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The amazing Brian Andreas

Beware, poet warriors! Here there be dragons!
De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo, and it’s time again for my all-time favorite poetry prompt, the Quadrille. Got your pen-swords ready? It’s time to write those pocket-sized poems of just 44 words, not counting the title, and including one word we provide. And today, I’d like you to wrangle a dragon into your piece.

Head straight for the castle with this one, or meander around the garden (see those snapdragons?) Take a luscious, tropical bite of dragon fruit. Set the sky ablaze with your word-scales, or tame your dragon softly. Slay your dragon, or befriend her. Give your poem some magic and mystery, or maybe just a sleepy cave full of fun words.

Want to make it a verb? Think:
oh, how the day does drag

Or maybe you’re draggin’ your feet about it. That’s okay, too. If you’ve been around awhile, you know the only real Quadrille rules are a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting the title), and including some form of the word we provide. So release those dragons and get ready for a poem adventure.  

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. Then drag your cursor on over to visit some of the fieriest poets on the ’net. And as the week drags on, we’re not done yet! The Quadrille prompt is up all week, and multiple posts (perhaps two-headed beasties?) are welcome. And hey, drop us a hello in the comments below. Maybe let me know who’s your favorite dragon? (Game of Thrones? Tolkien? Rowling? Or maybe Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon?)

Are you a Believer? I’ll leave you with some Imagine Dragons, for inspiration.