A Very Meta Quadrille

In a time crunch
such as happens many days

I’m a little Quadrille
and I’m here to say

There’s always time for me
I’m only forty-four words

You can read me
quick as a hummingbird

You can write me
though I may sound absurd


I’m swamped at work today, but didn’t want to miss another Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub. Head on over and check out some of the other forty-four word poems that include the word crunch.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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30 Responses to A Very Meta Quadrille

  1. Imelda says:

    I enjoyed this. 🙂
    Indeed, short poems sometimes do manage to court the muse back. 🙂

  2. mhmp77 says:


    Grand show of rhyming Linda! Yes, Quadrille said it all!


  3. As somber as I can be, I love the absurd and I love to laugh! And I love the quadrille too. A fun challenge!

  4. I can completely relate to it. I have similar feelings for a quadrille 🙂 You nailed it!

  5. Grace says:

    Quick and easy does it Linda ~ Thanks for plyaing along 🙂

  6. This made me think of, “I’m a little teapot’. Love it!

  7. Charley says:

    I, teacher that I am, love the meta aspect of this! Bravo!

  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice sound and good description of what a good quadrille (at least by my taste) should be.

  9. Vivian Zems says:

    A great take on the prompt. And not absurd at all!😊

  10. Shawna says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this:

    “I’m a little Quadrille
    and I’m here to say”

  11. Smiling. Yes that is the beauty of the quadrille. Glad you made it in, though, Linda.

  12. That’s the best with a Quadrille … always time for one (or two)

  13. jillys2016 says:

    Bravo! Take a bow! Okay, now get back to work. (tee hee) 🙂

  14. whimsygizmo says:

    YES! I love this, Linda. I love the Quadrille, and I love this description so much:
    “You can read me
    quick as a hummingbird”

    Those fluttery wings. YES.

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