Verdant Heart


Treble clef my song,
syllabled in stories and
silence. Emerald my eyes
in unjaded wonder.

The world’s been torn
for smaller,
lesser things.

Release the flying

Blacken this true

Come closer.

Green my skin
with longing,



Our amazin’ Grace has served up a fine word for today’s Quadrille over at dVerse.
Come play! 




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24 Responses to Verdant Heart

  1. I’m enjoying your play with verbs but, please, DO NOT release the Kracken.

  2. Marie Elena says:

    You play with words like nobody else!

  3. My favorite verse is:
    “Release the flying / monkeys, / hounds, / Kracken.”

    Can you imagine if they were all released at once? I’d hope to be invisible.

  4. Grace says:

    Love love the nouns as verbs….emerald my eyes and green my skin with longing ~ Fabulous 44 post De ~

  5. Liked this piece. The first two stanzas really drew me in.

  6. Amazing, the way you use words!
    I like:
    The world’s been torn
    for smaller,
    lesser things.”

  7. MaGiC
    oF Y IrisH
    eYes Of grEEn
    blUes OF dreAms..:)

  8. Misky says:

    Lovely, but I’m particularly drawn into the third stanza for some reason. It’s as if you said … And ….. Action!

  9. Perfect how you tie up your last stanza with spring… There is something called spring madness…

  10. lillian says:

    You had me with the first line! 🙂 Love this!

  11. tsdwords says:

    Amazing is the word! Constantly amazed at your prolific, perfectly penned poetry ❤

  12. Bryan Ens says:

    Some wonderful Oz imagery in this. ..emerald/flying monkeys/been skin/sorcery. ..and the Oz imagery only begins to touch on all that you’ve packed into 44 words!

  13. kim881 says:

    Love those rhyme and plays on words – ‘Emerald my eyes/in unjaded wonder.’

  14. Imelda says:

    I like the many ways you evoked green here.

  15. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Yes, De, your word smithing shines with this prompt, producing one of my favorite poems out here on the dVerse trail. Aren’t we a lucky gaggle of international poets, to be able to visit with friends several times a week, all over the globe, fare-free?

  16. Pleasant Street says:

    I love all your nouns for verbs..

  17. Treble clef my song,
    syllabled in stories and

    Musically inclined but very necessary to counter the excesses of those with drones ready to kill.. One feels so helpless to see waves of human displaced who left homes they were proud of before now just shambles. Noble thoughts and good reminder De!


  18. banya sigh says:

    I see “Emerald my eyes silent” … and feel it deeply. My next favorite part is the ending … “Green my skin with … sorcery.” I just don’t picture sorcery as being green. Or black. Maybe if it’s a teal … with glitter. 🙂

  19. Mish says:

    Can’t pick out one line since I love them all….I just have to close my eyes to the flying monkeys.

  20. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    This gives me shivers of delight.

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