write a “Lai” inspired by Victoria’s Meeting the Bar prompt last week. Here goes my […]


  2. Mawuli says:

    I will join the birds outside!


  3. […] this one. But writing one now and linking to D’Verse “Meeting The Bar” and Victoria C. Slotto for a most lovely poetic form – the LAI! Thank you […]


  4. Waltermarks says:

    That comparison is great, ” they just seem to glide like kelp on the tide”. Don’t think I’d go outside either


  5. jerennazuto says:

    It’s so beautiful and feels pleasant. I would like to stay inside too, just let it hit my face. Sitting near the window.


  6. Imelda says:

    I’d stay indoors, too. It’s hard catching flying hair and skirt. 😊


  7. lillian says:

    like kelp on the tide….I can picture this image so vividly. Yep l– some days it’s good to sit inside and watch the trees bend. 🙂


  8. Kathy Reed says:

    I’m loving the prompt and your light “blowing in the wind” poem.;)


  9. Colin Lee says:

    All you need is a good, strong arm round your shoulders. Mighty fun prompt. Thanks a bunch, Victoria.


  10. Sumana Roy says:

    Love the kelp line. What a grand picture it displays!


  11. lynn__ says:

    When birds have to fight the breeze…you know it’s windy! Fun poem and prompt 🙂


  12. Truedessa says:

    The kelp line really grabs the reader. Sometimes a windy day makes me want to fly, it might be a bit rough to navigate though.


  13. Fun! I especially enjoyed “like kelp on the tide.”


  14. Charley says:

    You have painted a vivid picture!


  15. jillys2016 says:

    Like kelp – what a fantabulous picture that is!


  16. Like Glenn, wry wit overcame me, but I admire your delightful windy rhyme!


  17. Misky says:

    This is delightfully fun!


  18. I like the image you create with the line – kelp in the tide. very nice.


  19. whimsygizmo says:

    Love this, Victoria. Breezy and fun, like its subject.
    I am not a fan of wind, either. At least there it doesn’t feel like a blow dryer. We have 103 and windy.


  20. Nice one! Like the whimsical ending lol


  21. Glenn Buttkus says:

    I, too, felt whimsical relative to the limerick-like rhythms of the form. I wrote two poems, & tried to “get serious” –but no way. Yours has whimsey & heart.

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  22. Nice image of birds in the wind, and the movement of the tide.

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  23. rmp says:

    a cute verse. i can understand the birds decision to stay tucked away in the trees. though i admit i might like to be one that would “glide like kelp on the tide.”

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  24. Love the birds as kelp… I can see them hiding from the wind… but I do like to go out in wind.

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  25. kim881 says:

    I can’t believe we’ve both chosen birds as the topic, Victoria! I love the lines:
    ‘They just seem to glide
    like kelp on the tide’.

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  26. I like the comparison of birds with kelp.

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  27. Grace says:

    I want to go outside if the breeze is strong ~ Love that imagery of kelp on tide Victoria ~


  28. frankhubeny says:

    I’d stay inside too if it were too windy. I liked the idea of gliding like kelp on the tide.

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