When I read Merril’s poem, Stardust, I thought this is the kind of poem I would have enjoyed writing. It’s a Quadrille, a new one on me. It has to be exactly 44 words, and the theme word to be included in this particular challenge is ‘curl’.
You can find the dVerse challenge here and read lots more quadrilles.
bitten with frost,
white furred and crisp with silence,
rimmed with silver
against a sea of pearl,
where ghost gulls soar,
cackling like ice cracking in the far north,
and I wonder at so much beauty
beating within the cold.