Across the Garden [Poem]

Across the garden
Your dress dances
To breeze choruses
weaving tales
In air

My heartbeat swiftens
As through breeze-flung hair
Your eyes call me
To dance
With you there

Our bodies intertwine
and my heart slows swiftly –
I ponder
the life
we could share

Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash


I wrote this poem from a prompt in dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Today’s prompt asks the writer to write a quadrille. A quadrille is an exactly 44 word poem, sans title, which includes a keyword or a form of a keyword. The keyword for this prompt is “swift”.

16 thoughts on “Across the Garden [Poem]

  1. Great use of swiftens. I used Swiften as my title. I like “breeze choruses.” Where I live the small breezes definitely have different noises that could be a nice chorus, until they join into a wind.

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    • Thank you! I’ll confess, I jotted down the first stanza as soon as I read the prompt and spent quite a bit of time trying to find a fitting way to turn that stanza into a poem! I’d like to think I (partially) succeeded!

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