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Greetings, my amazing poetical peeps! De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) here, and I’m happy to be hosting the Quadrille, that fantastic little pithy form of our own creation here at dVerse, wherein we ask you to write us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title) and including one specific word we provide.

This week, I’d like you to quench our thirst for poems by playing with the word quiver.


For you, is it a verb: to tremble?

Or is it a noun from the world of weaponry: a portable case for holding arrows?

Pair it in rhyme with shiver, or in alliteration with quake. Make us quiver in fear, or scribble us some of the quiverings of your heart. Are you ready? Grab your quiver of quills, wield them well, and get poeming!

New to the Q? Here’s what to do: pen us a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title, including some form of the word quiver. Post your poem on your own blog, and link up to us via Mr. Linky below. Then peruse the other poets who’ve posted. The Quadrille is open all week, so feel free to come back and write another (and read some more!)