Category: Quadrille

Warm Love – A Quadrille

Warm Love

The inviting call of love
Spoken in white breath
of wintery dreams
Arms outstretched in warm embrace
to those who respond with blind faith
Promising happiness to weather any storm
Sunshine through rainfall
Bringing rainbows to paint away the clouds
Do you dare answer?


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Lisa from Tao Talk is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.
Her prompt word for our 44 word poem is "Warm"

Clipped Wings – A Quadrille

Clipped Wings

As hard as you might try
I will never be controlled
Thinking my spirit can be grounded
By clipping my wings
Will only make me run faster
Like the wind I can never be caught
I am free to blow whichever way I choose


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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse giving us the prompt “Wings”
A Quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding the title.

Dangerous Dance – A Quadrille

Dangerous Dance

What is this strange dance
that we always do
Where we circle each other like prey
Staring in silence
Strategizing and preparing
for the inevitable outcome
Throwing verbal darts
while we sidestep and taunt
until one eventually falls
unceremoniously
from the tracks of life 


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Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse tonight.
The prompt word is "Track"
A quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding the title

Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay 

Hard Work

Hard Work

It stings, cuts, snipes and slashes
Pounds the brain
Twisting stomachs
In an intricate macramé of knotted concern
Takes breath from bodies
Blinds eyes
Bruises souls
It expands the heart
And it also breaks it

Love

The most arduous, gut-wrenching
Piece of work

Ever!


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Lisa from Tao Talk is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse tonight. Today is
Labor Day in the US and she has promoted us with the word ‘Work’

Good Morning – A Quadrille

Good Morning

Sleep slinked away like a thief in the night
In the wee hours of the morning
countless sheep filled a head
waiting for dawn to break
With it came brightness and clarity
A palette of blazing orange
with whisps of grey brushing the sky



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Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse.  She has
promoted us with "Morning"
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title

Image by marion beraudias from Pixabay 

D.I.V.O.R.C.E – Poem of the Month – August 2022

D.I.V.O.R.C.E

I stare at the paper
The type as black
as my heart
Bold as my actions
I see my name and your name
but my eyes refuse to go further
The rest is a blurred mangle
of words and emotions
that delivered this decree


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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and she has prompted us with the word ‘Type’
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

Wrap Me In Love – A Quadrille – Poem of the Month – July 2022

Wrap Me In Love

Wrap me gently in your arms 
Care that my sadness brings tears
Softly murmur words of comfort 
To soothe my heart’s greatest fears

Play soft music to still my mind
Calming body and soul
Bring me tea of peppermint
This day’s taken its toll


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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets tonight.
She has prompted us with the word ”Wrap”
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title.


Image Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Stolen Moments – A Quadrille

Stolen Moments

Today I stole precious moments
Sitting for half hour
Choosing to defy summer heat
Longing for sun’s warmth
And the scent of summer flowers
I browse the book on my lap
that tells me to take time
and smell the roses

… so I did


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Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and has prompted us to use the word ’Browse’

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

Image Pixabay

In Limbo – A Quadrille

In Limbo

That longed for moment when sleep comes
Taking you from that state of limbo
where emotions are tethered
and toy with your mind

You submissively slip into slumber
allowing the heart to finally rest
Until dreams come
and you wake in a different realm 


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Sarah from SarahSouthwest is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse
She has prompted us with the word 'Sleep'

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


Photo by Velizar Ivanov on Unsplash

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



Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

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.
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