Arise–dVerse Quadrille


Arise

Blurred colors—rainbows bouncing
in prismatic waterdrops on palm fronds.
Think of oft-overlooked miracles.
Life wants to drink slowly, savor
the moment-to-moment unfolding of a flower,
the hatching, fledging, soaring of an eagle,
(of thoughts) heavenward, lifting
our world a step closer to joy.

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Please join us for the Quadrille, a poem of exactly 44 words sans title, at dVerse Poets. De is asking us to use the word BOUNCE this week. 

24 thoughts on “Arise–dVerse Quadrille

  1. blak asper says:

    “Life wants to drink slowly, savor
    the moment-to-moment unfolding of a flower”

    Oh, wow. That is so beautiful.

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  2. Your words here are so uplifting. Thank you

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  3. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    vivacious Victoria – such animism in your poem

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  4. welshstream says:

    Love that ….. we seemed to have been on the same wavelength as well 🙂

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  5. Truedessa says:

    This is a gorgeous and uplifting poem. The following lines speak to me.

    Life wants to drink slowly, savor
    the moment-to-moment

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  6. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    I agree with all the bright comments above. Your imagery is joy-filled!.

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  7. Charley says:

    You phrased it well… savor those moments that don’t come internet-fast, but require reflection… or, in this case, refraction.

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  8. MarinaSofia says:

    Well, well, I never thought of rainbows bouncing, but that is perhaps precisely what that arch shows they can do!

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  9. Bev says:

    A celebration of the beauty around us. Well said!

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  10. wolfsrosebud says:

    I like those thoughts compared to fledglings and the joy they bring.

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  11. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is so incredibly gorgeous Victoria ☺️ Love the image of rainbows bouncing in prismatic waterdrops.. *swooon*❤️

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  12. jillys2016 says:

    Life does indeed want to drink slowly. Fabulous line!

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  13. Such a beautiful reminder to savor the moment by writing a beautiful poem of such moments and what we’re missing when we miss them.

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  14. Brilliant Imagery, Victoria!

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  15. I love the lifting up in this poem. Glorious.

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  16. Beautiful imagery.

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  17. I love the joy in the small miracles and ‘rainbows bouncing
    in prismatic waterdrops’ – a beautiful write Victoria xxx

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  18. rothpoetry says:

    Love your rainbows bouncing in water droplets! Life wants to absorb, but all we do is bounce from one thing to another, never at rest!

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  19. kanzensakura says:

    Lifting our world a step closer to joy….those everyday miracles. Such a lovely poem and so full of beautiful thoughts.

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  20. kim881 says:

    Gorgeous imagery of rainbows bouncing in raindrops and I love the lines:
    ‘…savor
    the moment-to-moment unfolding of a flower,
    the hatching, fledging, soaring of an eagle’.
    Spring is just around the corner!

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  21. whimsygizmo says:

    Ohhhh, THIS:
    “Life wants to drink slowly, savor
    the moment-to-moment unfolding of a flower”

    YES. So beautiful, Victoria. I am hoping to SLOW this year. So much. Even as I bounce. 😉

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  22. I would so much love those small miracles of flowers opening… just the thought of rainbows bouncing make me long for spring….

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  23. Frank Hubeny says:

    There are many “oft-overlooked miracles”. I keep missing them and thankfully they keep re-appearing.

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