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


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.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


31 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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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