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Flowing Free – Poem of the Month – July 2023

Flowing Free – A Quadrille

As inevitable as change
it would come
After a hard, frozen winter
Tears of sadness cascaded
in a melting waterfall
of cathartic release
All good things sullied by spite
and left to drown in the river of hope
Now, finally flowing fast and free

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De aka Whimsygizmo is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.  Her prompt word tonight is all things 'Water'  However you would like to use it in a Quadrille.
A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title

Photo by Sporisevic Photography on Unsplash



The scent of jasmine 
hung heavy
in the still night air
Soothing and assuasive
Peace had descended
on the carnage
of the day
The rage came
unmasked and bare
its teeth
Fear engulfed
all on its path
The remains
of the day
scattered for miles
Bricks and mortar
Splintered wood
from ancient trees
Personal belongings
One constant sign
of normalcy
Water cascading
to the wrath
of a twister
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo - Cascade
Word of the Day - Jasmine
RDP - Unmask
FOWC - Rage


Waterfall – A Cascade Poem


in the quietness
of my mind
my escape complete
water falling
in the quietness
lofty trees
sheltering, protecting
of my mind
the beating heart
of my stag, silent
my escape complete 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Jane Dougherty's Poetry Challenge
#33 - Silent - A Cascade
A Cascade is four three-line stanzas, without rhyme.
Three lines of the first verse used successively as
last lines of following verse
Line pattern A/B/C, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

Word Prompts:

Quiet - WotD
Lofty - RDP
Escape - FOWC