“Change,” A Quadrille

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The full cold moon
  abides the darkness of night
  where moonbeams light up the sky 
  with silver little-girl dreams,
  to remind us of how most things 
  never stay the same.
  Change is the catalyst. 
  Follow your intuition to find
  your correct path to joy.

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

A quadrille for dVerse. Lisa is hosting and asks us to use the word, “abide.” A quadrille is a poem of 44 words (excluding the title.) You MUST use the word “abide” in your poem.

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LOOK for the full cold moon in the morning sky.

Join me every Tuesday on wordcraftpoetry.com for the Tanka Tuesday Syllabic Poetry Challenge.

Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.

61 thoughts on ““Change,” A Quadrille”

  1. Poet, you’ve brought me some tears to my eyes. Isn’t this what we all want from life?

    “Change is the catalyst.
    Follow your intuition to find
    your correct path to joy.”

    So very true. Thank you for sharing your wonderful, beautiful words.

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    1. Beverly, you are so correct. As I get older those old dreams resurface and remind me to be me. I listen to my intuition all the time. It’s always spot on, too. The times I’ve not listened, I’ve paid for dearly. ❤

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  2. “Silver little girl dreams” is the perfect way of describing what we leave behind as a consequence “change”. Beautifully expressed under “the full cold moon” but I’m glad the last note is one of joy. 🙂

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