Stepping Stones

Cobble me

lights, shiny bright

stepping stones–

a path to roam

up in the night,

past the moon

and her humming tune,

lightly skip

through Pleiades–

those starry seas–

make this road

wide enough for two,

and when through,

we’ll turn around

homeward bound.




This is for dVerse, where De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) has asked us to write a quadrille, a poem of 44 words, using the word cobble.


37 thoughts on “Stepping Stones

  1. This is the “trip fantastic!” I liked this upbeat poem with a bit of the Simon and Garfunkel, “Feeling Groovy” song of “skipping down the cobblestones” in it. 🌞 😊 Then, of course, you included, “Homeward Bound.” I liked the intertwining of the music unless it was purely unintentionally?! 🎢 πŸ’ž

      • Good to know and I should have known it was all planned as a serious poem, Merril. It was well received.
        My brain is usually on break and will wait till I have rested to catch up soon.
        When “cobble” was used (stepping “stones” was your title) then whenever people say “homeward bound” I think of S & G’s iconic song.
        I must have their playlist more on the top of my mind. . . I also liked the song by the Monkees’ titled, “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone.”
        There are sometimes people who purposely use music as a subliminal message. . .

      • The fun thing about poetry is people can have all sorts of interpretations! I do say at the end that it’s a prompt for dVerse using the word “cobble.” I have used songs in my poems many times, and who knows, maybe Simon and Garfunkel was in the back of my mind. πŸ™‚ I’m happy to be associated with their music–it’s a compliment, Robin. Rest up, and hope you feel OK. ❀

      • Thank you for giving me a “break” and knowing I do treasure your poetry, Merril. πŸ¦‹
        It is a little struggle, working on sleep while sharing tight quarters with my son here now.

      • It is typical of many challenging professions, so my mind isn’t worn to a thread but my body is. Those authors, lawyers, professors and doctors who put in ten to twelve hour days are much more stressed. . .
        You were editing an all consuming project while still writing poetry and Monday’s Musings. πŸ˜€ I admire that you have kept up with your blog and others, too. πŸ’

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