tree skins and silence


i am inky-quiet
and strange to my own
touch. I am lo(o)sing
my muchness to some
and find me here,
among these forest fallings;
i dare you. i swear,
somewhere between
and the whisper
-thin pages of our
own breathing.


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Come whisper with me…

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55 Responses to tree skins and silence

  1. Wow those last two lines… simply stunning.

  2. Such a beautiful write De, I love the ‘inky-quiet’ and ‘forest fallings’, pure magic xxx

  3. I like your alliteration – my muchness to some mad-and-moonly sky. Very creative quadrille.

  4. “the whisper-thin pages of our own breathing”. I love that. This is just gorgeous, so many images, fluttering by, like pictures on ruffled pages.

  5. This made me think of the value, the importance of inner silence. You never know what you will discover, uncover.

  6. Oh my…so much to love here…you have a way with words that is in itself a kind of soul-whispering for me.Beautiful.

  7. kim881 says:

    Oh De, this is delicately done, with the wonderful word-play I have come to expect from you. I just love the lines:
    ‘somewhere between
    and the whisper
    -thin pages of our
    own breathing.’

  8. welshstream says:

    Wonderful write …. great last two lines and love ‘mad-and-moonly sky’ 🙂

  9. Grace says:

    Muchness and mad-and moonly sky – love the combination ~

    – Amazing dance of words De ~

  10. frankhubeny says:

    I liked the idea of breathing being whisper-thin.

  11. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness this is absolutely awesome De!❤️ Especially love ” I am lo(o)sing my muchness to some mad-and-moonly sky.” Sigh.. this could very well pose as timeless, classic love song!❤️

  12. wolfsrosebud says:

    Forest fallings… nicely done for visual words

  13. thotpurge says:

    losing my muchness…so interesting!!

  14. Brian says:

    A whisper to follow-follow into the abyss of the possible.

  15. ghostmmnc says:

    You got my attention with the first lines! …inky quiet and strange… 🙂 Great prompt word!

  16. kanzensakura says:

    Love the paper thin whispering and the borrowing from Lewis Carroll…lovely

  17. Iris says:

    Oh, yes:
    “find me here,
    among these forest fallings” … Or failings. For rest. Faux rest.

    Fantastic opening:
    “i am inky-quiet
    and strange”

  18. Great quadrille De 🙂

  19. rosemawrites says:

    the opening sssshhh and then the two last lines. sigh. smiling sigh, De. ❤

    Thank you for a lovely prompt. ❤

  20. thin pages of own breathing, love that! 🙂

  21. lynn__ says:

    I swear I wrote mine before reading yours…but we both were thinking forest, moon, and breath!

  22. Truedessa says:

    That full moon sometimes brings madness in small whispers..

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  24. maria says:

    Me: Whispers, “I so love this! Especially that mad-and-moonly sky.” ❤ Thanks for the wonderful prompt, De!

  25. C.C. says:

    Oh, those last three lines are to die for ❤

  26. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the whisper-thin of our own breathing.

  27. lillian says:

    Beautiful! “Whisper-thin pages of our breathing…” absolutely poetically perfect 🙂

  28. No one but you puts a smile quite like this on this haggered mug! Thanks, I needed that!

  29. MarinaSofia says:

    Playful and yet haunting – a perfect combination…

  30. othermary says:

    You show us such deft word-work.

  31. Olga says:

    May quietude find you and the whispered word bring you peace. Loved your quadrille, Dee. ❤
    E.E. Cummings and Lewis Carrol would have been flattered that you incorporated their words into a poetic beauty.

  32. merrildsmith says:

    I really like: “somewhere between
    and the whisper
    -thin pages of our
    own breathing.”

  33. The line breaks are perfect in this. Very nice. I felt compelled to read it quietly.

  34. Whisper oF inK
    spLots on a pAge
    gain liFe
    And bloodS age..:)

  35. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:


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