heart ~ a quadrille

mystic fire dances
to thunderclaps
and swings with the zephyrs
that lyrically lure
my heart
running off with caprice
to realms yet unknown,
trying on silly identities,
slipping into colourful skins,
spritzing wild perfume of possibility
thumbing a ride
on this journey called life



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Mindfills for dVerse’s quadrille hosted by DeJackson – heart & Go Dog go Cafe’s Tuesday writing prompt – fire, mystic, identity by Frazier and Amanda

ripples #50 ~ a renga

Ripples ~ This renga is a collaborative  writing effort of David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and me, Sangeetha of Mindfills. David’s words, completing the tanka, are in italics and in bold. What started with this  haiku, is now a renga of 50 verses πŸ™‚ which makes it a Gojuin!

ripples #50

beyond the brink
melting moments and lifetimes
~ I sleep into you
forms fading, dreams displacing
~ souls slowly slip together



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written in response to

sighing so softly
trailing tender tremors
my soul surrenders
touched by thin, teasing tendrils
you’re sweetly, softly seduced

We invite you to read all of the 50 ripples here ☺️ and you can read what David has written all about our journey here!
Lots of love and gratitude to you all for reading and your kind words of appreciation. πŸ™

sky stays ~ a kasa

sky stays blue, bathing the pond
a cloud drifts past hurriedly

etched on a park bench are our letters
random signs of the universe

midnight pauses as if she cares
which stars to pick for today

you don't notice when I'm here
you won't notice when I'm gone

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dVerse’s Poetics – hosted by Sanaa – The korean Kasa. Thank you Sanaa for introducing this poetic form on dVerse πŸ™ & for Eugi’s weekly prompt – midnight

The elements of the Kasa, (song-words) are:

1. syllabic, 7-syllable lines broken by caesura into alternating groups of 3 and 4 syllables or 8 syllable lines broken by caesura into equal 4 syllable phrases.  These options are guides with variables at the discretion of the poet.  

2. strophic.  Groups of variable numbers of lines as opposed to uniform stanzas.

3. content is described or exposed through parallels. This is the heart of the form.

4. written from unrequited love, patriotism, daily life, nostalgia, etc

I was curious to know why there’s not much on this poetry form. A wordpress site has this to say about the gasa/kasa.

ripples #49 ~ a renga

sighing so softly
trailing tender tremors
my soul surrenders


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Written in response to

evening sky blushes
curling pink whispers of cloud
into silent words
cirrus clouds spell I LOVE YOU
for juicy peach setting sun

Ripples ~ a renga, is a collaborative  writing effort of David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and me of Mindfills. David’s words, completing the tanka, are in italics and in bold. What started with this  haiku,  is now a renga of 49 verses πŸ™‚  You can read all of the 49 ripples here ☺️ and you can read all about our journey  here and here.
Lots of love and gratitude to you all for reading and your kind words of appreciation. πŸ™