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Darío de Regoyos – Basque Celebration (dance at El Antiguo, San Sebastián)

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!