Quadrille #113: Blanket Us
Hello dVerse Poets! It’s Merril, writing from southern New Jersey, where it’s beginning to look and feel like autumn. With the cooler weather, we start pulling out our sweaters, hoodies–and blankets.
“I like to hear a storm at night. It is so cosy to snuggle down among the blankets and feel that it can’t get at you.”
–Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Tales of Avonlea
Although I don’t love cold weather, I do like cool nights and sleeping under blankets. There’s something cozy and comforting about it. Until I started writing this prompt, I had forgotten that I was one of those little kids with a security blanket. It was yellow—one of those old-fashioned blankets with a sort of pebbly texture and satin trim. Once when we were vacationing at the beach (“down the Shore”), my blanket got left back at home. I don’t remember this, but apparently my mom went all over Wildwood looking for a replacement. She returned with a yellow blanket with satin trim—but of course, it wasn’t the same. I remember accepting it as a poor substitute. Perhaps you had a security blanket as a child, too, or perhaps you have a favorite blanket now.
Use blanket as a noun, adjective, or verb. Describe a blanket, real or imagined. Make a blanket statement. Be cozy, dark, sensual, or funny. Maybe you want to blanket us with sunshine or warmth or blanket us under snow. Your choice, as long as your poem is 44 words.
If you’re new to dVerse or the quadrille, it’s simply a poem of 44 words, excluding the title. It can be in any form, rhymed or unrhymed, metered, or unmetered. You MUST use the word “blanket” or some form of the word in your poem.
Please do follow the rules and remember to link back to this post.
When you’re ready, post your poem, and add your link to Mr Linky, so that everyone can find it. Read the poems of others. You may be surprised by all the wonderful poets here at dVerse, and everyone appreciates it when others read their work and leave a comment.
And to send you off, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, “Under a Blanket of Blue” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yze147TmBKQ
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Hello dVerse Poets! The pub is open. It’s a bit chilly today. Wrap yourselves in a blanket, and maybe we can make a fire. I don’t have a fireplace in my house, but I’m sure there’s one in our virtual pub! Grab and drink and get ready to write and read.
I opened the bag of Hallowe’en candy (hey someone’s got to eat it) so maybe just bicarb this evenint.
Laura Bloomsbury said:
Hi Merrill – a suitable prompt for these colder mornings here though I went rather dark
Hi Laura. Thank you. I will be by in just a bit to read.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I loved the word… a great prompt to spin a world around
Thank you! I had so many ideas. . .
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Good evening everyone, and thank you, Merril, for the warming prompt. I’m sitting here at my desk, blanket over my knees, ready to read some cosy poems, although I see that Laura’s gone dark – I love dark poems too.
Dark or cozy, either way! 😀
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Hello Everyone- Working my way back to the real world. Feeling better every day- thank you all for the love and support. Wonderful Word Merril- Working on something now!
I can’t wait to read it! I’m glad you’re feeling better.
October is such a riveting month filled with dark poetry… looking forward to reading everyone today! Thank you for hosting us, Merril 💝 I ll have hot chocolate please… running a mild fever.
See you on the trail! 🙂
On no! Here’s your hot chocolate. Feel better!
Love your choice of word. I’ve been watching too many murder mysteries, I think, Merril, because “blanket” is triggering more intrigue than comfort in my mind.
Hahaha. I watch a lot of mysteries, too. Go for it!
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Thanks for this timely prompt – Eastern Australia’s just moved to daylight savings so we’re all sleep disrupted here. Would I rather be back under the blankets than writing poetry?…nah.
UGH. I HATE time changes. We’ll go back to standard time in a few weeks. I wish they’d just choose one and stick with it.
Hello Merril and All. I enjoyed writing to the prompt very much. It’s sunny here, not real cold, but last night had to turn the heat on. Today workmen gave a look-see on installing “mini-splits” which I had never heard of 2 months ago. Ductless heating for major electricity savings. We’ll see what the written proposal has to say as to cost.
Good luck with that. We haven’t had the heat on yet. Though it was cold enough yesterday morning. 😏
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Perfect prompt Merril, thank you!
Thank you, Rob!
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Blanket! What a great word.
Gillena Cox said:
Good evening all, stay safe
You as well!
Just a timely word in our autumn season. A lot of comfort for that blanket. Thanks for hosting!
Thank you and you’re welcome!
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Tricia Sankey said:
This word makes me want to snuggle with someone! 🙂 thanks for the prompt!
You’re very welcome! 😀
Hello All! I am slowly woring my way back into the poetry world, posting poems. I am having to get used to the new wordpress (new to me) so I apologize for the wonky formatting. Love this word. It will get up to 80F tomorrow but nights are cool and perfect for a throw. I hope you all are well.
So please that you’ve (re)joined us, Toni. I love warm days and cool nights. Yes, the new editor definitely takes some work to use.
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How lovely. Found you via Ingrid. I also happened to write about a blanketing sky today so I am in sync!
Great minds! 😀
😃🙏🥰👍💗👏💛🎉🙌🌀 thanks Merril for the lovely reply. :)) xoxo
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Hi Merril! Back to the silence, and the house. Recurring themes, I’m afraid. Thank you for a thoughtful prompt.
Thank you very much for joining in.
A nice send off you got there.. Louis & Ella, good choice😊!
Thank you, Pat. I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😀
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Hi Merril sorry I’m a bit late … not impressed with WP block editor so wondering if the blog spot users here can share their highlights of that blogging platform please?
That new editor is giving everyone a problem. I’m finally learning how to use it a bit. But this prompt is open all week, so you’re not late.
ah relief .. hoping some on blogger will see this but maybe I need to ask this question earlier in the conversation …
I’m going to stick it out on WP.
community is what I’d miss so just marking time until I decide …
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Coffee please! (K)
At the dVerse pub, there’s always a pot of coffee ready–and magically, it’s always freshly brewed!
Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books.
One of mine, too.
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Thank you Merril, I had fun with this, going back to my formative years.
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Na'ama Yehuda said:
A little late into the game, Merril, with yesterday having run away from me completely, but this was too cozy to not participate in … 🙂
I’m glad you did!
Na'ama Yehuda said:
great prompt got my muse going when i eventually found it.
Thanks. Pleased your muse settled in. 😀
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Ali Grimshaw said:
I am super duper late to this party. Yet, I am enjoying the prompt and what others have shared. Poetry is the perfect distraction for my swirling mind.
Thank you Merril.
I’m so pleased you enjoy the prompt. It’s open all week, so you’re not really late! 😀
Ali Grimshaw said:
I am glad you are keeping it open longer. Sometimes the close in 48 hours and I can’t get to it fast enough.
The Monday prompt is open all week, but the Tuesday one I think is open for 48 hours, and maybe the same for Thursday? I can’t get to them all either!
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