Worlds, or: Stories

A d’Verse quadrille

to understand every 
world every 
who is he she she she he she
say more tell more you were
kidnapped by your father 
curious I'm 
you got 
pregnant as 
a teenager wow 
did your parents

The prompt:

A curiosity of poems

The above free verse poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #129.

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 “curious” in a quadrille.

62 thoughts on “Worlds, or: Stories”

  1. I am curious to know more…this reminded me of a child’s questioning, although some of the issues are too adult for a young child to ask about. I guess your daughter has been through the ‘why’ phase, or is going through it now?
    Love that you’ve freed yourself from the constraints of form here as well!

    1. She’s been thru the ‘why’ phase, and while her curiosity knows few, if any, bounds, she’s thankfully past that particular stage 😀

      Thanks, Ingrid!


  2. I love the way your curiosity tumbles down the screen, David, the short lines and repetition conveying the greed for gossip, the urgency of wanting to understand, and the wordplay in ‘every world every word’.

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