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De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) here, and I have studiously gone through all 63 of our past Q words, and discovered something: we have yet to offer one that actually begins with the letter Q. How is that possible? Thus, this:

Today, I want you to pen a poem of exactly 44 words (not including the title), using some form of the word quick as one of your 44 words.

Screenshot 2018-09-06 10.35.14You can be quick on the draw, or take your good sweet time. You can be cut to the quick. You can go for a quick fix, or listen to the quickening of your heart. Think on the quick and the dead. Bury your poem in quicksand, and watch it rise. Ponder the chemical element mercury (atomic number 80, symbol Hg), also known as quicksilver.

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Ponder the X-men superhero known as Quicksilver. Ponder the delicious beverage powder that was an essential part of my childhood:

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And once you’ve got a sugar high, you might even try to make up your own word or compound word: Can something be done “quickerly?” What would an “earthquick” be? Use all the most fabulous words in your quiver to create something that quite quickly delights you.

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Write a Quadrille of 44 words, not including the title, and squeeze some form of the word quick in there. Link it up to Mr. Linky below, and then meander about and visit other poets’ who’ve taken the Q challenge. The prompt is open all week, and just like chocolate milk, seconds are delicious.

Could we be quite quick?
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite moments from the movie Love Actually: