Leafheart photo by De Jackson 

Greetings, my poeming peeps! De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, here. Let’s have a little heart-to-heart. 💙 

You wanna know what heart? The Quadrille! That tasty little morsel of a poem that marches to the beat of its own drum at just 44 words, including one word we here at dVerse provide. And wheeee, it’s Quadrille Monday here at the bar, when those wee poems fly, and one word’s the star! 

Know what else I love? A good hearty poem! 
So today…

Write us something that nearly gives us a heart attack. Come to us with your heart in your hands. Heart us a song, a storm or a story. Who was your teenage heartthrob? Pull at our heartstrings. Whether your poem is heartwarming or heartbreakingly coldhearted, just make sure it’s exactly 44 words (not including the title) and contains some form of the word heart. Heartbeat, heartland, heartfelt, heartless, heartache, heartburn, heartwood, heartworm. 

Of course, many famous poets and writers have had plenty to say on the subject. 

  Pablo Neruda

Read more heart poems here:

It’s where home is. We sometimes wear it on our sleeves. And remember this guy? He needed one. 

Tin Man Art PrintDesigned by LVBART

New to the Q? Here’s what to do: 
Put your heart into it, and pen us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word heart. Post the poem on your own blog, and link your poem to Mr. Linky below. Then make your way around the links to read some of the heartiest poets around! 

Now take heart, beat it, and write us a poem!