Quadrille #42


De Jackson here (WhimsyGizmo), and it’s Quadrille Monday here at dVerse, when we write a poem of exactly 44 words, including a given word.

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Las Vegan. And right now, in addition to prayers and healing, my city is in need of a little hope.

Today, write us a poem of hope. Of hopefulness. Or hopelessness. Or any form of the word therein that you choose. Invent your own word if you like: hope-itude, hope-iosity, hope-ortunity. Just make sure your poem is precisely 44 words long (not including the title), and literally contains some form of the word hope.


New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Just write a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word hope. Get creative if you’d like, but please be sure the word “hope” is in there somewhere, and…

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October Writing Prompts

Putting My Feet in the Dirt


Well, here we are, already into October!  Can you believe it?  Enjoy this months prompts and remember to add a link to this post if you decide to participate.  I can’t wait to see what all of you come up with!

1. Itsy bitsy spider
2. Moonlight reflections
3. Flabbergasted
4. Pink persuasion
5. Fragile whispers
6. Dandelion dreams
7. The journey beyond
8. Red velvet
9. Shadows of doubt
10. Spilt milk
11. Portions of time
12. Vacant stare
13. A touch of whimsy
14. Sardine soup
15. Goblins and ghouls
16. Hints of pleasure
17. Insurmountable
18. Sickly sweet
19. Folds of forever
20. Lickety-split
21. Icy tears
22. Rainbow wishes
23. Floating lanterns
24. A sliver of hope
25. Skipping stones
26. Tangled webs
27. Scribbles and dribbles
28. The twisted plot
29. Crispy cakes and stomach aches
30. Fantastical beasts
31. Slurps and burps

Oh, and…

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #170 Heart&Need


Remember to come back and visit the comments section during the week for your fellow poets entries!

Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Heart, Need.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you…

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The Landing Actually Ended Well, Wood Stork


Some landings are soft and smooth. Others more like a controlled crash.

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For some reason they like to land right in the middle of all the others. Of course those others, not so happy at times.

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Still this one ended well, maybe even better than some.

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Happy Deer at SIU

The Happy Traveler

I  was able to shoot several close-ups of Deer…right on the SIU Campus…behind the Student Center.


I often ponder…what a privilege it is to be so close to deer and other wildlife…and their seeming acceptance of me as part of their ecosystem?


I think that the happiness of human life is in direct proportion to the happiness of wildlife and nature.

‘Ashes to ashes…dust to dust.’

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