Hello poet friends! Are you ready for the Q?
Helloooo……I can’t hear you. There’s too much static.
Ok, that’s better!
Welcome to Quadrille Monday where we write poems of exactly 44 words excluding the title. Hmm….now for a chosen word.
Are you there?
Oh, I give up. It seems you would like to add some “static” to our quadrilles today. Let’s do it!
There are a variety of definitions to play with. Merriam Webster begins with a “noise produced in a radio or television receiver by atmospheric or various natural or man-made electrical disturbances”. How annoying…but do you hear this random “staticky” sound in other places? In the woods? In your dreams? In your head? You disagree? Are you giving me “static“? As a slang word, it represents “heated opposition or criticism”. Of course there’s the dreaded static electricity when we forget to add the dryer sheets.
As an adjective, the word “static” offers you…
“a lack of movement, animation, or progression”
“showing little change”
“producing an effect of repose or quiescence”
“standing or fixed in one place”
“of a weight force, or pressure acting but causing no movement”
“noting or pertaining to atmospheric electricity interfering with radar, radio, the sending and receiving of wireless messages”
The word “static” originates from the Greek word “Statlike” (to bring to standstill or a state of no movement). You can use derivatives such as statical, statically, electrostatic or create an original hyphenation. Dabble with the effects of static in space, physics, nature, relationships, society or yourself, with whatever definition you choose.
Now, don’t be so static. Go charge up the muse!
Here’s how to join in:
- Write a 44 word poem sans title including the word “static” and post it on your blog or website.
- Enter your name and direct link to your poem in Mr. Linky.
- Follow the links to other poets. Read, comment and come back later as the prompt is open all week.
- Provide a link to dVerse so others can find us too.
- Drop in to say hello in our discussion below.
- Have fun!
Images: pixabay.com, AZ Quotes
Sources; merriam-webster.com, collinsdictionary.com
Hello and happy Q44! The bar is stocked but I’ve brought along my favourite tea cups and fresh lemon cake as well. Looking forward to a trail of quadrilles. 🙂
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hallo Mish… I ended up playing with the word… there are a lot of sounds in the word static to play with
HI Bjorn 🙂 Wonderful. Yes, the word does have a dash of “onamatopoeia” . Coming by to read soon.
Lovely word, Mish! Thank you for hosting.
Hello Sarah, hope you’re doing well. I’m glad the word spoke to you.
a.h. starlingsson said:
Tough one but they always are! All the best..
Hello Ain 🙂 so good to see you. I’m sure you can rock the quadrille. No pressure. Have some lemon cake.
Static is such a wonderful word, Mish–so many ways to use it. I missed the chalk prompt, so I used both words in my poem today.
Lemon cake sounds delicious. 😊 Thanks for hosting!
Hi Merril. That sounds wonderful! One slice of cake coming your way.
Thanks for hosting, Mish. I was ecstatic to see the word you chose 🙂 mmmm….and lemon cake sounds delicious. One slice please!
😀 Hello Lil…my pleasure. 🙂 and a generous slice on it’s way.
Ron Rowland said:
I just found the “Static Shock” cocktail on google. I think I will try one of those.
Haha! I will have to wrangle up the ingredients for that one, but it sounds good, Ron. 🙂
what a great word for Q44.
really enjoyed writing to this.
your lemon cake sounds divine, a slice would go well for my supper.
Hiya rog…one piece of lemon cake coming up! I’m happy that the word worked for you.
Hi Mish! Your prompt word brought back memories. Thank you.
Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Fun prompt idea, Mish.
Thanks, Maria. 🙂 Enjoy the poetry trail.
Hi Mish! Hope everyone’s recovered from the PAD! I managed 29 in the end. This one was percolating even before your prompt triggered it– just the word I needed!
Hey Xan…it’s great when that happens. Thanks for joining in.
Gillena Cox said:
😊fresh lemon cake. Yumm!!!!
Cheers dears poets
We saved you a piece! Enjoy. 🙂
Barbara S said:
thanks for hosting Mish; I was quite surprised what the prompt brought up , really 🙂
Hi Barbara…looking forward to reading yours. Words can catapult us into the most unexpected places!
Many thanks Mish, a great prompt. Lemon cake and a double whiskey please 🙂
One piece of lemon cake for you and a double shot of Canadian whiskey. Enjoy!
De Jackson said:
Late to the party (been outta town), but couldn’t resist this word, Mish. Thank you! 🙂