Film Noir, Take 37

Graveyard journey.
Ghosts whisper, dance,
twist, shimmer.
Breeze skips through leaves.
Clouds balloon, curl, drizzle,
storm bubbles open.
Lightning sparks, sounds echo.

Dawn spills, melts rose-red.
Peppered blood-shadows
scar green spring grass.
Nervous giggle jars grin,
breath flickers.
Cue still lull.
Death stokes fear. 

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[INCLUDES ALL THE WORDS THUS FAR]
A second quadrille (see below for explanation) Infestation, also posted today, uses only today’s prompt word “fear” – but in a unique way. Hope you’ll read it also!

Victoria hosts Quadrille Monday today at dVerse,  Quadrille: a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Each time a word prompt is given: week #1 = Quadrille #1 and 1 word; Week #2 = Quadrille #2 and a new word; etc.  We build to Quadrille # 44 in week 44 with still another word. We’re on Week #37  and the prompt word is “fear.”  Past words this series have included flicker, pepperdance, bubble, grin, lull, melt, shimmer, twist, skip, green, breeze, spill, rose, journey, jar, leaves, open, shadow, cloud, spark, cue, breath, scar, curl, whisper, dawn, ghost, giggle, drizzle, still, echo, sound, storm, spring, and balloon. Bar opens at 3 PM Boston time.  Come join us!

39 thoughts on “Film Noir, Take 37

  1. colorfulpen July 31, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Enjoyed the journey in this deliciously dark piece. “Death stokes fear”! Love that.

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Yes — Act 36 ended with “Death lurks here.” I actually like this line better.

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you thank you! The beat goes on…..at least for Take 37 🙂

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  2. annell4 July 31, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Reminds me of childhood Halloween, when we would scare ourselves. Great read!

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Or sitting round the campfire with the flashlight under our chin telling scarey stories?? 🙂

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you, Sascha. Yes — this one sets a very different scene than “Infestation.”

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  3. alisonhankinson July 31, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    This seems more surreal. those giggle jars keep it lighter. reminds me of taking a late night short cut through the graveyard as teenagers to catch the last bus home….

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Ooooh, I wouldn’t have wanted to do that….but for me, it would have been before the days of Michael Jackson’s Thriller…so perhaps not too scarey 🙂

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  4. Waltermarks July 31, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I think you got them all fitted in there nicely, squeezed in there just about perfect

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  5. Bev July 31, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    It amazes me how skillfully you use all the words. Well done!

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you, Bev. This word just fit in…..my luck may run out with 38 next time! 😦

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  6. katiemiafrederick July 31, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    For those
    NoWHo Do
    continUe oN
    Love MoRe As GoLD
    And are reMembered
    afTer Death NoW aS LoVE tHeRe
    is no sorrow NoW witH Love soWn
    tHaT and wHo continueS LoVE’s ReaP
    trUe tHat taKes GiVinG and ShaRinG Ka
    iN LiFE
    FreeR
    neVer
    TaKinG
    More than GiVinG…
    AnGeLs LiVeoN iN
    HeaVEN oN eARtH
    As Love No Matter
    Vehicle Vessel
    or HoMe
    thAT
    wHO
    continUes
    LoVE sPRinGS..:)

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you….I keep thinking my luck is running out….we’ll see what 38 brings!

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  7. whimsygizmo July 31, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    HEAVENS. So awesome. Not sure I’m up to the challenge, after a few weeks off from regular writing. But you inspire me! 🙂

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    • lillian July 31, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Smiling I am….so glad you enjoyed!

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    • lillian August 1, 2017 / 6:57 am

      So happy you enjoyed 🙂 Smiling I am over my first cup of coffee this morning…

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  8. Janice July 31, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Well done 🙂 ‘Take 37’works well with your ghostly scene.

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    • lillian August 1, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thanks, Paul. I fear my film will be ending….but I’ll keep on trying! 🙂

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  9. Colin Lee August 2, 2017 / 1:11 am

    The neverending story. Hurray! Keep marathoning. You’re almost there, Lillian!

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  10. jerennazuto August 2, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Wow! This is amazing. The order, it sounds hard, I’m completely amazed. Great poem!

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