Rise, or: Fall

A Quadrille

in the form of an ‘Atom poem’

we say
whom you
marry

that's
crucial
for us

so she
was told
daily

it was
weighty
guilt

royal
lineage
proud

crown
much too
heavy

but he
a common
bloke

he her
beloved
swain

he not
allowed
to her

so she
forsook
it all

Atom poem?

  • Three line stanzas;
  • Count letters: 5-7-5;
  • No punctuation or capitalization like haiku.

d’Verse Quadrille #141:

‘Heady is the Poem That Wears the Crown’

The above Atom poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #141.

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 “crown” in a Quadrille.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

74 thoughts on “Rise, or: Fall”

  1. Ah….reminds me of the Japanese princess who recently gave up her lineage to marry a commoner. Love wins in these cases….but so many hurt in the process. The crown weighs heavy indeed.

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