the light of early morning–dVerse Quadrille #6

Today, I’m hosting a Quarille Prompt at dVerse. The form requires you to write a poem of exactly 44 words, no more, no less and to use a specific word. Today’s word is SHIMMER. Please join us–it’s a lot of fun. The doors open at 3:00 PM EDT.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

the light of early morning

curls forth,
shimmers on the pond
stirred restlessly by breeze.

egret waits for stillness
at water’s edge.

mama duck leads her brood
back into hiding
beneath a dense hedge
of bougainvilla.
this morning, one less duckling.

hawk perches
on a low lying branch,

I culled the title and first line of this poem from Mary Oliver’s poem
“Four Sonnets,” from her collection “Felicity”

I’d also like to let you know that I’ve started a new blog with my husband: The Photography of David and Victoria Slotto. We are currently taking part in a challenge hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells based on the 120 colors in a box of Crayolas–lots of fun.