Quadrille 1: Snow dance

At dVerse today, we begin the first session of a new challenge:  Quadrille – a word prompt and a poem to be written to that word in 44 words exactly.  Bjorn is the ring leader in this wonderful adventure. I had to learn to do quadrilles years ago in Cotillion Class – a unique form of torture in the South.  Today the prompt word is “dance” – as David Bowie said, Let’s dance…put on your red shoes…let’s dance.  I love to dance and love to write poetry.  Winner!!! Come join us – http://dversepoets.com/2016/01/18/quadrille-1/

Snow swirling in the wind
Whispering in my ear
– Dance with me
to my silent music
Like Astaire and Rogers
I’ll lead you follow
Let me stir your blood –
our private dance
only the moon will see
Our white hot rhumba
In the night

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writersdream9
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 18:00:53

    Cha-cha-cha! Love it!


  2. Glenn Buttkus
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 18:19:05

    Wonderful movement in this one, & for some reason I see in my mind a nearly naked maiden being seduced by wind & snow & magic; smile.


  3. Mary
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 19:08:46

    Oh, you romantic one, you! To be able to dance like Rogers & Astaire would be heavenly!


  4. whimsygizmo
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 19:46:06

    I love this!
    My ear wanted it dance it around to be “Rogers and Astaire” instead of “Astaire and Rogers,” to bring in the sound again from “ear” a few lines above it. 😉


  5. Grace
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 19:51:05

    Boy, do I love to dance too ~ Forget winter and dance ~ Love this ending:

    Our white hot rhumba
    In the night


  6. Waltermarks
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 20:41:48

    That’s quite romantic. I don’t see snow here much. Makes me wish I did. Thanks for the dance.


  7. Bodhirose
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 20:46:52

    Beautiful and “white hot”, even though it may be a snow dance! Great job, I always loved watching Astaire and Rogers dancing.


  8. C.C.
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 22:56:28

    Yup, that definitely stirs the blood 😛


  9. Kathy Reed
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 00:03:19

    We had the same inspiration today! The dancing of snow is beautiful to watch.


  10. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 00:27:35

    Dancing with snow swirling outside can be quite an experience. It is a question of wanting it to happen!



  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 00:51:12

    Exactly the softness of how a dance should be… Hot and burning like the swirl of snow…


  12. lillian
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 08:05:11

    Oh….smiling I am! LOVE this one! Snow swirling, the grand photo and mention of Astaire and Rogers…ending with a white hot rhumba! 🙂 Fabulous. Now this is the way to start my morning. Thank you!


  13. Bryan Ens
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 08:11:46

    Great juxtaposition of “white hot rhumba” set against the cold of snow.


  14. Tara R.
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 15:48:53

    Very sensuous. Loved this passage, “our private dance / only the moon will see”


  15. mishunderstood
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 23:40:20

    Oh so spicy….and the image is perfect!


  16. sreeja
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 09:28:09



  17. moorezart
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 14:21:00

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.


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