Enough and More
Here trees and birds brush-kiss the feathered sky
in blue-on-blue reflections, breathe a sigh.
No pause, no hesitation comes, so wise
trees are, roots down, boughs high, as birds they rise
bright-eyed, wings spread, and yes, I’d fly with you,
outstretched into the blue of sky and through.
And then, we’d float on mirrored sea, our boat
enwrapped in harmony, the world remote.
I’d watch the heron strut, fish-dive, and soar–
yes, this is enough, I’d need nothing more.
Some readers might be confused about the day from the image, but it fits so perfectly.
A poem in couplets, rhymed, iambic pentameter, for dVerse. I couldn’t quite manage to make all of the couplets closed. This is a revision of a poem that coincidentally, I wrote almost exactly two years ago for another dVerse prompt.
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Thank you very much, Michael!
Absolutely stunning, Merril! I most especially love these lines:
“And then, we’d float on mirrored sea, our boat
enwrapped in harmony, the world remote.”
Yes, yes, I want to do this with my love….sigh.
Aww–thank you so much, Lillian, for your very kind words! 💙
This flows beautifully, Merril – never falling into the trap of becoming stilted, as couplets often can!
Thank you so much, Ingrid. I didn’t want it to sound forced, so I’m pleased you think it flows. 😊
Trees are wise indeed. Yes, all we really need. (K)
That they are. Yes, it is. 😊
I like your poetic phrases: “brush-kiss” and “fish-dive,” both so apt in the context. 😀
Thank you, Marian! 😊
Nice one Merril.
Thanks for dropping by to read mine.
Thank you and you’re welcome. 💙
The last line is perfect. It left me with a floaty smile.
Oh how lovely! Thank you, Liz! 😊
You’re welcome, Merril.
So beautiful, Merril! I agree this is enough and more. 💙
Thank you, Punam! 💙
My pleasure. 😊
So well crafted. Marian beat me to the hyphenated highlights
Thank you very much, Derrick. 🙂
I missed this one. Straight forward iambic pentameter is unbeatable (I didn’t think it met the dverse remit) and this is a lovely example.
I think it fit one of the examples in the link? I have trouble getting the meter right, but I think I mostly got it. 😏
You did! I probably didn’t read the instructions carefully enough. The first examples seemed complicated for a result that didn’t appeal to me. Your poem, to my mind, is a ‘proper’ one, and much more satisfying to read (aloud).
Thank you again.
I wasn’t thrilled by the examples either, but some people did that first type very well.
The rules didn’t appeal to me for that one, but it was too late in the evening to try anything complicated.
Oh, this poem makes me think of when my husband and I go to the wildlife refuge where we see “trees and birds brush-kiss the feathered sky.” It’s my happy place 🙂
I’m so happy I made you think of that, Marie! 🙂
This is lovely, Merril.
Brings me back to my week away where tree met sky and roots snagged foot and I felt one with the sky atop the water tower and we floated in our little creek. A happy poem.
Thank you, Dale. I’m glad it made you think happy thoughts!
Very much so!