Non-Adages and Stuff

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #67 – “early”  (posted by Kim)
“This week I’d like you to think about early experience, early childhood, being early for an appointment or date, early blooming or early retirement – it’s up to you, just as long as you write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the word early.”

“EARLY BIRD”

Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early early bird–
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.”

― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

 

Early bird
gets the danish

He crashed
at dawn’s light

Arriving earlier
than everyone else
is annoying

It is too early
in her life
to grow up

Early on he thrilled her;
later on he killed her

Early mornings
evoke exquisite light,
tranquil thoughts

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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35 Responses to Non-Adages and Stuff

  1. I especially like the last stanza…there is something so peaceful in the very early morning…you want to hear nothing above a whisper to distub the serene

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  2. henrigabetta says:

    Quite the flock of images presented with such a pleasant voice to read. I liked the danish being the early bird treat.

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  3. Grace says:

    I love early mornings and arriving too early is annoying. Like your list of “early”.

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  4. kanzensakura says:

    Early on he thrilled her;
    later on he killed her….wow. now that is a thought!

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  5. rosross says:

    You have a lot to savour here.

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  6. kim881 says:

    I get the feeling of intrusion in your quadrille, Sara, the way another person can take over.your space and disturb the tranquility. I like twist on the early bird and the couplet:
    ‘Early on he thrilled her;
    later on he killed her’.
    It was such a relief to read the final stanza, peace restored!

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  7. Gina says:

    It is too early
    in her life
    to grow up

    i love this one Sara – reminds me of myself

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  8. Janice says:

    You show many nuances and contexts for early…a collage. Nicely done.

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  9. V.J. Knutson says:

    Lots of twists on early…well done.

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  10. sanaarizvi says:

    “Early mornings evoke exquisite light, tranquil thoughts”… oh absolutely! 😍😍😍

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  11. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of it being too early to grow up.

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  12. I like the variety of this quadrille. Like Janice said, it’s a collage of words. Nice twist: “Early bird / gets the danish.”

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  13. Love the different thoughts of being early… it’s neither right to be early nor to be late.

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  14. Early Bird LiGHT
    oF Mother’s
    Love
    Later
    DArk Of
    Death’s Doors..:)

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  15. qbit says:

    LOL, great!

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  16. Truedessa says:

    Early on he thrilled her;
    later on he killed her

    hmm – a relationship that didn’t turn out so great as it progressed…

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  17. SMiLes..
    With
    Boo!!!…;)

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  18. Ooh, such interesting liners — loved the danish and the thrilling and killing. 🙂

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  19. Mish says:

    I love these little tidbits of “early”. A nice variety. 🙂

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