I know the science of sun and rain

that wakes the world to spring–


brings a languorous glow,

that rings the day


and stays,

till the moon


hums it away.


But I believe in magic–

overnight blooms


and birds winging, singing

through morning dew.



A quadrille for dVerse, where Linda has asked us to use the word “magic.”

(A quadrille, besides being a dance, is a dVerse form. It’s a poem of 44 words—any type.)







43 thoughts on “Magic

  1. I’m watching for the magic of white blooms bursting forth on an ornamental pear tree beside the lake. I also think it’s magic to be able to arrange 44 words like this, Merril!

  2. ‘languorous’ is such a deliciously long word – it rolls around the mouth & even when you say it right it has you wait a while longer – so good in this line – like a warm bath of sunshine, like your entire piece.

  3. I love the use of rhyme, sounds and physical space in this poem, Merril, and the lines:
    ‘overnight blooms

    and birds winging, singing
    through morning dew’.

  4. Soothing and calming…………Although science disagrees with magic, but yes a little bit of magic science too needs!!

  5. Beautiful!!🌈
    “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
    We are all surrounded with magical things. Only if we take a moment to realize that and dwell in the laps of nature.🦄🌺

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