Greetings, fellow word warblers! De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, here, and it’s Quadrille Monday, when we pen poems of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including one word we provide.
Well, it’s the hottest, craziest daze of summer here in Southern Nevada, and I am desperately thirsty for water. Won’t you poem along this quiet stream with me?
Photo cred here:
Go with your stream of consciousness. Send tears streaming down our faces. Or swim against the stream and make up a word or phrase of your own. Can you streamify something? Is there such a thing as streamification? Is poeming an Xstream sport?
Yes, today, I want you to play with some form of the word stream.
These days we even “stream” our entertainment, or “live-stream” an event. (Give me the old-fashioned babbling kind, any day!)
New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Stream us a new poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title, and working in some form of the word STREAM. Post the poem to your own blog, and link to us using the Mr. Linky below. Then be sure to dip your toes into others’ poems around this great blogisphere. Some of the very best words flow through right here. Ready…set…full stream ahead!
And I can’t resist this one last bit of musical inspiration:
Islands in the Stream with Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Hi, all! I’m so happy you’ve come to the bar to play today! I’ve got sodas streaming all day long, plus some fun poem fare: cookies right out of the oven. Happy writing! I’ll make my rounds very soon; the work day is kicking my butt!
Soda and cookies sounds fantastic, thank you De! I was inspired by your prompt and by Dolly of course!
Awesome, Ingrid! So glad you’re here!
Laura Bloomsbury said:
Hi De – I saw my poem as soon as I saw your prompt. Please point that soda stream into a balloon glass with double gin and slice of cucumber
Man, that sounds delicious! I’ll join you!
Hello De and All. What a wonderful prompt word to write a quadrille to. So many streams of possibility for it. It’s another scorcher here today and I almost wilted when I walked to take the stream video. One pint of Magners please.
P.S. I love the Alice Walker poem. She has a way with words that plant beautiful seeds.
Yes! I love her, too, and had not read this one.
We are all basically containers of water, and I like sipping from hers.
Hi, Lisa! It’s been soooo hot here, too. But finally a crazy storm last night with some rain, and under 90 degrees today (though much more humid than we’re used to). So happy you’ve found some inspiration here. Pouring you a pint now.
Thanks much, De. Cheers!
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Hi De and All- Great prompt today! It rained most of the weekend here in Arizona, and it was wonderful. We so needed it and although humid, temps in the 70’s is so rare in July. A nice respite from the heat.
Yes! We got some storms here, too, Linda. So thankful! Glad you’re here!
Gillena Cox said:
Thanks for today’s prompt, CHEERA!!!
My pleasure, Gillena. Cheers!
Frank J. Tassone said:
Good Afternoon, poets! Thanks, De Jackson, for this delightful prompt! How about a Burgundy? Leave the bottle, please. 😉
You got it, Frank.
God evening De and all!
Thanks for hosting and for choosing a word that could flow so man ways.
Soda and cookies sounds like just the thing, it’s been sweltering here today.
Hotter than we like here, too, lately. I feel ya. So happy you’re here!
good evening dee thanks for hosting.
dverse poets i shall get to reading first thing in the morning am heading for sleep after a hard day of work.
Get good rest! Glad you’re here!
Na'ama Yehuda said:
Hi De! Thank you for hosting!
What a lovely, lively prompt! 🙂
So happy you find some inspiration here, Na’ama. Welcome!
Na'ama Yehuda said:
🙂 Amen to that! Love me a nice burbling brook or peaceful stream.
Beverly Crawford said:
We’ve so far been spared the dreadful heat, and rains have been plentiful. I’ll try to send some your way, De!! If you’ve time, I’d love a Bloody Mary!!
You got it, Beverly!
Wonderful prompt word, De! I hope to join in later this week. I’ll grab a cookie to munch on while I finish the other writing I have to do. 😀. I hope you get some rain!
Getting some right now, Merril, thanks! (And trying to write about it, too…)
Glad you’re here! Enjoy your cookie, and come back soon!
Victoria C. Slotto said:
Could not resist this prompt. It’s been too long since I’ve written, let alone posted. Thanks for the lovely word, De, and hello to all my friends at dVerse. I’ve missed you.
Wonderful to see you here, Victoria. So happy you found some inspiration here.
Hi De! It’s been a bit of a slow start after the dverse break, but I finally managed to meet the deadline! And this was just the inspiration I needed for my collaborative project!
Yay! So happy for you! I’ve been taking a bit of a writing hiatus myself this summer, so I feel that slow roll. 😉
Ali Grimshaw said:
I had fun with this. Thanks for getting me going. I have been spending more time swimming and hiking than writing. I just can’t stay inside when the weather is this lovely.
I appreciate your inspirational post.
So happy you’re having lovely weather and a happy, active summer, Ali! We’ve been traveling a bunch, which has kept me from the page, as well. Happy to see you here, and so glad you found some inspiration!
Helen Dehner said:
How fun! I sang with a good friend, years ago ~~ karaoke “Islands In The Stream” ~~ standing ovation!! White wine please. Great challenge!
What fun! I love that, Helen! Cheers and happy writing!
Thank you for hosting a wonderful quadrille prompt . Had fun writing! 🙂
So glad! Welcome, and cheers!
adrift in the stream
inward conversations stream
through my head
what I should have done
what I should have said
a torrent of thoughts
that surge and flow
the current situation
a tide of don’t knows…
not where I stand
or what to do
Thanks De. (K)
My pleasure, K! Glad you’re here!