It’s Quadrille #83 over at the dVerse Poets Pub. Today’s writing prompt is to create a quadrille using the word sun.



Willow tree leaves flutter

graceful silvery green— not

quite shiny.

Two young butterflies at play

dipping, diving, spiraling through the air.

A field of sunflowers turn

their faces skyward

as if the sun

had whispered their names

one by one

to the summer wind.


SusanWritesPrecise/Susan Marie Shuman
Sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm. Griswold, CT

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

38 thoughts

  1. I’m looking out of the window as I read this, Susan, at the fluttering,
    graceful silvery green leaves of our corkscrew willow, the sun shining on them, morning dew glistening on the lower ones. No butterflies yet, but there will be later. And then you stun me with sunflowers!

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