Greetings, poeming friends! De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo here.
It’s that time again: Quadrille Monday, when we write and share poems of exactly 44 words, using one word we here at dVerse provide.
Today, I want us to make a little Stone (Poem) Soup.
Leave no stone unturned. Stonewall us. Take us back to the Stone Age. Visit Stonehenge. Get stoned, and then write your poem (no judgement here). Stony. Stoning. A stone’s throw away. Listen to the Rolling Stones, and make sure your poem gathers no moss as you roll it our way. There are a million ways to play, so long as you set your poem in stone, and use only 44 words in total.
Here’s a little stone-spiration…
Papa Was A Rolling Stone, The Temptations
New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Carve us a poem out of the word stone, and make it precisely 44 words long, not counting the title. Post the poem on your own blog and link up with us using the Mr. Linky below. Then partake of all the amazing poem stones thrown about the blogisphere. Some of the most incredible poets reside right here. The Q is open all week long, so be sure to roll back in and read (and write) some more!
Hey, there, amazing poets. So happy you’ve made your way here today! I’m pouring stone-cold beverages today, and also serving up some pop rocks. Enjoy! And happy writing.
Stone is such a great word. Lovely prompt, De.
Thanks, Sarah. So happy you found inspiration here!
Hi De, and all at dVerse! I’ll have a stone-cold lemonade if I may?
You got it! On the rocks, I assume. 😉
Of course! 😊
Laura Bloomsbury said:
at first thought I had to get blood out of it but then I found the way in – thank you, De, for this assortment of stones to chuck at the Muse
Ha! That’s not easy, for sure. Nor the turnip. Glad you found another way. 😉
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Stone is a great word… my father’s name was Sten which would be Stone in English…
Nice! I had a best friend in high school whose name was Stoney.
Thank you De for hosting. Stone is such a great word; lots of possibilities.
Thanks, Grace. Hoping to find some inspiration in it for myself today, too!
A great prompt to challenge our thinking!
Thanks, Dwight. Happy to see you here!
Hello De and All. Looking to be rocked by the poems on the trail today. One tall glass of strawberry lemonade please.
You got it, Lisa! Glad you’re here!
Thank you, and Cheers!
Thanks for hosting, De. Stone is such a great word!
Thanks, Merril! Happy poeming!
Thanks for hosting, De. Well….my husband is a geologist by training and I took geology eons ago in college. When I saw the word “stone” I immediately though about rocks . So I decided to have a little fun with the prompt …. maybe it’s just a geologist’s humor though?
I’ll have a marguerita on the rocks please!
You got it, Lillian! Fun!
hi De hi all,
i am stne dead tired i will be back for a read in the morning have a good night one and all
Get good rest! See you soon.
Nice prompt De, thank you. I channeled Ringo, and reverted to my hippie peace and love days.
We sure could use a little peace and love these days. Thank you!
My first try at this, and a great word with which to begin.
Well, HELLO, Stranger! So happy to see you here! 🙂 I’m heading over soon. Glad you found some inspiration here.
well this prompt threw a stone among the pigeons! Great one, thanks De!
You bet! Cheers!
Ken / rivrvlogr said:
Well, mine is in, but I goofed when I linked it, so I re-linked it correctly. Hopefully, you’ll remove that first one.
I will indeed, Ken. Thanks for letting me know.
Happy Monday Everyone! See you on the stony path
Welcome! Happy poeming!
Ali Grimshaw said:
Thanks for hosting, De. I like the word, stone. Pondering on the poetics of it.
Wishing everyone wellness.
Hi, Ali! So glad you’re here! Happy writing!
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
I love Monday Quadrille! ☺️
Me, too! By far my favorite prompts of the week.
thanks for hosting, and offering us rolling moss some stonework in which to play
Phew. Made it this time. Would it be possible for you to post the date and time when Mr. Linky will be closed? Every time, I am afraid that it will close just before I post.
hah- me too! I literally sat down here to make sure I hadn’t missed it before I even made coffee!
My understanding is that for the Quadrille, Mr. Linky doesn’t close until later in the week. Maybe Friday? I will see if I can find out exactly, but for SURE there are a few days to ponder, read and write! Enjoy!
I have never got a fix on what time they are posted and how long they run. If they’d just put a short line at the end telling us, it would be a big help. But perhaps I’m the only unknowing one?
Whew! Late to the party! Who knew I had so many stones in my life–it was hard to settle on which to write about! Thanks for an unexpectedly thoughtful prompt, De! Now where’s my coffee (it’s barely 6 here)
I see I am the one who is late to party with your coffee, Xan. 😉 Pouring you a double-shot now! Glad you’re here!
thanks De, great word choice (K)
So glad you found some inspiration here! Cheers!
Jewish Young Professional "JYP" said:
It’s morning in my time zone, but I can’t not order a whiskey on the rocks in honor of the stones prompt. Themes are much more important than responsibility 😁
Agreed! I’ve got some Buffalo, and pouring one for us both. 😉
PS: It’s still morning in my time zone, too. 😉
Lots of choice with this De, something about stone.
So glad you’ve found some inspiration here! Cheers and happy writing!