Hello dVerse Poets! It’s Merril welcoming you back to our poetic pub after the break. We’re going to jump right in with a celebratory Q
Today—and this week–we’re going to celebrate the 11th anniversary of dVerse. Grace says, “the announcement of the new poetry community was made on July 11, 2011. We officially opened on July 19 with an OpenLinkNight.”
I know there are horrible, awful, tragic things going on in the world. You may not feel like celebrating. That’s fine. Or perhaps this poem by Lucille Clifton will inspire you to think about the word in a different way.
“won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life?”
—Lucille Clifton, “won’t you celebrate with me”
Today’s Quadrille prompt word—as I’m certain you’ve guessed–is celebrate. Use the word, or some form of the word, such as celebrated, celebration, etc. in your poem today.
If you’re new to dVerse or the quadrille, it’s simply a poem of 44 words, excluding the title. It can be in any form, rhymed or unrhymed, metered, or unmetered. You MUST use the word “celebrate” or some form of the word in your poem. Are you ready to celebrate? You probably know a quadrille is type of dance popular in the 18th century, a precursor of present-day square dances. So put on your thinking cap and dancing shoes–and celebrate with other dVerse poets.
I can’t wait to read what you come up with!
But please do follow the rules—44 words that include the word celebrate– and remember to link back to this post.
When you’re ready, post your poem, and add your link to Mr Linky below so that everyone can find it. Read the poems of others and leave a comment. You may be surprised by all the wonderful poets here at dVerse, and everyone appreciates it when others read their work!
We are back…..Cheers! Happy Anniversary dVerse!!!!!!
Thanks for hosting Merril! Looking forward to reading the linked poems on celebration.
Hello, dVerse Poets! It’s a beautiful summer day here in southern NJ. We actually have a reprieve from the humidity, but it will return tomorrow. We have lemonade and plenty of summer fruits and vegetables on the menu. Perhaps a slice of blueberry pie? Or if it’s cold where you are, we have hot beverages and plenty of alcohol. 😏 We also have champagne and sparkling water to celebrate the anniversary!
Hi Merril. Blueberry pie with champagne looks delicious. It’s a hot summer day here in Ontario as well (30 C). Cheers!
Here’s your pie and champagne! L’Chaim!
Hello everyone and Happy 11th Anniversary !! Thanks for hosting, Merril and starting the celebration. Just popping in to say hello. 🙂 I am only able to write on my phone at the moment so a little slow to post my quadrille.
Happy Anniversary, dVerse! ❤️❤️❤️
How’s everyone? Phew! The power just came back on 😄 will make my rounds shortly. Blueberry pie sounds perfect! Loved the prompt, Merril!
Thanks so much, Sanaa! I’m happy you’re power is back on. ❤️
Hello everyone and Happy 11th!! Thanks for hosting Merril and for starting the celebration. Just popping in to say hello for now. I have no access to a PC as we continue home repairs but hope to get something up via my phone. Cheers!!!
Hi Mish! I hope you’re able to participate. Good luck with the home repairs!
Thanks Merril. 😁
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
Hi Merril- Thank you for hosting. What a lovely prompt. Looking forward to reading.
Thank you, Linda! 💙
Hello Merril and All. Happy 11th Anniversary to dVerse Poets Pub. I used your prompt today as one step on the journey of processing grief and loss at my mother’s recent death.
Oh, Lisa. I’m glad you were able to use the prompt that way, and I’m very sorry for your loss.
rather sticky here in the south east corner of England.
happy anniversary to dverse poets pub.
will get to reading later when its a touch cooler
I’d heard it was very hot there. Join us whenever, Rog.
Ali Grimshaw said:
Happy to celebrate this wonderful community of writers. I wouldn’t have found you if you hadn’t created dVerse. Thank you. It is a lovely summer day in Portland, Oregon and I am celebrating summer sunshine.
I look forward to reading throughout the day.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Ali–and thank you for joining us!
Ali Grimshaw said:
I am sharing a poem of hope. We can all use a lift to get through tough times.
Ah Merril, it’s good to be back! Thanks for hosting x
I’d expected the advertised break to be much longer, so it was quite a (pleasanty distracting) shock to find myself quadrilling tonight,
And if there are drinks on offer in the Poets Pub mine’ll be a medicinal nip of this or that, following my successful surgery (which I am celebrating here, since it’s been quite – ah – close to my heart).
Oh, you’re welcome, and I’m glad your surgery was successful. Enjoy!
Glad everyone has returned to poem again!
Hope everyone had a verse-filled break! I’ll read all the entries in the morning!
Myrna Migala said:
I am sharing a silly prose poem today just because.
Everyone needs a bit of silliness sometimes!
Happy anniversary! So pleased you’re back! ❤
Happy you’re back. Lovely prompt. The word for the Q is perfect. Not because all is perfect but because we’re still here. Let’s raise the frequency this way. Celebrate. Thank you.
Thank you, Selma. An excellent point!
Happy Anniversary, dVerse! What a fitting prompt, Merril, and thanks for hosting.
By the way, has anyone heard from Ain?
Thank you and you’re welcome, Punam.
I usually only see Ain’s posts on dVerse.
You are welcome.
I see that he has posted.
Rob Kistner said:
Late to the game. It took me some time to create a brand new poetry form. I call it the VERTICAL ENTWINE — 3 poems in one. I invite you to check it out
I will definitely check it out, Rob. If I don’t get to it before the hearings today, I’ll read it afterward.
Thank you for the positive shift Merril
You’re welcome, Paul.
I used the Oracle 2 words in my quadrille…still looking for that bright side. (K)
I’m really having trouble leaving comments on blogs–especially non-wordpress ones, but even here, I had to re-log into wordpress, and it still wouldn’t let me leave a “like”–I wonder if anyone else is having this problem. I’ve seen a few complaints about it, but I’m wondering if it’s widespread. (K)
I haven’t had any problems recently. I had problems about a year ago.
Thank you Merril for this Track Prompt. It was great fun. Here is a link:
I will be by to read it soon. 🙂