Daydream drama

unknown legends

dwell in enchanting

chapters embrace as

whispered applause

echo yesteryears

glory in intoxicating

masquerades neath

visions of I was beautiful

then radiance lack lustered

by gloaming of ageism

moments once defined

as wondrous acclaims

now a faded scrawl on blank

dogeared pages.

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille 121 Let’s Embrace


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39 responses to “Daydream drama

  1. Well done, Eugenia! Time really does take its toll on our lives. What we once thought was so important changes with age and perspective!

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  2. You took me with you B into the pages of a dog eared book. Lovely

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  3. radiance lack lustered
    by gloaming of ageism

    This entire poem rings so true, Eugi.

    By the way, when I first looked at it (before reading it) the way it was spaced our and long down the screen made me think, “surely this is more than 44 words!”

    And even after I’d read it, I still felt like I’d read something much longer than merely 44 words.


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    • Thank you, David! After your comment, I had to check the word count in my processor and found I was a couple of words short of the 44! I have since corrected it. I’m still making my rounds trying to read what everyone else wrote! 😊

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  4. Ah, the embrace of chapters both my own and others. For me, an ageless pursuit. Lovely!

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  5. I enjoyed this bookish embrace, Eugenia, especially the ‘as wondrous acclaims / scrawled on blank / dogeared pages’. I feel dog-eared myself.

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  6. How time affects us, the loss of beauty and place as we were, and yet …. nothing is lost, and we are, well, that’s where it spoke to me, wonderful read Eugenia.

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  7. Beverly Crawford

    Life in a nutshell! Well said.

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  8. We’re affected by time, but it moves on. I like the book-ish imagery. I felt like I was turning pages rapidly as i read.

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  9. I really like the stream-of-consciousness feel of this quadrille, which is poignant in its perspective on ageing.

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  10. From the stirring of coffee thru the end of your poem, I enjoyed the experience.

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  11. This is beautiful as I get older I feel the “gloaming” – it can’t help but change us and our eyes find new page and verse. 💖

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  12. Time is moving along… and even if I try my best to claw myself to the present it moves ahead way too fast.

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  13. “chapters embrace as whispered applause echo yesteryears,”… this is exquisitely drawn! Life is all about embracing the present moment 🙂

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  14. Eugenia, your lovely poem has the ring of authenticity. ❤ I have experienced many facets of aging. If I had to generalize, I would say that aging does not enhance us physically, but it has its own richness and joy. I’d say that’s a fair exchange, as long as we retain our cognitive function, anyway! All the best! 🙂

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  16. Awesome! Brilliantly composed I enjoyed the impact!

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