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 With words 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.
I had watched In waning sunlight How it reflected In soft contours As one sun Became another And yet another That set In each watery stream Until in darkness I walk away Too cowardly to admit That I Am the cause Of those tears
At dVerse, De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, hosts bar for Quadrille Monday, where we are challenged to pen a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), that must include the weekly word prompt. This weeks prompt: Stream
At dVerse, Lillian tends bar and wants to know What’s in a word? And what’s the word for this challenge: wound. She makes our Quadrille poem a bit tougher by challenging us to include the word twice – using both meanings / pronunciations of the homographic pair.
Whether we use the word once or twice in the body of the poem, the poem must be exactly 44 words in length – not including the title.
It was not a thing planned bring forth a child Then raise to adult
Our young lives No longer ours Alone anymore To live or to squander
We know Being parents Is not easy and While sometimes a bother You’ll always be our Joy
Tonight at dVerse Whimsygizmo, with an assist at the from Sanaa, asks us to Come “bother” up a poem in the form of a Quadrille, a poem of precisely 44 words, not including the title, and including some form of the word BOTHER.