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Two chances to join Open Link Live (OLN LIVE) this month:
Thursday, April 20th from 3 to 4 PM EST and Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 to 11 AM EST.
Simply click on the link that will be provided and join us with video and audio. Read a poem of your choice or just come to listen. The more the merrier!

NOTE:  You may still post ONE poem as usual to OLN, even if you do not join us live.

Here’s wishing you a happy Monday, dVerse poets, and welcome to the pub, which is now open! It’s Kim from Writing in North Norfolk bringing you the Quadrille, when we take any meaning of one word and transform it into 44 poetic words. Today, I want you to write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the word revolution.

Revolution can mean two distinct things:

a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system, for which there are so many synonyms;

or it can be an instance of revolving, as in the revolution of the Earth around the sun;

as well as being a very important change in the way that people do things, such as a technological revolution, a revolution in medicine or a rock music revolution.

Something can be revolutionary and you can revolutionise.

Here is a short poem about revolution by Langston Hughes


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

And here is new (to me) revolution poem by Kenneth Patchen, entitled ‘My Generation Reading the Newspapers‘.

Let’s start a revolution with our quadrilles! Just be sure your 44-word poem contains some form of the word revolution.

Here’s how to Quadrille:

– Write a poem of exactly 44 words, including the word revolution.
– Put your poem on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up to our Mr. Linky.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some more. Comment some more. Create as many revolutionary poems as you please. I’ll be reading all week.

Both images from Unsplash: Gayatri Malhotra and Mathew Schwartz