Category: Quadrille

Predator – A Quadrille

Predator – A Quadrille

The pattern I see
is pleasing
and some variations 
in color 
attractive to the eye
But do I trust
my judgement
accepting a gift
that stirs emotions
without
understanding why
For a leopard 
cannot change
its spots
No matter how hard
It might try
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

DeJackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the word 'Stir'

Word Prompts:

Gift - Word of the Day
Trust - RDP
Promote Yourself Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

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Apocalypse – A Quadrille

Apocalypse

Clouds fill
the sky
darkening the days
A somber mood
covers the earth
in a blanket of disdain
No animal makes
a sound
nor a bird
does sing
The oceans are
on raging fire
marking earth
with a blood stain
 
The end is nigh
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille and has
prompted us with the word "Fill"
 
 Image by code404 from Pixabay

Promote Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

Feeling a lot like Christmas – a Quadrille

Feeling a lot like Christmas





Freshly hewn logs
stacked in neat piles
dusted with a light layer
of soft snow
 
Christmas trees
lined up ready for sale
Excited children
with hearts aglow  
 
Melodic carols being sung
Chestnuts on a fire
Jack Frost in the air
Memories from long ago
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets and has prompted
us with the word Glow

Hewn - RDP
Jack - word of the Day

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


Image by Melanie Geels from Pixabay 

Armor – A Quadrille

Armor

Sealed tight
like a drum
Nothing gets in
or out
It cannot be undone   
 
That’s the way
it became
When deciding
to forsake our love
leaving me in shame   
 
Coming upon me
a brazen charmer
Knowing now
there is no crack
in my armor           
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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

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


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Keep on Dancing – A Quadrille

Keep on Dancing

Balanced and on an even keel
Confidence returned once more
She possessed unmistakable duende
as she danced powerfully across the floor
 
The volume of the music
was turned way up high
It was impossible to keep her still
Her only limit was the sky
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight and prompted
us with the work 'Keep'
A quadrille has exactly 44 words
excluding the title


There word Prompts
Keel - WotD
Duende - RDP
Volume - FowC

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Saved from Extinction – A Quadrille

Saved from Extinction

Marriage saved
from extinction
after weeks of
not understanding
the distinction
between two people
with opposing views
Hurting each other
beyond belief  
the other must choose
Anger escalating
blinded with rage
until the coin drops
in the slot and
no more war to wage
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille tonight.
Her prompt word is Extinction.
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title.

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Go Dog Go Cafe - Promote yourself Monday

Voiceless – A Quadrille

Voiceless

When my words
are suppressed
and not permitted
to be spoken
I have been silenced  
 
They remain stuck
deep in my throat
until I choke
and sputter
My voice unheard  
 
Who speaks for me?
My words
must be heard
Without them
I am nothing 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse tonight
Tonights prompt is Voice
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

Transference – A Quadrille

Transference

The sky freckled
with tangerine clouds
The sun’s last breath
of the day
The water glittered
with diamonds
and shadows grew long
as the evening turned grey
Through the looking glass
of twilight
astral forms came into view
and under the stars we lay

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with "Freckles"

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


Words prompt

Astral - RDP

Go Dog Go Cafe - Through the Looking Glass

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Rising Sun – A Quadrille

Rising Sun – A Quadrille
 
As it finally breaks the dawn
stealing from the night
It wakens the sleeping birds
as it bathes the world in light    
 
The sun’s great yellow orb
rising slowly in the big sky
flanked by cotton ball clouds
sitting way up there on high               
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight. Our prompt is 'Sun'
A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title


Ipage by Mohamed Hassan, Pixabay

Fret Not

Fret Not

Please, love, fret no more
Crying will make it worse
If words of anger are spoken
It does not make a curse  
 
The air had been very heated
and emotions were running quite high
Hurtful things were conveyed
but your tears will eventually dry
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim, from Writing in North Norfolk, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight.
She has prompted us with the word Fret which
can be a verb or a noun. I chose the verb.
A Quadrille is a poem with exactly 44 words
excluding the title.
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