Flickering Gleam

In his eye I see a gleam
A bright shining beam
It appears as a flare
flash from here to there

Optic oscillation
Vision quivering
A glimmer of a ray
Sparkling scintillation

At first a subtle twinkle
Until it flickers and goes out

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It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub today, where we’re celebrating the 6th anniversary of the pub. Come on over and check out some other 44-word poems that include some form of the word flicker. I found this one quite fun. I looked up flicker in the online Thesaurus, and then used the words I found there.

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31 responses to “Flickering Gleam

  1. Wonderful response to this prompt, LInda. Really enjoyed reading it.

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  2. These are all beautiful synonyms and I love how you played them here ☺💖 xxx

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  3. I love how you played with the synonyms of “flicker” 😀

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  4. Glenn Buttkus

    A little research can be fun to kick-start poetics; nice job. I sensed some spirituality midst the metaphor, a flicker of Jesus, a blink of baptism; smile.

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  5. I like how you played with the synonyms of “flicker” 👌

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  6. Especially love the second stanza. Especially reading it aloud! 🙂

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  7. I love to explore synonyms, too. I believe Emily Dickinson used synonyms extensively and in unusual ways. Fun poem!

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  8. ‘subtle twinkle’ is haunting and full of mystery before another journey. A beautiful poem.

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  9. Enjoy the creativity of this poem!

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  10. I like the twinkling of the rhyme scheme. The oscillation and scintillation of his eyes, like a brilliant radiating sunbeam. And the last line saddens us, the twinkle went out. Bless you!

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  11. I love to see those twinkles in one’s eyes. But it is sad when it flickers and goes out.

    Thank you Linda for being part of our celebration.

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  12. I enjoyed all the synonyms!

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  13. That last line kind of gob-smacked me. Death takes away that flicker, but so, too, does so many other things. Soul-death, for examplie.

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