dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille

Monday De Jackson (whimsy gizmo) is prompting us for the Quadrille – a poem of exactly 44 words (not including the title) and using the prompted word.  She has chosen for us the word “cue”.  Apologies to De but everytime I hear the word “cue” I think of bar-b-cue – hot, tender, vinegary pork ‘cue.  Love that stuff – pulled, chopped, minced.  Love me some NC style ‘cue.  Come visit us at the bar Monday at 3:00 pm EST. http://dversepoets.com/2016/11/07/quadrille-20/

I Want ‘Cue!
Gimme some ‘cue!
Tender sweet porky ‘cue.
Smoked for hours over
Apple, hickory, oak woods
Until falling off the bone tender
Sauced with a vinegarypeppery sauce –
On a bun or on a plate –
sides of hushpuppies and slaw
Gimme some NC ‘cue – now!

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33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bryan Ens
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 22:52:45

    Mmmm…I’d love me some pulled pork right about now. Your poem makes me hungry!


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 15:23:31

    I feel tempted… though I guess I had to cheat and do it in our crock-pot… yummy


    • kanzensakura
      Nov 07, 2016 @ 15:26:41

      It’s okay. Just be sure your meat has good flavor and use a red pepper vinegar sauce instead of the usual heavy red sauce so many people use. I’ve done it in my crockpot several times but usually in our smoker.

      Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab®|PRO


  3. whimsygizmo
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 15:36:26

    Mmmmmmmmm. I’m hungry now. I blame you. 😉


  4. whimsygizmo
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 15:37:17

    (I’m not all that familiar with NC ‘cue…but I love KC ‘cue, and Texas ‘cue…actually, I never met a ‘cue I didn’t like.) 😉


  5. Dr. Crystal Howe
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 15:59:00

    Sure is a passion here! Is it ok to say well smoked instead of well done? 😀


  6. frankhubeny
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 16:24:25

    Sounds tasty.


  7. sarahsouthwest
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 16:36:30

    love your word meld. Made me hungry…


  8. Sanaa Rizvi
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 16:58:29

    Ooooh ❤️ delicious write Toni 😀 just lovely!!


  9. Nebraska J.
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 17:40:53

    This reminds me of how much I miss my granddaddy’s barbecue. … That whole generation of people and memories, actually.


  10. erbiage
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 17:42:29

    Ok I’m going all pavlov’s dog over this!


  11. Brian
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 17:56:33

    Reminds me of a show about ‘cue. All saliva and smoke.


  12. Bodhirose
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 18:57:12

    I grew up eating lots of ‘cue…my Dad loved to cook it on the grill and eat it from his favorite bar-b-cue places. Nice to see you, Toni! xo


  13. lynn__
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 19:04:02

    You’re making me hungry, Toni…and I already ate supper!


  14. Arcadia Maria
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 20:13:09

    This piece will definitely make a reader hungry. Well done Toni.


  15. Truedessa
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 22:31:54

    Have you tried “The Pit” ?


  16. purplepeninportland
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 22:35:54

    MMMM! Love the way you used the word.


  17. kim881
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 02:44:10

    Not being a meat eater, I wasn’t licking my lips, but I love the creative fun you’ve had with the word, Toni! Not sure about the hushpuppies, though – over here they are a brand of suede shoes!


    • kanzensakura
      Nov 09, 2016 @ 11:04:23

      They are a brand of shoes over here as well but long long before that. hushpuppies are basically cornmeal fritters deep fried. Legend has it that went Southern hunters went out with their dogs, to quiet the dogs around the fire the hunters would fry up globs of cornbread and give to the dogs saying, hush puppy. The hushpuppies are a Southern thing and absolutely delicious on their own: cornmeal and flour mixed with some sugar, buttermilk, maybe some grated onion…in a nice dough and then dropped into deep fat and fried until crisp on the outside and melty hot on the inside. Every good southern eatery offers them in some form or another.


  18. NJ
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 04:23:43

    Haha! A creative, fun write like that would make anyone hungry 😀


  19. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 07:32:33

    It is yummy yummy right for the occasion!



  20. paulscribbles
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 15:09:43

    Took me a while to get the cue here but then it all exploded imaginarily onto my tastebuds and now I am drolling a little. Cue exit.


  21. paulscribbles
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 15:10:06

    ahem…drooling 😉


  22. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 09, 2016 @ 23:06:48



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