Rocking Around The Clock – A Quadrille

Rocking Around The Clock

Jiving Joeys and Jonis 
To juke box rock and roll
Ribbon bow pony tails
 
 Flying
 
Poodle skirts are
 
 Twirling
 
Slicked back Brylcreem hair
 
 Unmoving
 
Drainpipe blue jeans
White tee shirt
and winkle picker shoes
Comb in back pocket
Rocking around the clock
 
 Happy days
 

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Brian Miller, one of the founders of D’Verse Poets is hosting Monday Quadrille tonight as D’Verse Poets Pub celebrates its tenth anniversary.   
He has prompted us to write a quadrille with the word Juke.  We can use it as a noun or a verb. 
A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title.
 

  46 comments for “Rocking Around The Clock – A Quadrille

  1. July 18, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    I can hear the music and feel the motion!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 18, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Merril ☺️

  2. July 16, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Fantastic!!! I’m in love! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Eleanor ☺️💕

  3. July 15, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    This makes me think of Grease and Happy Days … that was more my time.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 5:03 pm

      Yes fun times remembered by a fun prompt ☺️

  4. July 15, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Very beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thank you ☺️

  5. July 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Wow. You really captured the scene, Christine 👍

    💓
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      July 14, 2021 at 10:37 am

      Thanks David! I try ☺️💕

  6. July 13, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Great. So if you had a few more words, would there be a pack of Lucky Strikes rolled in the sleeves?

    • Christine Bolton
      July 14, 2021 at 10:02 am

      Yes Bill, most likely! Several others mentioned the cigs. 🤣

      • July 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm

        🙂

  7. sanaarizvi
    July 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Oh this is absolutely stunning, Christine 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      You are too kind Sanaa. It was a fun prompt! ☺️ Thank you 💝🌺

  8. Helen L Dehner
    July 13, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    There are days ~~ I long for those days! Great quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Helen ☺️💕 They certainly had fun dancing

  9. July 13, 2021 at 10:34 am

    ah – you had me tapping my feet in the rhythm. very nice beat to this

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Claudia ☺️

  10. July 12, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I used to love Happy Days when I was a kid – this brought back fond memories. I bet it was even more fun to live through it!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 12:24 am

      I was just a child when it was happening. I had a much older brother who was into all that ☺️. Yes Happy Days was such a fun show. The Fonz was so cool!

      • July 13, 2021 at 12:33 am

        And the pink ladies – I wanted to be one 😂

      • Christine Bolton
        July 13, 2021 at 12:37 am

        Was that a drink? It sounds like something want to be too. Or maybe it was a pink poodle skirt 🤣

      • July 13, 2021 at 12:46 am

        You know Fonzie’s girlfriend? Wasn’t she Pinkie or something? 🤣

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 11:34 am

      Oh maybe so, I can’t remember. Will have to watch some reruns! That’ll be fun ☺️

  11. July 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Those were happy days to remember! Very nicely done!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 12:26 am

      Thanks so much Dwight! I’m happy you liked it ☺️

      • July 13, 2021 at 9:20 am

        You are welcome!

  12. Eric Erb
    July 12, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Great snapshot Christine. I can almost smell the brylcreem

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 12:26 am

      Oh that’s funny Eric! 🤣. Thanks so much

  13. July 12, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Happy poem for happy days

    • Christine Bolton
      July 13, 2021 at 12:27 am

      Yes, they knew how to let loose! ☺️🌺💕

      • July 13, 2021 at 1:08 am

        😂

  14. July 12, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I love those “happy days” and remember one of my uncles fit your description to a tee. Never saw him dance but he had the look for sure!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 9:18 pm

      Yes Lisa. I remember them as a child and of course all those old movies ☺️

  15. July 12, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Trying again. The boys I knew folded up the sleeve of their white t-shirt over their cigarette pack. Smiles.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 9:19 pm

      Yes I’ve seen that. I went to a 50s event once and there were guys there like that ☺️

  16. Sherry Marr
    July 12, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Hmmmm….my comment disappeared. The boys I knew folded up the sleeve of their white t0shirt over their cigarette pack. Smiles.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      I got both comments Sherry! Thank you ☺️🌺

  17. July 12, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Rocking around the clock, love the Happy days! Thanks for joining in.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks Grace. I always like joining in at D’Verse ☺️

  18. Sherry Marr
    July 12, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    The boys I knew then, folded the sleeve of their white t-shirt up over their cigarette pack. So cool! Smiles.

  19. July 12, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Wonderful Tome capsulation, CB. A little dab’ll do ya!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks Ron ☺️ I remember that tagline!

  20. July 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    ha. a bit before my time, but i grew up to Happy days…and the Fonz…it was definitely a different time…good job catching all the little bits of the time in verse and adding a bit of movement in the skirts as we spin on across the dance floor…

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks Brian. It was before my time too ☺️. Easy to describe though and, yes, Happy Days! Loved the Fonz!

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