A quadrille (44 words)
Having sprung past spring in the course of but one too-brief week, Israel once again puts winter radiators back into seasonal storage; opens windows wide; embraces summer's heat with open arms, sweat dripping down the small of its back, straight into its ass crack.
d’Verse Quadrille #149
The above poem is my take on today’s d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge. 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 “season” in a Quadrille.
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57 thoughts on “Spring, or: Sprung”
A vivid and delightful picture.
🤪 Dolly 🤪
At least you know where you stand (or sit as the case may be) (K)
😆 Kerfe 😆
Loved this David — but I hate a sweat-puddled ass crack! 🤨
🤣 Rob 🤣
That ending is so vivid and hilarious.
There are many reasons I don’t live in Israel, but I have to say that going to the beach in Tel Aviv in March/April was kinda awesome.
👙 JYP ⛱️
More sterling work, David. The shape of the poem, internal rhymes, ribald imagery; loved it. I see Israel as under 5’9″ tall with a hairy back.
😂 Glenn 😂
Damn that’s funny! 😆
😁 Steven 😁
Lol. Sydney sometimes felt like that. No transition. This is humorous and cleverly structured.
😅 Worms 😅
Ha! Great stuff! Sweaty in a good way…JIM
🥵 Jim 🥵
David, a heat that has sweat rolling down my back and into the crack is but a fond memory and sweet anticipation for me. Wonderful Q that makes me smile, as I know you are enjoying it right now.
🙃🙂 Lisa 🙃🙂
A timely, cheeky delight.
😜 Espie 😜
Ha! Super silly, David, and I can see the droplet slipping down in your poem.
😅 KK 😅
The ass-crack of Israel, now there is an image, lol. What neighborhood is that in?
Seriously, tho, I enjoyed your poem
😆 Chris 😆