Thisaway, or: Thataway

‘No way. Way!’, a d’Verse Quadrille

wayless, makes his
way up dark
areaway - to
stowaway on a

Highwayman in jet
cutaway strolling past purplish
twayblades, reading stolen
waybill, notes blond

Hereaway’s no place for young
tearaways, he smiles. Well,
leastways we’re both of

The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #120.

The quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “way” in a quadrille.

57 thoughts on “Thisaway, or: Thataway”

  1. Love this. It was the first post that showed up in my reader. I mistakenly thought it was from today Mar 3rd. So I wrote a poem from the challenge….a *few* days late.

    The Way

    You may think I’m a wayward soul
    It’s ok
    At times I think so too
    Don’t we really all go astray
    While making our way
    In this spinning world
    That’s seemingly gone mad
    I’ll keep wandering
    Until that day
    I fly far, far away

      1. David, that is the first time I’ve written a poem from a prompt. I enjoyed reading your poem so I thought I’d give it a try.

        I will start following d’Verse thanks for the tip.


        1. Tiffany, I found d’Verse through another poet-blogger, just like you found it through me 😀 – that’s how word gets around!

          Previous to d’Verse, I never wrote in response to prompts, but I’ve been loving it.

          BTW, each post of theirs contains a small white horizontal rectangle called ‘Mr. Linky’ near the end of the post – so once you’ve written a poem, you can click on that, paste in your URL and name, and share it with the rest of the poets.

          it’s a very, very supportive community ❤

          All best,

  2. I like this jolly acid-trip feel, and yes wonderfully wild as usual wordplay. Especially with the photo… What inspired it, besides the challenge?

    1. Thanks, Lia 😀

      Other than the challenge, nothing inspired this – I went through words that include ‘way’, and worked with what I had. With poetic exercises like this, I let the words guide my fingers across the keyboard.


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