Autumn sepia-tints gathering clouds copper:
at three o’clock the day is already
drawing curtains on a red and white chimney
rising from the other bank of the Oder,
piercing the horizon,
its smoke a white wind sock
while the weather takes a breath.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille # 21: Take a Breath
This Monday Mish has brought us a new quadrille prompt, in which she talks about becoming caught up and stressed by worldly matters as well as our own personal struggles. She says that we can often lose sight of ourselves and sometimes need to step back to find a new perspective. Sometimes we just need to b..r..e..a..t..h..e. So today Mish would like us to take a deep breath. She’s even shared a few websites that offer techniques and tips for deep breathing and given us the word, ‘breath’ or ‘breathe’ for this week’s Q44. We can use other variations on the word, such as breathless, breathtaking, breathable or get creative with word-play, as long as it contains ‘breath’ or ‘breathe’.