De is the host of dVerse today. De says:
Greetings, my poetical friends. How’s your crazy April going? Are you writing a poem a day? Are you acing it? Well, for today’s Quadrille, I want to give you the chance to do just that – ace your poem. Unless it’s your first time here at the dVerse rodeo, you know a Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title, and including one word we provide. Today, I’d like you to ponder the word ace.
I took another walk out back today and this is what I saw.
Birdsongs surf yellow beams
Six-leggeds skate over brown tadpoles
Blackredorange wings ride swaying branches
Grey bumps itch to burst
White pussy willows preen
Deer trails green
Tanning infant pine cones drink sun
Gods, angels, and mortals agree –
Today’s living rainbow aces beauty’s test.