De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo. Feels like ages since I’ve been with all of you. Between summer travel and paying writing work, I haven’t had much time to do the type of writing I love best: poetry.
That’s why I’m happy to be hosting Quadrille Monday today, as we pen poems of just 44 words (not counting the title) and including one word we provide for you. Shortform poetry is just my type. And in case you haven’t already guessed, today I want you to play with some form of the word type in your piece: typing, typed, typewriter, typography, typist.Archetypal. Type it up in italics, or bold. Regale us about your favorite type of food, or music. Are you a type A personality, or type B? Are you the type who loves to rhyme? Or will you tippity-tap type us something free verse? Whatever type of poem you choose, make it exactly 44 words, and slip some form of the word type in there.
New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Type us up a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word type. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky below. Then make your way around to the other posts, to discover the type of incredible poets you’ll only find right here at dVerse. The prompt is open for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and type) some more! Now, forget all the hype. Just type.
Here are some fun poems using the word typewriter.
For even more inspiration, come Wander with me:
Greetings, Poets! So happy to have you typing away with us today! Hope this Monday is just your type of fabulous day!
Thanks for hosting De!
Hi everyone – De is just having some computer issues. She will back in a bit. In the meanwhile, happy poeming!!!!
Thanks, Grace. Things are working, sporadically, but only on some blogs. Sigh. Mega tech difficulties today. Thanks, everybody, for your patience.
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Hello De and All. Great word to quadrille with. Still working on mine. One pint of Magners, if you please!
You got it, Lisa. Cheers!
Hi De! Still typing…
Enjoyed it! Thanks!
Thank you for hosting, De.
Great choice of word. 🙂
Thanks so much! Cheers and happy typing!
thanks for the prompt that finished this piece.
bath time them back for a read
Hi, Rog. I enjoyed your piece. I cannot login to comment today. I’m having extreme tech difficulties, and am for some reason completely locked out of commenting on some blogs today. Thanks so much for writing. I liked your work!
Hi De and dVerse poets. Wonderful quadrille word. So many ways to go. . .🙂
Hi, Merril! Happy you’re here! Cheers!
Thanks for hosting De. 😊 Happy Monday to all. I will link up soon!
Happy to see you here, Mish! Cheers!
Thanks for the prompt 🙂 Here’s mine: https://cognacproject.wordpress.com/2022/08/08/type-b/
Glad you’re here, Sylvia! Cheers!
Thank you! I wasn’t very satisfied with my first attempt, after all, so I had to try again 🙂 Take 2: https://cognacproject.wordpress.com/2022/08/09/another-quadrille/
Heading back around to read in just a few, Sylvia. Thanks!
Whew. The tech gods are reeeeeeallly mad at me today, apparently. But so far I’ve finally been able to comment on all but three blogs…
I enjoyed your work. I regret that I cannot comment. After many, many minutes of frustration, my login simply will NOT work on your blogs, on either WordPress or Facebook. Thanks for your patience.
Ok, I don’t know what this means, but for all three of your blogs (listed above), I get a “Pop-up Window Blocked” message when I try to log in. Maybe my info feels like spam to these blogs, for some reason? Anybody know what might be going on?
De, try clicking on the “Allow pop-ups for this person/blog”…which should show up in a message at the top of your page. (?) Hoping this may be the issue and an easy fix. I was having the same trouble with certain sites during my prompt. It only does this on my husband’s work laptop which probably has stricter settings for pop ups.
Mish, you are my HERO today! After some playing around on Safari vs. Firefox, this worked on all three blogs. THANK YOU!
Now, if I could just figure out why the dverse wordpress site makes me re-log in for EVERY comment…
Testing…could be the same issue, actually. Just did the same for the dVerse site. Thanks again, Mish.
Fixed in Firefox, at least. Can’t find that “accept” area/button on Safari, but it’s now working on Firefox. THANK YOU.
🙂 So glad it worked for you!
Re:other issue – hmm, try leaving your WordPress site open in another browser while commenting .
“My blood type is coffee.” Perfect. ♡
There isn’t enough coffee in the entire world today to battle the number of technical difficulties I am dealing with. Goodness. Might need something stronger. 😉
It isn’t just you. The platforms are changing across the board. They’re making it so difficult to comment and read.
Man, there isn’t enough coffee in the whole world to battle the number of tech issues I’m having today. Goodness. May need something MUCH stronger. 😉
Ha! See? I comment. It doesn’t look like it goes through. So I comment again, which also doesn’t look like it goes through. Then of course both go through. Sigh. LOL. I’m going cray-zeeeeeeee today.
Yes! It’s extremely frustrating.
Hope the gremlins have started to behave themselves for you De! Its baking here, so a nice cold gin and tonic, lemon and ice would go down a treat. x
104 here, so I shall join you.
Leyde Ryan said:
What a FUN post–you’re so full of energy, De!! Until very recently I wasn’t aware that Mondays were for Quadrille at dVerse–I’m thrilled, as it’s a nice short easy form I can usually whip out while watching a movie. Blessings on your day–see you soon!
Thank you so much. I needed this boost today. Appreciate your generous comment.
The Quadrille happens two Mondays a month, alternating with Haibun and Prosery prompts on the other Mondays. 🙂
Leyde Ryan said:
Ohhhh, just 2 Mondays a month–that’s probably enough for me, haha! PS: You’re most welcome! I just happen to be having an Excellent Monday!
So happy to hear that! 🙂
Leyde Ryan said:
Once in a while we win the Monday lottery, I guess😉
MY XM GLOBAL said:
Thanks! Glad you’re here!
Rob Kistner said:
Hi De — nice to have you back at it… been a bit. 🙂 Just havin’ some silly fun with this cool prompt. Thanks for hosting my friend. ✌🏼❤️
Hi, Ron! Happy to see you here. Cheers!
De – Thanks for hosting – interesting word for tonight!
Thanks, Trudessa! Heading out to read all the newer ones now. 🙂 Happy you’re here!
Hi De, thanks for hosting. Haven’t linked yet, me and the linky are not getting along🙂
Awww. Sorry, Pat. I went through a ton of tech issues yesterday, so I understand. Please feel free to leave your link in the comments. 🙂 I’ll link it up if I can.
My daughter figured it out for me. Thanks.
hello again all
reading these comments here about the attack of tech gremlins De has survived.
a suggestion for using the word gremlin on a future quadrille
Ooooo! I like it! I usually try to choose words that can be noun or verb, and beyond…but gremlin as verb could be fun, too. 😉
Just a spark generated from reading others words
Yvonne Osborne said:
Hi everyone! I’m a little late, summer laze, but as always appreciate the prompts. Shorts are my type, De!
Mine, too! 🙂 Glad you’re here!
I wrote and posted one, but I forgot to add the link to Mister Linky till just now–doing too many things. I’ll catch up with reading later and during the week . . .
So happy to see you here, Merril! 🙂
It must be single malt whiskey, that’s my type. Great to have you back De, thank you for the prompt.
Pouring now, Sir. And joining you later today (it’s a little early here just yet). 😉
Lol, thank goodness it’s later here then 😉