Shapeshifting–a Quadrille

Photo: Public Domain
Eagle Nebula Dust Pillar

a Quadrille

Today I am horse,
surging power trampling fear—
carry me onward.

Just a lowly frog
croaking humble songs of praise,
ever mindful love.

Butterfly woman—
eternal transformation
beyond death’s darkness.

At last I’m eagle,
soaring to mountainous realms
touching Divinity.

Now I dream tomorrow.

Linking to my favorite prompt–dVerse Quadrille. Please join us with a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title, using the word DREAM in the body of the poem. I chose an old poem from 2011 and revised it to meet the requirements of the form.

We are in the midst of a kitchen remodel so I may be slow to visit but will get around eventually.


24 thoughts on “Shapeshifting–a Quadrille

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful images Victoria! Great use of the picture!


  2. Olga says:

    I almost feel like, in some of my dreams, I am not myself, but looking through another’s eyes. Maybe shapeshifting. Interesting concept. Yes, we do dream tomorrow. Loved your poetic piece, Victoria. ❤


  3. lynn__ says:

    Wow, gorgeous imagery makes dreaming spirit sing!


  4. Wonderful descriptions of all the animals and all the possibilities in dreams!


  5. I love this! How many shapes we can take is astounding–our roles, work, time of life, everything is a new shape that can shift at any moment. Thanks for this.


  6. annell4 says:

    Tomorrow is but a dream…horse, frog, woman or eagle, shape-shifting for sure.


  7. maria says:

    Oh, I wouldn’t mind having these dreams!


  8. A wonderful analogy of shape shifting, dreams and nebula. Perfect!


  9. Truedessa says:

    Shape-shifting, ah that is the dreamscape for sure. The possibilities are endless. Your poem has fragments of my own dreams.


  10. Love the animal imagery in this, Victoria.


  11. You packed so much into 44 words! I’m in awe.


  12. kanzensakura says:

    I love this Victoria. The animals in the dream – those spirits are close sometimes, aren’t they? I love the last line in this. Simply and fantastically lovely.


  13. Charley says:

    Celestial dreams; tightly packed quadrille.


  14. Waltermarks says:

    I’d like to Transform in dream land. Something good, yours sound good. What are you having before bedtime? I can’t remember most of mine


  15. Grace says:

    I wish I can be – transforming to different animials, specially the eagle ~


  16. Glenn Buttkus says:

    One night of rain here, and wind off the coast. and presto, the smoke is gone, and all’s right with the sky. Your third stanza nailed my shoes to the floor–very good utilization of merely 44 wordly ingredients.


  17. hypercryptical says:

    Lovely words of transformation.
    Anna :o]


  18. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice series of transformations.


  19. Wonderful animal spirits in your dreams Victoria, a lovely set of transformations :o) xxx


  20. kim881 says:

    Fantastic dreams, Victoria, especially the horse ‘surging power trampling fear’ and the eagle ‘touching Divinity’.


  21. I wish I could have dreams as vivid as those… sounds wonderful.


  22. De Jackson says:

    Such vivid, gorgeous images.


  23. What a lovely idea!


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