daisy chain gang

Thy fingers make early flowers
of all things. – E.E. Cummings


i’ll tell you a secret:

He loves you.

there is no knot,

no tangled web of stemmed hate
that says
we aren’t for each other.

so come,
let’s share some promise-petaled
some sleepy-early rip
van wink
-led tales of whimsy,


A second Quadrille. Sneaking the word “early” in there, too, cuz I missed the Q a couple of weeks ago. 

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14 Responses to daisy chain gang

  1. Shawna says:

    This makes me think of how it hurts more to feel like a friend doesn’t love you than a boyfriend.

  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Very whimsical. Love the message – he love you, so relax and enjoy.

  3. lifelessons says:

    Ha..Lives up to your name..

  4. rothpoetry says:

    Van Wink will put you in a whimsey every time!!

  5. qbit says:

    “some sleepy-early rip
    van wink
    -led tales of whimsy,
    woe.” – great.

  6. Grace says:

    Love the word daisy chains specially wink-led tales of whimsy~

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice ending: “tales of whimsy,

  8. Gina says:

    no tangled web of stemmed hate, love this! we can get so caught up in appearances and not see the real love right in front of us – the reading of the poem was like a little skip and jump – liked that too

  9. Oh I love the Rip van Wink-led connection… the whimsy woes sounds a lot like waking up

  10. sanaarizvi says:

    That’s the kind of hope and conviction we need in love!!❤️ This is beautiful, De 🙂

  11. kim881 says:

    I love the De-shaped daisies, the wordplay and the Rip Van Winkle reference. 🙂

  12. love the rhythm of this poem, great!!

  13. “Promise-petaled hope.” Love it , De.

  14. Rob Kistner says:

    “There is no knot” I like tyat De, and how to carried the “knot” thing through. Very inventive little touch to a wonderful poem… 🙂

    …rob from Image & Voice

    My “wink”

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