dVerse #2-Quadrille #24-Twenty-four Word Challenge: Beyond

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The challenge is to include all 24 prompt words in a 44-word quadrille.

Here are the words:
dance, lull, bubble, grin, melt, shimmer, twist, skip, green, breeze, spill, rose, journey, jar, leaves, open, shadow, cloud, spark, cue, breath(e), scar, curl, whisper.



Journey beyond shadows and clouds

Where grinning bubbles openly dance, twist, melt

With the shimmer of a breeze


Green leaves never curl,

But still whisper scars of the past

Solitary rose in a jar

Sparks sudden, skipped breath


Tragic lull

Glass spills on cue


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About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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32 Responses to dVerse #2-Quadrille #24-Twenty-four Word Challenge: Beyond

  1. The Poetry Channel says:


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  2. whimsygizmo says:

    LOVE this, Olga. Isn’t that just the most astounding thing about words? We’ve written poems of just 44 of them, with these 24 being the same, and yet they are all so different in tone, sound and meaning. I love that. Thanks for taking up the extra challenge! You rocked it!

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  3. wow… yes we are a few that try to use all the words… it’s starting to be real difficult and I love what you did

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    • Olga says:

      Thanks, Bjorn. A very new challenge for me and actually turned out exciting to attempt. We’ll see if my muse accepts the upcoming 25-word event. 🙂


  4. Denis1950 says:

    Amazing capture in the poetry and also with the image Olga

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  5. Way Heyyy…wonderful wordplay…I love the ‘tragic lull glass spills on cue’…perfect end.

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  6. othermary says:

    Well done, you!

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  7. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Wow! Beautiful!

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  8. Suzanne says:

    A clever use of the prompt. I enjoyed it.

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  9. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Wow! Excellent, Olga!! I cannot even begin to imagine how much time this took you. This is amazing!! ❤

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  10. C.C. says:

    Difficult challenge, executed beautifully ❤

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  11. I like the clever use of your words and the emotions within each verse

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Freya. Happy that you noticed the emotions ‘words that hold hands’ can impart. That why I love poetry. One word can change everything. 🙂


  12. mel says:

    You are brilliant, to be able to put those words together in such a way….capture emotions and visual experiences. Only the best writer’s can do that to their audience 🙂

    xox Mel

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  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    How clever to make something so beautifully coherent.

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  14. Ron S. Hamilton says:

    The core of creation in poetry is the selection of words that come to me in the semi-void of half sleep. I confess not to be a poet in the prompt sense of it. You seem to adapt well and include all the words. All writing leads us to be better at our craft.

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  15. Olga says:

    Hi Ron. Thanks for commenting. I’m not a true poet per se, but I do enjoy playing with words. Still learning. That’s why I like dVerse. It expands my horizons. This free verse just came to me with little effort. Floating in the ether of inspiration. I find if I struggle too much with the words, there is no joy to writing. Cheers!


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