10 January: “Bold” Quadrille #44

frog
Croak 

He keeps skinny tadpoles 
in a pickle jar, 

in there wiggling around, 
ink black, and legless. 

He plucked them from 
a bell loud pond where 

hundreds of them were 
born, again and again. 

And a big frog 
with palpable grievance 

boldly croaks.  
And croaks.

Written for De’s dVerse Poets, Quadrille 44 “Bold”. AI Digital Art is mine and created using Midjourney’s bot (v4). Image and poem ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting

24 responses to “10 January: “Bold” Quadrille #44”

  1. 👍👍. I love “and a big frog / with palpable grievance / boldly croaks / and croaks”

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    1. Thanks so much. I had so much fun creating that frog.

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  2. This is so good — I want to read it again and again.

    “skinny tadpoles
    in a pickle jar”
    “ink black, and legless”
    “a bell loud pond”
    “a big frog
    with palpable grievance”

    You are very talented.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  3. Yes! That frog has a grievance all right. Loved this.

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  4. Can’t wait to hear it / them again.

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  5. I love you big bold Frog!

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  6. Maybe finding that your offspring has been captured in a pickle jar is a good reason to be grumpy and croak.

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  7. Oh, man. I love this so much, Misky.
    That “palpable grievance” is perfection.
    I can hear him.

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    1. Thank you for hosting Quadrilles again. One of my favourites to dive into.

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  8. Aw, so sad. Don’t take his babies away from him!

    You’re a great poet, you made me feel for the frog.

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  9. This frog caught my attention..Lol!

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  10. He’s a large personality that isn’t overlooked very often. Love the characterization, Misky.

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      1. You’re very welcome.

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  11. Cool frog! Loved the ending.

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