One Night

My eyes cannot see my face
and yet, in this room
this darkened place,

I see me in your love
your soft whisper breath
your fingertips across my skin.

You are my looking glass
image me into our dreams
light my heart, my soul,

light stars within my eyes
explode my senses,
nova me this night.

And then, as passions fade,
we shall sleep entwined
until the morrow’s dawn.

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I’m hosting Poetics at dVerse today – that wonderful virtual pub for poets. I’m asking folks to write a poem that includes a unique verbification – a noun or adjective used as a verb.  Think Google — originally a proper noun, the name of a company. People started to say “google that” and through repetition, it became a verb. How about “ganache me” — wouldn’t that be delectable?  My post, One Night, verbifies nova – a star that suddenly flares and then fades slowly. Come join us at dVerse to read and enjoy; and maybe, also, to post your own verbification! Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Photo: in public domain.

44 thoughts on “One Night

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) January 24, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Love nova as a verb… The sense of that special other being your light is so strong, and nova is great. I find that more complex nouns make more interesting verbs…

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Glad you enjoyed….in a way, we were on the same wave length here….verbs to passion a poem! 🙂

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you, Victoria. Looking forward to your write!

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  2. kim881 January 24, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Image me and nova me! Wow! Verbification does add spice to a poem!

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  3. whimsygizmo January 24, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    “nova me this night”

    LOVE.
    There’s just something about the word “me” after a fantastic new verb that packs such a punch.

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Ah….you’re ganaching me now 🙂

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  4. Glenn Buttkus January 24, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Several of our dVerse poets use verbification habitually–& it’s always impressive & fun. I think at that time–I need to do this in my poems–but then forget to do it. Thanks to you, now I feel good about it, and can add it to my writer’s tool; thanks.

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      So glad you enjoyed and will look forward to seeing more verbification…I really enjoy using it! Still haven’t written my “ganache me” poem though 🙂

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed.

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  5. sanaarizvi January 24, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Oh Lillian 😀 this is such a wonderfully dreamy write ❤️ especially love “light stars within my eyes
    explode my senses, nova me this night.”

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    • lillian January 25, 2017 / 6:31 am

      Ah, your comment makes me smile 🙂 Particularly appropriate as my glasses are steaming up when I tip my cup of hot coffee.

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  6. jaybluepoems January 25, 2017 / 12:00 am

    Beautiful Lillian – especially like “Nova me”… very sensual… Thanks for taking good care of all us here at the pub… happy warm weather adventures!

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    • lillian January 25, 2017 / 6:32 am

      Thanks, Jay. Still raining this dark early Boston morning. Raincoat gear will be necessary to walk to the train station a bit later to visit my daughter. Will be ready for Bermuda’s lovely winter weather! 🙂

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      • jaybluepoems January 25, 2017 / 1:58 pm

        Enjoy. I’m envious. It’s about 30 with fresh snow here in Colorado. Sunny, tho. Longing for the beach… aaaahhhh.

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  7. sarahsouthwest January 25, 2017 / 3:50 am

    Some very subtle, seductive verbifying. I love “image me”, and your use of “nova” as a verb. I’m glad I hadn’t read this before I wrote my poem…I think we used it differently…

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    • lillian January 25, 2017 / 6:33 am

      We did use “nova” quite differently 🙂 Glad you enjoyed. I’m still trying to write a poem that includes “ganache me!” Kind of like Osh Gosh B’Gosh Ganache Me! 🙂 Now I’m a little giddy with my caffeine this early morn 🙂

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  8. Iris January 25, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    This is beautiful:

    “and yet, in this room
    this darkened place,

    I see me in your love”

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  9. Mish January 25, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Oh this is so beautiful, Lillian and what a great idea for a prompt! I like the idea of seeing yourself in your significant other’s love. So much depth to that.

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    • lillian January 26, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      It’s true, right? We see ourselves in the actions of our love for ourselves and in the love of our life’s partner. So glad you enjoyed this write and the poem too. 🙂

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    • lillian January 26, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Yes…..Bermuda will ganache us! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed this write!

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    • lillian January 26, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks, Walt. You comment just made my day! 🙂

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    • lillian January 30, 2017 / 10:14 am

      My goodness….so glad to have you reading my posts. And happy you are enjoying them. 🙂

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      • dornahainds January 30, 2017 / 11:02 am

        Your daily posts are definitely a treat for me. (@–>–)

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      • lillian January 30, 2017 / 11:47 am

        Thank you!

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