Sal-utations, my fine fellow poetic peeps! De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) here, and it’s time again for my favorite little morsel of tasty poeming fun, the Quadrille. Herein, we spill poems of exactly 44 words, including one word we here at dVerse serve up to you. 

Its chemical formula is NaCl. It was once so valuable it was a form of currency. (In fact, our word “salary” comes from it.) I, personally, love it on popcorn with lots of butter. 

That’s right…Today, I want you to sprinkle the word salt into your poems. Whether you make it the seasoned center, or just dash a smidge of it in at the last minute, just be sure some form of the word salt adds a little zing to your piece: Salty. Saltine. Salting. Saltlick. Saltatory. 

Go fine or coarse, pink or sea. Get salty with your language. Write about Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of it. Work up some well-seasoned prose. Rub it in some old wounds. Rhyme it with fault, halt, or Gestalt. Throw it over your shoulder for luck. Take us to a briny, wavy place. Or trace us a grainy message with sparse words spiced just right. 

Let’s see if you’re worth your salt as a poet. (We already know you are!) 

New to the Q? Here’s what to do: 
Pen us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word salt. Post your new poem on your own blog and use the Mr. Linky below to link up. Then make your way around the blogiverse to see how salty your fellow poets can get. The Q is up all week, so be sure to come back for seconds! 

One last inspiration: 

(You can take the girl out of the 80s, but you can’t take the salty 80s out of the girl…)

(Salt-N-Pepa’s here.)