dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille

Today Mish is prompting for Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub.  A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words using a prompted word (or variant of the word).  Today the word is creak – creaking, creaks, creaked. Come join us for these excellent short poems! it was rather obvious to use the Halloweenish creepy type of narration. Of course, I didn’t do didn’t do the obvious.

The House
At night the house is silent.
No creaks, no groans, no settling.
Low and brick –
Cool in the summer,
warm in the winter.
Much laughter in this house –
it welcomes all.
Home says this house.
Safe says this house.
Love lives here.


Crayola Dawn

I am posting this on dVerse Poets Pub for De’s lovely prompt on Quadrille Monday. She requests that we use the word “dream” – dreamer, dreams, dreaming, dreamed – make the noun a verb or the verb a noun – it’s all good! A quadrille is a poetic form that came about a couple of years ago when we were making changes to refresh the Poets Pub. the form has exactly 44 words not counting the title. You must include the prompted word in your poem.  Come read these wonderful humming bird tiny poems. I am also posting this to Real Toads Tuesday Platform.  Here are the links for both:  http://dversepoets.com/2017/08/14/quadrille-38/   and  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-tuesday-platform_15.html

Crayola Dawn
I see the dawn before the rest
of the world awakens.
I came to this dawn through the moonlight
of my dreams.
I dream of the world in argent shades
and awaken to the Crayola dawn –
It is cool this morning.
I am at peace.

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Real Toads: Flash 55

Today at Real Toads we have a prompt from Flash 55 Plus to write a poem in 55 words – our choice of subject or, the Optional Plus prompt using the artwork of Erte for inspiration.  Follow this link to learn more of this prolific Art Deco Artist:  https://www.wikiart.org/en/erte   this link to read poem submitted by the poets of Real Toads:  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/flash-55-plus.html


Autumn Song

“Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

I went to sleep in summer
and awakened in autumn.
at night the cicadas clickclackthrum
rising and falling.
it is still hot, lord knows
but this morning was cool –
the day smells of dried grasses
and early fallen leaves clustered around
the bottom of the oak tree.
Autumn is beginning to stir –
to awaken.



Quadrille Monday – Kanzen44

Monday is Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub.  Lillian is our pubtender and has given us the prompt of writing our autobiography – in exactly 44 words.  This time there is no prompt word, just us in 44 words. I cheated a bit and used some words that I hyphenated.  Hey!  Exactly 44 words to say who you are?  Yeah, right.  So come to dVerse Poets Pub and find out about some of your favorite poets.  Pub opens at 3:00 pm EST Monday.

South meets East –
Loyal loving daughter-wife-friend
Respecter of ancient tradition
disdainful of Americanized-haiku-tanka-haibun
Tree climber and observer of nature
Swimmer in Amanogawa*
Weaver of words and food
Protector-feeder of innocent and helpless
Follows 10 Commandments and bushido
Lover of cold red sunrises and snow

*Japanese for River of Heaven/Milky Way


copyright kanzensakura Kanzen in the snow 1957

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Kanzen in the snow 1957

dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille Monday #2

Another submission for Grace’s Quadrille Prompt – green.  Come visit us!  44 word poems – won’t take you long to read and in this case, it is easy being green.

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Pleasures of green
emerald, peridot, jade –
jewels of summer –
largesse of fields freed for us
to scoop up and enjoy –
a green lover that touches and teases
all our senses –
taste, smell, sight, touch.
smooth skins, hard lengths,
pleasures of green.
Warm, inviting – waiting for our use.

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