Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Quadrille #35

Over at d'verse our prompt for Monday was:

as this year is the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Sgt.  Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ by The Beatles, I would like you to write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the word pepper.

Here is my contribution:


Talking 'Bout the Young Folk

Somewhere in Iowa,
past the fresh stream
in the wood where
old owls strum their
tree limbs like
vintage guitar chords;
past farms with rickety
porch steps where the
dust-bowl ghosts still reside,
there's a restaurant
called Pickled Peppers
where the young folk stroll.

6 comments:

  1. Nice description of where young folk stroll. It could be anywhere, but it is always somewhere with its own special details.

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  2. Love the build-up through the woods and the dust-bowl ghosts, there is that perfect place... I feel drawn there, but would destroy the youthfulness...

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  3. Iowa, another place I know little about, so it's a pleasure to read a Quadrille that gives me such a clear picture - I love the sound of 'dust-bowl ghosts' and a 'restaurant called Pickled Peppers'!

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  4. ". . .dust bowl ghosts... '. Wonderful!

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  5. I was with you until the end, to the place where the younsters stroll ~

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  6. This is just full of delightful descriptive details. I especially like:
    old owls strum their
    tree limbs like
    vintage guitar chords;

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