Art by Julie Fain

De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) here, and today, for our beloved Quadrille #24, let’s softly sneak in the word whisper. Or shout it. Noun it. Verb it. Slip it an extra letter or two to make it an adjective or adverb: whispered, whispery, whispering, whisperingly (bonus points if you can make that last one sound good, ever.) And you know I always love a well-placed hyphen, should you want to play around with it a little.

she danced in the falling rays

of moonlight

this wisp of a being


it seemed to me

on silken wings

that lifted her up

in a spiral of grace

stirring a deep magic

in my bones

that called to me




45 responses to “whispers

  1. Ohhhhhhhh. Yep. Bonus points happily given. And well deserved.
    Love “spiral of grace” and “stirring deep magic”
    And that visual is just too gorgeous. Love this, Paul.

  2. I love the clever twist at the end, I presume twisting “whisperingly” into “whispering lie.”

    “that lifted her up
    in a spiral of grace
    stirring a deep magic”

    Those spirals on her toes and wings make the painting all the more gorgeous. 🙂

    • Well…that got me thinking…honestly?..no…it was the word whisperingly being reduced to a whisper itself….but whispering lie…that gives me ideas. Thanks. The words came first and then I found the picture. Cool huh?

  3. Such a clever use of the quadrille word at the end…the way you let the reader feel like it was fading out with your incorporation of italics, color and hyphens. Brilliant 🙂

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