18 October: Quadrille 162

kitchen fire, pan with flames

Alarm Bells Are Ringing …

… and Chef is last out the door.

She’s blushing pink as a boudoir,
her eyes are flashing sky,
and tufts of powder puff hair
escape the sides
of her starched white hat.

This is the Coaching Inn, and
the kitchen is a spreading flame.


written for dVerse Poets, Quadrille 162 “Bell”.  ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Image ©Misky.

14 responses to “18 October: Quadrille 162”

  1. Sounds like things got a bit hot! Great image again.

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  2. Your quadrille is on fire, Marilyn! I love the phrase ‘blushing pink as a boudoir’. Our favourite restaurant burned down some years ago, it was a medieval coaching house, and it’s been restored again. A wonderful place to eat.

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    1. Thanks! Ours burnt down yesterday, just in time for your quadrille.

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      1. Oh my! I hope it can be restored.

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        1. We walked by it today, and it seems like it’s just the kitchen extension that needs rebuilding. Good news!

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      2. Oh no! Life imitating art 😬

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  3. I think you need to turn this into an epic.

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  4. I love the picture you used! It definitely got too hot in the kitchen!

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  5. Alas kitchens are dangerous places… the picture says it all.

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  6. I’ve had things get out of hand before in the kitchen! Great picture!

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  7. At the sound of the bell… Well done.

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