For sale, or: For sail

A Quadrille

I kanot spel but wish I cud
cuz pon buying this bote of wud,
kleerly, I miss-red the sale sine,
thinking the hole thing wud be mine!
Now... teknikly, the hole thing IS.

As reparemen say in ther biz...
"Duh! thats why its leeking!"

‘What do you see’ Prompt #138

For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art.

Image credit:
Saffu @ Unsplash

d’Verse Quadrille #154

The above poem is my take on 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 “spell” in a Quadrille (and, technically, I failed to do so).


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!

100 thoughts on “For sale, or: For sail”

  1. Love your play verse, David, 🙂
    Some excellent verses in all forms give me pause to meditate, but my favorite verses always make me smile..
    You may know that Robert Aiken wrote (on bopsecrets.org/gateway/passages/basho-frog.htm) that “haiku” means “play verse” (a contracted combination of those two Japanese root words)
    Of the 31 poets’ English translations of Basho’s “Frog” haiku on that page, my favorite, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn, has three syllables. 🙂

  2. Fuksy luk
    Drikly kannot spel
    Nevermund he did a
    Gud job with the forti-wud skel.

    And that was a 15 word sukkel.

    Sorry about that fluki my talented boeti

    Off the hook
    Love it💙😂

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