Casting Bricks to Attract Jade


December 16, 2017 by petrujviljoen

Step! Two, three and again
step two! Now – turn around

voice receding –
centrifugal distant tracking
rhythm raises
drum      beat
light deepening

A quadrille, a poem of 44 words exactly – introduced by Bjorn Rudberg at Dverse Poets.

The first 22 words, posted here, to be completed by whosoever takes up this challenge with another 22. I noticed other poets using space as punctuation and tried it – once. Whosoever takes up this challenge can punctuate as they like.

This for Jilly’s Casting Bricks to Attract Jade December Challenge. 

16 thoughts on “Casting Bricks to Attract Jade

  1. […] fun!  This is my completion of Petru J. Viljoen’s challenge half-quadrille.  She submitted this as part of Jilly’s December Casting Bricks Challenge.  (Or possibly […]

  2. julespaige says:

    I’m not sure if I followed correctly, but for you… I tried, here is my addition to your piece.

    In the clearing
    Of the forest
    Woodpecker drummer

    Bare feet, toe trip, twirl
    Verdant moss, pine,
    Rocking, celadon –
    The hunter bows


    (verdant, moss, pine, shamrocks, celadon – all shades of green)

  3. jillys2016 says:

    Oh my, but I loved completing this. It made for a wonderful Monday morning. Hope you enjoy!

  4. […] Petru’s Challenge poem for December Casting Bricks (collaborative poetry) proved to be an immense delight! A deep fog […]

  5. Vivian Zems says:

    Hi Petru! I’ve taken up the challenge and completed it on Jilly’s site. Quite a steep challenge, too!

  6. qbit says:

    Lots of good possibilities here. Pondering…

  7. jillys2016 says:

    Ooo- love this! Will take up the challenge. Glad you’ve joined in!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Available on Amazon

Available at

As the World Burns

Available at


Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material or any part of this material without express and written permission from myself is strictly prohibited.

%d bloggers like this: