Category: Quadrille

A Gift – Quadrille

A Gift

Silver lined clouds
bringing hope after a heavy rain storm
A semi circle of rainbow
smudged against the grey expanse
that we might stare 
in amazement
Late afternoon rain showers
causing a mild inconvenience 
but gifting us
with the magical memories
of Nature’s wonders


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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with the word “ Smudge”
A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

Daydreaming – A Quadrille

Daydreaming

Cumulus clouds congregating
High in the blue sky
Forming fluffy puffs of cotton
Constantly moving, changing shape
Abraham Lincoln holds a sheep
While the dog’s head grows in size
Eventually becoming a whale
Daydreaming in the sun’s warmth
Letting the mind be curiously creative

 
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De Jackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us to write a
quadrille with "Curious"

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Wound Up – A Quadrille

Wound Up

My nerves were 
so tightly wound 
one sound of dissention
would make me jump
from my shivering skin
 
Your words, as always
hateful and cruel
were like salt poured
in an open wound
Stinging and painful
 
Fearing the worst
I escape before
finally snapping
 
 
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Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
She has prompted us with Homographs.  A word that, although spelled
the same, has two different meanings depending on how it is spoken.
The word she has asked us to use is "Wound".  We can use it once 
or twice showing both meanings.

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Seeds of Doubt – A Quadrille

Seeds of Doubt

When did he stop listening
she wondered
Once, everyone forgets
Twice, he’s losing it!
Daily, so it seems
He’s not listening at all
 
The sudden realization
something is wrong
Seeds of doubt germinate 
Taking root, spreading
Faster than ink drying 
on a divorce decree
 
 
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Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight.
She has prompted us with "Seed"

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

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Darnella Frazier – A Quadrille

Darnella Frazier

Because you bothered
There is a record
The indisputable proof
of what actually occurred
Your fearlessness
and tenacity
in the face of adversity
will be remembered
Without your actions
this nation would never
have known the truth about
George Floyd’s death


We thank you


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De Jackson (aka Whinsy Gizmo) is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets and has prompted us with the word "Bother"
Today, here in the US, the jury will now decide on
the fate of Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd
before our eyes in May of 2020.  The very brave
Darnella Frazier, who was only 17 at the time, took a video
of the events so we were all able to see what happened.
Thank you Darnella.  You are very brave.

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

Champagne Dreams – A Quadrille

Champagne Dreams

Champagne dreams
with a cheap red wine budget
But she knew how to impress
She walked the walk
and talked the talk
Mesmerizing, enchanting
Spinning her yarn
Captivating, enthralling
Audience drooling 
Drinking nectar from her cup
as she ordered
Dom Perignon by the case
 
 
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Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Monday quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and our prompt is "WINE" and we may use it in any way we choose.

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

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Go Swiftly – A Quadrille

Go Swiftly

Go swiftly
that I might mourn sooner
Leave me quickly so I will be free
from your discontent
You belong here no longer
I wish you well
in your pursuit of perfection
My loss is growth
already healing wounds
carved with your callousness
 
 
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Sarah is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and prompted us with "Swift"  It could be about the
bird or speed.

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

Word Prompts:

Free - Word of the Day
Pursuit - RDP

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Inglenook – A Quadrille

photography of wood burning on fire pit
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Inglenook

White breath
in cold air
Rosy cheeks
glowing in firelight
as it dances 
in soulful eyes
Closeness
warms the spirit
as joyful conversation
is fluid and flowing
Intimate moments
that have given life
to memories never
to be forgotten
living in the heart forever
 
 
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Linda Lee Lyberg from Charmed Chaos is hosting Monday
Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with the word "Inglenook"
For those of you not familiar with the word, here is a definition:
INGLENOOK (noun,English)- A close intimate corner
by a fireplace where people gather for warmth;
from ingle, a hearth (Scots)
Source: OtherWORDly words both strange
and lovely from around the world.

We are to write a quadrille which is a poem of exactly
44 words excluding the title. 

Impossible – A Quadrille

Impossible

You constantly say I am impossible
Maybe sometimes that might be true
But you’re impossible all the time 
and so I say to you
Give me a break please
Psychoanalytic nagging is making me weary
Perhaps it is possibly
just your convoluted theory
 
 
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De Jackson (AKA Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and he has prompted us with the word possible.


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Is Everybody Happy? – A Quadrille

Is Everybody Happy?

Your happiness is why
I am here
To provide and care
so you will be content
and feel loved
I fill the void in your life
with joy, I think
Although at times
my choice feels
more like a chore
Where is my happiness?

 
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All Rights Reserved

Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and has prompted us with 'Happiness'

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

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