Quadrille for Dverse


March 8, 2016 by petrujviljoen

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Photo from Wiki, a page from the Voynich Manuscript. Link provided below.

Phantom opera – not yet,

yet, mystery enough once

you’ve read, or couldn’t,

written script obscure, unknown


from Europe it is

not, there yet found

now stabled at Yale

they should not fail


to grasp the rhythmic

key – to who has wit

the triumphant grin


Dverse Poets hosts the Quadrille prompt every 2nd Monday I think it is. My first attempt.

A bit of background: I’ve been immersed in the mystery of the Voynich Manuscript the last few days while researching artist books. I’ve been aware of this for some time and was newly intrigued.


19 thoughts on “Quadrille for Dverse

  1. Each human mind trUly free
    to move.. connect.. and
    create.. opening
    new frontiers..
    past now
    new.. now
    books oF
    old miNds
    iN new
    seT freENow..:)


  2. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    What a nice poem to peak the taste buds and read more on this mystery. Love it when I learn something new. Thank you!


  3. Grace says:

    How interesting and mysterious ~ I will check out the link in your post ~


  4. Thank you for that glimpse of mystery… I had never heard of it before.


  5. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A fascinating glimpse of something both mysterious & perplexing; possibly Lumarian or extraterrestrial in origin; cool.


  6. whimsygizmo says:

    The Phantom! YES. Now THERE is a slightly creepy grin. Love this take.

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  7. Fascinating poem! I love seeing your sketch book!


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