Wild

An off the cuff rhyming quadrille for the dverse prompt.

 

Wild is the wind and water white

and gusty stars on a windy night

and the fire that roars in the mountain’s maw

and claws unsheathed of a wildcat’s paw.

I left my heart in that wilderness,

in your open palms filled with tenderness.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

54 thoughts on “Wild”

  1. Your ‘off the cuff rhyming quadrille’ is full of imagery, Jane. I love the alliteration in the opening line and the ‘gusty stars’ are thrilling. I especially enjoyed the rhyming with the ‘aw’ sounds in the lines:
    ‘…the fire that roars in the mountain’s maw
    and claws unsheathed of a wildcat’s paw’.

  2. I love this so. The first line just sweeps me into the wildness. I love the rhyme, the unexpected imagery. The tenderness in the midst of all that wilderness is such a gorgeous place to land!

  3. Ah Jane….I read this once through silently…and then aloud. The patterning sounds and rhymes are wonderful. I was especially struck with these lines
    “the fire that roars in the mountain’s maw
    and claws unsheathed of a wildcat’s paw.”
    Powerful imagery and wonderful sound.

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