dVerse — Quadrille 162 — bells are ringing


French Dress 1871

Bell is a portal.

Walking through,

when I think “bell”
I get caught up in pink French
silk with frills, creamy skin,
and heady perfume.

Another cache’s trigger pulled,
I giggle, after nearly fifty years,
while watching SNL’s skit,
We need more cowbell!”


Kim is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. Kim says:
Today I’d like you to take any meaning or form of the word bell and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. I cannot see the video alas, so the reference was a bit lost on me, but I do like the bell description of the frills

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn try it again, this time it is embedded in the post and you will be able to go to youtube directly to watch it.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Happy you got a chance to see it!

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  2. kim881 says:

    Sadly, the video was unavailable, Lisa, but the picture of the pink dress is a perfect illustration for your quadrille and made me think of ‘belle of the ball’, especially the ‘frills, creamy skin, and heady perfume’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim, I just edited the post to embed the video, which makes it possible to watch on youtube if you can’t see it in the post. Hope you get a chance to see it.

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      1. kim881 says:

        Cheers Lisa! I’ll have a look in the morning.

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  3. Li, I too can’t watch the video. Will try tomorrow.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      OK. Hoping you can watch it on youtube if not at the post.

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  4. dorahak says:

    Funny how certain things continue to ring in our heads!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is, Dora. These two things rang first 🙂

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      1. Gillena Cox says:

        Nice one Lili
        Thanks for dropping by to read mine

        Much❤love

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you ❤
          You're welcome, Gillena.

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  5. danadampier says:

    Back in the day SNL was the greatest!! Your poem is too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dana! Yes it was.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    A portal–sounds do that. (K)

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  7. kaykuala says:

    How chic and nice Jade! Yes, flaunt it! There ought to be lots of cow-bells to announce its entry!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL thank you, Hank!

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  8. K.Hartless says:

    Vivid image, this belle. Love this, Lisa.

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        You’re very welcome.

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  9. Got the vid.. jus fine..
    Hysterical Lisa! Even my husband is laughing and love your poem.
    Can we get him a bigger shirt? lol!❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Will Farrell played that just right. Glad you and hubby enjoyed it 🙂

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  10. the belle of the ball in that dress – love the word associations you triggered here

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Laura.

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  11. merrildsmith says:

    It’s so interesting the images that certain words trigger for us.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is. Thanks for reading!

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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  12. Now I remember cowbells!! Calling those girls into the milking parlor.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Haha! Or in this case wreaking havoc with Blue Oyster Cult’s recording! All’s well that ends well.

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  13. LOL! This was brilliant, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Colleen, thanks! Glad you liked it.

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      1. You’re welcome, Lisa. 💜

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  14. Bill says:

    I should have read this before I posted mine, Lisa. Same problem with the video outside USA. Wonderfully clever poem and of course great minds cliché, right? 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It seems to be hit or miss with the videos. I need to get into the habit of embedding them in the post so they can be watched at youtube. And yes GMTA 🙂

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      1. Bill says:

        So, if I embed the link it will work? From now on. 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I notice when it is embedded a banner saying “watch on youtube” shows up and that makes it better, so I think yes.

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          1. Bill says:

            Thanks, Lisa.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              You’re welcome.

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  15. Hi Li. The link that Björn shared worked for me. Great video and great poem and I get the association now . 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh so very cool. Maybe I should look to Vimeo for dVerse videos for their “internationality.” I talked with my kids last night about the video, and one of my kids said that record producer (as played by Walken) is a real producer, which makes it all the funnier.

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      1. Maybe…I can’t really say. But usually I am able to watch the videos embedded in the posts. Oh, that is really funny!

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