dVerse, Poetry, Quadrille

lost spice

hope dreams balloon-bubbles

dancing breeze-free

giggling still-grinning



fear flickers open shadows

curling whispered scars

jarring dawn’s

risen ghosts


cue journey’s lull




echoes sound storm’s spark

spring skipped



leaving bliss-melted



drizzled soul


drowning in the green

searching for their lost spice



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life is butter streams

echo breath's shimmering twist-breeze








storms dawn's dance

              cueing flicker sounds

spilling rose dreams

          drizzling fear-grinned curls

scar-sparking cloud-opening 

                 melted still lull

leaving whispered shadows


journey-skipping spring

                balloons to greener bright hues

painting pepper-spiced streams of consciousness

submission for dVerse Quadrille #41. Feel free to join us and submit one of your own.

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ghost open fear’s still scars

shadow dance dawn’s dream


shimmering balloons rose

leaving echoed breath

to grin storms lulled


twist life ajar

spring free


flicker bliss’s whisper

to melt sound


spill breezes

cloud curled bubbles

spark skipping drizzle

cue giggles


pepper-salt journeys

Earthing green


Posted for the ‘All the words challenge’ for Quadrille #40 at dVerse

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Bjorn hosts at dVerse Quadrille Night.

Today it’s time for our returning reason to celebrate short poetry. 44 words including the word bliss. Use it as a noun, or use it as a verb or as an adjective. Bless me with your bliss.

Bring me bliss of love or skies and sea.

When you have written your poem, link it up on Mr Linky, read and comment. The prompt is open for a long time so come back and return.

I hope you will leave a comment below and take part in the discussion.


cue poem balloon

flicker-spring grins open

whisper-breeze dawn giggles

cloud rose bubbles

jar dancing fear

pepper-spark dreams

and curl breath’s echo

melt ghost sounds

drizzle shadow

scar — still — bliss

spill green leaves to storm-skip

a journey’s shimmered twist and lull

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Greetings, intrepid poets! De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo. It’s Quadrille Monday (my favorite!), when we write a poem of exactly 44 words, including a provided word. Today, I want us to DREAM together.

Here is my version of  ‘The One With All The Words.’


dance dreams of dawning drizzle, flicker fear a(jar)

rose leaves open whispering shadows, shimmering still spring

echo’s ghost curls breath to spill sound, birthing storm sparks pepper

and we skip in journey’s bubble lull

melted green twists breez(y) cloud(s), giggle(ing) balloon cue’s

scarfaced grin

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flickering echoes

Victoria is very happy to see you this lovely Monday at dVerse where this week we will be sharing the fun and challenging Quadrille.

We live in anxious times. On a global scale there is international conflict and instability, terrorist threats, political divisiveness and uncertainty, identity threat and climate change. We are polarized and fear one another, fear those who see things differently than we do.

On a personal level it can be even worse. We fear meaninglessness, financial insecurity, the past, the future, loss, death and what comes after. We are afraid that we are not good enough, that we don’t meet expectations. We seek professional help for anxiety we can’t even name.

And then there are those good old phobias—some of them understandable if we dip into events of our past. I have a horror of heights that I think came from having to descend a rickety old fire escape during fire drills in High School. Others, not so rational.

Welcome, then, to dVerse Quadrille #37. In case you haven’t figured it out, I would like you to take the word FEAR and use it in a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title. Fear can be used as a verb, noun adjective (fearful) and adverb (fearfully). Don’t be afraid—just take it wherever the muse leads you. Even add a bit of humor to lighten the load.

The one with all the words challenge now runs to 37:

dance, lull, bubble, grin, melt, shimmer, twist, skip, green, breeze, spill, rose, journey, jar, leaves, open, shadow, cloud, spark, cue, breath(e), scar, curl, whisper, dawn, ghost, giggle, spring, balloon, drizzle, still, echo, sound, storm, pepper, flicker, fear.


seven ghost(s) dance fear – whisper pepper spark(ed) breath

balloons still sound different – curl(ing) open rose(s)

words giggle – storm'(s) dawn clouds – flickering echo(es)

bubbles for spring(s) lull – breeze shimmer'(s) twist

a(jar) six journey(s) grin – lines melt scars – cue skip(ping)

drizzle – only shadow(s) – spill(ed) green leaves







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Magic 9


Quadrille #36 over at dVerse as we reconvene after a holiday break. Grace is hosting and our word for the prompt is Flicker.

For those who wish to deepen the challenge ‘The one with all the words’ now runs to the following 36:

dance, lull, bubble, grin, melt, shimmer, twist, skip, green, breeze, spill, rose, journey, jar, leaves, open, shadow, cloud, spark, cue, breath(e), scar, curl, whisper, dawn, ghost, giggle, spring, balloon, drizzle, still, echo, sound, storm, pepper, flicker.



pepper-dancing drizzle


bubble-lulls grin storm


nine melted shimmering  twists skip lines


green breeze spills open eight rose’s


flickering, leaves jarred journey words cloud sparking cues


is breath’s scar curled whispering


all dawn’s ghosts giggle spring


echo still


got sound-balloon shadow(s)