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De Jackson here (aka WhimsyGizmo), and it’s Quadrille Monday here at dVerse – my favorite, wherein we all pen poems of exactly 44 words, including a word of our prompting. 

Today, I want you to dabble in this short-form poetry by using the word dab, or any form of it, in your piece. 

You might dab on a little joy, or you could write something that makes us need to dab our eyes. Use the word right smack dab in the middle of your poem, or place it gently at the beginning or at the end. 

For those of you who don’t have kids or teens, the “dab” also happens to be a dance move that’s been around since 2015, as demonstrated by this unicorn. 

And then there’s this retro use of the word in jingle form: 
(A little dab’ll do ya!) 

Whether you choose to dabble in writing a form you’ve not yet used, or stick with free verse or prose for your 44 words, just be sure your poem literally contains some form of the word dab.

Oil up those writing joints and get to it! 

New to the Q? Here’s what to do: 
Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word dabMake up a form of the word if you like, just be sure it’s in there, and that your poem adds up to exactly 44 words not including the title. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky. Then yabba-dabba-do us the favor of visiting other amazing poets’ blogs, and commenting. Remember, the prompt is open for the whole week, so come back and read (and write!) some more!