I’m glacial, I’m frezing
please giggle me warmer
let’s sizzle together
it’s drizzling outside.
Spill me the best
of those quicksilver grins,
I’ll beam you my gems.
Web me with laughter,
tickle me gently,
I’ll tease you with feathers
till we’re moaning in mirth.
Today it’s quadrille time at dVerse with De again… the word is quick and has to be part of the poem which has to have exactly 44 words including the chosen word.
September 10, 2018
“till we’re moaning in mirth.” Love the m sounds here….and the “giggle me warmer.” Love-poem-light. You do know how to appeal here 🙂
“quicksilver grins” is just fantastic.
So many wonderful “Z-words” to launch the piece; just a buzzing away. This is indeed “love-light”, bringing fun to the poet’s table.
this is playful, light and fun, and your choice of words reflects this well – and the use of the second stanza – the opening lines and “quicksilver” grins … is well, stellar! Superb quadrille!
Ah, quicksilver grins – they have a sinister background. Back in the day they treated syphilis with quicksilver/mercury. It caused patients to salivate, which they believed would to expel the disease. Unpleasant side effects of mercury treatment included gum ulcers and loose teeth, so imagining a quicksilver grin is quite gruesome. Not a topic I should be thinking about at the moment with my nasty extraction!
Ouch.. yes there is that of course… I was more thinking how it flows… my great grandfather actually died in a mental hospital at a very late stage of syphilis… fortunately my great grandmother made it and remarried
I’ve been watching The Frankenstein Chronicles with Sean Bean, who plays Marlott the detective, who is in the late stages of syphilis and is cured when he is hanged and then brought to life again. It’s a dark series that takes you by surprise.
I loved the first season of The Frankenstein chronicles – a bit slow but I enjoyed it. The second season (which I watched the whole thing) just wasn’t the same and I should have just left it with the first season. It was a fascinating dark spin.
You love that verb ‘giggle’, don’t you? This is a fun fizzler of a poem 🙂
Ha… yes I do… besides it has been a q-word
I remember it 🙂
Love “giggle me warmer”, and all the great alliteration!
Ah, the fun part of cold weather. Your image choice is so perfect.
Ooh, the verbs become titillating as the action proceeds. I love the sounds and movements here. “Web me with laughter,” is such a memorable line. It’s both playful and sweet — just the way I like it. 🙂
I like this phrase at the end: “moaning in mirth”
What a fun poem! Love your words, Björn, great imagery!
I love the warmth of that laughter amid the drizzling rain outside.
I smiled at this line: Web me with laughter!!!!
You like verbing, I think. 🙂 I like “web me with laughter.”
this gave me a giggly warm feeling!
Oh I love this especially “Web me with laughter”.. ❤️
Jolly and rhythmic and great fun.
A timely romp with the chilly rain we’re getting, giggling and laughter is the way 🙂
I’m always enchanted at your madcap use of words in unlikely places. You do it SO well!
It’s working over here! I feel full of mirth already.
If the outside is that dreary- how fun to laugh and have so much fun indoors!
quicksilver grins, we have to be quick to spot them too, i like how your poem makes me think of all the cute grins I love and wait for
TC! Too Cute!!
Ahaaa. This is a delight
I’m sure it is all warm and cozy there with all the sizzling going on
so fun! and I love the word choice!
This was fun and I especially love the first stanza — “please giggle me warmer.”
Made me giggle. Can’t ask for more than that, eh?
Makes you warm I hope.
It does. 😀
What a delightful read. Love the unique phrases you’ve created.
what delightful mirth and affection you have tangled in those words.
Quicksilver grins warmed my heart. Makes me long for cooler weather.
Yes, love the playfulness of those “quicksilver grins” that could thaw a glacier 🙂
Love the flirting banter. Good one 😊
Here’s to happy couples! This q is asking for a melody, so fun!
Oh the power of laughter! Just love what you did here with verbs…”giggle me”, “spill me” , “web me”, “….so much fun.