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Greetings, fellow poem-proliferators! De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) here. It’s Quadrille Monday again (my favorite!)…when we pen poems of exactly 44 words, including one specific word provided. Dunno about you, but I’m needing a bit of levity this week, so I’d like you to play around with a fun and funny-sounding word:

As a noun, you wouldn’t wanna step in it. As an adjective, it can be one of a child’s very first words: yucky. As a verb, it can mean “to laugh heartily.”

So yuck it up (fool around, act so as to cause laughter)…or poem about something that makes your gag reflexes go wild.

Give us a poem of exactly 44 words (not including the title), and tuck some form of the word yuck in there somewhere. Feeling stuck? You can have some fun making up your own forms: yuckily, yucktastic, yuckalicious. Go wild with hyphens. Have fun with sound. Just pen your best yuck, and throw it at us.

Shel Silverstein, from Falling Up


New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Just write a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word yuck. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky. Then truck your way around the blogisphere, where you’ll be lucky enough to visit some of the most talented poets around. The prompt is open for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and write!) some more!

I’ll leave you with this little public service gem (I’m nothing, if not a product of the 80s.)