Scrabbling It In

She tastes the new year slowly
pondering clouds on tongue 
sacred slices of sky, 
tabasco-tang of sun. 
The world’s got a way 
of craving falling
-stars, symphony wishes. 

She swishes in a ninja star for 
good measure, a babble of brook
                      a dabble of moon. 

It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Come play!

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26 Responses to Scrabbling It In

  1. Misky says:

    Tabasco-tang of sun … what a brilliant phrase

  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely fantastic, De! 😀 So much to love here especially; “sacred slices of sky/tabasco-tang of sun.” Wow! 💝💝

  3. merrildsmith says:

    I love all the sensory details here–the tabasco-tang–and love that pause at the end with “a dabble of moon.” This poem is such a delight!

  4. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done. I loved this…
    The world’s got a way
    of craving falling
    -stars, symphony wishes.
    How true this is as we saw play out this past week!!

  5. I love that you put ‘dabble’ at the end – I kept on waiting for it and waiting for it – and I was almost confused until I finally got there 🙂

    I loved this line, BTW:

    tabasco-tang of sun.


  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    I like the sort of fey quality of your words. Well written!

  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    A wonderful poem, that bursts beyond the parameters of form, and propel us to fantastical landscapes And big dreams.

  8. Ron. says:

    Exquisito, DJ I’m with the other tabasco tang lovers.
    Thanks for the prompt and the outstanding response.

  9. rogblog666 says:

    a dbbling of moon great finish

  10. Very nice! Such evocative writing. I especially like the “tabasco-tang of sun”… Brilliant!

  11. Dora says:

    The sensory images that sweep you away to an unlimited horizon! Beautifully done.

  12. gillena cox says:

    Wow!! chock full of incredibly creative images
    Enjoyed this
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine


  13. Truedessa says:

    This poem is amazingly written. The ninja star adds that bit of magic.

  14. Fine imagery..a tabasco.tang sun must be quite overwhelming

  15. calmkate says:

    all the senses included in this rather magical poetical delight! A real ‘taste’ of nature

  16. erbiage says:

    Sounds like she is painting. You’ve captured the act of creating! Or maybe demonstrated it!

    Jeez you are so good at this!

  17. Alex says:

    “She swishes in a ninja star”

    How perfect.

  18. I read this out loud and it sounds as good as it reads. Beautiful! I want to taste that tabasco-tang of sun with a side of falling stars, please! ✨🌙✨

  19. Ah! I love this one! Lovely images and that dabble of moon!

  20. kim881 says:

    You are the quadrille queen, De! I love the thought of tasting the new year slowly and ‘pondering clouds on tongue’, and the internal rhyme of ‘a babble of brook, / a dabble of moon’.

  21. lillian says:

    LOVE this! Made me smile. MOST especially love that tobasco-tang sun!!!

  22. I think we have icicle sun, would love some tabasco-tang with all our ice.

  23. ghostmmnc says:

    So much to like in your poem! The sun, the moon, the star … ahhh love it. 🙂

  24. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Enjoyed your poem.
    sacred slices of sky,
    tabasco-tang of sun.

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