Category: Quadrille

Fine Wine – A Quadrille

Fine Wine

Rich dark soil
of the rolling hills
gave birth to ancient vines 
Blessed by priests in spring
for a bountiful
harvest time
 
Forever at the mercy
of fickle elements 
Let us pray for clusters
of plump fruit
For the making of
our fine wine
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
Kim for Writing in Northerlies Norfolk is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
Tonight she has asked us to take any meaning, form
or compound of the word rich

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

Time To Get Up – A Quadrille

Time To Get Up

A plangent chorus
of early birds
My wake up call this day
Busy at work
singing and feeding
without hesitation or delay
 
Sandhill cranes
moving slowly
along the river bed
Their rattling bugle call
can be heard for miles
enough to wake the dead

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

WimsyGizmo is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight.  He has prompted us 
with the word "Up"

Word Prompts:

Plagent

River

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Rise – A Quadrille

Unable to rise above
feelings of despair
Dragging me down
on this road to nowhere  
Strength and bravery
failing me once more
eyes blinded
as I crawl on the floor 
Help me please
as you are wise
Lift me up
So, I may rise
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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

Merril is hosting at DVerse Poets for Quadrille Monday
and her prompt this week is Rise
 
 Photo by Shalom de León on Unsplash

Trolling – A Quadrille

Trolling


The fisherman would troll
the waters deep
A habit he formed
He could not sleep   
 
Night after night
patient for the catch
Staring out to sea
Willing the batch  
 
His nets did trawl
But for naught
A snifter of whisky
For sleep he thought  
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Hubeny is hosting D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille
His prompt word is Troll.  I chose this definition of the word.

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

Photo by sasan rashtipour on Unsplash

Hot as Hades – A Quadrille

Hot as Hades

The temperature spiked
It was 110 degrees
A sweltering heat
and still no sign of a breeze  
 
Flies on the skin
sucking body sweat
Dogs panting loudly
Raindrops not a threat   
 
Overweight citizens
fanning themselves furiously
Too tired to speak and
Going nowhere dubiously 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to DVerse Poets Monday Quadrille
Hosted by De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo)
The prompt was "Spiked"

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


 

Seductive Sip – A Quadrille

Seductive Sip – A Quadrille

How daintily she sipped
her vodka martini
As she ordered
her Caprese panini
Looking so exotic
sitting by the pool
in her sexy bikini   
 
Feeling confident
being away from those
who knew her
Sampling cocktails
and sipping liqueurs
She had become
quite the poseur  
  
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

DVerse Poets - Monday Quadrille Prompt - Sip
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

Kiss The Dust – A Quadrille

Kiss The Dust – A Quadrille


The steady rain kisses my cheeks
Mixing with my tears
I am waiting for you to come
and quell my deepest fears  
Why are you so late my love?
 I hope it is not true
You have found someone else
Maybe I always knew      
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

dVerse Poets Pub is hosted tonight by De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo)
and we have been challenged to write a Quadrille with the word "Kiss"

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

Photo by Laura Marques on Unsplash

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Change – Quadrille

Change


A change is as good as a rest 
and the Leopard can’t change his spots 
A change in the weather 
is like changing your socks 
  
You can change your tune 
and change your mind 
Now isn’t that strange 
The only thing inevitable
is change 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

D'verse Poets Pub - Hosted by WhisyGizmo - Quadrille on Change
A quadrille is a poem of 44 words exactly, excluding the title

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Good Dog – A Quadrille

Good Dog

A good dog you cannot spoil

Nor can you teach her

to wag her tail

 

She is an angel on earth

Sent to you so you’ll know

Things are not so frail

 

Unconditional love

is yours for the asking

Given freely for your avail

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

In response to Lillian’s prompt at D’Verse Poets Spoil – A Quadrille

Quadrille is exactly 44 words, excluding the title

Photo courtesy of Grace

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Light Show – A Quadrille

Light Show

 

In the Milky Way

A sliver of the moon

Winks in the sky

Like a hook to catch

A fish that might fly

 

The night is glowing

As stars dot the darkness

Like a breadcrumb trail

Brightening your way home

On a galactic scale

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

In response to dVerse Poets –  De Jackson’s Quadrille Challenge – Wink

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title

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