Eglentyn – dVerse Quadrille


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I rise, an unwanted memory

fouling your self-serving thoughts


I interrupt your daily flow

pricking your smug conscience


I stop you in your tracks

like the briar rose snarling

the poorly used path


My thorny words remind you –

the mistake was yours to make


It’s Quadrille time over on dVerse – a poem of 44 words, no more no less. Such a fun idea! Bjorn, our charming host, as invited us to write thinking about ‘rose’, whether it’s a noun, verb or both. I went for both (at least I used the present tense of ‘rose’, which I think counts 😉

Why not head on over to dVerse and immerse yourself in what the poets have offered up this week? You can always take part yourself too!

58 thoughts on “Eglentyn – dVerse Quadrille

    1. Thank you! Lol, I have many issues, but just not these ones at the moment. Although the whole Brexit situation is bothering me a great deal, but I’m keeping my powder dry on that one… or maybe this is an unexpected venting to do with that…

      1. Could be. I don’t understand the whole Brexit thing and being American, I am letting you all do the commenting and such yourselves without adding my ignorant voice. I wish others outside the US would do the same thing about our politics. It seems it has knocked you into a bit of a cocked hat and I am sorry for that. I do hope things get better.

      2. It’s confusing enough for us directly involved, to be honest. I don’t blame you for not getting involved! I am at a similar remove regarding US politics – although it’s of worldwide impact who ends up in the White House… and it seems that Brexit is having a global effect as well.

      3. Yes, that’s a good plan. I have a few friends who I know can have strong discussions on these subjects without falling out, but I’ve learned that isn’t the case with most people!

      4. Yeppers. Which is why I keep my opinions to myself. Only my husband and long time friend know how I feel about things. That’s me, mystery woman.

  1. Powerful piece! I especially love the last two lines, “My thorny words remind you – the mistake was yours to make.” So neatly done~ 🙂

  2. sounds like a fight that is not yet resolved…love how you used the rose in this…not the beautiful flower part, but the harsh and thorny stem.

  3. Excellent Quadrille. It could apply to many mistakes of which we are reminded. And I love your picture. One of my rose bushes actually has even more thorns than that one.

  4. Regrets, mistakes, and squandered opportunities haunt us- until the day we see that that’s precisely what got us to be at this place of strength we find ourselves in – or at least makes some good writing 😉

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