A Lunker or Two

Spelunker by day
lady’s man by night.
Stalactites his game,
caves his domain.

Met his match at the local pub.
Spellunker by night,
scrabble her game
words her fame.

Challenged him
after a pint or two.
She won the game
he won her heart.


Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Sanaa hosts Quadrille Monday and asks us to use the word “spell” somewhere within the body of our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Had a little fun with this one.
PS: a spelunker is a person who explores caves. Image from Pixabay.com

40 thoughts on “A Lunker or Two

  1. sanaarizvi June 13, 2022 / 3:20 pm

    “Lunkerspell,” is such a gorgeous invention, Lillian 😀 Color me impressed! I love how the sparks fly at the end. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt ❤️❤️

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    • sanaarizvi June 13, 2022 / 3:22 pm

      Spellunker* ❤️❤️ so interesting that they explore caves!

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      • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:21 am

        I had fun with this one! The very first thing that came to my mind when you said the word “spell” as we talked on Facetime was “spelunker” – have no idea why. I couldn’t get it out of my head so decided to just go with it and as I looked at the word itself, realized if I just added one more “l” it would be spellunker! 🙂

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      • sanaarizvi June 14, 2022 / 3:24 pm

        I am so glad you enjoyed it! Once again, lovely write 😀

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  2. Grace June 13, 2022 / 3:24 pm

    A match made in heaven or game clubs. Love the twist on the word today Lillian.

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:21 am

      Yep. Had some fun with this one. Glad you enjoyed, Grace.

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  3. a.h. starlingsson June 13, 2022 / 3:50 pm

    Haha! That’s the way to do it, always let them win…but lovely use of a new word, in Scrabble no less..

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:22 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Ain. We all need something these days to put a smile on our face….stay safe, my friend.

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus June 13, 2022 / 4:13 pm

    So very clever and comforting. The rhyme scheme and content indeed playful; good job.

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:22 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Glenn. 🙂

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  5. Gillena Cox June 13, 2022 / 4:18 pm

    Nice love story.
    Happy Monday

    much❤love

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:23 am

      Fun love stories….happiness in words 🙂

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:23 am

      Hah! Made me smile this morning, Ron! Glad you enjoyed.

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  6. Ron. June 13, 2022 / 4:35 pm

    Awww…A match made in heaven, eh?

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  7. rothpoetry June 13, 2022 / 4:41 pm

    Oh I love what you did with this one. Such a great twist on the word Spelunker! Well done, Lillian.

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:24 am

      Glad you enjoyed. I think a lot of folks have never heard of spelunking or spelunkers so glad you caught the twist!

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      • rothpoetry June 14, 2022 / 9:18 am

        We lived for a few years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. There were lots of caverns and caves in the area.

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:25 am

      Yes….I decided to have a bit of fun with the quadrille today 🙂 Glad you enjoyed.

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      • merrildsmith June 16, 2022 / 8:17 am

        You’re welcome. I did! 😊

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  8. kaykuala June 13, 2022 / 7:55 pm

    She won the game
    he won her heart.

    Love the good ending, Lillian, a winning combination!

    Hank

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:25 am

      Happy endings are always nice 🙂

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  9. K.Hartless June 13, 2022 / 9:05 pm

    I knew a spelunker once, but didn’t spell very well, that one. Your poems are playful and also magical. This one was lots of fun.

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:32 am

      So glad you enjoyed. Sometimes I think a playful poem hits the spot…we all need more smiles in our lives, right? 🙂 Glad you enjoyed!

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:32 am

      I’m always happy to hand out smiles! So glad you enjoyed.

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  10. roost1350 June 13, 2022 / 10:09 pm

    We know this word..our kids explored mammoth caves when they were young. Nice memory jog!

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:33 am

      Do you mean Mammoth Caves…I think in Iowa? We lived many many years in Iowa but never got there. Do know some spelunkers who loved them! 🙂 Always glad to give a memory jog! 🙂

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  11. msjadeli June 13, 2022 / 10:59 pm

    I enjoyed the copacetic communing chemistry you play out here, Lillian.

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    • lillian June 14, 2022 / 8:35 am

      Well….that is some alliteration in your comment! Had to look up the word copacetic — obviously I’m not a spellunker! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed.

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  12. Raivenne June 14, 2022 / 8:12 pm

    “Spellunker” Oh how I love that! Such a fun right. They captured each other.

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  13. Xan June 14, 2022 / 8:28 pm

    Hah– very fun, and I love your take on “spell”!

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