5/02/2016

Lady Lucretia's Lapse



Lady Lucretia was a model of decorum.

But that summer’s eve the minstrel arrived,
Her dignity skipped merrily away,
With prudence and pride at its side.

With petticoats aflounce and feet aflight,
Showing more pantaloon than propriety,
Her ladyship was no lady that night.




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Written for dVerse Poet's Pub, where Toni serves up "skip" as the prompt for Quadrille Monday. In case you are like me and don't know what a quadrille poem is, it has exactly 44 words.


31 comments:

  1. What fun and merriment she is having ~ Love the terrific response Patti ~ So lovely to see you (more regularly now) ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace, for your kind words and your welcome back.

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  2. I mainly really like how there is a sense of form to this poem. And propriety.

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    1. Ha, or lack thereof, propriety, that is.

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  3. Ha! "Showing more pantaloon than propriety" is perfection! ;)

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  4. Gayle Walters RoseMay 2, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Ha...I love this and that last verse! Good for her!

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  5. Ah....me thinks Lady Lucretia is quite the jekyll and hyde! Pantaloons and crinolines for all to see. Love it! :)

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    1. Thank you. I imagine quite a few "proper" ladies had a wild child inside waiting to break free.

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  6. A delightful write...smiles and chuckles.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! I'm so glad I could make you chuckle.

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  7. !!! i can't believe you were able to incorporate rhyme and similar lines into such a short poem. masterfully done - this felt like such a delightfully flippant poem.

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    1. Thank you so much! Flippant is exactly what I was going for. That and a touch of naughty!

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  8. Absolutely a true delight. And the illustration just makes it perfect. Thank you for responding to the prompt!

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    1. You're welcome. And thank you for hosting and your kind words!

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  9. Ha this was wonderful. Nothing more to hide after such excitement

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure her ladyship will be back to her proper self in the morning.

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  10. So many 'ladies' were happy to throw propriety to the winds. Love it!

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  11. IT'S trUe.. mosT
    deliCATe colorfuL
    floWeR
    LoveS
    DraGonflies..
    rareLY skiPpinG neCTar..:)

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  12. All of us need to drop the lady thing now and again. This was perfect for Cinco de Mayo which is when I read it.

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    1. I agree. Being a "lady" 24/7 is over-rated. And not much fun!

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  13. Oh geez. I thought I'd seen you around but you comment on an old blog. Glad you're here.

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    1. For some reason, WordPress insists I comment from my WordPress blog on Wordpress sites. Very proprietary of them! I use the Blogger blog for creative writing, which is mostly what I do now. I haven't posted to the WordPress blog in quite some time.

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