Whispered Promise

Monday’s challenge for d’Verse Poets is a quadrille using the word whisper.  I’m also sharing with Real Toads for the Tuesday Platform.


The sun rises
as new day dawns
a silent promise
whispered directly
to my heart–
a reason to rise
and continue;
a reason to hope
and dream again–
human goodness
will prevail over
yesterday’s strife.
Certainly tomorrow
will dawn again
another gently
whispered promise.

Inspired by “Night Circus”

I’m late to the party!  Saturday’s task at Real Toads was to take a quote from the last book we read and turn it into a three-stanza poem or micro-fiction.  I am currently reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaimon, but the last book I finished is Erin Morgenstern’s Night Circus.  I’ve chosen a quote from Night Circus:

Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes.  The future is never set in stone, remember that.  -Erin Morgenstern

cup-and-books_9731e2wsNever dreamed myself
a crazy cat lady,
alone with books,
a cup of tea, and felines.

Instead I imagined
travel and excitement,
far away journeys
exploring different worlds.

As I sit, cat in lap,
a cup of tea in hand,
and a good book too–
I find I like this better.


Broken Heart

Today’s challenge for Real Toads is to write a poem that describes a human in terms of things, focusing on diction and imagery.  I’m also sharing at d’Verse Poets for their open link.



a mother’s love crumpled
up and tossed aside,
thrown out like
yesterday’s trash.
Breaking a heart
into shards of glass
left to be swept up,
never to be glued
into wholeness again.