Addressing the Day


The world’s gone
gray. We say more
than we want; less
than we mean. Asphalt
slate, erased. Smoke sky.
Even the breeze has teeth.

Are we grieving something?
Leaving something behind?
Trying to bind ourselves a new

giggle me some grace.


I’m hosting the Quadrille over at dVerse today. Come play! 

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41 Responses to Addressing the Day

  1. frankhubeny says:

    We could use more giggling today. I liked the idea of the breeze having teeth.

  2. Grace says:

    Dark grey and black smoke sky for sure~

    Definitely, we need: giggle me some grace ~ Feel better De ~

  3. thotpurge says:

    Even the breeze has teeth…. oh I like that!!!

  4. Oh I love a giggled grace…. I would need that too

  5. If we all giggled some grace what a wonderful world it would be! I hope you feel better soon De xxx

  6. I wasn’t getting this prompt at all. You’ve just given me inspiration. Thank you!

  7. Mandie Hines says:

    The line that resonated most with me was “We say more than we want; less than we mean.” “How true!” echoed in my head after reading that line.

  8. hypercryptical says:

    I echo Mandie’s comment above. (Also) giggling grace needs to be statute, a required infection. Long live giggles!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

  9. welshstream says:

    ‘Even the breeze has teeth’ – gem of a line .. and love the way you create this grey atmosphere and then give us a delightful way out …giggling grace is a perfect tonic! 🙂

  10. erbiage says:

    We say more
    than we want; less
    than we mean.

    You need never write another word.

  11. Oh I love the idea of “giggle me some grace” .. god knows we need it these days 🙂

  12. oh, yes, giggle me grace!

  13. Misky says:

    Yes, truly, the breeze has teeth. Excellent stuff, De.

  14. violet says:

    I really like this section:

    slate, erased. Smoke sky.
    Even the breeze has teeth.”

  15. The world’s gone
    gray. We say more
    than we want; less
    than we mean

    Oh, I know that one. This is not what I was expecting, but it’s perfect.

  16. kim881 says:

    A great prompt and a great quadrille, De! We must giggle the grey away!
    ‘Even the breeze has teeth’ is a brilliant line and so is ‘giggle me some grace’.

  17. sarahbawden says:

    Today was definitely heavy and grey for me, so giggling at those baby laughs really helped.

  18. Michael says:

    Like how you used giggle De, well done.

  19. kanzensakura says:

    Super poem De. I love the giggled grace – we most definintely need that.

  20. maria says:

    A very insightful piece. I echo your thoughts, De. Sigh. 😕

  21. You bRinG to miNd MorE A TrutH and liGht
    thaT jusT thE world giggle has an infinite
    number oF esSences oF FeeLinGs
    And SeNSeS and tHaT
    mY friEnd iS
    liKe A
    HaT anD
    iS NoW whY
    i for one caLL
    GoD A Laugh/gigglE
    as essence is alWays
    bigger than A word of hUman.. Google..;)

  22. Bev says:

    I love the term “giggle some grace”. Nice to think about!

  23. wolfsrosebud says:

    If only one could do that. Nice depth to your writing today.

  24. ghostmmnc says:

    The breeze certainly does have teeth, especially in the winter. Sometimes all you can do is just giggle at the weather. 🙂

  25. Janice says:

    It’s amazing how quickly a feeling of stuckness like you described can be shifted with a mere giggle or two. Coincidentally today I was thinking about how to shift myself from a rut…a giggle would have been a form of grace. And I totally love your first stanza about saying too little and too much and the breeze having teeth.

  26. Sherry Marr says:

    “Even the breeze has teeth.” Oh, yes! I hope we all can be giggled some grace. The world needs it. Loved this, De.

  27. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Wonderful read–last line (as noted) is killer, & the toothy breeze grabs us all

  28. grace me some giggles! Love this, De.

  29. Candy says:

    Ah, the sweet grace of giggles. Sweet!

  30. lillian says:

    “giggle me some grace” indeed! LOVE it! Especially in this topsy turvey world. Heading home to Boston this afternoon….so shall catch up on reading in the comfort of our Boston study this evening and tomorrow morning (giggles and mementos)…but wanted to read a few before I settle in on our beautiful Bermuda deck one last morn. Smiling I am….

  31. Bryan Ens says:

    Giggle me some grace…what a wonderful bit of advice. The world needs a lot more giggled grace!

  32. oh yes…giggle me some grace…wonderful!

  33. You make some good points and ask some good questions here. Excellent poem.

  34. Olga says:

    When the world has gone gray, we all need some grace. Love reading your poetry, De.

  35. merrildsmith says:

    “giggle me some grace” Perfect!

  36. “Oh,
    giggle me some grace.”

    I concur.

  37. kaykuala h says:

    Oh, please,
    giggle me some grace.

    Yes, has a respite and accord some space.Sometimes they fail us and the situation may not even be that serious!


  38. Excellent Quadrille. My favorite lines are:
    We say more
    than we want; less
    than we mean.

  39. Truedessa says:

    giggle me some grace, yes I would like some of that as well..

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