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Greetings, my poetical pals. De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) here, and it’s time again for my personal favorite poetry prompt, the Quadrille – when we write smallish poems of just 44 words, including one word provided by us here at dVerse.

Now, love it, hate it or berate it, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and so today? Hey, let’s kiss.

I want you to blow some kisses into your poems today. A prelude to a kiss. A goodnight kiss on a baby’s cheek. K-I-S-S-I-N-G (first comes love, second comes poems…) Kiss someone’s arse. Kiss the Blarney Stone. Visit a kissing booth. Be sweet 16 again and never been kissed. Delight us with some chocolate kisses, or frighten us with a kiss of death. Whatever mood or form you choose, just be sure your poem gives that Q smackeroo: precisely 44 words, not including the title, and literally containing some form of the word “kiss.”

Or (ohhhhh…) Let the rain kiss you:

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
– Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word kiss.
– Put your poem on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up to our Mr. Linky, below.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some more. Comment some more. The Q is open all week!

Now, let’s get osculating and creating.
Here’s a little musical inspiration to put you in the kissing mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YcNzHOBmk8 sixpence none the richer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9tEvfIsDyo prince

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMD2TwRvuoU seal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEWdjtMmqGo&start_radio=1&list=RDfEWdjtMmqGo nine inch nails

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDtCKcI-qSg ella fitzgerald