Poem me with milk and honey,
whisper marigold and pansies,
sing me scents of sunny.
Poem me in ash and charcoal,
ink my veins with venom,
sting me silly, close the manhole.
Poem me from fog to autumn
Stay from bliss to skinless boredom.
Today it’s Quadrille at dVerse. The Quadrille is a poem of exactly fortyfour words (excluding the title), and it has to include at least one instance of the given word, which is poem (or poetry, poesy…or the derivation you might like).
January 29, 2017
You tease me with all that synesthesia and I love the use of poem as a verb. That is, after all, what we do, heh?
He… I knew it would work… verbs and synesthesia … it always works
I feel serenaded by your words…..this is a good one for wooing someone😊
I too love the use of poem as a verb and ‘whisper marigold and pansies,
sing me scents of sunny’ are gorgeous lines :o)
‘sting me silly’—like that.
Such gorgeous imagery in this Bjorn ☺️ ‘Sing me scents of sunny’…sigh.. yes!☺️
You go from extreme to the other in this. Love it!
I love these lines:
“Poem me in ash and charcoal”
“Poem me from fog to autumn”
This was sweet and spoke to the why we poets engage in all this ‘milk and honey’: for the pure delight of it.
love the contrasts in these few words
Lovely verging, Bjorn. A riot of sensation.
a bit of whimsy and delight …. sinfully delicious, dark and bright …. as it should be …. happy poeming 🙂
I don’t understand why, but the second stanza grabbed me and could well stand alone. Great!
you poem in the full spectrum of colour
Oh, my. YES to all this wordbump, color and bliss. YES.
The sweet serenade on your vocal recital is magic and deep felt. 🙂
Poem me…hmm a verb…it fits!
Poem me in ashes…. how about poem me from my ashes… let me live on!! Loved your from bliss to skinless boredom!! Great imagery.
I like the phrase “sting me silly”.
Like your audio interpretation…especially”ink my veins with venom”.
A rich selection of words to poem me with tonight. I just love the opening verse.
I liked the tools you use as a poet.
A delight to the senses and I love the contrasts.
Love it, this poem is fun, you put a smile on my face. 🙂
Splendid use of sound and language in this one. Nicely done.
Thank you! As always, your words and the image from Kelly.
Love that seductive repetition of poem–as a verb! 🙂
Love how you used the word POEM … and the rest of it as well!
Here it is Tuesday poetics, and I’m just starting catching up with quadrilles … and there are 54 of them! GULP
Love this use of poem, and “sing me scents of sunny.”
A brilliant title, Bjorn, and expert use of ‘poem’ as a verb! I also like the jaunty rhyming.
This poem skips and hops and dances.