Scene fades to . . .

. . . sun peeking round cotton-puff clouds.
I wander meadows flush with buttercups
trees rustling in breeze.
Leaves gleam myriad shades of green.
Sitting cross-legged, eyes closed
hands prayer-folded to chest
soothed by buttercups,
undulating tall grasses.
Serenity . . .


Scene shifts
I grudgingly answer call.

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets where it’s Quadrille Monday and the word to be used within the body of our exactly 44 word poem (sans title) is flush

In this Covid-19 era, I find myself doing yoga and meditating every day. This morning the telephone rudely interrupted me – motivating this post. Stay safe everyone! 

Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Photo from

17 thoughts on “Scene fades to . . .

  1. kim881 April 20, 2020 / 3:08 pm

    The best poems are drawn from real life, Lill, and I can remember the same thing happening to me years ago when I still meditated every day. I love the thought of being soothed by buttercups!


  2. Mish April 20, 2020 / 3:08 pm

    Aww, you took me with you into a little bit of meditation. Something I could really use, though I have never tried it. I like your title falling gently into your first line..imitating the flow of it all…..nice!


  3. whimsygizmo April 20, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Awwww. Sorry you got interrupted, Lil. Such a gorgeous, peaceful moment. I don’t do yoga (my head likes to be on top), but I have been depending on nature for my sanity right now. This is perfect.


  4. msjadeli April 20, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    I love these lines and can feel them:
    “hands prayer-folded to chest
    soothed by buttercups,”


  5. revivedwriter April 20, 2020 / 3:33 pm

    These lines are so wonderfully written:
    “flush with buttercups
    trees rustling in breeze.
    Leaves gleam myriad shades of green.”


  6. Glenn A. Buttkus April 20, 2020 / 3:50 pm

    A beautiful and lyrical moment interruptus. Your word smithing is sterling, We still have a land line, plus cell phones, and those robo calls keep popping up. “Press one if you want to be put on our Do Not Call List.” Yeah, right.


  7. rivrvlogr April 20, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    I enjoyed your meditation.
    At least the ring meant connection in this time of social distancing.


  8. Beverly Crawford April 20, 2020 / 5:52 pm

    What a lovely meditation. I was just getting good and relaxed and “rrrrrring!”. Well, how absolutely rude! A pox on those fellows.


  9. rothpoetry April 20, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    I thought you were finished and then I, like you cringed, as the phone rang! What a beautiful scene your words paint!


  10. Mary (tqhousecat) April 20, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    Oh, I would have let it ring! I can just imagine basking in those buttercups!


  11. maria April 21, 2020 / 3:09 am

    Arghhh… we need more days without phones around. Lovely piece, Lillian.


  12. jazzytower April 21, 2020 / 2:27 pm

    A very peaceful scene. Too bad about that phone.



  13. Dale April 21, 2020 / 3:29 pm

    Wonderful, Lillian!


  14. memadtwo April 21, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    Technology is quite the spoiler…(K)


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