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Hey there, Poets-in-Residence! De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) here. It’s Quadrille Monday again (my favorite!)…when we pen poems of exactly 44 words (not counting the title), including one specific word provided.

I’m guessing chances are pretty good you’ve seen one or two signs like this lately:

Today, I want us to embrace the word close, and channel it into our poems.

Pronounce it either way you like: closed, closing, close, closure; or come closer. Close your eyes. Close the door. You can have a closed mind, or a close call. Draw your muse closer to you, and see what she has to say.

Just be sure you still embrace the official song of Spring 2020, as (re)enforced by The Police:

{Hey, we gotta laugh, right?}

As many of us must stay home, let’s all be part of the poemdemic, and spread nothing but poems, kindness and love during these crazy times. There’s a whole lot that might be closed right now, but our hearts can still be open to the beauty around us.

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Just pen a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word close (pronounced either way, and as any form of speech you choose, or invent). Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky. Then open your poetry world wide by visiting the other posts, and you’ll find some of the most talented poets around. The prompt doesn’t close for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and write!) some more! And hey, if you’re doing a poem a day in April, tell us in the comments how it’s going. We want to celebrate you!