For dVerse Poets: Quadrille #142

a trout

Noodling Isn’t About Pasta

I never bother
removing tinsel
from a Christmas tree.

It’s impossible, it’s like
removing a kite
from a telephone wire.

Or catching a trout
with your hands,

I used to be able to do that.
Dad taught me –
he called it noodling.

Yes, it’s absolutely true – noodling. It’s also calling trout tickling. As for the tinsel, we leave it on the artificial tree, and year after year it proves itself indestructible. Written for dVerse Poets Quadrille #142 “Tinsel”. A quadrille is 44-words sans title. ©Misky 2021 Shared with #apoemaday on Twitter

26 responses to “For dVerse Poets: Quadrille #142”

  1. Aha…now I’m back on the fence about tinsel. Forgot about removing it from a real tree. What an interesting word for catching trout in a more humane way….or did they all slip between your fingers?!


  2. Misky, this is fabulous! Love how you circled us back to the title, and your comparison of trying to remove tinsel like removing a kite from a telephone wire, great visual.


  3. I never heard of noodling before, but dang, it kind of sounds fun!

    Also never knew that tinsel could have a mind of its own. I’m grateful I don’t use it now lol. Love the poem and the imageries you evoke–so lovely, as always.


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