Sunshine the world . . .

unfurl hope
march, sing
stand resolute and tall.

Answer the call
to freedom this world,
compassion for all.

A second verbification poem for dVerse today. Using nouns as verbs — sunshine and freedom. Saturday, January 21, 2017. First day of a global movement that has the potential for immense power. Photos from Boston’s Women’ Walk for America which included 100,000+ women, men and children. dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Come join us!

28 thoughts on “Sunshine the world . . .

    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      In the words of a woman I still admire, Together We Can……It Takes a Village.


  1. whimsygizmo January 24, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Sunshine and freedom as verbs – YES. At first I read “compassion” that way, too. “compassion all.” Also yes.

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Glad you enjoyed! Such an amazing day it was…and so many are resolved to keep the positive spirit and fight through these four years. Although I just read the bills he’s signed today and that he’s considering eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts…HOPING that is fake news!


  2. paul scribbles January 24, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Sunshine the world indeed. Here’s a wee sunshine song to brighten anyone’s day.

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  3. sanaarizvi January 24, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Oh I love sunshine used as a verb here ๐Ÿ˜€ inspired โค๏ธ

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    • lillian January 24, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      ah yes….. especially these days, we must spread sunshine and hope where we can.


  4. navasolanature January 25, 2017 / 3:26 am

    So good to see such an amazing response. Love the pink hats. Just read there from Sierra Club news of a climate march response for April. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of the world needs to see this resistance too!

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    • lillian January 25, 2017 / 6:37 am

      Ah….I wonder if you’re talking about the one that the Union of Concerned Scientists are publicizing for April 29th in DC? My husband and I would both DEFINITELY be there except we will be in Iceland then! We definitely need to keep up the resistance move…even as legislation and executive orders seem to change the order of the universe here.

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      • navasolanature January 25, 2017 / 11:06 am

        Oh, enjoy Iceland. Am wondering if we might try a visit in April. Seems strange this change of law at a stroke of a pen by one person. The U.K. Is stuttering over Brexit legislation now and a nation divided and confused too!

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    • lillian January 25, 2017 / 6:40 am

      Trying desperately to keep hope alive in the midst of frenetic executive orders and pending legislation here. For me, the most frightening of all came yesterday with a literal gag order — an executive order for national offices to cease all communication with the public including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Parks Services, the National Agricultural Agency, the Center for Disease Control, etc. To outlaw communication….it just doesn’t seem possible that this can be happening. Somehow we must hold up a beacon of hope for the next four years.


      • sarahsouthwest January 25, 2017 / 8:01 am

        It is unbelievable. Really scary. I might be living in an echo chamber here, but all the people from the US who I’ve “met” through blogging seem so open, and thoughtful and liberal in their views. I’m glad I’ve found that.

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  5. Iris January 25, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I really like the idea of “march-singing.” In March, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. vidyatiru January 25, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    the women’s march has definitely been so inspiring, filling hearts with hope, and like you say, the potential for immense power..

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  7. Mish January 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Yes, we need some sunshine! I am so proud of the many Canadians who traveled to join in your marches. This is a global situation.

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    • lillian January 26, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      It is a global situation…..and it gets, in my estimation, more frightening every day. I do believe we will have a throwback to the 60’s and it will become 4 years of demonstrations and controversy. But…as one of the verifying poems said “and hope electrons through the night.” It is definitely the time to stay alert and active!


    • lillian January 30, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Love you reply — thank you!


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