This Blanket

this blanket
is the colour of sunset

it holds the warmth of fire glow
cuddles me from head to toe

is a place to read a scary story
a poetry repository

the cats adore it on my lap
where they have a cosy nap

Kim M. Russell, 5th October 2020






My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #113: Blanket Us

Merril is back, writing from southern New Jersey, where she says it’s beginning to look and feel like autumn and people are pulling out sweaters, hoodies and blankets.

I agree with Merril that there is something cosy and comforting about a blanket – I have one here with me in my study since my heater broke down last year. I didn’t have a security blanket when I was a child, but I suppose I have one now! It was a Christmas present from my husband several years ago; it’s soft and warm.

Today we are using blanket as a noun, adjective, or verb; describing a blanket, real or imagined; making a blanket statement – among other things – as long as our poems consist of 44 words.

I’ve written a cheerful quadrille to take my mind off the dreary weather.

71 thoughts on “This Blanket

      1. They don’t send me that. It might be interesting to see what dopey questions they ask. I saw a video of BJ interviewed on Look North. I assumed it was a comic impersonator. My God! What has the UK got itself lumbered with!?

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