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Happy New Year, my bold and beautiful poetry friends! De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo, here again to host my favorite of all the dVerse prompts. It’s 2023’s first Quadrille Monday – when we write poems of exactly 44 words, including one word we here at dVerse provide.

In my own personal world, I choose a word each year to define the days ahead. This year, two words have wooed me: Happy, and BOLD. Today, I want you to boldly go, and embrace the bold poet within you. As you write your Quadrille, use some form of the word bold.

Boldly go. Write in bold strokes. Now go back and make it even bolder! May I be so bold as to suggest that you can even use it as a verb? (Embolden.) You might even be boldacious enough to derive (or invent) a word of your own!

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Pen us a poem of precisely 44 words and boldly post it on your own blog, then link up with the Mr. Linky below. Be sure to make some rounds to read the work others have submitted. The Quadrille is up all week, so boldly come back for seconds!

My search uncovered this, which I now want to read, and have ordered gently used from AbeBooks!

Perhaps a little bold poetic inspiration from Wordsworth:

And here’s a whole list of songs that go bold:

By the way, have you marked your calendar? dVerse will host OLN LIVE twice this month! Thursday, Jan 19 from 3 to 4 PM EST – AND Saturday, Jan 21 from10 to 11 AM! Hope you’ll join us at one or both!