Written for: dVerse Poets Pub #87 – Quadrille – “Quick! Nick us a poem.”
(posted by WhimsyGizmo)
“Did you know that in 86 Quadrille prompts so far, we’ve never offered a word beginning with the letter “n?”
De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo, and I was surprised by the little fact above, as I was pondering what word to plunder for this week’s Quadrille. Poor little neglected “n.” So I went on the hunt for a fun “n” word that can be both noun and verb, and can slide easily into some fun compound word situations.”
Just in case you’re new: a Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title, and including one word we here at dVerse provide. And this week, I want you to ponder, and poem, the word nick.
Old St. Nick doesn’t come
down chimney anymore.
Last time he nicked a
knee. Same night, he went
to the kitchen for his cookies,
caught a child red-handed,
nicking the cookies. She cried.
Old St. Nick took off in the
nick of time.