Step! Two, three and again
step two! Now – turn around

voice receding –
centrifugal distant tracking
rhythm raises
drum      beat
light deepening

Toss!  Water, water, and again
center with hands – wheel spinning

palms caressing –
thumbs, pressing, opening
fingers guiding
earth shaping
bowl becoming


What fun!  This is my completion of Petru J. Viljoen’s challenge half-quadrille.  She submitted this as part of Jilly’s December Casting Bricks Challenge.  (Or possibly it’s her Casting Bricks December Challenge.  Well, whatever it’s called, it’s a fun time working off another’s impetus — their voice, tone, and, at times, their sass.  I invite you to check it out.  I dare you to try your hand!

Song: Nature Over Nurture… anytime!


Raven q(r)uark, crassing, voicing,
mate circling a similar air.
Independent, minded, capable
of linguistic displacement, weighted
with significant information –
it was present at inception.

Child, dark, sassing, squalling.
Mate has gone out for some air.
Independent, never minds, though capable
of enormous lung displacement, grating
with sibilant screeching.

I should have been absent at its inception.


First, my apologies to Petrujviljoen, who submitted the first half of “Song,” to Jill’s Casting Bricks July challenge.  It’s late at night… the lighting was bad.  Maybe it’s just that Charleys and Charlies (her cat) just are meant to drive people nuts.  🙂  I hope I didn’t cause undue damage.