Last night

I dreamt of a giant squid

It could walk upstairs

I awoke as poet

Words issued forth

Rock under my feet

Like so many dreams

Lay dorment now

They wait to be broken apart

Only to be put back together

In poem


dVerse prompt to write a quadrille and use the word rock


How to Kick a Bucket

set the pail down

make sure to wear a shoe

or a boot may be better

with running start

the distance makes no difference

if you miss just keep on going

or stand beside the bucket

look down to see it empty

simply tip it


dVerse prompt quadrillé using kick – one origin of “kick the bucket” is the Catholic use of holy water at the feet of a corpse – the corpse would stretch its legs and tip the bucket

How to Kick a Bucket

Song of Satan

I fell like lightning 

Cast out in all my glory

With a song

I go on singing

It was I who made Eve eat the fruit

Cain did my bidding and Abel died

I sing the song of war

All evil both night and day

Blessed I threw the spear

I intercede with hosts of demons

When you possess me

All hell will sing

dVerse prompt on a monster’s point of view

Song of Satan

Finding Kindness

I am on an inner search for kindness in my life.  How I was rescued from my own dispair or sought to help another.  Not wanting to confuse kindness with congeniality or cultural differences I felt a lifting of the heart when I thought of You.

The day You sent a message to the children of Israel that You would come again.  The prophets wrote Your words that we should all repent.  Hard to see the kindness in rebuke or recompense yet Your hope is there.

Let the soul find GOD

Hidden in small daily chores

I fall to my knees


dVerse haibun prompt on kindness, still searching

Finding Kindness


Why is it so difficult to serve the cup of kindness or drink from it?  The cup of cruelty still being offered up around the world as I sip my coffee and read The Post.  Today’s headline of officials charged and the president fumes with frustration.

Now I want to measure my kindness in cups.  A half cup of kind word.  Three quarters of humility mixed with a cup of understanding.  Maybe I can find a kinder way in a sometimes cruel world.

Be kind for the day

All resonants from within

Learn to give and take

dVerse prompt haibun on kindness