Wisdom Speaks–dVerse Poetics

Silence is the language of god; all else is poor translation.” Rumi

Shhh! Listen to your heart

whispering

 

Light.

 

Photo Credit: David Slotto

Photo Credit: David Slotto

Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.

Rumi

Dance, my old friend, sing, fly.

Death is your

 

song.

Photo: waragainstwork.com

Photo: waragainstwork.com

 

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.

Rumi

 

Looking within I find

still waters,

 

peace.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

 

Bear with me as I continue to play with the micro-poetry form developed by Kelvin S-M, a fellow dVerse blogger. These are written for the Poetics prompt offered by Mary. The prompt is to write a poem using a quotation as inspiration.

Tilus by the Dozen–dVerse Meeting the Bar

Micro Poetry–a form created by Kelvin S. M. that is the prompt today for dVerse Meeting the Bar. I’m hostess and hope you will drop over and share one of your own. It’s fun. Each stanza is a stand-alone poem but when I got going, I couldn’t put the brakes on!

Photo: betchaitluc.com

Photo: betchaitluc.com

 

i.

night falls; moon hides behind

cloud cover

 

— faith.

 

ii.

croaking frogs lie in wait

wanting to

 

mate.

 

iii.

smiling dandelions

dot the lawn—

 

gold.

 

iv.

toking deep breaths of out-

side freshness—

 

air.

 

v.

predators spill blood on

forest floors—

 

death.

 

vi.

morning stillness hovers,

waits to greet

 

life.

 

vii.

river trickles eastward

regretting

 

drought.

 

viii.

finches chant morning lauds

four A.M.—

 

Yawn.

 

ix.

slather me in sunshine,

warm my heart,

 

spring.

 

x.

weeds have taken over,

nestle in

 

dirt.

 

xi.

Shhh! Listen to crickets’

persistent

 

calls.

 

xii.

desert cacti blossoms

bringing us

 

joy.