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=fEWdjtMmqGo&start_radio=1&list=RDfEWdjtMmqGo nine inch nails
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDtCKcI-qSg ella fitzgerald
Greetings, poets! So happy you’re here. I’m serving up steaming mugs of coffee, hot chocolate and cider, with chocolate kisses on the side. Happy writing!
Greetings De and dVerse poets around the world! I would love a hot chocolate and a chocolate kiss! here’s a song by Joni Mitchell, all about kissing:
Love it, Kim! 🙂
Oh yes! Great choice, Kim!
Very nice Kim! My favorite album by Joni…
Hi De and All. Tis the kissing season. Hot chocolate sounds so good right now. Chocolate and Kisses go hand in hand ❤
So glad you’re here! 🙂
Thank you, De!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Kiss… a wonderful word… so many possibilities. a bit late but I couldn’t miss a Quadrille
Hi, Bjorn. So happy you’re here!
Mwah! Mwah! hello, darlings! Bubbles for me! xxx
Champagne it is, Sarah. Which, of course, pairs well with kissing. 😉
thank you. what a lovely prompt.
Anything else I need to know besides 44 words?
Hi, there! Simple as this:
Exactly 44 words, and literally containing some form of the word “kiss” in it (kissing, kissed, kissable.) You can have fun with hyphens, spacing, all, to save word count, and to change up your meaning. Have fun! We’re happy you’re here!
Thanks for hosting De!
Saw the candy Kiss heart image here. Sadly, the company that always made those “word candy hearts,” Necco, went bankrupt last year. They were located here in Boston. Someone bought them out and the candy hearts, though not available this year, are supposed to reappear next year!
I am off on some errands…..will return to read later tonight and tomorrow AM.
XX to all 🙂
Hi, Lil. That IS sad! They were such a part of my childhood!
Ali Grimshaw said:
I’ve had my mocha and I am joinng in with a different take – unkissable. For all of those who believe that they can’t be loved just as they are.
I look forward to reading all of the love poems that are soon to come.
Hi, Ali! So happy you’re here.
Ali Grimshaw said:
I really enjoy reading the poems produced by this community. Thanks for having me.
Thanks for hosting, De! Hot chocolate sounds wonderful. It’s snowing here. I’m puckering ready to be kissed. 🙂
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Just wanted to share a poem on Valentine and kisses
“I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful”
Carol Ann Duffy – Valentine
Love this, B.
Charmed Chaos said:
Hello Everyone- It’s a pink champagne kind of day for me! Sharing my quadrille. I love romance, and kissing is is so intimate.
Cheers! 🙂 xx
Excellent choice De, great prompt! Thank you for hosting today… 🙂
My pleasure, Rob. Cheers!
Ah, De! But I am taken …with this prompt! 🙂
Tulips in the garden
Tulips in the park
But the tulips I enjoy
are the two lips after dark.
Or something like that!
D. Avery @shiftnshake said:
Hello. I managed something, I’m in. Thank you for serving up a 44 oz. prompt.
Hi, there! So happy you are here!
Both of us can't look good...it's either me or the house said:
Evening all, I’ve not been in here for awhile. I found myself writing 3 quadrille today and here is my link though I have done Mr Linky. There I go forgetting how this works again.
Thank you for letting me join you.
Hi, Benita! Welcome! Heading out to read now. 🙂
anmol(alias HA) said:
Such a kissable word for this week! Loved writing to and about this lofty word. Thanks, De, for hosting!
Thanks, HA. 🙂 Glad you’re here!
Hey, gang. Don’t forget you can double dip! Come back and smoooooch us some more words all week!
Ginger tea for me, peanuts for the crows, and we’re starting to dig out from somewhere around 16″ of snow.
Brrrrr! Sending tea, and shovels. 🙂