Monday, February 25, 2019

A SIP

It’s time for Quadrille #74
and Mish asks us to feature
the word sip, or form thereof.
Submitted to dVerse
February 25, 2019
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Eloquent with age
secrets lie within
your chipped porcelain
of lips that sipped
from your communal cup
cool, clear water
from some unknown well. 
Secrets of those sippets
remain your story to tell 
assuring a slip of the lip
remains beside the well.

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Art by David Arms

14 comments:

  1. What stories that chipped porcelain can tell.

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  2. A nice way to rock the prompt, Bev; maybe a cup or a glass could be the storyteller on a future prompt.

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  3. I like your take on this prompt. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. If cups could talk! Very nicely done. Love the picture also!

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  5. Nicely done,that communal cup will never tell! Only those that drank from it. Nice take.

    Pat

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  6. I like the wordplay in here as well as the meaning. Very enjoyable to read it.

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  7. Nice structure, and I like the content, too. I do wonder what stories some objects could tell.

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  8. You had me at "secrets lie within your chipped porcelain of lips," this is absolutely exquisite! ❤️

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  9. Posting a comment again. Not sure what happened to my first one.
    It's no wonder those teacups don't shatter with the weight of it all. I enjoyed the perspectives.

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  10. I love the wordplay, Bev, in ‘lips that sipped’, ‘sippets’ and ‘slip of the lip’. Eloquent indeed!

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  11. I like the sound and the thought of secrets being stories left to tell.

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  12. This was wonderful Bev. Imagining the stories the lips could tell that has been sipped from by many... very cool perspective! :-)

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  13. There is a story in every old cup... if we just can hear what they tell us.

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