I am the buzz of a be -e go- ing about its work, feeding its queen honeycombs of poetry, making her word fertile. I am a scratching pen, a tapping keyboard, going about my work watching bees on flowers, whiling away the hours, waiting for inspiration.
Kim M. Russell, 5th September 2022
It’s Labour Day in the United States and Lisa has chosen the word ‘work’ for this week’s Quadrille prompt at the dVerse Poets Pub. She has also given examples of other poets’ work, from Longfellow, Sylvia Plath, Andrew Hudgins, James Scruton, Gary Lemons and Marge Piercy (I love her novel Woman on the Edge of Time). The name for the quadrille form is taken from an 18th Century dance as well as being dVerse’s poetic form of just 44 words (not counting the title) which must include the word the host provides. This week it’s ‘work’. So, get to work and come and join us!