Is it passable, my love,
I’m pretty shy
for me inquiring,
and pry into
the merest possibility
of maybe you
my candid compliments
on how pleasing
your appearance is to me,
considering to share
Today De hosts the quadrille at dVerse and the word is possible or derivation of that word. Even though I have just used 44 words I think the narrator is a tad too elaborate for the girl to listen.
November 16, 2020
This is undoubtedly the sweetest proposal ever, Bjorn! 💝💝 Who could possibly say no? 😀
Anyone being a bit impatient for the guy to come to his point
It’s very sweet and understated with a great finishing line! I agree with Sanaa – how could she possibly refuse!
I love this shy proposal.
A shy proposal indeed! I enjoyed the tentativeness and the old-fashioned turns of phrase, but especially loved the subtle wordplay with on ‘passable/possible’.
That was my starting point really…
Hey, my last proposal took an hour, after two divorces, I wanted to make sure we were on the same page. She of course, accepted, adding, “What took you so long?”
I love this old-fashioned proposal–right out of a British romance movie with someone like stuttering young Hugh Grant trying to get the words out.
Ah the gentlemanly question…..the proposal and its possibilities. Love this one and most especially with the earthy old-fashioned illustration you’ve paired it with.
so sweetly romantic!
This was so sweet a proposal, and poem. Made me remember being a shy teenager. 💖
Well, maybe it does take him awhile to come to the point but still it is pretty irresistible
you’ll surely get a yes
Romance and proposal in 44 words. Impressive!
A sweet proposal…I love this Bjorn.
Oh a very sweet proposal!
She patiently waits as he searches for words and courage…a plausible poem with lovely illustration.
How it is, Bjorn, for many. Great write.
The hayseed and the milkmaid: a match made in heaven. It can’t be easy to be a man, especially at a time like this.
At least he overcame his shyness and asked.
There is so much going on here. I’m transported to another time with this. He’s got something really important to learn here.
The love connection is the impossible possibility… Keeping it connected seems to be the challenge. Well done… I share your feelings.
So romantic! Oh and such a clever use of prompt, I love it.
This is an adorably awkward proposal; just the kind that endears one to to another. Great direction with the prompt!
love the shyness in between this heartfelt poem, Bjorn!
The separation of “me?” is very telling. It fits the whole tentative approach of the first stanza, as if it’s a normal conversation that suddenly takes a turn into a possible future.
Wonderful ekphrastic expressionism 😀
Great picture and poem! She is thinking hard about it! The possibilities do flash before our eyes with a proposal.
I cannot imagine ANYONE not saying yes to this!!!! Cheers.
This is lovely and sweet!
Who could resist? (K)
This reminds me of the courting days of old and how formal it was. Dating has changed so much.