Monday, May 4, 2020

DMC: "sunmotion" by Heidi Mordhorst


little ripples of leafquiver
push dapples across my lap
the more the shiver of sun
the stiller I become

© 2020 Heidi Mordhorst (draft). All rights reserved.

TLD reader Margaret Simon has challenged us to write a mindful poem about the present moment. Click HERE for more details and to add your poem to the padlet. While some poems will be shared as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 29th.


  1. I love the word choice here, leafquiver, as if its one motion. The image of sitting peacefully in its wake is what being present is all about. Thanks for posting Heidi's poem today.

  2. So beautiful, Heidi. So quiet. So empowering in its stillness.

  3. And 'push dapples across my lsp' a wonderful way to show, and it's true! Wonderful poem, Heidi. And thanks, Michelle, for sharing!

  4. So much movement in the first three lines, and then the contrast in the fourth. Maybe we take all the movement in and make something new with it. One to re-read! xo

  5. Thanks for sharing here, Michelle, and thanks to you and Margaret for the challenge!

  6. I love the sounds of your poem and the movement they create. Thanks Heidi, and thanks for sharing Heidi's poem Michelle!

  7. Leafquiver moments offer moments to savor. I loved the word leafquiver when I first read it on the website.