Sevenling (Born Under a Sapphire Sky)

Born under a sapphire sky in early September,
fresh wash hung drying by a light, fall breeze that day,
birds vied for seeds from a feeder and a cat laid curled in the sun.
The house kept five of us now and the backyard was our playground.
Two of us would sit on the back steps, perusing the loftiness of the
Australian Pine, the shapes in the clouds and the back woods.
This beauty was in deep contrast to the darkening, indigo storm within.

De is our host for Poetics over at dVerse Poets Pub…come join us for a mid summer prompt.

Sevenling (Greenwich Village)

Artist: Claudia Schoenfeld Used with Permission

Artist:  Claudia Schoenfeld; Used With Permission

Greenwich Village was once a haven for beatniks, artists and poets.
Bohemians still stroll past cello players on the sidewalk in front of
luxury high rises, old-world townhouses and family-owned businesses.

Tenement style walk-ups and brownstones are interspersed with night clubs.
And you can still feel the rich history from the 1950s Beat generation
and the homosexual revolution that brought about social change.

Macho men of the disco era are long ago vestiges of the village.

Victoria is our host for our second day of celebration for our dVerse Poet’s Pub 5th anniversary with an interview with our beloved co-founder Claudia Schoenfeld.  Click the link to see what our prompt is for today.

Sevenling (Am I Awake?)

Am I awake?
In a dream?
Or in between?

If we each create our own reality
what is fantasy? Isn’t all of life fanciful?
Where does “reality” have a place in this whimsical life?

I sometimes ponder these questions but the answers lie within each of us.

Lillian is our guest host at dVerse Poets for Poetics where we muse on fantasy.

Sevenling (With a Light Heart)

With a light-hearted humming
she packed, cleaned the house and then waited for the taxi.
Life as she had known it was coming to an end.

In the hallway mirror she admired
the brooch she was wearing with matching earrings and necklace.
She thought to herself, “He always had good taste when it came to jewelry.”

She gazed outside beyond the barn to the freshly packed dirt under the sycamore.

De is our host at dVerse for Meeting the Bar.  We explore the Sevenling; come join us!

Sevenling (She Stayed)

She stayed with him
in spite of his alcoholism,
disparate views of life and selfish ways.

Wild winds blow day and night
through the Kansas grasslands, prairies and trees.
Change comes slowly to this small town.

A jack rabbit keeps watch on the deepening leaden sky.

Thank you to rmp for inspiring me to try my hand at a sevenling after I read her intriguing write with this form. Victoria is our hostess over at dVerse. It’s Open Link Night…anything goes!

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