d’Verse Quadrille Monday- Shiver

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 “shiver” or some form of the word in your poem. Are you shivering in anticipation? Go and write!

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I spied a wee mouse. It made me squeal.
He rose on two and gave up this spiel:

“How can YOU claim a galled fright?
Not ONE crumb have I found tonight.
Shiver not, you greedy disgrace.
I’ll bid farewell and blow this place!”

44 words

For other poem responses to the prompt, follow this link.

36 thoughts on “d’Verse Quadrille Monday- Shiver

  1. fireblossom32 01/24/2022 / 5:32 pm

    My kind of mouse!!!

  2. msjadeli 01/24/2022 / 6:44 pm

    So funny. I didn’t know mice got hypoglycemia 😉

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/24/2022 / 8:29 pm

      😁 l thoroughly enjoy hearing that! Laughing is good. Thanks!

  3. rothpoetry 01/24/2022 / 9:02 pm

    Love it! If only it were that easy to send them on their way!

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/24/2022 / 9:06 pm

      For sure. Arguing with them would take some getting used to though. 🤣

      • rothpoetry 01/24/2022 / 11:35 pm

        Ha ha… I guess so!

  4. Bodhirose 01/24/2022 / 9:36 pm

    Haha, that’s funny! I’ve squealed at seeing mice before too. They are cute but from a distance please!

  5. Sadje 01/24/2022 / 10:29 pm

    Poor mouse 🐁

      • Sadje 01/25/2022 / 9:57 am


  6. Ain 01/25/2022 / 2:01 am

    Ha! Wonderfully funny, one to read aloud….poetry for avid young listeners is vital…by avid young I mean me also of course…

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/25/2022 / 9:07 am

      Ah… thanks! To grow up is to grow old, don’t you think? ❤

  7. paeansunplugged 01/25/2022 / 3:07 am

    Haha! I would be shivering too in the presence of this mouse!

  8. ben Alexander 01/25/2022 / 4:00 am

    Susan – thank you for the nice chuckle!


    • Susan St.Pierre 01/25/2022 / 8:10 am

      😁 You’re welcome, David.
      What’s this world coming to when mice don’t even know their place anymore! 🤣

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/25/2022 / 11:07 am

      Dear David,
      I was just pondering the idea that there could be something in a name. During my 46 years providing childcare, I only knew a few Davids. But each, curiously, was a rebellious little scamp. They tried the patience of those who couldn’t appreciate their energy. My overview is far from scientific. LOL But it’s a delightful curiosity to me. I sense you may have had a similar impact on the world. 🙂
      ❤ Susan ❤

  9. Grace 01/25/2022 / 7:25 am

    So fun to read this poem this morning!

  10. Quaranjavirus 01/25/2022 / 10:32 am

    I had a good laugh. This mouse is a reasonable one!

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/25/2022 / 10:37 am

      I’d like to have a beer with that mouse! He’s my kinda ‘person’. LOL Thanks for commenting.

  11. De Jackson 01/25/2022 / 2:05 pm

    What a fun Quadrille! Love this!

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/25/2022 / 2:07 pm

      I’m pleased right down to my toes with your response! Thank you!

  12. Mish 01/27/2022 / 12:26 am

    Haha…an entertaining quadrille and mouse. He does make a point!

  13. Ingrid 01/27/2022 / 1:59 am

    That sounds like one angry mouse, Susan!

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