dVerse, poetry

Bridge the Gap for dVerse

The fun of having a blog at times are the challenges presented to us authors, this one I just had to take today. Here are the rules:
Select two quotes from two different books could be poetry, prose, technical, non-fiction, anything. Then, construct a poem using one quote as the opening line and the other as the closing line.

Provide the original quotes, authors, and works in a postscript.
I hope I don’t get into any trouble here for instead of looking through my books I picked two fellow bloggers here on dVerse. The first line was from Frank Hubeny’s the second line was from Lillian the Home Poet, both participants of this challenge.

By Frank Hubeny @ Frank Hubeny. copper-silver-and-gold/

Instead of coins, the shiny kind,
Give me trees to calm my mind.

Nature wins every time
the wonder of life;
Jubilation can’t get enough.
seeking wrong places
as time ticks away,
crying wake up!

By Lillian, the Home Poet @ lillianthehomepoet.  Titled “Adage”

I remind myself today
and will tomorrow,
happiness is a choice.

Altogether the poem reads as follows:  

Instead of coins, the shiny kind,

Give me trees to calm my mind.

Nature wins every time

the wonder of life;

Jubilation can’t get enough.

seeking wrong places

as time ticks away,

crying wake up!

I remind myself today

and will tomorrow,

Happiness is a choice.

9 thoughts on “Bridge the Gap for dVerse”

  1. What a way to honor two of our fellow poets in this prompt! It was particularly enjoyable to read your poem as I remember not long ago reading the original poems of Frank and Lillian. Thank you for contributing.

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  2. I like how the rhythm of your poem ticks like a clock, gently shaking us with each line to wake up… but the pressure of the march is subsumed by your excellent choice (pun intended) to quote Lillian – “Happiness is a choice” stands as an imperative here that stills the clock, brings us to a certain ever-present now outside of time. And to be perfectly frank (also again, pun intended), the trees understand this better than we do. Nice tribute to our friends.

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  3. Oh my goodness!
    We are spending the month of May in Washington DC as our condo building undergoes some rehab — involves partial demolition of our bedroom wall, So we’ve been going to many of the Smithsonian venues (all free) and thus, I am catching up on my reading and just saw this!!
    First, the poem you’ve created is so very good. The joys nature provides and the enthusiastic rejoinder to wake up! To enjoy every moment given to us. That is a wonderful message!
    And then to see you’ve quoted my lines – I feel very honored indeed! Thank you so very much 😊 You’ve made my day!

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