Happy Monday dVerse barflies! It’s Kim from Writing in North Norfolk back again for another Quadrille, when we take any meaning of one word and transform it into 44 poetic words.
The on-line dictionary defines the word ‘cycle’ as:
- (noun) a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order;
- (noun) a complete set or series;
- (verb) to ride a bicycle;
- (verb) to move in or follow a regularly repeated sequence of events.
You can have a monocycle, a bicycle and a tricycle.
You can move in cycles; events can be cyclical; our fellow dVerse bartender, Björn, is an avid cyclist; and there is a range of intriguing words beginning with ‘cyclo-‘ to indicate a circle or ring.
Albert Einstein said: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
“The gross and net result of it is that people who spent most of their natural lives riding iron bicycles over the rocky roadsteads of this parish get their personalities mixed up with the personalities of their bicycle as a result of the interchanging of the atoms of each of them and you would be surprised at the number of people in these parts who are nearly half people and half bicycles…when a man lets things go so far that he is more than half a bicycle, you will not see him so much because he spends a lot of his time leaning with one elbow on walls or standing propped by one foot at kerbstones.” Flann O’Brien, The Third Policeman
Henry Charles Beeching wrote a poem entitled ‘Going Down Hill on a Bicycle‘ about the joys of cycling.
So get on your bike, fire up your cyclometer and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the word cycle.
Here’s how to Quadrille:
– Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including the word cycle.
– Put your poem on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up to 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.
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Good morning, afternoon and good evening, dVerse poets, cyclists!, pedestrians, riders and drivers of other vehicles! I hope you are all enjoying good weather and the week has started on a high note. The drink of your choice is available with plenty of ice.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Ha.. I have to write about my ride home today… no ice needed, it’s turned cold again.
That’s a shame, but also less sweaty than if you’re out in the sun. 😉
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Thank you for hosting Kim ~ I like that quote by A. Einstein~ Happy Monday to you all ~
Thank you for your idyllic poem, Grace!
A great prompt Kim! Thank you.
I’m looking forward to reading yours, Toni!
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Cool prompt, Kim. Hope the marking is going OK.
Thanks Sarah. I had got ahead but staring at a screen for hours takes its toll on the eyes and I was stopped on a couple of questions. I’ll be starting again as soon as I’ve read and commented on poems. 🙂
Great prompt. I’ll be back to read in a bit. I have to finish up some work.
And if I get a chance, I’ll do a lighter response to the prompt. 🙂
Thank you, Merril, I’m looking forward to it! 🙂
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Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, Kim!
Thanks for taking part, Frank!
Thank you for the fabulous prompt, Kim! 🙂 I ll be around today and tomorrow to read and comment ❤️
I think I was in bed already when you wrote this, Sanaa! I’m up again and ready to read and comment. 🙂
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Charmed Chaos said:
A marvelous prompt Kim! Happy Monday everyone!
Thank you and happy Monday, Linda!
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Frank J. Tassone said:
Evening, Poets! Thanks, Kim, for this marvelous prompt! See you all on the trail! 🙂
I imagine you on a mountain bike! 🙂
Kathy Reed said:
Glad to be here today. Thanks, Kim, for the prompt. It took less time than usual to write something.😊
Thanks for coming to the pub, Kathy! I’ll be over to read in a while. 🙂
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V.J. Knutson said:
Thank you Kim for hosting. Blazing hot here, hoping thunder storms give us some relief.
Thanks for joinign us! I couldn’t cope with blazing hot but I do love a good thunderstorm!
V.J. Knutson said:
Thanks, Kim. Love the diversity of this group. The storms came and did their job. More bearable today.
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Thank you for the prompt Kim. The Albert Einstein quote caught my interest but then my mind shifted to a disturbing story that has hit the news.
It’s morning again and I’m back to read and comment. I’m pleased you enjoyed the prompt, Janice. I heard the Einstein quote on a BBC Radio 4 programme and it kind of inspired the prompt. I’m intrigued by the disturbing story and will be over to read shortly!
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hey all. great to read you! love the different takes on the cycles we find in all different places!
That’s the joy o being dVerse!
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Hi Kim, thank you for hosting this lovely prompt! As promised, I have added my haibun-quadrille today and will swing by later to read :o) xxx
I’m opening up for Paul Scribbles this evening, and I’ll be reading and commenting again after some more exam marking.😵
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