Category Archives: Poems In Text

Musical Dip

Victoria has set the prompt at dverse pub poets today. It is a Quatrian Refrain comprising eight lines: two tercets and a couplet, eight syllables per line or iambic tetrameter, your choice, first line is a refrain, repeated as the last … Continue reading

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The Simian Line

Mish has set the dverse prompt for today. ‘So,today I am asking you to write a poem that pays homage to hands’. The Simian Line The single palmar transverse crease is etched across your hands – both of them – … Continue reading

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Stressed To Kill

Bodhirose has set today’s prompt. Our challenge for today is to use the following fourteen words in the order presented: stay, sits, play, wits, fits, comedy, flits, tragedy, eye, smart, cry, heart, moan, stone.  These words were borrowed from a … Continue reading

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Elysia

Elysia it was a strange awakening glass sharp. we rode tandem through the blur of an old film she breathed promises on the back of my neck laughing the air tingled with sepia summerness drifting bon-fire smoke cut grass. hushed … Continue reading

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In A Stew

In A Stew Mother said, ‘Simmer it, don’t let it bubble’. The trouble is the thermostat is knackered. I stood there, stirring it over ninety minutes blending OXOs, cornflour and mixed herbs in it. Then the bell rung at the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The dVerse challenge today is from Whimseygizmo, a Quadrille to include the word ‘bubble’. quiet togetherness golden memories floating forever suspended in rainbow bubble-glow inspiring your graceful one-mindedness innocent open-mouthed wonder viewed from a place shaded with hues of mellow … Continue reading

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Contemplating Dating

People tell me I should try a little dating. ‘Go on, dear’, they trill, ‘It’s just the tonic’, Their nagging tends to get a little grating, so, I’ll meet you, Geoff, as long as it’s platonic. It’s not easy for … Continue reading

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The Fast Brood Joint

I never intended to stop that day. It was just a sudden urge. Some sort of latent longing, maybe, I just had to purge. How could I resist? I saw that huge B, yellow and towering above the shop, beckoning … Continue reading

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Your Ship Came In

You lingered in a deep and restless sea, Ostensibly, a man content to be Untethered by the bonds of wedded bliss; Resistant to the charms of every Miss. Simplistic in your chosen way of life, Hard-fast, you vowed to never … Continue reading

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For England. For a Son.

Bodhirose has set the challege of a Rondel for d’Verse Poet’s Pub     for England. for a son manipulation reigned an English maiden tamed this history begun sacred laws undone a regal country stained for England. for a son … Continue reading

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