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Hello, dVerse Poets! It’s Merril with everyone’s favorite Q, the quadrille. How do you stay on track with poetry, work, and life? Perhaps you keep track through calendars, reminders, handwritten notes, or phone notifications. If you want to, you can track the use of words or poets on dVerse posts by using the search box. You may find that some prompts include musical tracks.

Today’s Quadrille prompt word—as I’m certain you’ve guessed–is track–or tracks, or tracked, or tracking. Perhaps you have run on a track, have followed the tracks of your tears, journeyed along railroad tracks, walked on a track through the woods, used a tracking device, or noticed tracks left in the snow. How you use the word is up to you.

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 “track” or some form of the word in your poem. Are you ready? Get cracking on that tracking!

Here are two poetic examples that use the word “track”:

“Turtle” by Kay Ryan, who was U.S. Poet Laureate from 2008 to 2012

and this lovely poem, “Travel” by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

I can’t wait to read what you come up with!

But please do follow the rules—44 words that include the word track– and remember to link back to this post.

Here’s how to take part in the Quadrille Prompt:
• Write a 44 word poem containing the word track (or variations)
• Post your quadrille on your blog and link back to this post.
• Place the link to your post on the Mister Linky page.
• Don’t forget to check the little box to accept use/privacy policy.
• Please visit other blogs and comment on their posts! 
• Have fun!