I am amused, bemused
By your rapier wit,
And sharp tongue
Where complements are calming
And condemnations cutting
You always keep me on en garde
Whether I am
Touched or touchéd
You make your point
That delight and damn
My pen’s ink
Today at dVerse Dee, aka Whimsygizmo, asks us to takes our cues with muse in the form of a Quadrille, a poem of precisely 44 words, not including the title, and must include the prompt word MUSE.
Here I pay a slight homage to the two muse who fill my pen with prose and poem the most. Calliope and Melpomene.
That ink can be damn sharp sometimes I think…
Touched or touchéd is what it does… maybe even Touched and touchéd
Touched and touchéd indeed. Thanks, Björn.
An intimate conversation with the muse who can turn this way…or that, well done…
Yes, Ain, Muse is very fickle in mood. Thanks.
This is exquisitely drawn, Raivenne 😀 I love the idea of making a point with words that damn and delight our pen’s ink! 💝💝
Thank you, Sanaa.
“delight and damn”
oh, YES. I feel this, deeply!
Thanks, De. It feels like it a crapshoot sometimes on which ink will fill our pens..
Wow! I LOVE what you did here!
Thank you, Carol.
I love the light and shadow of your wordplay, and particularly your acceptance of your muses’ characters as complementary to each other.
Yes! They are complementary not opposing. Thank you, Lisa..
You’re very welcome.
Enjoyable read. NIcely done quadrille.
Thanks, Arcadia Maria.
Lots of clever word plays. Your muses serve you well. Cheers.
Thank you K, though most times I think I serve them instead.
I don’t have words for how much I like this.
Why thank you, David. 😀
Finicky, that one. But where would we be without them? thanks.
So true, where would we be? Thanks Selma.
Love these words:
“Whether I am
Touched or touchéd”
Clever word play.
Hah! I’m partial to the word calliope…always have been. Just used it in Thursday’s nonsense poetry prompt from Bjorn so very interested to see it in your title used this way.