The Remains of All Things Scattered, Small


She has not yet learned a
passion or pen
-chant for pockets, boxes,
jars or bins.

Her heart: all chambers
full to overflowing.

And so she holds her breath
in all the dry and quiet spaces,
in keeping with the rhythm
of the rain.



It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and Kim’s got a great word for us. Come play!



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21 Responses to The Remains of All Things Scattered, Small

  1. kim881 says:

    Another gentle quadrille, De, and the title is intriguing. I especially enjoyed the final stanza and the contrast of ’dry and quiet spaces’ with ‘the rhythm of the rain’.

  2. calmkate says:

    delightful word play … how we need that rain 🙂

  3. Vivian Zems says:

    I really like this. The last stanza is stunning.

  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    An excellent poem, a stunning quadrille. The last stanza is killer. I like the image of naivete, a heart with all chambers overflowing.

  5. sanaarizvi says:

    This is exquisitely drawn, De! ❤️ I love; “Her heart: all chambers full to overflowing.” There is such deep emotion in these words.

  6. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like the full heart seeks respite. There is a gentle flow to your words.

  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    A lyrical write, skillfully worded.

  8. You always have a way with words. Nicely done.

  9. Rob Kistner says:

    This is wonderful De, intriguing and enchanting.

  10. Grace says:

    From title to every line – an amazing rhythm to your heart De.

  11. Truedessa says:

    Your poem has a nice rhythm that flows with the rain.

  12. Oh, that’s a stunner. So poignant.

  13. pvcann says:

    Not so easy, that sort of keeping, a deep emotive place, powerful.

  14. Love the imagery in the last line. . .

  15. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice ending. I like following the rhythm of the rain.

  16. Oh I really love that rhythm… sometimes you just have to let your heartbeat follow the rain.

  17. Misky says:

    Oh! This is delightfully, totally deeeeelish.

  18. merrildsmith says:

    This so lovely and gentle. All those chambers overflowing–and that last stanza is wonderful!

  19. rivrvlogr says:

    Better a heart that is full than one that is wanting.

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