Photo Challenge: Poem – Quadrille – “Far Too Real” #poetry #dverse #photochallenge

Thanks to Bjorn from #dVerse Poet’s Pub for hosting a prompt about writing a poem asking questions only. Also, thanks to NEKNEERAJ of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this week’s photo Challenge. 


Credit: Mark Harless


Lady of the forest, 

Your thirst is quenched? 

You’ve found ambrosia waters? 

Supped on nectar sweet? 

Diana, Huntress, do you —

Wander meadows, 

Before ether sleep?  

Are you alert —

With bow, arrows? 

Drinking so deeply, 

Your body flourishes, 

Wild flowers? 

Bathing in Gaia’s silence? 
Wondering where, 

Your people went? 

Knowing they’re Mythology;

And you’re far too real


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


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18 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Poem – Quadrille – “Far Too Real” #poetry #dverse #photochallenge”

  1. Your poem is a treat to read and would stand well on its own (without the photo, though I like the photo). The sounds are paired in technical and enjoyable ways, such as “sleep” appearing close to “deeply” and “arrows” near “flourished.” Good vowel and consonant rhyme. I hope you’re really well. I’m trying to manage.

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    1. Hi Christopher,
      I’m so happy to hear from you! I was wondering about you the other day. I’m glad you liked my quadrille, there essentially a poem in 44 words. The picture was from a photo prompt but very inspiring. And I’m glad the poem could stand alone and I have to admit on this poem, the alliteration and assonance just happened. I guess after awhile we know that those devices make a poem sound good so it’s easier to use them. Sometimes I try to do them
      Intentionally but it usually works out better when I don’t. So glad you stopped by and I’m praying for your healing as always. Things are pretty good. I couldn’t reapply for my MFA this year due to some other business going on in life but I’m crossing my fingers for next year, or at the very least doing a certificate in creative writing online at U of Toronto or Simon Frazier University in BC online. But still aiming for that eventually.
      Meanwhile I’m finding podcasts very helpful in writing.
      If you like, you can take a look at some of those. I regularly listen to the Creative Writer’s Tool Belt and some that are just funny or entertaining. You might enjoy them if u don’t already listen 🙂
      Cheers my friend,
      Stay well! 🙏🎈


    1. Thanks Frank. Do you know before u mentioned I didn’t see it like that way but rereading I can see how that makes sense and actually like your interpretation better than my own. Mine was that Diana was the last of the Greek gods/goddesses but I prefer the idea that all the humans are mythology and only the gods remain.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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