Magic

 

I know the science of sun and rain

that wakes the world to spring–

 

brings a languorous glow,

that rings the day

 

and stays,

till the moon

 

hums it away.

 

But I believe in magic–

overnight blooms

 

and birds winging, singing

through morning dew.

 

 

A quadrille for dVerse, where Linda has asked us to use the word “magic.”

(A quadrille, besides being a dance, is a dVerse form. It’s a poem of 44 words—any type.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

41 thoughts on “Magic

  1. I’m watching for the magic of white blooms bursting forth on an ornamental pear tree beside the lake. I also think it’s magic to be able to arrange 44 words like this, Merril!

  2. ‘languorous’ is such a deliciously long word – it rolls around the mouth & even when you say it right it has you wait a while longer – so good in this line – like a warm bath of sunshine, like your entire piece.

  3. I love the use of rhyme, sounds and physical space in this poem, Merril, and the lines:
    ‘overnight blooms

    and birds winging, singing
    through morning dew’.

  4. Soothing and calming…………Although science disagrees with magic, but yes a little bit of magic science too needs!!

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