Humanity, or: Humaneness

A quadrille

In the form of four Elevenies

life
flourishing richly
throughout human lands
inhabitants accustomed to peace
complacency

planes
flying fleetly
imperceptible to eagles
barking dogs pulling leashes
foreshadowing

whistling
bombs dropping
silhouetted against azure
people rushing towards cellars
blasts

ash
covering earth
carried by currents
only scorching wind's breathing
apocalypse

Elfchen

Row Words Content
1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell or the like
2 2 What does the word from the first row do?
3 3 Where or how is the word of row 1?
4 4 What do you mean?
5 1 Conclusion: What results from all this? What is the outcome?

d’Verse Quadrille #138:

‘Ashes to Ashes’

The above four elfchens are my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #138.

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 “ash” in a Quadrille.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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