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A-to-Z Challenge: Hibiscus

#Quadrille – Not So Easy, Ace

Elusive conundrum
Encumbered by your gold standard
When did three little lines
that form the letter “A”
dominate our lives?
Iconoclasts have grown
within your regime
Our pursuit towards the
milieu of achievement
has developed our acumen
Sine qua non
in certain realms

Alright, my poem may be a tad dramatic! πŸ˜‰ Today, I was collaborating with my study group at a beautiful venue downtown called The Pearl. The city recently finished building a water park which lights up at night for the kids to play in. I’ve been thinking about joining the yoga group that meets out here on the AstroTurf at night.

Photo Credit: Lorraine Elliot
Please check out her site for more information about the Pearl Brewery!
She has high quality photos that will show all the various shops and fantastic cuisine there πŸ™‚

One of my study buddies treated me to a gourmet “Raspberry Hibiscus Donut” from a place called Maybelle’s Donuts after I excitedly pointed out that I’ve never seen a donut like this one before! According to readers of the city’s magazine, Maybelle’s has been honored with the “Best Donut award” in the “Best of the City” category.

This artisan donut just seemed unique to me because I enjoy taking pictures of hibiscus flowers and drinking hibiscus tea. I even had a strange dream where a hibiscus flower was chatting to me insisting that I call her Hibi for short. πŸ™‚ However, I never heard of it being an ingredient in desserts. It was certainly delicious and tart!

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Hello everyone! I'm a technical writer by day, creative writer by night. I have a wild imagination yearning for more in life. I'm fascinated by many subjects that have developed into a sort of mental and physical wanderlust that ultimately leads me to experience a variety of cultural shocks. Welcome to my journey and looking forward to reading your blogs!

16 thoughts on “A-to-Z Challenge: Hibiscus

      1. Hehe! Because you are a very astute person and, like me a bit of a Simpson’s fan! πŸ˜‰ D’Oh!

        I see why you say that a quadrille is a poem of 44 words, but that is a definition limited to D’Verse only I’m afraid.

        Quadrille has several dictionary definitions, from dances and card games to a four sided battle square and a small grid of squares on paper (from the latin for a square – Quad)… but no poetry form anywhere on the web but that one website.

        Maybe they were confusing it with a Quatrain, but that only has four lines?

        Whatever it is called i liked your petry anyway! πŸ˜‰

          1. Curiouser and curiouser (said Alice) πŸ˜‰

            The site does indeed mention (lots of times) ‘quadrille’ poetry… but not in the alphabetic list of forms of poetry??

            Not only that but it has a link to the definition of the word Quadrille and it basically says exactly what i said – nothing whatsoever to do with poetry??

            Not only that but it goes on to mention ‘famous’ quadrille poems including ‘The Lobster Quadrille’ by Lewis Carroll which has far more than 44 words in it and never mentions the word ‘Quadrille’ except in the title. The poem is however, to do with dancing so perhaps the dance it refers to is a square dance (quadrille)??

            None of the examples of quadrilles that poetrysoup lists have 44 words?

            I remain confused! 😦

            1. There’s no reason why D’Verse can’t start a new use for an old word!!!

              Let me know how you go – you could be part of creating a newly defined art form! πŸ˜‰

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