4/19/2016

Faerie Four Step

(Artist :William Blake.c.1786)

In her dream, they hold their ball 
Answering the night minstrel’s call 
Gossamer gowns glitter, all a-twirl 
Faeries emerge to play. 

 ‘Round her pillow they come to meet 
Tripping lightly, fleet of feet 
Swinging and swaying to the beat 
They twist the night away.


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It's been a long time since I paid a visit to dVerse Poets Pub. Stopping by last night, I was greeted by Grace with a challenge: write a Quadrille using the word "twist" somewhere within its 44 words. I don't know a Quadrille from a Texas Two Step, but it caught my fancy, so...


25 comments:

  1. Its been some time Patti, smiles ~ Love the faeries playing and twisting the night away ~ Have a good week ~

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  2. Gorgeous! So happy you played Quadrille!

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  3. Oh Love to have you back Patti.. I so much like the faeries playing... I have always though that mist at dawn looked like dancing faeries... We have Quadrille every second Monday, I hope you join again...

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  4. I loved the whimsy of this and am so glad you brought this to dVerse. Hope you will keep coming back.

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    1. Whimsical... not an adjective I hear applied to me often. Thank you!

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  5. gorgeous poem! your rhymes are so fluid and natural.

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  6. This inspires me to go to Fairlyland (a real place close to where I live), pitch my tent and wait for such an event. I might get lucky! Wonderfully written.

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    1. I hope the faeries pay you a visit. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Gayle Walters RoseApril 20, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    I enjoyed this visit to the ethereal realm of the Faeries...magical!

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  8. Your words are magical and have dream like qualities. I enjoyed reading this one!

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  9. Sounds like I dream I would like to have!

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    1. Thank you. I hope the faeries plan a ball for your dreams.

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  10. This is quite lovely, and I love the rhyme scheme.

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  11. I don't know if I could sleep with all of those feet dancing about my pillow! Lol! A fun poem Patti. Thanks for stopping by. Bekkie

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    1. Ah, but they bring faerie dust to lull you to sleep!

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  12. The last line made me want to go back and sing your quadrille. That was fun.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.

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