Then you laid me down to sleep
In cotton coddled
For sweet dreams ‘til my eyes open
Thus days and nights wrap round the world
‘Till now I lay you down to sleep
In linens layered
But on your eyes I place a token
dVerse ~ Poets Pub | Quadrille #156
Tonight Mish hosts at the pub and wants us to “wrap” things up in a quadrille.
A Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words, excluding the title. It can be in any form, rhymed or unrhymed, metered, or unmetered. You MUST use the word “wrap”, or some form of the word, in your poem.
It’s wonderful, like an Irish ballad, titled MAMA, CAN YOU HEAR ME?”.
Thank you. Not familiar with the song. What I’m finding online does not match Irish Ballad, I’ll have to keep digging.
A tender write….from “cotton coddled” to “linen layered”, from life to passing.
Thank you! It was an inspiring prompt.
A wonderfully peaceful farewell. Thank you, R.
Bittersweet, in that the description is beautiful and reads like a song, but the theme of the poem is serious. It’s a poignant piece. I enjoyed reading it.
Thank you, Nitin.
Serene description of the cycle of life. Well done!
An interesting piece. Well written.
WOW, this got to me. Love it.
You’re most welcome.
A gentle and tender journey of life. Beautifully done.
The journey of life….from cotton coddled to linen layered! Beautiful and moving.
Wow! Dark. Have you read Possession by AS Byatt? Reminds me of some Christabel LaMotte.
Thank you. No, I am not familiar with Byatt or LaMotte. I’ll have to look them up.
That final curtain closes on all of us — take a bow.
Bittersweet and lovely. I especially liked, “In cotton coddled” Thank you for sharing your poem.
Thank you, Ali.
I cannot believe what you magically managed to convey so few words. Unreal!
Why thank you, David!