The weight of stone

A cadralor quadrille for dverse, to celebrate two poem acceptances and getting back into the swing of things.

The weight of stone

Wading through meadow grass,
we walk on buttresses of stone.

Above the weighted earth,
kestrel hangs, feather-light.

That time I cried, before you turned away,
your eyes were stones.

Children collecting beach pebbles,
collecting memories.

Written in the stars,
incandescent rocks, past and future.


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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 “The weight of stone”

  1. I’m not familiar with the form JD, but I loved this post, clicked on over to your previous post (don’t know how I missed it!) and I’m diggin them both! And big Congrats on the acceptances!

    1. Thanks Ron 🙂 Sorry not to have been around much lately. I get precisely three notifications from WP. Two from people I’ve followed for years. The third, who pops up occasionally, I have no recollection of at all. Don’t know why that is. All the settings are right.

  2. I’m going to have to find out more about cadralor, Jane – I love the way you’ve woven in the stone theme here. How did work on the novel go?

    1. Look at Gleam magazine. They created the form and that’s all they publish. It’s very versatile. Mine are mini stanzas compared to many.
      I’m picking my way very slowly through a novel I wrote a few years ago that I almost sold. When it’s revised, I’ll try it again. Not writing anything new. I have too many good, polished stories already that nobody wants.

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