A Summer Day, on Repeat
When we were young, yet women,
we danced—almost cool—
the universe smiled and breathed
with champagne breath, effervescent,
a symphony of light-sound.
We go about our days
oblivious to the coming storm.
though the wind moans, and
the sky becomes a blackened chimney—
then a chandelier.
Fish leaps, a sparkle and a splash,
green frog with banjo-string-pluck, jumps–
the mayfly darts away.
The pond tastes of anything
can happen, if only, make a wish.
Tech plays with sinister access,
the world wants you to be hard—
perhaps everything must crash.
You open the program,
hit re-set, complete.
Dream diamonds float amidst the rocks—
tiny ships without a compass or chart,
in the after and before,
as time spins, always
she lives in you.
The Oracle gave me an almost Cadralor. Then we went out for a walk in a nature preserve, and when we got back home, I decided to try to make it a true Cadralor. I think. I’m sharing this with dVerse Open Link Night.
Merril, this is so beautiful! You are so gifted!
Oh, thank you, dear Rene. That is so very kind. 💙
Just the facts mam! 🦋
“ The pond tastes of anything
can happen, if only, make a wish.”
Thank you! 😊
The sky as a chandalier–what an image. This is very like Jane’s I think. Our conclusions are all like mirrors reflecting each other. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe. Yes, that’s a good way of putting it–mirrors reflecting each other.
I’m glad you wrote a cadralor—my first poem was a cadralor and I didn’t post it. Went back for a second try. Obviously because you were intended to write the cadralor 🙂
We had a lot of the same images, storm, sea, and the idea of being true to oneself. Kerfe’s too. A good garland of poems this week 🙂
Thank you! The Oracle really wanted me to write a poem with different stories/images. I’m glad I persevered with it.
You’re right a good garland of poems! 😊
It’s always good policy to follow the Oracle’s line of thought. Apart from anything else, the result is always worth it!
I think you’re right, and I certainly wouldn’t want to get on her bad side. 😏
Not a good idea!
I’m going to post the list now.
I love this: “the sky becomes a blackened chimney—
then a chandelier.” What wonderful imagery. I don’t know a Cadralor from a Haiku but I love this poem 🙂
Thank you so much, Marie!
It’s a recent made up form–and I’m not sure I quite get it, but I think I did it. 🙂
When I began to read the poem, I recognized it as a Cadralor. I’m learning!
Wow–I’m impressed, Liz!
I’m still not certain about the form, but the Oracle seemed to want me to write one. 😏
When the Oracle speaks . . .
Yes, exactly! 😏
A beautiful Cadralor, Merril! You should submit to Gleam next time 😊
Thank you so much, Ingrid. I’m still not sure if I quite “get” the form, but I am proud of this one. I think I will try to submit, if I can manage to write three. 😅
Sorry I missed the Twitter even yesterday. It was such a gorgeous day, we were playing outside. 😀
Don’t worry: hopefully you can make the launch party 🤩
Oh, did you announce that? When is it?
I will announce on Saturday 😊
Such splendid imagery
Thank you so much, Derrick!
I love this, Merril! You and the Oracle are such a fine pair.
I think you did “get” it! The imagery was wonderful.
Thank you so much, Dale!!
The form was added to my “future poetry form attempts” file. 😊
This is absolutely stunning, Merril! 😀 I especially love; “The pond tastes of anything
can happen, if only, make a wish.” ❤️❤️ Such a pleasure to hear you read on OLN!
Thank you so much, Sanaa!
I always enjoy seeing and hearing you, too! 💙
Thank you, Gillena. 😊
I know nothing of these magnets, but your results are wonderful. Lots of open doors begging for back story.
Thank you very much, Glenn. 😊
I adore this, Merril. It was lovely to hear you read it. And it lends so much more depth and narrative to the image. The whole thing is wonderful but the first three stanzas especially, for me, are simply stunning. Sorry I missed your prompt! I had no time. Next time though. ❤ 🙂
Thank you so much! 💙
I almost included this image for the ekphrastic prompt.
Read it twice, then listened.
This is like a tasting platter. gt to dip my thoughts into 5 delicious dishes.
Thank you, Merril.
Oh, I adore hearing you recite!
Thank you so much, Resa. 💙
A tasting platter of 5 dishes! I like that!😊
It’s a tasty post! 💙
The whole thing is great, but the fifth stanza left me floating in that timeless space!! Enjoyed the audio! 👏👏
Thank you so much, Tricia! 😊
A lovely reading of this poem Merril. I enjoyed the “dream diamonds” as it takes me back to days beside a rocky jetty.
Thank you very much, K. That’s a lovely image to return to.
I like the variety of perspectives in this poem. I especially liked the last stanza. We must hold on to dreams.
Thank you so much, Ali. Yes, we must.
This is a lovely read Merril. Enjoyed listening to your calm and soothing voice.
Thank you very much, Grace.
You have the perfect voice for reading … what a beautiful Cadralor ~~ not a simple form.
Thank you so much, Helen! I never like how I sound, so that makes me happy. I’ve been trying to practice reading my poetry.
So many wonderful little moments in this.
Thank you very much.