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Welcome back and Happy 8th anniversary to dVerse Poets Pub!

On behalf of Bjorn and all our pub hosts, we are grateful for your support and appreciation of our poetry community through all these years. We thrive with your active participation of our prompts and challenges week in and week out. Thanks to all of you who make this pub fun, educational, engaging and welcoming to all our poets and writers. Cheers!!!!

I recently came back from Montreal and was inspired by the artwork of Dale Chihuly in front of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Sun.


“The Sun” by Dale Chihuly
at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal, Canada

What an amazing artwork! I was inspired to read some poems about the sun:

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
― e. e. cummings

“When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
― Sean O’Casey, Three More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, Red Roses For Me

“And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire —
clearly I’m not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.
-from The Buddha’s Last Instruction”

― Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Volume One

For those who are new to the Quadrille prompt, this is a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), with the given word – sun.     Take any meaning, form or compound word of sun, such as sunny side up, sunflowers, sunkissed, sunburn, sunstruck, or sunken and turn it into a dazzling poem.   You may want to share who is the “sun” in your life.   I personally like this quote:

Here’s how to Quadrille:

– Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including the word sun.

– Put your poem on your blog and link back to this post.

– Link it up to our Mr. Linky.

– Don’t forget to check the little box to accept use/privacy policy

– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some more. Comment some more. The Quadrille lasts all week, so feel free to link up as many sun-inspired poems as you like.