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Welcome! It is that time again for crafting a poem of 44 words. Mish here as your host for Quadrille Monday.

As I scrolled through some old photos, I was reminded of a storm that blasted our town along Lake Huron, Ontario a few years ago. Whipping winds became nature’s brush strokes, hurling massive waves onto nearby structures. There was so much beauty left behind as lake water meeting the chill of frigid temperatures created these frozen masterpieces.

As the storm settled, hundreds of people visited over the next few days, taking in the spectacle of natural artwork. It was a treacherous walk, even with the best of winter boots. Just like the benches, trees and lamp posts, the ground was covered in a thick and treacherous coating of ……


That brings me to our quadrille word. Ice, ice, baby!

A little inspiration?

Icicle. Icing. Ice-cold. Ice-covered. Ice-cream. Ice breaker. Ice cube. Ice age. Iceless. Icelike. Icelandic. De-ice. Iceberg. Icy. Iceman. Ice-bound. Use it as noun, verb or adjective. Create your own hyphenation. A simple little word with so many possibilities.

Remember your quadrille must be exactly 44 words, not counting the title and must include ice or a form of the word.

This has me feeling a bit “frosty” so I’ll leave you with this classic.

Fire and Ice
By Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.


Ready to Q? Here’s what to do:

  • Write a quadrille as described and post it on your blog or website.
  • Enter your name and direct link to your poem in Mr. Linky.
  • Follow the links to other poets. Read, comment and come back later as the prompt is open all week.
  • Provide a link to dVerse so others can find us too.
  • Drop in to say hello in our discussion below.
  • Have fun!!