Melt the Moon


The sky’s a quagmire
of quirk and quark,

a knick-knack patty
-melt of phrase

a quadrangle angle of quiet
’tude, a dis

Thaw me a wayward
cloud, a quartered song
to slip on, a quick quip
with which to make you
golden smile.


It’s Q44 time again over at dVerse. Come play! 

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22 Responses to Melt the Moon

  1. The quirk and quark… love it.. and yes the moon is up almost full.. I feel I melt from words of yours.

  2. kanzensakura says:

    I am always so delighted with your way with words….knick knack patty melt….how that made me smile. You have taken the physics of quark and turned it into fun. My winter smile is now golden.

  3. The “knick-knack patty” line is whack! Dog bones be damned! A fondue of words!

  4. Grace says:

    Love the: knick-knack patty
    -melt of phrase

    and that last stanza ~ You sure can melt the moon De ~

  5. Anna says:

    This poem is full of personality and spark. Your wordplay is particularly inspiring and brought a smile.

  6. Really like how the lines break here, especially how you break up individual words. Very nice.

  7. lox says:

    “The sky’s a quagmire
    of quirk and quark,

    a knick-knack patty …”

    Ha ha ha. No “whack”? You must have known I’d be by. 😉

  8. ghostmmnc says:

    Love the alliteration of words! This whole poem suits you, De. It’s whimsical in every way. Love it!

  9. Bodhirose says:

    Love that “knick-knack patty melt”…of course I finished it with “give the dog a bone!” Genius you are, De, and so much fun!

  10. Candy says:

    you are the reason we’re all (golden) smiling. Bravo, De!

  11. I’ve no idea what you mean, but the words are meltingly beautiful.

  12. kim881 says:

    Very quirky! I love that phrase ‘Thaw me a wayward cloud’!

  13. Delightful and carefree!

  14. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    I love your words, as always.

  15. Bryan Ens says:

    Knick knack patti-melt have me a chuckle. You have a way with making your reader expect one word, only to move to the next line and find something delightfully unexpected.

  16. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Coming in late after a poetry recitation last night, all your good lines have been quoted, & the accolades have been heaped up like bouquets of wild flowers sprinkled with spring fairy dust. Your line breaks & word wrangling are impressive & fun, stretching 44 words to its loveliest max.

  17. “a quartered song
    to slip on”

    The whole poem was a joy to read! Totally agree with Glenn!

  18. You like your alliterations and assonances very much 🙂

  19. your poem gave me a smile 🙂

  20. Absolutely loved it!

  21. Misky says:

    Such fun. It’s like a jumping rope song!

  22. Funny how humans
    make imaginary
    of stars in
    into alphabets..
    words.. and books
    of lore..
    and no
    longer look
    at sKeYes oF Real..
    greater and more
    mysterious than
    any lore.. book or
    for REAL..:)

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