It’s that time again to indulge in our very own dVerse creation, the “Quadrille”. For those of you who have not yet indulged, this is a poem of 44 words, not including the title. It must contain one given word.
Today at the pub, there shall be no guzzling allowed as I am offering you only a sip. Hope you are not thirsty. Yes, that is it. The quadrille word is “sip“.
You could also play with ….
sippy ~ (noun) a little sip; less than a cup of some particular drink
sipple ~ (verb) to take frequent sips
Feel free to invent your own concoction such as sip-worthy or unsippable.
Take the word “sip” beyond the obvious beverages and out into the world. What else can you savour slowly? Nature lends us many images of sipping for inspiration…
or we can simply sip on nature itself.
Do you sip on positivity or joy, pacing yourself cautiously in fear of the glass half empty? Are you sipping on courage, tasting the notes of empowerment? I’m getting a bit abstract here but I think that’s another good place to go with the word.
Take a sip of your muse and write, my friends.
Here’s how to join in:
- Write a poem, any style of 44 words, not including the title. Include the word or derivative of the word, “sip”.
- Click on Mr. Linky below. Add your name and the direct URL to your poem.
- Visit the other poets by clicking on the links to their poems. Read and comment.
- Drop into the poem to join in the discussion.
- Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog.
- Have fun!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Good evening everyone… tonight I will go to bed early. I have an early telephone conference from home at 6 AM…
Sweet dreams, Bjorn! Thanks for being here to open. 🙂
Thank you for hosting Mish. On my way to my cardiac rehabilitation exercises. Be back this evening to write and post.
Take care, Rob. See you on the poetry trail. 🙂
Frank Hubeny said:
Thanks for hosting, Mish. I don’t know if it makes sense but what I came up with was “sipping clouds”.
Hi Frank! Sipping clouds sounds dreamy. Can’t wait to read. 🙂
Hello dVerse folks and thanks for hosting, Mish!
It’s a VERY windy day in Boston – but the sun is shining so other than the whistling sound that comes through the windows, it is a bright and cheerful day.
Will take a few sips now….and come back in the morning with my coffee mug in hand. Apolloies folks — I went to the dark side with this one!
It has been incredibly windy here too, Lil. It woke me up during the night many times, but we’re thankful there were no power outages from fallen lines. Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Good evening everyone! Like Bjorn, I need an early night but will try to read and comment as many poems as possible before I do. Thanks for hosting, Mish – the prompt word is a good one.
Thanks Kim. 🙂 See you on the trail. 🙂
What Words May Come said:
Here’s my take on it… Absolutely, positively nothing to do with my precious wife… My second one maybe, but not this one… just sayin’
Hi Mish and All. Thank you for a very interesting prompt. I will ponder it and sip my hot coffee and try to make something fly.
Looking forward to it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in.
What a lovely prompt. It’s been a beautiful day here – sunny and clear.
Thanks, Sarah….maybe you sent some sunshine our way. We did get a little today after the blowing snow and howling wind.
Thanks for hosting Mish. We have been having a very windy and snowy day, so keep warm and safe. See you in the poetry trail.
Jane Dougherty said:
This is the second time I’ve been unable to leave a comment on your post, Grace. Google has cut me out and I can’t get back in again. Just to say I enjoyed your poem, especially the blackbird.
You too, Grace. I’m ready for Spring. 🙂
Hello everyone! Just ran in from work and looking forward to sipping almost anything after a very long day with ten toddlers. Thanks for opening up the pub doors and helping yourself to your favourite beverage. 🙂
Thank you for this wonderful prompt Mish! I got all flowery.
Hi Toni. 🙂 Sometimes it’s fun to go flowery. Will be soon to read. Thanks for joining in.
Thanks for hosting Mish. I think I might have taken some liberties with the word sip. It’s all in good fun:) But I am truly longing for summer. Have a good week everyone:)
Hi Pat. Will be by soon to read. Spring would suffice for me! 🙂
Hello Mish and everyone sipping at d’Pub tonight. It’s a cold one here in northwest Iowa so I’ll take something hot to sip, please. I will go out to check the cows later…we’re calving and don’t want any newborns to freeze!
That sounds exciting, Lynn. Hope all goes well for the little ones. 🙂
A fun prompt, Mish. I was working yesterday, and then out with daughter, who is visiting. If I can finish a project, I’ll be back later today to join in the fun!
Sounds good, Merril. My workdays are very long as well so I completely understand.
Charmed Chaos said:
Joining in this morning- I am finally seeing the light after this horrendous cold!
Hi Linda 🙂 Its been very cold here as well. Pouring you a little hot apple cider for sipping…cinnamon stick and all.
Charmed Chaos said:
It’s cold here too but Ive also had a bad cold- lol. The hot apple cider sounds perfect!
Hello Mish, thank you for hosting this lovely Q! I’m late to the party and have linked up a haibun quadrille – I’ll swing by later today for a read xxx
Sounds wonderful. I like the combination of those two forms. Thanks for joining in.
Late to the party and will have to swing back by later to read. Thanks for the great Q word, Mish!
The party starts when you arrive, dear De. Happy quadrilling! 🙂
Lona Gynt said:
Mish, thank you for hosting. I am crawling up out of a hole. This quadrille offered me some rings.
I’m sorry to hear this, Lona. I hope you find a little bit of sunshine by joining in. Take care.
Lona Gynt said:
Will do 💜
Thanks for the prompt, always like the quadrilles. Some great stuff you all wrote! Mine was accidentally posted without comment available, which I’ve now fixed.
Thanks erbiage. I was wondering about that! Will be over to read soon.
Victoria C. Slotto said:
Home at last! This is my first post this year and it is so good to be with you. Thank you for the wonderful prompt, Mish.
Hi Victoria! So excited to “see” you. Hope all is well. Coming over to read soon.🙂
Dr. Crystal Howe said:
Great prompt, Mish! I’ve been really busy – getting married in less than 2 weeks! The Q gives me a chance to write something in the midst of everything. 🙂
Exciting! Congratulations! 🙂
Crystal, the link you provided here leads to a poem for the last quadrille prompt, using the word “steeped”. Having trouble finding a response to “sip”?
Thanks for adding the correct link. I will remove the other one. Your poem is wonderful and I’m so glad you squeezed it in before the prompt closed. Best wishes for your upcoming wedding!