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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