dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille Monday

Today is Quadrille Monday at the virtual pub – dVerse Poets Pub. Come join us for a day of quadrilles – a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title, and using the word of the prompter. Today, the pubtender is Kim Russell and her word of choice is “ghost” (or ghosted, ghosting, etc).

Windblown Birds
the winter day was sunny and warm
as a day in late spring –
And oh, so windy!
Birds were tossed into the sky –
they fluttered like windblown ghosts –
and rippled like long chiffon scarves,
snapping back and forth like pennants

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 20:27:28

    Perfect simile using the word for this coming Quadrille. Crazy weather everywhere. Posted a video of Reno flooding on Facebook today. Yikes.


  2. Olga
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 20:28:39

    Loved the image of birds tossed in the sky…it really seems that way when you observe them. “they fluttered like windblown ghost…” So true. Artistic-eye. Wonderful. ❤


  3. Bryan Ens
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 22:37:22

    I remember watching a seagull trying to fly against the wind and getting nowhere. Wood blown goats is a wonderful expression for it!


  4. thotpurge
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 00:05:28

    Like the image of birds rippling like chiffon scarves!


  5. Linda Kruschke
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 20:39:57

    I like this one, too. I can see, however, why you chose not to link it. It doesn’t have the flow of the other. But I think if you just removed the word “like” the 3 times it appears and then could add 3 words elsewhere it would be fabulous. The phrase “in the breeze” at the end might work. 🙂


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