Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #72  (posted by Mish)  “steep”

“I was thinking about the many versatile words previously offered up for our Quadrille challenges. We’ve crunched it, curled it, boxed it, rocked it, muddled and drizzled it, added a twist, spiced it up and spilled it…but we have never ever

steeped it ? Hmm…

So I give you the word “steep” to infuse into your poem of 44 words. Use it as a verb and let it percolate.

Try another form of the word. You can soak on these – steepish, steeply, steepness, steepened or create your own hyphenated concoction. I’m feeling a little “steep-deprived“, myself. Remember you are not required to use “steep” as the subject or theme of your poem (though you can). Just be sure to include the word “steep” in some form AND of course, your quadrille must be exactly 44 words, not including the title.”

I am a steep
mountain to climb,
a glass of wine,
a satin sheet.
I’ll perfume you
’til you diffuse me.
Music will imbue
the mood. We
can reach that summit sought.
but along the way,
there are trails fraught
with temptations to obey.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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27 Responses to Steeped

  1. I really like this piece. The word play is excellent.


  2. I love the lines I’ll perfume you till you diffuse me. And the rules of course on the way.


  3. Sabio Lantz says:

    sensuous and fun


  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of being able to reach the summit.


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Excellent wordplay in this one, Sara! 😀 I love “I’ll perfume you ’til you diffuse me.”


  6. jillys2016 says:

    Obeying temptation… Great! Thought provoking.


  7. V.J. Knutson says:

    Sounds like you are a lot to handle and worth it…


  8. Mish says:

    I would say you had fun with this one! The strength of metaphors in a gentle, sensual, alluring piece of poetry.


  9. qbit says:

    I like that you are a steep mountain to climb! Good, strong image.


  10. Lona Gynt says:

    Cool! Temptations to obey… we should all be more obedient to the wonders.


  11. I think temptations are good… 🙂


  12. robtkistner says:

    This is an excellent poem Sara! I am most certain the journey yo the top would be wonderful! 🙂


  13. whimsygizmo says:

    The word sounds here are makin’ me so happy, Sara.


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