Quadrille #26


Happy Monday, dVerse poets, and welcome to the pub, which is now open! It’s Kim from Writing in North Norfolk bringing you the Q44, our 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 ghost.

According to Wikipedia, the English word ‘ghost’ comes from the Old English word ‘gás’ via ‘gaistaz’ which is West Germanic. The pre-Germanic form was related to the Old Norse geisa, meaning ‘to rage’. Besides denoting the human spirit or soul, of both the living and the deceased, the Old English word is used as a synonym of the Latin spiritus. It could also denote any good or evil spirit, such as angels and demons, as well as the spirit of God.  The now-prevailing sense of ‘the…

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