A Dora Ditty

Known for dabbling in couture,
Dora decorated herself
like you would your house,
mimicking holiday seasons.
They thought her daft
and could only laugh
as she walked down the street
in a Christmas wreath,
at their annual Easter parade.
Her reward?
Most Unusual Bonnet.

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. It’s Quadrille Monday and De asks us to use the word “dabble” in our quadrille: a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. I went for humor today — figure we can all use a little chuckle in these upsetting, challenging and unusual times.

41 thoughts on “A Dora Ditty

    • lillian January 11, 2021 / 2:53 pm

      Since I created the character of Dora, I’ll assume she had one artificial wreath she used each Christmas and decided to use it as a hat one year! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:20 pm

      Always glad to provide a little fun! πŸ™‚

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  1. whimsygizmo January 11, 2021 / 3:03 pm

    This brings a big smile, Lill! Thank you! I can imagine her frocked in Shamrocks, too!

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:20 pm

      Hah! I’ll have to save that idea for March! πŸ™‚

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  2. kim881 January 11, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    Your quadrille made me smile after a grey day, Lill. 😊

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  3. Ingrid January 11, 2021 / 3:07 pm

    Thank you for giving us something to smile about, Lillian. I would love to see Dora at the Easter Parade in her Christmas bonnet!

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:21 pm

      Dora just might make another appearance in March after De’s suggestions to deck her out in shamrocks! πŸ™‚

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  4. sanaarizvi January 11, 2021 / 3:11 pm

    I absolutely love this one, Lillian πŸ˜€ Such a delightful read πŸ’πŸ’

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:22 pm

      So glad you enjoyed a little Dora today! I might have to reprise this character when I’m feeling somewhat blue πŸ™‚

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  5. Misky January 11, 2021 / 3:28 pm

    This is so much fun. The humour; the rhyme; the twist. Nicely done, Lillian.

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:23 pm

      So glad you enjoyed. I just needed a little bit of the whimsical what with all the horror happening in the US right now!

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus January 11, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    What a wonderful way to start out on the trail. Lucious levity. I agree we all need it about now. I wonder what Dora wore on Thanksgiving?

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:23 pm

      A crown of cranberries? πŸ™‚

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  7. Ron. January 11, 2021 / 4:19 pm

    Oh, that whacky (in a very cool way) Dora.
    Awesome telling, Lillian.

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:24 pm

      Glad you enjoyed a little Dora!

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:24 pm

      Always happy to hand out some laughs!

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  8. Beverly Crawford January 11, 2021 / 4:32 pm

    Oh, I like an independent woman. You go, Dora!! This was great fun, Lillian.

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:25 pm

      Always happy to provide some fun….especially in these trying times. Glad you enjoyed, Beverly.

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  9. Carol Congalton January 11, 2021 / 5:51 pm

    This made me smile! Love it!

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:27 pm

      I might have to bring back Dora for St. Patrick’s Day! Hmmmm….wonder what she would wear to celebrate that day???

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      • Maggie C January 12, 2021 / 1:39 pm

        Can’t wait to find out!

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:27 pm

      Always happy to hand out some chuckles!

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  10. revivedwriter January 11, 2021 / 8:46 pm

    This reminds me of a woman at my church who would decorate her cane to match whatever season or holiday it was.

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:28 pm

      Now that sounds like a spiffy woman. Yes, I definitely think she’d get along with my Dora!

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    • lillian January 12, 2021 / 12:28 pm

      So glad you enjoyed! A little fun is always what we need these days!

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