Salutations, my fellow word-slayers! De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo, and it’s time again for my favorite of all prompts, the Quadrille. This perky, pithy little poem is an invention of our own design: precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including one word we provide. Today, I want you to ponder poems that wear the word crown.
It can mean the royal headpiece placed on the head, or part of the head itself. Remember poor Jack?
Crown. Crowned. Crowning. Crownless. Uncrowned.
You can use it as a noun or a verb, “un,” “less” or “ing” it, or fling a crown upon something that isn’t human. Royal hyphens are also welcome. Rhyme, or don’t (most of us won’t, which makes it fun when one does). The Quadrille can be wordplay at its finest, so have some fun with it.
New to the Royal Q? Here’s what to do:
Pen us a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title, and literally including some form of the word crown. Post your piece on your own blog, and link here using the Mr. Linky icon below. Then ‘head’ out into the bloggy world and catch the sparkle and shine of some of the finest poets around. The Quadrille is open all week, so don’t forget to come back later to read and write some more!
You Should See Me in a Crown, Billie Eilish
Happy poeming! Now go ahead and…
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.
Greetings, Poetical Peeps! The Crown&Anchor Poet’s pub is open for biz! Happy Writing, and tell me what you’re drinkin’ today! 🙂
Excellent post! I guess I’ll have a Corona…
Ha! Perfection. Cheers, Sarah!
Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit said:
Wonderful post, thanks!
My pleasure! Happy poeming! So glad you’re here.
Hi De, mine has appeared, as if by some magical hand. 😛
So happy to see you here, Shay! Cheers!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I love words that can be used both as verbs and nouns… today I selected the noun… we have winter here in Sweden now… it has been below freezing for almost a week now.
Brrrr, B. Also a bit jealous, as that just feels more holiday to me. And you know I love to verb a noun, even when it’s verboten. 😉
thanks De, I couldn’t resist, used it in a very different way!
Love that! Heading over now!
Hi De! Great word. There were so many ways to go, but the first line came to me, so that’s the way I went. 😀 I’ll have something warm to drink while I’m reading.
You’ve got it, Merril. Pouring now, and heading over.
Gillena Cox said:
Wow!!! what a gorgeous posting and i luv the video
A happy Monday to all
Thanks so much, Gillena. Happy to see you here!
thanks for the great choice of word.
will be back after my after work soak in the bath for a read.
hot chocolate and poems at the end of the day always a good combo.
Happy to see you, Rog! Cheers!
Ron Rowland said:
Thanks for hosting De. I will have Crown Royal on the rocks.
Comin’ right up, Ron. 🙂
Hi De, thanks for hosting.
Hi, Rob! My pleasure! So happy to see you here.
Carrie V. H. said:
I know I have been a total stranger, but I am back. Hope everyone is doing well, and look forward to seeing all the poetry!
Hi Carrie. Just wanted to let you know that you can now comment in dVerse. Apologies for the late response. Hope you are well.
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
A Crown Royal on the rocks for me De. Cheers!
You’ve got it, Christine! Cheers!
Hello, and so sorry for joining late! It was about 3 in the morning when your pub opened, and I was sleeping soundly! I’d like a nice mug of pineapple juice, if you have any! 😀
Pineapple juice comin’ right up! And we’re all in different timezones here! No worries, the Quadrille is open all week!
Down here it would be a crown lager but I’d still prefer a whiskey 🙂
Comin’ straight up!
My entry may not qualify as a real quadrille, but I feel the need to pay tribute to half the world’s population.
I’m intrigued, Peter. Heading over soon!
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Great prompt De! I hope everyone is doing well.
So great to see you here, Linda!
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Good to be here!
Thanks for hosting De. A good word. (K)
Happy to see you here! 🙂
Thanks for the prompt, De. And the limit of 44 words is making me a better writer indeed. So thanks for that too.
As for drinks, a dry red tonight, please. Thanks.
Enjoy the new month everyone.
You got it, Selma. Cheers!