Bref Double and a Break

Not that I want to but I need to float off for a bit from here. Please come back! I’ll likely continue to post on Instagram, but less often. It’s time to FOCUS.

I’ll leave you with two responses to a prompt from the retreat, both using a poetic structure listed below. I paid attention to the rhyme scheme, you’ll see, but not the line lengths.

Bref Double, One

The mist rolls, sheer scalloped grace.
Curls floating past trees
echoing the canopy’s curve,
hurrying somewhere I want to go.

The hills rise sturdy and silent.
Clouds come and go and leave no trace.
Mountains like a tolerant mother meeting
a toddler’s antics, squatting low

to grin and meet him, where he is, face
to face, nose to nose, abiding
in connection, eschewing haste.
Such moments seem more than we deserve.

Sturdy love. Isn’t it a disgrace
to reject what’s here, adopt strictures,
go quiet and lose our heart, our verve?

Bref Double, Two

Tardiva points, a flurry
of misdirection, while clouds
creep and float, aligned with
the mountains. Purpose.

Or is it conspiracy? Ridges hold blue,
their stillness a contrast to sliding
mist, while gauze clouds above
wander, roll, tell secrets unheard of

by us. Crickets act as jury
to the crime of vacancy
while low-lying lichen, furry
almost, in ruffled patterns, gifts

the eye. Yellowed leaves, the color of curry
hint at how soon the season’ll leave us bereft.

13 thoughts on “Bref Double and a Break

  1. Tina

    Always good to recharge .. focus. You’ll be missed .. but good for you. We’ll see you when we see you 🤗

  2. Michelle Skater

    Western Massachusetts sure is good for you. Those mists float away and everything petty drifts away too. I think Fall will be a relief and quickening actually. I am a little “bereft” no matter what the season and I am also full of joy. May your drift bring you joy and ease. See you when you return.

    1. deemallon

      Yes it was good for me in all kinds of ways that I can’t explain but that I’m sure you understand. Fall will be a relief after the brutal heat. It’s a nice and cool day here. Overcast.

  3. Sam Allen Creative Coach

    Loved “Sheer scalloped grace” and “white gauze clouds”. Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and today’s here is today’s in case you have time to look?

    I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

    I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

    Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

    Sam 🙂


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