From above, or: What lies beneath

A Quadrille

In the form of a Haibun

I found myself tempted to compose a prose poem about the nearly immutable nature of stone.

However, my mind wriggled, squirming away from me.

Shield limpets, keel worms, snails and other creatures captured my imagination.

only lift the rocks
to uncover teeming life
changelessness belied

d’Verse Quadrille #137:

‘Throwing Poem Stones’

The above haibun is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #137.

The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “stone” in a Quadrille.

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67 thoughts on “From above, or: What lies beneath”

  1. Fossils in stone were once alive and we only see the graveyard! My niece has a much different POV on stone as she sees it as always changing – layers coming and going, the earth’s crust in motion, and erosion a constant process by wind and water (not counting human interventions).

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