dVerse — Quadrille 166 — “Candy, baby!”

Apple-cheeked, she crunches leaves;
her feet map their way to crystal falls.
I breathe in; her honey-sweetness is sin.

Candy, baby!”

She turns; her lashes bow assent.
She minuses shirt, shorts, boots
and says,

Let’s jump in!”

Trees whisper over sugared sighs.

Directly inspired by Iggy Pop’s song, “Candy.”

Mish is today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  Mish says:
Let’s sweeten up our quadrilles, shall we? Pop a bit of candy into your poem. Use it as a noun, verb or adjective. As always, the theme and style of your poem is open. Just remember your quadrille should be exactly 44 words, not including the title and include the word “candy” or a derivative of the word.

60 Comments Add yours

  1. I love all your sweet and sugary vocab here, really clever.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sarah!

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  2. This sounds like such a wonderful moment… a lovely poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Bjorn ❤

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  3. Mish says:

    So beautifully formatted…from the setting to the ending of whispers and sighs!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the prompt and the kind comments, Mish!

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  4. M Jay Dixit says:

    You had me at the first line! Wonderful quadrille.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jay, thank you!

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  5. dorahak says:

    Simply lovely, Lisa!

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      1. dorahak says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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  6. Ron. says:

    Quadrilliffic!

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  7. Sweetness indeed! Lovely Lisa ☺️💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Christine ❤

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  8. Gillena Cox says:

    Load of fun skinny dipping. Nice one.

    Much💌love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, there’s nothing quite like it, thank you.

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  9. Quite clever response to the prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Arcadia!

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  10. Ali Grimshaw says:

    You have captured playfulness with your sweet words. This makes me smile.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ali, happy you felt the vibe that was intended, thank you ❤

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      1. Ali Grimshaw says:

        Poetry makes the world go round, at least my world.

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  11. This was fun to read, and I’d never heard the song, a real treat! 💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Tricia, delighted to introduce you to Mr. Iggy Pop’s love ballad 🙂

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  12. Rob Kistner says:

    Great piece Lisa! I remember skinny dipping, but now it’s become too cold for my blood, and I’m too old — but tye memories are fond ones my friend… 🙂✌🏼🕊❣️🎄🎅🏼

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, I’m glad it brings back those pleasant memories for you. ❤

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  13. Ooh! I’ll borrow a word from Ron’s vocabulary…candylicious!! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  14. rothpoetry says:

    A very sweet poem, Lisa. I love the spontaneity that comes through your words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are very welcome, Lisa!

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  15. Sweet tune by Iggy Pop. I also like your poem! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian so happy to have pleased you. Thank you 🙂

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  16. kim881 says:

    A sweet quadrille with a smattering of dialogue to brighten up my morning, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Kim 🙂

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      1. kim881 says:

        You’re more than welcome, Lisa!

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  17. Reena Saxena says:

    Outstanding presentation!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Reena, thank you!

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  18. Raivenne says:

    Ah, dipping the skinny is such fun. That teasing joy is captured well here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Raivenne, so glad you enjoyed the dip 🙂

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  19. pvcann says:

    I need to dive in, I love how you bend metaphor – apple cheeks/crunches leaves, and the whole notion of liberty and being uninhibited – wonderful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul thank you for your kind comment. Glad you enjoyed the splash 🙂

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      1. pvcann says:

        Welcome Lisa 🙂

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  20. Jules says:

    I remember (with suit) attempting a waterfall in Maui… years ago….- it was freezing!

    I actually briefly skinny dipped once in warm ocean water!

    Cheers! 💦

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jules why does it not surprise me you’ve a skinny dipping history 🙂 It feels good to be without clothes out in nature!

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      1. Jules says:

        Once on an unlit beach… and now I’m ‘Marked for life?’ 😉

        Now my epsom salt baths are it! 😀

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  21. Badfinger (Max) says:

    her lashes bow assent is wonderful Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. I tried to inhabit the moment.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        What a great line!

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  22. Iggy Pop! Haven’t heard him in a long while. Thanks! And your poem is lovely, could have inspired his song.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, D! I wish I could jump into that poem.

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  23. I love, “sugared sighs”. Great poem, Lisa!

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