Dancing on Paper – A Quadrille

Dancing on Paper

Eyes closed, my mind wanders
I summon my muse
who takes me through fields
of gold in late summer
Thoughts come quickly,
conjuring the words I need
they spill easily from my mind
My pen pirouettes
across the paper
and my poem is born



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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse and
has prompted us with the word “Paper”

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title.

  36 comments for “Dancing on Paper – A Quadrille

  1. March 29, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Very beautifully written ❤🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      March 29, 2022 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks you. So kind ☺️💕

  2. March 25, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    nice musing on the creative writing process, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I’m happy you liked it ☺️

      • March 25, 2022 at 11:04 pm

        You’re most welcome, m’dear 🙂

  3. March 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    I think I mostly dance on my keyboard… it sounds so much better on paper.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Thank you Bjorn ☺️

  4. March 22, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Love it Christine. Much more magical a pen dancing across the paper than banging away on a keyboard and staring at a screen!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2022 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you Lynn. I know, I always use my computer but there’s something special about writing in a notebook ☺️💕

      • March 25, 2022 at 1:38 am

        Sitting in a coffee shop and watching the passing parade provides fodder for our creative minds so having a notebook at hand is always a must. Have a great weekend.

      • Christine Bolton
        March 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

        Yes I agree! You have a lovely weekend too ☺️💕

  5. March 22, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    I love the boundless energy you captured with this poem ….. Cheers.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2022 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you Helen. I needed something light hearted ☺️💕

  6. Beverly Crawford
    March 22, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Lovely paper pirouette!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2022 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Bev. Hope you’re well ☺️💕

  7. March 22, 2022 at 2:06 am

    What a delightful description of this dance!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2022 at 7:45 am

      Thanks Ingrid ☺️💕

  8. March 22, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Beautifully written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2022 at 7:44 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️💕

      • March 22, 2022 at 9:14 am

        You’re welcome my friend

  9. March 21, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Love this!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you! ☺️

  10. March 21, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    What a lovely dancer, your muse.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm

      Thank you K! ☺️💕

  11. March 21, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I love this part: My pen pirouettes
    across the paper.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:58 pm

      Thank you Grace! Happy you liked that ☺️💕

  12. March 21, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Lovely! Especially the pen pirouetting across the page…

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you Ain. I appreciate it ☺️💕

  13. March 21, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Pen pirouettes-what a beautiful line

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Bridgette ☺️💕

  14. Arcadia M
    March 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Lovely. I especially like those closing lines: “My pen pirouettes/across the paper/and my poem is born”. Lovely imagery.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:56 pm

      Thank you Marie. I appreciate it ☺️💕

  15. March 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Lovely… Sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:56 pm

      Thanks Bette ☺️💕

  16. De Jackson
    March 21, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    It does feel like a dance sometimes. Love this.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2022 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks De. Happy you liked it ☺️💕

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