Spirit of Spirits

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #93  (posted by whimsygizmo)
“I want you to ponder and play with the word spirit.”


“Drink in this inspiration, and pour us a powerful spirit poem cocktail. Or go ghostie with it. Get into the spirit of the holidays. Is your muse a restless spirit? Write about it! Use it as an adjective: spiritual, or spirited (lively, full of energy). Spirit can even be a verb: to convey rapidly and secretly.”

A spirit did spirit
my spirit away. Out
it flew through
windows–some dark
some glowing with
night-life light.

We sat in a tavern
where spirits abound.
Had a couple of rounds.
I awoke in my bed
convinced it was not
a dream.


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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14 Responses to Spirit of Spirits

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    I love these lines, especially, Sara:
    “We sat in a tavern
    where spirits abound.
    Had a couple of rounds.”


  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like all the different uses of spirit and then realizing it wasn’t a dream.


  3. rivrvlogr says:

    A spirited time was had by all!


  4. msjadeli says:

    Cheers to whatever it was! 🙂


  5. Tavern Spirits
    Empty Pockets
    Dance All i BRinG..
    to not
    Toasted hehe..;)


  6. lillian says:

    Clever use of “spirit” with different meanings!


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