Switchgrass, swelter, swinking, sweaty swivet; thoughts swiftly swirling; swollen, swimming eyes; oh! Oh, but to swinge that swift, swarthy swindler! The swashbuckling swine hadn’t swithered, swiftly swiping; swith, swiveling, switching hands, leaving his lady swooning, swirling her sweet switchel on Swiss porch swing… Swish…
The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #123.
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 “swift” in a quadrille.
63 thoughts on “Switchgrass, or: Sweet switchel”
I remember reading a recipe for switchel, but never tried it. But then time is a crafty swindler. (K)
😳 TBH, I’ve never tried it – I just needed an ‘swi’ word. It sounds tasty tho.
This is delightful and a tongue twister to boot! You were so very close to writing a tautogram – I think with a little editing you could make it so.
I should try a tautogram… I wasn’t going for that because I was attempting to use words with ‘sw’ (and especially ‘swi’) – rather than just ‘s’… but why not? I’ll give it a go! Thanks for the idea, Muri!
A tongue twister and an eyeopener in vocabulary.
I enjoying watching poets play with words, textures and sounds! Fine work, David!
As an activity, it’s very rewarding ❤
I always think so!
S alliteration is ssssssoooo fun to write and even more fun to ssssssaaaaay.
Fun one, David. 😆
it’s very sssssatisfying! 😀
I think you ARE casting a spell on us. This is something for the therapist’s couch your next visit! 😆 I’m sure there’s a hidden meaning in there!
Thanks so much, Elizabeth – that’s very kind. (and ‘bewitching’ is such a fun word 🙂 )
Ohh… This one seemed tough, though fun to try it seems🤗🌷❤️
😁 Super fun 😁
A tricky tongue-twister 🙂 A fun poem, and I especially enjoyed the “swashbuckling swine.”
Thanks so much, Dave
A delightfully creative poem! Bravo!
Thank you so very much, Susan. I really appreciate it.
Loved the poem , and your exchange with Gaelic Dreams
Thanks so much, Ron ❤