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Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

Good Sunday my readers.  I hope you are enjoying beauty in your surroundings.  I am attempting something I’ve never done (and had never heard of, until recently).  It’s all  your fault, Merril.  The following is my attempt at a cleave poem.  For those of you, who, like me, had (have) no clue what the heck that is… it’s a poem that can be read three ways:  just the column on the left (in black), the column on the right (in blue) or the whole thing together.

I don’t know what I was thinking except to push myself into a scary, unknown territory.  Me, who’s not even a poet!

Thank you Sammi Cox for hosting this challenge.  You have unwittingly given me a push!

Whisper thin, veil-like, her dress of zephyr

Gently billowing around her, caressing her body

Dancing and swaying with the long grasses, tickling her legs

Meandering, no final destination, she smiles at life’s joys

Arms wide, receiving this blessing, sun beaming down

Taking it all in and absorbing the good, feeling warm and loved

Cloud comes, obscures the sun, suddenly cool, blot of darkness

What is this?  She frowns, looks up

Surreptitiously, the zephyr appears, cloud is gently blown away

One needs some darkness, to better appreciate the light

And to allow the wind to blow, capturing and releasing, loving and losing

 

48 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

  1. I’m honored to have inspired you, Dale! Thank you for letting me know.
    I’m impressed that you not only tackled it, but also followed a prompt making it exactly 101 words–because why not make it harder? 🙂 (I didn’t count.)

  2. Q,
    You explained what a cleave poem is splendidly but I am truly clueless still! Lol.
    So I simply immersed myself in each snippet and enjoyed it. 😀
    Very much.

  3. Cheers to you diving into the fray. You claim not to be a poet – and so I proclaim the same – but you dived in and I didn’t. A tip of the cap to your new venture and the result!

    • Thanks for your words of encouragement, Frank.
      I did dive in (crazy me). Not saying I’m going to go swimming there again, though!

  4. Dear Dale,

    I read it all three ways. Any way you slice it, your poem is lovely. Well done, my friend. Congratulations on a successful leap from the box.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    • Dear Rochelle,

      You are most kind. It was so far outside my box it was in another playground!
      Sometimes we just have to stretch ourselves, eh, my friend?
      I am glad you liked it…

      Lotsa love,

      Dale

  5. I cannot really see the two sides – but I am in the reader and maybe that is why – but cool poem idea and you did a fine work (so creative)

    • You can’t see the two colours?
      I do thank you. It’s no easy task to try to have two poems that are distinct but work together as a shole as well. I do thank you for being so kind on my first attempt at trying to be creative in a different way 😉

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    • Thank you, Ina. I honestly do not what came over me but after reading Merril’s, I just felt like trying it… me with zero poetry in me…
      So all the more appreciative of your kind words!

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