Haibun: The Crinoline

Quadrille Monday at dVerse. A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words sans title, using the given word for the poem. In this case, nick.

Haibun:  The Crinoline
“Children were huge, wild creatures full of promise and hope and dirt and mischief.” ― Nalini Singh, Silver Silence

My teenaged aunt was chasing me with murder in her eyes.  I had nicked her crinoline from the closet and was joyfully dancing across the yard in it.
grass stains on pink net –
the crinoline was ruined,
so was her dress for the date

 

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whimsygizmo
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 15:37:08

    Oh, man. I love that quote SO much. And the fun visuals your piece invokes!

    Reply

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 15:40:26

    Oh… you were a mischievous child… did she ever forgive you?

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  3. Na'ama Yehuda
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 15:42:02

    Fab!

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  4. Vivian Zems
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 16:32:31

    Oh my! I’m seeing a bit of your mischievous side!😅

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  5. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 16:52:01

    I love it!

    Reply

  6. Beverly Crawford
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 17:10:40

    Yikes, not your best move!

    Reply

  7. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 17:27:35

    Children do the damndest things. Such fun to tag along with a six year old you.

    Reply

  8. sarahsouthwest
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 17:31:54

    what a great image – all in technicolor for me!

    Reply

  9. Candace
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 19:31:12

    so much in a few words!

    Reply

  10. Arcadia Maria
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 19:47:00

    Oh boy I’m sure you were in a heap of trouble from doing this lol.

    Reply

  11. Rob Kistner
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 13:21:03

    Hi Toni. Wonderful use of the word nick in your quadrille. Did she ever forgive you?

    Reply

  12. mhmp77
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 19:02:11

    kaykuala

    She can be extremely mad but it is the fun remembered in growing up with those close to us that justifies childhood pranks!

    Hank

    Reply

  13. lillian
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 07:45:53

    Ohhhhh…..I can see you as a young girl in this toni….you were a devilish imp in this instance! I can just see this in an old 9 mm family movie…it would make a great little sequence! 🙂 Made me smile!

    Reply

  14. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 19:45:45

    I can see it! Fun.

    Reply

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