No Words

« Darkness came, full of moths and beetles.  I was oppressed by the velvety emptiness of the word and swathes of soft grass.  Then the fumes of the night put me to sleep. ».  Laurie Lee

 

in the dark no words

moths and beetles take to air

I sleep night’s fragrance

 

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dVerse prompt to change Laurie Lee’s prose to poetry.  Thanks for some great prose to work with. #4

No Words

Grass

« I had never been so close to grass before.  It towered above me and all around me, each blade tattooed with tiger-skins of sunlight.  It was knife-edge, dark and wicked green, thick as a forest and alive with grasshoppers that chirped and chattered, and leapt through the air like monkies.»    Laurie Lee

 

thick the grass will grow

wicked green as a forest

where grasshoppers leap
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dVerse prompt to change Laurie Lee prose to poetry  #3

Grass

Hard Cider

« That first long secret drink of golden fire, juice of those valleys and of that time, wine of the wild orchards, of russet summer, of plump red apples, and Rosie’s burning cheeks.  Never to be forgotten, or ever tasted again. »             Laurie Lee

drink apple cider

fermented like days of old

brings fire to cheeks

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dVerse prompt to make Laurie Lee prose into poem. #2

Hard Cider