I’ll not think of you at breakfast; this morning is a different thing. Still, I’d rather not have blueberry pancakes with whipped cream today. Also, I’ll not think of you while shopping on Thursday for Shabbat Friday night dinner; this week is a different thing; but… I don’t think I’ll purchase your favorite matzo ball mix again. And when I’m out on our nightly stroll, admiring the pregnant moon flirting from behind those Jerusalem clouds, I’ll not think of you. This month is a different thing… But I shan’t whistle Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ as we once did together.
Now that I think of it, you might like to know that I’ve purchased tickets for me and the kids to visit my folks for Passover, as we’ve always done, but I’m feeling quite certain that this year’s a different thing- I’ll not think of you.
d’Verse prosery is flash fiction with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of the author’s choice, no longer than 144 words. This very short piece of prose must include an assigned line from a poem, within the 144 word limit. Writers may change the punctuation of the assigned line, but they may not insert words within the quotation.
This year’s a different thing, ––Charlotte Mary Mew (1869 – 1928), ‘I so liked Spring’
I’ll not think of you.
54 thoughts on “I’ll not think of you”
I love the repeated use of the line, David. Nice one. 🙂
🤍🙏🏻 Aishwarya 🙏🏻🤍
Nice use of the given line. The repetition works very well.
💞🙏🏻 Lisa 🙏🏻💞
💙🙏🏻 Tricia 🙏🏻💙 ~ thanks!
love the imagery of this David!
“the pregnant moon flirting from behind those Jerusalem clouds, I’ll not think of you. This month is a different thing… But I shan’t whistle Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ as we once did together.
💗🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💗
Well done, David, and very sad.
💞🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻💞
I like that Van Morrison song. I found this sad but beautiful.
💘 🙏🏻 Molly 🙏🏻 💘 ~ it’s one of my favorite songs!
He has several great ones.
quite a few!
🤎🙏🏻 Filipa 🙏🏻🤎
Well done, David!
💖🙏🏻 Dwight 🙏🏻💖 ~ thanks!
So many stories underneath these words. (K)
💙🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻💙 ~ yes, that is how I imagine it…
Beautiful in every way… 🙂
🖤🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻🖤 ~ thank you!