Helloooo, amazing poets!
De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo, shining a little light on my personal favorite of our promptings here at dVerse, the Quadrille. If you’re new to the crew, all you need to know is that a Quadrille is a poem form of our own creation: exactly 44 words, with or without rhyme (or reason), containing one word we provide.
Today, I’d like you to close your eyes and wish upon a star.
Starstruck, starry eyed, falling star, superstar, all-star, rockstar, Starbucks, starshine, star power, movie star, stardust.
Did you know a flock of starlings is called a murmuration? How poetical is that?
Hollywood’s “Star Walk” of Fame
I love the idea of stars as the trinkets of moon’s belt…I bet Orion would agree.
Find 10 more star-studded poems here:
Some musical inspiration:
(You can take the girl out of the 80s, but you can’t take the 80s out of the girl…)
Video Killed the Radio Star, the Buggles
Lucky Star, Madonna
Waiting for a Star to Fall, Boy Meets Girl
Need a Q Review? Here’s what to do:
Pen a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, including some form of the word star. Post your poem on your own blog and share your link using the Mr. Linky below. Then shoot around to read the work of other poet superstars. The prompt is up through Friday, so be sure to come back and read – and write – some more!
Now: off you “Gogh.”
If you’re as fond of the night sky as I am, you might also like:
Greetings, poem rock stars! I’m so happy you’re here today. The Pub is open with plenty of illuminating libations and snacks. Now get out there and shine!
Good evening all and hank you for being star host this evening, Dee! I expect to read some sparkling quadrilles this evening and in the morning. 🙂
I apologise for my typing – it should say ‘thank you’. I’m balancing my laptop on my knees trying to keep warm!
Glad you’re here, Kim. I’ll pour you something warm!
Thanks so much, De! I’m glad to be here.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I will not be the star tonight… but I did find a poem about the winter night.
Sounds perfect, Bjorn. On my way over now. Cheers!
Can you let me know if you can see either of my comments? I’ve tried to comment twice but they’re not showing up…
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Both of your comments are visible
Great, thanks. 🙂 Sorry to comment twice, then.
I’m going to assume my comments on some other blogs are going through as well, then, when I get the same effect (having to log in each time, and then no comment showing up.)
Welcome De and All. Happy Monday to E’erbody! Your shining Q prompt word will be generating some really starry poetry. Can’t wait to stroll the path to read the constellations. A cup of hot tea please?
You got it, Lisa. And two sugar-stars. If you don’t wish for them in your tea, you can melt them on your tongue like snowflakes.
❤ Cheerth! (one's on my tongue)
😉 Ha! Love it!
Greetings De! As luck or fate would have it I had actually semi-composed a poem about a dress I am attempting to create from an inspiration frock. “Star” was an appropriate word addition! I will have a glass of champagne if you please.
Perfect! Just the right sparkle for today’s prompt.
Loved your piece, Helen. Is the photo included of a dress you’re actually making? It’s gorgeous!
It’s my inspiration design … my burlap is more dusty rose but the pleating of the dress captured my imagination. Burlap is next to impossible for arthritic fingers and sewing needles. I will post when it’s finished … whenever that is. LOL
Wasn’t it Marilyn Monroe who was once accused by media for only being beautiful due to the gorgeous clothes she wore…so she did a whole modeled shoot rocking a burlap dress.
A great story!
Rob Kistner said:
Thank you for hosting De. We learned last week my wife Kathy has cancer — our fight has begun! She is my warrior star!
Oh, Rob. I am so terribly sorry to hear this. So many prayers and much love to your beautiful bride.
Oh Rob…..I am so sorry. If she is like you, she is a warrior indeed. Will be sending positive energy to both of you…let the fight begin and may you both have positive attitudes as you move forward. Forward is the key word! 🙂 AND, sending hugs your way too!
Rob Kistner said:
My poem today was dark De, so I am going to put up a 2nd link to “flashback” piece to a more positive essence.
All feelings are welcome here, Rob. Heading out on the reading street again soon. Hugs.
Gillena Cox said:
Good afternoon to our Monday gathering. Wishing everyone a happy week
Hi, Gillena. So happy you’re here! 🙂
sorry i am late,
good grief have i got some catch up reading to do
see you somewhere out there on the poetry road
So happy to see you here, rog! There’s no “late” on Quadrille Mondays! The prompt is up all week! Enjoy!
Hello, De. Wonderful prompt word! So many ways to go with it. 🌟
Thanks, Merril. Once again this week, I cannot log in to comment on your blog. I LOVE anytime a dragon makes its way into a poem. Yours is wonderful.
Thank you very much, De. I don’t know what to say about the problem with logging in.
(The drop-down place to sign in with my name, etc. never comes up. I can sort of see it, but then it goes away again. No access.)
That is just weird and annoying. I don’t know why you and Jane can’t access my site.
Ohhhh Rob, I am so sorry. I shall be thinking of you two often and sending positive energy your way. A warrior star – exactly what is needed as you both move forward on this journey….and “forward” is the key word! Sending hugs your way! 🙂
Ali Grimshaw said:
Thanks for hosting and for a fun prompt. I hope to get my creative juices going. Maybe a hot spiced cider would help?
You got it, Ali. Coming right up.
Ali Grimshaw said:
It definitely helped. I got a poem written.
Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing said:
Lovely subject De! If you’re serving I’ll have a Margarita on the rocks, no salt!
Coming right up, Christine!
D. Avery @shiftnshake said:
Thank you for the prompt. Shot of moonshine, please?
How perfect! You got it!
Happy Star Gazing Dear Poets….
🙂 I love how many of us are thinking of the sky this week…
Thank you for hosting, De. Amazing prompt. 🙂
So happy you’re here!
always a good topic–thanks De. (K)
One of my favorites!
Ah, so many good things for me about stars, and I really do like to sip a good whiskey while watching the night sky, thank you De.
Pouring now, Sir. Cheers!
Sadje, yours is one of several blogs my wordpress self simply CANNOT find a way to comment on. Your poem is wonderful. Here’s what I tried to say:
“A star circled by adoring planets
Like a queen surrounded by
What a gorgeous, gorgeous way to think of it. I think especially of Saturn, curtsying in her skirt…
Thanks so much. A luminous reason to join in. Thanks so very much, De. xoxo For ease, here’s mine:
Hi, Selma! Heading over soon!
Hey whimsygizmo. Just after posting the link to my contribution over at Mr. Linky there. Hope ye all enjoy the read and have a nice day! 🙏🤞😁📖
Happy to see you here, Ken! Heading over now. Cheers!
Great, thanks De Jackson! 😁🙏😊