Posts Tagged ‘quadrille???’

“Spice Season”…..

September 25, 2017

pumpkin in kitchen

(From my kitchen two years back, my only living pumpkin from the garden, the French Cinderella Pumpkin,  the carriage.)

Over at Dversepoets  tonight, Mish is hosting and giving a challenge of writing a Quadrille, with the theme “Spice”.  For those who have never heard of a Quadrille, I’m one with you.  Do know the dance term, but a Quadrille also can be a piece of writing exactly 44 words with title.  And there should be action, too.

Lady Nyo


Spice Season


It now nears Halloween

Pumpkins galore!

Smells of cinnamon, ginger

Pour from cupboards-

I grow fat with the bounty.


Apples baking,

Covered with nutmeg

Convicts treasure

Nutmeg seeds

For the illusions it brings.


If I ever become a convict

Smuggle nutmeg-

And Forget the file.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2017








Quadrille for d’verse poets. “Mia”

September 26, 2016

Mia with capMia with Mob cap….the shadow who has recovered nicely.  An English Staffordshire bull dog terrier.


 A black shadow followed me home.

A dog, pregnant, burned,

Scars on her face and neck,

She recovered with food and couch

Named her MIA, since she was

And shadowed by the cruelty out there

She preferred my boney lap to the streets.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2016

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