I want to skip
through burnt orange
crimson red
fresh fallen leaves
not trudge
with aching limbs

I want to dance
through cumulous clouds
float in dandelion puffs
not grounded
by flattened soles
empty souled

never always
absolutes press
never always
I simply
pass through


Thursday is OLN at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. That means – no prompt. daze was originally written for June 7th’s dVerse MTB prompt, provided by Bjorn. He asked us to write a poem using “negativa”. A poem whose meaning is derived from what is not, as well as what is. I missed that deadline….so posting daze now. Photo from pixabay.com.

24 thoughts on “daze

  1. dornahainds June 14, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Such Awesomeness! 😎πŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      I loved that prompt, Bjorn. So glad to share it on OLN. Glad you enjoyed!


  2. kim881 June 14, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Oh I’m with you on this, Lill! I love skipping through ‘burnt orange crimson red fresh fallen leaves’ and floating in dandelion puffs’!

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Joyful, right? So much better than just “passing through.”

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  3. sanaarizvi June 14, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    This is absolutely exquisitely drawn, Lillian!❀️ Love the image of “burnt orange crimson red fresh fallen leaves.” πŸ™‚

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Dancing in those leaves…..fresh fallen before they turn dry to the touch and crumble beneath our feet. Rather when they’re first fallen and the get kicked up into the air by our feet πŸ™‚

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  4. Glenn Buttkus June 14, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Yup–passing through becomes too close to passing away; most of us are not ready for that. Your sweet anthem to creativity and living in the moment puts a glow in the grayness of this day; typical NW weather.

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    • lillian June 26, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Always happy to add a glow to the day! Hope to see you later today, Glenn…I’m hosting Poetics πŸ™‚


  5. kanzensakura June 14, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Wonderful ode to the joy of living Lillian! Excellent poem and floating with the dandelion fluffs…I love living like that!

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    • lillian June 26, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      I much prefer happy living………wouldn’t it be nice to be a little fairy and float on dandelion puffs?? πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll join me today as I’m hosting poetics! ALWAYS love to read your poems!


      • kanzensakura June 26, 2018 / 12:27 pm

        I would love to be a fairy! I may drop by. I am posting on Real Toads lately, actually for several months now.


  6. alisonhankinson June 14, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I love the contrasts, and I think sometimes we do just pass through and perhaps that is okay. XXX

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  7. scotthastiepoet June 14, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    Simply passing through -much in this tender and true Lillian

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  8. Grace June 14, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    I want to skip along, dance and float ~ Some days we may lack the energy and just pass through specially after a tough day ~ Take care Lillian ~

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  9. rothpoetry June 14, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    The older we get the more those “some days” come to mind. Nicely done!

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  10. Ali Grimshaw June 15, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Fantastic expression of feelings. This has authentic voice that I found relatable. The last stanza is powerful. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Adda June 17, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Wonderful… I would like to “float in dandelion puffs” and “skip… and dance…” too some days. Loved this poem!

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