d’Verse Quadrille #160 Poems that pack a Punch~ Such a Joke

…make sure your piece contains some form of the word punch and comes in at exactly 44 words total.


He loved correcting grammar
His eyebrows always shocked
And never missed a second
Resetting every clock.

More worthy than the next man
Such a perfect man
Oblivious to rolling eyes
Himself his only fan

He’d never ‘get’ the punchline
‘Cuz Aaron IS the joke.

44-words

d’Verse Quadrille #158: Morning

Here’s how to take part in the Quadrille Prompt:
• Write a 44 word poem containing the word morning(or variations)
• Post your quadrille on your blog and link back to this post.
• Place the link to your post on the Mister Linky page.
• Don’t forget to check the little box to accept use/privacy policy.
• Please visit other blogs and comment on their posts! 
• Have fun!


Rising at dawn,
Breathing in peacefulness,
Your thankful habit
Of poignant pause.

In vital company of
One moment wholly natural.
-Alertness alive-
Everything greeting nothing.

Nebulous doubts of
Reward obscured by honesty,
Fortune occupies the morning.
Where tepid souls awaken
To all things possible.

44-words
https://dversepoets.com/2022/08/22/quadrille-158-morning-has-broken/


Quadrille #157- What’s your type?- Purloined Perfection

Whatever type of poem you choose, make it exactly 44 words, and slip some form of the word type in there. 

Elmer found a lady,
Above all trendy hype.
SO Purty!
…just his type

She never took to gossip
Cooked his favorite, tripe.
Loved a-huntin’
…just his type

Wouldn’t say he loved her.
Man, he always griped!
She vanished all a-sudden.
Figured she got swiped.

44-words
https://dversepoets.com/2022/08/08/quadrille-157-whats-your-type/



















d’Verse Quadrille #156- No Contest

Here’s how to join in:

  • Write a 44 word poem sans title including the word “wrap” 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.
  • That’s a wrap! Have fun!


  • It was MY moment of fame,
    An actor’s first claim,
    Selling a product
    And building a name.

    But the spotlight endorsed
    A child, of course,
    So, my moment of stardom
    Took a turn for the worse!

    Upstaged by innocence.
    “And that’s a wrap, folks!”


    https://dversepoets.com/2022/07/25/quadrille-155/

d’Verse Quadrille #151-Static-Kitten Petting

The word “static” originates from the Greek word “Statlike” (to bring to standstill or a state of no movement). You can use derivatives such as staticalstaticallyelectrostatic or create an original hyphenation. Dabble with the effects of static in space, physics, nature, relationships, society or yourself,
with whatever definition you choose.

Here’s how to join in:

  • Write a 44 word poem sans title including the word “static” 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.


Kitten Petting

Rubbing my kitten to and fro,
We love each other; this I know.

She hunches her spine.
A soft motor-like purr.
She rolls her green eyes.
Kneading claws spur.
A static shock!
On wetted nose,
A spark of white light,

And off she goes!

———–
44-words


https://dversepoets.com/2022/05/02/quadrille-2/

Quadrille #148-Papered Poems-Tag Sale Lament

Just pen a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word paper. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky. Then make your way around to the other posts, to find some of the most talented pen-and-paper-pushers around. The prompt is open for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and write) some more! 


Tag Sale Lament

‘Leftovers’
In a box… the ‘overlooked’
among the ‘unwanted’, lay in decay.
Once treasured enough to fold and ruin.
Crippled rippled bindings grip
read-worn powdery pages.
Within lives an enduring tale.
But material tours don’t last forever.
One dump-defying last chance …
Paperbacks For Free.

44-words
https://dversepoets.com/2022/03/21/quadrille-148-papered-poems/

Quadrille #145- d’Verse Poets Pub- Watch Out for Gribbles

 Add the word or form of the word, nibble to your poem of 44 words, not including the title.

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Freedom’s eaten neither by gluttonous grabs,
Nor in mouthfuls,
But in nibbles.
Prosperity sinks neither by tsunami waves.
Nor in waterfalls,
But in dribbles.
Peace dies neither by storming troops,
Nor in conflicts,
But from quibbles.
All mighty timbers must watch out for gribbles.

(44 words)

gribble (NOUN)

  1. a small marine isopod that bores into submerged wooden structures, often causing damage to pier timbers.