The errant one (a quadrille)

(From Pexel)

as sunrays gently tickle them
muddled thoughts awaken one by one
sleepily rubbing their blurry eyes
they troop in my mind unbidden

but one faster and given to caper
jostles and careens past others at
full tilt, to land head first on the paper.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host Lillian says: The word for today’s Quadrille is “careen”. Remember, you must use the word itself, or a form of the word, not a synonym for the word. And the word must appear in the body of your poem of exactly 44 words, sans title.

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64 thoughts on “The errant one (a quadrille)

  1. How lovely this happens. Love your words. With words like those, Bet you’re never at a loss for what to write. what a gift you have! Amazing. Keep going. This one is amazingly lovely. 👏

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  2. An intriguing piece Punam, and I adore your finale stanza …
    ” but one faster and given to caper
    jostles and careens past others at
    full tilt, to land head first on the paper.”

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  3. but one faster and given to caper
    jostles and careens past others at
    full tilt, to land head first on the paper.

    This is perfect, Punam. It actually makes me think of sperm swimming towards the ovum! Only one of them makes it…


    David

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  4. Ha! Love this one!! Ideas and poetic phrases do jostle and careen around the cranium before one pops out – like the small child that bounces off the trampoline and is caught in his mother’s arms!!

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  5. Wonderful post for the prompt. Makes me think of the Muse with words popping around in my head until just the right one comes out on the page and the Muse strikes!

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