Welcome back to the Q!
Our last quadrille hit a milestone as we reached our 44th word offered for this popular dVerse prompt. I think it’s safe to say it is well-liked for it’s brevity, simplicity and freedom of writing style. Hats off to those who took the challenge to another level and used ALL the words as our list grew.
With that said and with no creative way I can think of to tumble or roll into this week’s word, I’ll just toss it out there…..
….the word is ROCK.
Use it as a verb. Rock us gently or rock our world. Use it as a noun. Is it a polished precious stone, a beach treasure or a jagged rocky cliff? Is someone your rock? You may want to write from the perspective of a rock. If it had a voice, what stories would it tell us? Other derivatives of the word include rocky, rockless, rocklike, unrocked.
This is Mish, your host. Now I leave it to you to rock the quadrille!
Here’s how to join in:
- Write a poem of exactly 44 words (excluding the title) including the word “rock”.
- Post it to your blog or website.
- Copy and paste the direct URL of the poem and your name into Mr. Linky.
- Post the link to dVerse on your blog and social media sites.
- Visit other poets’ work to read and comment.
- Return to read more. The prompt is open all week.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Love the word and look forward to all the poems that will follow.
Hello everyone ~ Welcome to Q ~ What is your rocking your world?
A little bit of sunshine today despite the cold wind. I guess that rocks my world…and also that my husband had dinner waiting when I got home.
paul scribbles said:
Evening all. Poem submitted. Busy evening so will return in the morn to read and comment. Rock On !!!
Rock on, Paul! 🙂
Thank you to our host this evening! Hey, Y’all!
Hi Jilly…glad you could join us! 🙂
Vivian Zems said:
Hi Mish! Great prompt. Thank you for hosting😊
Thank you for stopping in to say hello, Vivian. 🙂 Looking forward to reading yours.
Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, Mish!
Hey Frank…it’s my pleasure to host the quadrille. So much creativity in 44 words.
Yeppers. Happy Monday. Getting ready for Thanksgiving day in this neck of the woods. How’s it going with everyone?
Hi Toni. I’ll miss my American Thanksgiving this year. No time to take off work. (Canadian Thanksgiving was weeks ago). My husband will go to Michigan and have to enjoy it without me.
I am sorry!
Rocking up to the bar for something on the rocks. Nice prompt, Mish!
Passing you a Canadian whiskey on the rocks (or “rye” as we call it). Also serving up some ice tea (I can at least dream it is still summer). Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Does anyone know the rules for writing a Quadrille? I’ve never used this form before and cannot the information on Google.
The only rule is the word count, methinks. And include the word.
The quadrille is unique to dVerse. I guess Google hasn’t caught up to us yet. 😉 The form is simple. Write a poem with EXACTLY 44 words including the given word, which today is “rock”. The 44 count does not include the title. You can write in any style of poetry….as long it adds up to 44 words. 🙂
Victoria C. Slotto said:
Nice start to another 44 poem cycle, Mish. Good solid beginning. Maybe I will try to see how far I can go with it this time.
Thanks, Victoria. You go, girl ! 🙂
And you rocked it with a haibun!!!! You go girl!
Thanks for hosting with such a great word, Mish. I’ve been in hospital most of the day and have to return in the morning, but once I’m home I’ll be back to read and comment.
I’m so sorry to hear this, Kim. Take it easy and don’t worry about commenting right now…your rest is more important. Fortunately, it’s a week long prompt. Take care.
Mish, you’ve got me in a hard place, with this excellent prompt! I haven’t been stoned since college, my voice might be a bit gravelly. I put as many rockish words as I could fit or disguise in mine. (some are a bit of a reach). A fun prompt
Gee. and I haven’t been stoned since 20 minutes ago. Gravelly or no, your voice is always welcome.
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Can’t wait to read it, erbiage. Thanks!
Mish, could you contact me privately please? eric.erb at gmail
Im Pat. Im kinda new to nosing around at this pub. Must say, I’m liking it☺ Interesting prompt word! I just added my link. I’m looking forward to reading.
Victoria C. Slotto said:
Love having you here, Pat.
Thank you ☺
Hi Pat 🙂 Welcome to dVerse! Glad you found us. We’re a friendly bunch of poets from all over world and we strive to be a positive environment for all who join in. Hope you enjoy reading and commenting. Looking forward to reading your poem. 🙂
Thank you Mish. I’m enjoying it so far☺☺
Henrietta Watson said:
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
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Maureen Sudlow said:
thanks for the challenge…
You are very welcome, Maureen. Will be by soon to read your quadrille. 🙂
Hi, Mish! I was going to ask if “stone” was acceptable. Instead, I did a quick change and made it “rock.” I understand that each has their own connotations. You can get rocked at a concert. …um, you can get stoned… at a concert. You can get stoned at a rock concert. You can get rocked at a Stones concert. The variations are mind-bending! I’ll have a scotch, neat. Cut me off when I’m no longer able to keep it neat.
Sorry, Charley…only beverages tonight are on the rocks. Well I guess I can make an exception, since you used the word “rock” and didn’t rock the boat with the prompt word. 🙂
Frank J. Tassone said:
Thanks for being the Rock on which we stand tonight, Mish! 😉
Haha, Frank. Not sure I can hold up all this poetic muse, but I’ll try. 🙂
Arcadia Maria said:
Read a lot of great quadrille poems tonight. Great prompt Mish. 🙂
Yes, a great variety! I’m heading your way soon 🙂 Thank you.
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Hi Mish and everyone, another quadrille, another week – something from the beach from me tonight. Looking forward to a great read as ever.
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Namrata D Prabhakar said:
Hoping there’s still libations left at the pub this morning! A Bloody Mary please, on the rocks of course!
Great prompt, Mish. Thanks for hosting!
Great word, Mish! I thought of word association and penned a quick list poem…of 44 words, of course. Will be stepping stones as I read others’ poetics 🙂
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In Tahoe for the holiday and late to the party. Love this prompt, Mish. Thank you! Will make my rounds soon.
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Such a fun prompt, Mish, with so many ways to go. I’ll be back to read more later–trying to work and get ready for Thanksgiving. 🙂
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Thanks for the prompt Mish…so glad quadrilles are on the rocks all week as this Monday flew by so fast!
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