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Hello, poets, friends. Already Monday and now we are starting on our alternating weeks of Haibun and Quadrille.

The first Quadrille was fun, but I realized that my rules were too strict for many. So this week i will just give you a word, and some fun way to use it, I absolutely love words that can be used both as noun, transitive verbs and verbs.

The challenge is to write a poem of exactly 44 words using the chosen word:

Lull by Viktor Vasnetsov

Lull by Viktor Vasnetsov


verb (used with object)
1. to put to sleep or rest by soothing means: to lull a child by singing.
2. to soothe or quiet.
3. to give or lead to feel a false sense of safety; cause to be less alert,aware, or watchful.

verb (used without object)
4. to quiet down, let up, or subside: furious activity that finally lulled.

5. a temporary calm, quiet, or stillness: a lull in a storm.
6. a soothing sound: the lull of falling waters.
7.a pacified or stupefied condition: The drug had put him in a lull.

A wor(l)d full of possibilities isn’t it.?

You are free to use the word in any way you like it, but try to think about the different ways to use it and come up with and original one.

Rules are simple: Write your piece in exactly 44 words (excluding title) including the word lull. Link up to the blenza below, and don’t forget to read and comment what others have come up with. But most of all have fun and don’t be lulled.

Skating can lull me into bliss. Video taken by me.