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Happy New 2018!!!!

Today is a good day to leap into poetry!  That’s right friends, our first Quadrille word  for 2018 is LEAP.  The rules in Quadrille is simple:  write a poem, or short story in 44 words (excluding the title) with the word, LEAP.

Use as a word or verb. Or add words, as leapyear or leapfrog into the unknown, as long as the word LEAP is there.  Here are some verses for inspiration:

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How about a leap into passion?   Here’s a translated poem, Tiger by Pablo Neruda.:

I am the tiger.
I lie in wait for you among leaves
broad as ingots
of wet mineral.

The white rivers grows
beneath the fog. You come.

Naked you submerge.
I wait.

Then in a leap
of fire, blood, teeth,
with a claw slash I tear away
your bosom, your hips.

I drink your blood, I break
your limbs one by one.

And I remain for years in the forest
over your bones, your ashes,
motionless, far
from hatred and anger,
disarmed in your death,
crossed by lianas,
motionless in the rain,
relentless sentinel
of my murderous love.

And just a reminder for those who missed it, that our dVerse Anthology, Chiaroscuro is now ready for ordering on Amazon both in Europe and in North America.

Here’s how to join the Quadrille:

 – Write a poem or short prose of exactly 44 words, including the word leap.
– Put your post on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up with our Mr. Linky.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some more. Comment some more. Create as many poems as you please, including ones with all the words.

See you at the poetry trail! Grace