Better Kindling

The moon’s on fire
again, akin to the dance-skip
of her own bright journeyspill.

Do you know her
bubble-lull-shimmer-green-grin, the way she melts
a shadow-sky; leaves us

Her spark
starts our
twisted-crimsonrose fire,
held breeze-soft in open
jars for all these
cloudy years.


Fondly known as The One With All The Words, using all 19 of the Quadrille words so far. Come play with us at dVerse. I’m hosting. 

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19 Responses to Better Kindling

  1. Shawna says:

    Love this!

    These sections are particularly de/lightful:

    “Do you know her
    (All those hyphens really made me chuckle.)

    “crimsonrose fire”


  2. I love your moon here… that fire, that energy.. you give us something to jar forever.

  3. Okay, so now I’m going to have to take up the challenge, too. But it may be for an OLN. I love moon poetry…especially when she comes alive like in this one.

  4. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    I can feel the moon come alive, bursting with spark ❤️ especially love “Her spark
    starts our twisted-crimsonrose fire, held breeze-soft in open jars for all these cloudy years.” sigh.. Exquisite write ❤️

    Lots of love,

  5. Mish says:

    Oh that moon of yours, De….she speaks to you.
    Wonderful job using all the Q44 words to date! 🙂

  6. I love your moon and your ‘held breeze-soft in open jars for all these cloudy years.’

  7. Grace says:

    She does leave us wanting ~ Love this part specially:

    Her spark
    starts our
    twisted-crimsonrose fire,

    Amazing word-smithing De ~

  8. Brian says:

    I am always so moved by your poetry that I really don’t know what to say.

  9. Uttley says:

    Lush, lush verbiage.

  10. Bodhirose says:

    Love these words describing your moon, De: “Do you know her bubble-lull-shimmer-green-grin”. Really, it’s just all fabulous, as always!

  11. lynn__ says:

    Delightful use of all quadrille prompt words…you spark our imaginations 🙂

  12. Oh, you are an amazing word-smith. You make it seem so effortless! This is just delightful.

  13. Truedessa says:

    I see you and Bjorn are having a bit of fun, very creative how the poem was spun 🙂

  14. Her spark starts our
    twisted-crimson rose fire,

    At least something seems to be working well. Allowing for time it’ll work wonders!


  15. Oh..
    god.. i’m
    this spArk
    prompt so much
    De.. it bRinGS glee
    of SonG to me..
    hmm.. what else..
    nice poem2 friENd…
    Moon child2 on FiRE too foR noW2..;)

  16. Hyphenated compound words! Ha – now I see the trick to getting more than 44 words in a Quadrille but still technically follow the rules. This is brilliant and inspiring.

  17. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Oooh! Also ahhh! So beautiful. I want to steal a copy and print it out to put on my wall and look at whenever I want to be thrilled by beauty. (I’ll put your name on it. Is that OK?)

  18. ‘Her own bright journeyspill’ – I just love that sound!

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