Our Esoteric Toil: A #quadrille #haibun



She gathers dandelions for a new herbal tea. While I muddle words, photographs, and impressions to craft an epiphany among the ephemora.


The last robins and chicadees could care less. Their evening song carries on.


a clouded sunset

among the dogwood bloom

a woodpecker



for dVerse Poets Quadrille #56– Muddle, pubtended by De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo)

Real Toads’ Camera Flash, imagined by Kerry O’Connor




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  1. Fine movement in this Frank – from the introspective internal start – through that link with the evening song – and out into the forest – and a woodpecker – ha. There’s mystery and perhaps enchantment here.

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  2. The dandelion has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries, with its roots and leaves dried and used to make dandelion tea. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals and contains more beta-carotene than carrots. Apparently it helps alleviate symptoms of many different ailments, including bloating, diabetes and liver dysfunction. Let’s hope it helps alleviate a muddle, too!
    I love the phrase ‘craft an epiphany among the ephemora’ and the echo of the evening song in ‘The last robins and chicadees could care less’. I’m still waiting for our woodpecker to echo in the trees, frank!

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