Poetics: Spicing it Up- d’Verse- Savoring the Sunset

Here’s what to do:
*Write a poem (in any form) in response to the challenge: to pick three or more words from the spice list above to use in your poem.

On a paprika and saffron sky
Subdued by vanilla clouds
We bid the zest of day good-bye
On a paprika and saffron sky.
Time to savor a lush lullaby
Dispersed are imposing crowds
On a paprika and saffron sky
Subdued by vanilla clouds.


25 thoughts on “Poetics: Spicing it Up- d’Verse- Savoring the Sunset

  1. kim881 09/21/2022 / 5:29 am

    Nicely done, Susan! I love the phrase ‘the zest of day’ and yes, I have often bidden it goodbye. Great use of repetition.

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/21/2022 / 7:07 am

      I’m enjoying using the triolet form. This was my second attempt. Thank-you!

  2. merrildsmith 09/21/2022 / 5:49 am

    Lovely triolet, Susan. Such beautiful descriptions–and is that your photo?
    “zest of day” stood out for me, too. Thank you for joining in!

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/21/2022 / 7:04 am

      Thanks very much Merril!
      No, it’s not my photo.
      It was a beautiful prompt. 😊

      • merrildsmith 09/21/2022 / 9:07 am

        You’re welcome. I’m pleased you enjoyed it!

  3. sanaarizvi 09/21/2022 / 7:07 am

    Such a lovely triolet, Susan! I especially like the image of; “vanilla clouds.” 💘💘

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/21/2022 / 7:08 am

      Much appreciated! I’ve always thought that clouds were delicious. 😊

  4. Gillena Cox 09/21/2022 / 12:55 pm

    “a paprika and saffron sky.”
    Luv this image

    Much 💛love

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/21/2022 / 12:57 pm

      Prompt such as this one move us into beautiful places. Thank-you!❤

  5. Rob Kistner 09/21/2022 / 4:02 pm

    Wonderful the way you wove in the spices Susan — fine write! 👍🏼🙂✌🏼

  6. Helen 09/21/2022 / 7:41 pm

    This is a lovely form … and a beautiful way to use it!

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/21/2022 / 7:46 pm

      Thank-you! It was my second triolet and I really like that form. It’s going to be one I use more often!😊

  7. Mish 09/22/2022 / 12:31 am

    The imagery of a “paprika and saffron sky” deserved repeating in this pretty triolet but it was this line that made me pause…..”Time to savor a lush lullaby” . Sometimes it just is.

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/22/2022 / 7:41 am

      I’m pleased with your comment and how my poem was received.
      You’ve made my own appreciation of it deeper. ❤

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