Film Noir, Take 39

Blissful dream journey
turns nightmare.
Ghosts whisper, dance,
twist, shimmer.
Lightning sparks, sounds echo.
Storm drizzles, bubbles open.
Breath flickers,
fearful giggle jars grin.
Clouds balloon, curl.
Breeze skips through leaves.
Dawn spills, melts rose-red.
Peppered blood-shadows
scar green spring grass.
Cue still lull.

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Bjorn hosts dVerse today. We must write a Quadrille (poem of exactly 44 words, sans title) using the word “bliss.”  Quadrille Mondays occur every other week. We need only include the week’s one given word in our poem. Ultimately 44 Quadrille Weeks occur, thus 44 word prompts. Past words this series have included dreamfear, flicker, pepperdance, bubble, grin, lull, melt, shimmer, twist, skip, green, breeze, spill, rose, journey, jar, leaves, open, shadow, cloud, spark, cue, breath, scar, curl, whisper, dawn, ghost, giggle, drizzle, still, echo, sound, storm, spring, and balloon. This post includes all 39 words given thus far. Bar opens at 3 PM Boston time.  Come join us!
Image: public domain at pixabay.com

59 thoughts on “Film Noir, Take 39

      • colorfulpen August 31, 2017 / 3:12 pm

        It gets harder the more words there are. I did all the words two or three times I think, and now just some of them; whichever ones fit best for the idea I might have in my head at the time.

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  1. Victoria C. Slotto August 28, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Another amazing chapter in your use of all the words. When I saw that bliss was the word I thought “uh oh” but you duped me. Perfect.

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      Still having fun with the Film Noire series….keep expecting it to be the last Take.

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  2. dornahainds August 28, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Eerie scene, but there’s some unexplained familiarity too. 😎😎😎🥀🥀🥀

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks….it may be the last take for this Film Noire!

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  3. Grace August 28, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    A nighmarish dance of words ~ Great weaving of all the words Lillian ~

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks, Grace. Getting really hard to keep at the Takes on this series….may be the last. We’ll see in two weeks!

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  4. Glenn Buttkus August 28, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    What a feat–making those words labor, manifest into dark chapters–very impressive. You had me at /fearful giggle jars grin/.

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Ah, kind words for the film noire from a real film buff! 🙂 Thanks!

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  5. Shawna August 28, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Wow, this is awesome! I especially like the opening bubbles and those creepy gorgeous eyes. Amazing job.

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you! I was late to the reading on other posts as we had our grandkids from Sunday through till last night (I had this scheduled to go) — so sadly, missed your post. I wish I could have read it. I tried today as I got to all the reading today….but it had already been taken down and I couldn’t link to your blog. So sorry to have missed it.

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  6. Bev August 28, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Absolutely amazing that you used all the words and it all makes perfect sense! Bravo!

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you……trying to weave the story…we’ll see if there’s another Take…gets harder and harder!

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  7. Adda August 28, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    All I can say is, “Wow”! 😲 😱

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  8. sarahrussellpoetry August 28, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Lillian, this is the first “all the words” quadrille I’ve read that didn’t look like an “all the words” quadrille. Well done! Love the picture too.

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Thank you, Sarah. It’s been a Film Noire for quite a few Takes….but this may be the last. Gets harder and harder to have them fit into the tale…and not just string along. Glad you enjoyed. And yes, I was really happy to find the photo for this one!

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  9. kanzensakura August 28, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I couldn’t use all the words if it killed me. That is a step beyond brilliance. I like your film noir quadrilles muchly ❤

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks, Toni. We’ll see if there’s another Take in me……..gets harder and harder!

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  10. ghostmmnc August 28, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    You’ve turned all the words so far into an eerie, scene, that’s just what I like! Awesome. 🙂

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Ah, so glad you like eerie! 🙂

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      Glad you enjoyed. We’ll see if there’s another Take — gets more and more difficult to keep the spirit of the Film Noire.

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  11. jillys2016 August 28, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Take a bow; your fans dig it! *Applause* (which, for some reason, always looks like *applesauce* to me.)

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  12. rosross August 28, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    The dark side of bliss. In every gift there is a curse.

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Oh yes….and dreams can turn devilishly nightmarish!

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  13. kim881 August 29, 2017 / 2:54 am

    Mozart wrote dances, mostly minuets and German dances, but he also wrote 2 Quadrilles in F major and B-flat major, I love your Film Noir variations, Lillian! .

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Now I will definitely have to look up Mozart’s Quadrilles! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed. These variations may be coming to an end….we shall see in two weeks!

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Ah…..now if it were a really really hot and humid day, those chills could have double the effect! 🙂

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you, Paul. Really had to work with this…shift things around. Still eerie…but it may be the last Take on this series. We shall see.

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  14. Colin Lee August 29, 2017 / 7:55 am

    I agree with Paul. Yours is the must-see, lethal stuff along the trail. With this momentum, you aren’t going to stop at mile 44, but well into the quadrille’s afterlife of 45 prompts and beyond.

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    • lillian August 31, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks for the confidence boosting assurances…..but it sure does get more and more difficult. We’ll see in two weeks if this was the final act.

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    • lillian September 1, 2017 / 7:45 am

      Thank you. Fun to maneuver around with words!

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  15. DevBlog September 14, 2017 / 5:57 am

    . I trust in you Lillian…I do it you will do it

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