Passing Thoughts (a Silver Lining)

The Silver Lining is twist on the The Golden Shovel poetic form that I’ve proposed. Learn more about The Silver Lining here.

A frog leaps out across the lawn,

And crouches there — all heavy and alone,

And like a blossom, pale and over-blown,

Once more the moon turns dim against the dawn.

from “Pastoral” by Djuna Barnes

Passing Thoughts

from “Pastoral” by Djuna Barnes; a Silver Lining by Monty Vern

Like a frog,

Green and throaty, it leaps

And bounds out

Of my mouth and across

My chest’s patchy lawn;


Upon my heart, waiting there

Several beats until all

Is quiet, heavy,


And like

A Blossom

Pink and pale,

Sitting under the weight, over-

Burdened, by dark rain, wind-blown


An optimistic bud; no more,

Petals turn

Upside down, dim


It’s final dawn.

Be well,



  1. gigglingfattie says:

    You are rocking the poetry!! Awesome job!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Nice!! Thanks for the feedback.


  2. Kathleen says:

    Excellent take on Barnes’ original piece

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you 🙂


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