Day 24 & dVerse: Hopeful elegy in 44 words

Today’s poem answers to two prompts. How did that happen?

I almost wished to write a poem outside of the NaPoWriMo prompt today, for the first time, since it’s about death and I had a happy birthday post to post. But then I learned about the quadrille and the path was paved.

1. Challenge 24: “Today, we’d like to challenge you to write an elegy – a poem typically written in honor or memory of someone dead. But we’d like to challenge you to write an elegy that has a hopefulness to it.”

2. My first contribution to dVerse ~ Poets Pub was spurred on by the hostess Lilian the Home Poet and her take on Quadrille Monday. This is how the challenge is worded: “The quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title. The word gather or a form of the word must be included in the body of the poem.”

My guess is that sometimes I like to be gathered like sheep and pointed to green green grass. So be it.

Hopeful elegy in 44 words

It’s not years gathered, is it.
It’s not like when a dog dies
and you say: 16, a good life.

Does it matter how you die?
When? Where?

Good death
advertises you.
People gather
in any season.

Happy end.

It’s not that we won’t.

NaPoWriMo

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19 thoughts on “Day 24 & dVerse: Hopeful elegy in 44 words

  1. Ooh! I’d never heard of dVerse or quadrilles before. I’ll have to try both. Your blog is so educational! I like your question: Does it matter how you die? I’ve always been of the opinion that it does, most definitely.

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    1. 😀 Oh, Maggie, “educational” is another thing I have never been called before. Thank you! Probably it does, doesn’t it. But then again, when someone dies just how s/he wanted, others are again not so happy. I’ll be happy if you join us, you’ll be my first friend there. I joined on a whim. 🙂 I think because April is ending.

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