dVerse – Quadrille 125 – Bacchus’ Blush

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taken August 2020
Breathe, wine barrels!
Bamba the bodega!
Corked Chianti
and her sister Chablis
decant; earthy
fermentation fortified
rosy grenache.
Herb(aceous,) iced
Jeraboam’s kabinett,
revs Lambrusca
with magnums of
merry merlot.
Nebbiolo!
Oaky plonked port,
reserva for Rioja –
sancerrely semillon.
Tokay!
VinSanto yields her
zinfandel.

Poem origin story:  I googled wine terms and found a wonderful little list here then decided to create a modified erasure poem.  You’ll notice most letters of the alphabet have been used.  I had a lot of fun with this bawdy and somewhat surreal offering.

Linda is today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille. Linda says:
The word today is Wine or any form thereof, or even one you create containing the word.

83 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa- I love all the words. This is one raucous sensational quadrille!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda thank you! It was such fun.

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      1. You’re welcome my friend!

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  2. kim881 says:

    How on earth did you manage to fit all those wine terms into 44 words, Lisa! Some feat! I like alliteration in ‘Corked Chianti and her sister Chablis decant’, a clever capture of crisp wines, and ‘magnums of merry merlot’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Kim. The funnest one I’ve written in awhile.

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  3. merrildsmith says:

    So much fun, and very clever, Lisa!

    Our younger daughter has been studying to be a sommelier, so we have lots of wine discussions.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Merril, thanks! Is that the same daughter who plays the organ? I don’t drink much wine, but I love my cider as you know.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome. Cider seems to be the next thing.
        I don’t have a daughter who plays the organ. She’s an English teacher, and she also studied voice and theater.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oops sorry, I thought it was your daughter. I know one of the dVersians has a daughter who does 🙂

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          1. merrildsmith says:

            I think it’s Lillian.

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  4. robtkistner says:

    A cornucopia of wines Lisa. Excellent piece. Love Eric!

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  5. Lovely energy here!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sarah!

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  6. K.Hartless says:

    You masterfully weave these wines names into a new delightful song that is much like a dance. Enjoyed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Karen. The moment I saw the prompt I knew what I wanted to do with it.

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  7. Mish says:

    At first I thought, wow you really know your wines, Lisa! You rolled out the barrels here combining challenges ….this poem is so rambunctious!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bacchanalian revelry at its finest 🙂

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  8. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, MY! This was quite the undertaking! SO well done! I really enjoyed this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      De thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Fun explodes on the page, with gorgeous alliteration and “real” wines frolicking. You put a smile in my day!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy to put a smile in your day, Glenn. Thanks much.

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  10. Gillena Cox says:

    I am drunk on this poem

    Happy Easter

    Much💛love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Gillena!

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  11. rothpoetry says:

    Wow! you know them all! Your wine cellar must be well stocked.
    Weill done Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL. The irony is I rarely drink wine. Thanks, Dwight.

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    A cleverly constructed and humorous poem. Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Beverly ❤

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  13. Xan says:

    I had to go back a second time and google everything lol. What a fun read.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank, Alexandra 🙂 I hope you clicked on that link which takes you directly to the glossary.

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      1. Xan says:

        No, of course I did not see the link lol. Oh well, I had fun with the googles!

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  14. This is a song waiting for a dance.

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  15. Sounds like a great trip to a winery. Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Maria!

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  16. Yes you did have fun indeed Lisa! It was a fun Quadrille. Did you drink a glass or two while you wrote it because I think you were sampling ☺️🤣👍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I drank wine like Jimmy Carter. Lusted in my heart for it but didn’t actually drink any 😉

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      1. HaHa! I hope you know I was kidding and not being judgmental ☺️

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Of course and I was kidding you back 🙂

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          1. Phew! Thank goodness. I must never assume, and it’s so easy to do online. I sometimes enjoy a drink ☺️👍

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  17. Sadje says:

    Very innovative

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  18. Magnificently executed! Bravo!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol!

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  19. Raivenne says:

    What a wild and fun write! I was about a third through when I realized you purposely using wine terms and alphabetically. This was creative and a delight for the palette.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Raivenne, and so glad you enjoyed it.

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  20. This is one that should be real aloud!! I’m a little buzzed now, thanks! 👏👏

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! Good! That music is perfect for it also, I think.

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      1. Fun song! Also, the playback is only allowed on YouTube it says in message.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks for letting me know about the video. Will see if I can fix it.

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        2. msjadeli says:

          Tricia, will you please check it again and see if it is playable in my post now? I tried embedding it.

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          1. It still says playback has been disabled by the video owner on other websites. Have to go to YouTube is his rule it seems.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Ah! Thank you very much for checking it out and letting me know.

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  21. Wow, Lisa, as I was reading, I was thinking what an aficionado you are! A fun read! 🌞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Haha! I was being silly. Thanks I’m glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  22. Ingrid says:

    I can tell you had fun Lisa, this is such a playful poem! Love all those sounds, alliteration and assonance. Here’s to you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Ingrid! Grape juice to grape juice, Cheers!

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  23. Chris Hall says:

    How splendid, Li! Speaking as one who lives in the heart of the SA winelands, you’ve used your words to the ‘grapest’ perfection 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Chris I’m tickled chianti! 🙂

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        😀 😀 😀

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  24. Wow; not that I ever doubted your language skills, Lisa, but – WOW.


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Happy You Happy

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  25. “Magnums of merry merlot”
    Love the word play and all these varieties.
    And the song, btw, pretty darn good too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, this weather has got me chug-a-lugging and playing 🙂

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  26. memadtwo says:

    Worthy of Bacchus indeed. (K)

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  27. Helen Dehner says:

    A new genre of poetry … educational! Brava!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Entertains and educates 🙂 Thanks, Helen.

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  28. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Great song to cap it off! Wine sounds really good right now.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Those guys were really jamming and Burdon sang it just right. I could use some sipping whiskey right now. My DIL is in the hospital under observation.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I still need to break my seal on mine….Oh I’m sorry Lisa…I hope it’s not too serious.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’m a nervous wreck. I feel so helpless and they don’t allow visitors because of COVID.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I hope she is alright Lisa. It just sucks right now because you can’t even comfort people.

            Yea I’m looking to get my shot soon.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              If her BP stays low overnight she can go home. Very happy you’re going to get your shot. I go back the 16th for the 2nd one. Younger son and older son’s gf have appointments to get their first one next week.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                Ok well that is good. I hope she gets to go back home.
                Good…yea we are looking. Our regular Dr doesn’t give them.

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  29. lillian says:

    And here I thought you were a wine connoisseur…..until I read you note at the end! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, don’t get me wrong, I’m a boozer but I’m no wino 😉

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  30. poorvi kumar says:

    WOWZA so many wine terms !! ps very enjoyable writing poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Why thank you 🙂

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