Spring, or: Sprung

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.

dโ€™Verse Quadrille #149

The above poem is my take on todayโ€™s dโ€™Verseโ€™s Quadrille challenge. The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This weekโ€™s challenge was to use the word โ€œseasonโ€ in a Quadrille.


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57 thoughts on “Spring, or: Sprung”

  1. Haha! Nothing sums up heat better than a frank description of where the sweat goes!

      1. Back and ass crack! Now, there’s a rhyming scheme I never thought I’d see! ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

          1. Oh, on a more serious note. I’ve got a new poem up over on my blog. Glint in her Eyes. It’s a tribute to my wife’s aunt who recently passed away.

          2. Thanks very much David, sorry for bothering you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Your ending made me laugh out loud. Isn’t funny how we can’t wait for the season to change and then when it does. we are overwhelmed by the change?
    Any poem that makes me laugh is a winner in my book. Thanks.

  3. Well if the sweats running down backs into ass cracks then the faces of those fine Jewish ladies must be running down between their tits. Makeup does not like sweat! :p

  4. love this little chuckle in poetry David. My son’s company was started there and he gets to go on a business trip.. so exciting! I’ll have to give him a warning of what’s to be greeting him.

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–

    “with open arms,
    sweat dripping
    down the small
    of its back,
    straight
    into
    its ass
    crack.

  5. Yes, we’re all happy right now, but with passing day we, like your poem, descends into the sweltering irritation of the season we shall not name (yet). I grinned as I got to those final words, bravo.

  6. I had to laugh! This was so vivid a description – and now I’m wishing we could get some warmer weather here. The high today was 51F but a cold rain was falling. Tomorrow it will briefly reach 60F but only for a couple of hours before plunging back into the 40s!

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