rode the mother road

Joining dVerse poets with quadrille #44 for “kicks” tonight 🙂  A “quadrille” is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including title…I counted hyphenated words as 2.


since nineteen

twenty-six, midway

thru roarin’ twenties,

classic car aficionados

cooly cruised or raced

rip-roarin’ midway

across america’s past,

passed, and passing

drive-ins, diners,

and wigwam motels

motoring along

singing a song

wheeling to

get their kicks

on route sixty-six!






23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. landscapearchitecturephotographyrjstyles
    Dec 15, 2017 @ 14:31:11

    Nice wheels


  2. Colin Lee
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 04:16:02

    Nice uses of alliterations and rhymes, skippily zooming down a popular memory lane. 🙂


  3. Victoria C. Slotto
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 13:12:19

    So fun–memories of the era I grew up in. So much history and Americana. Thanks for a nice trip.


  4. Sabio Lantz
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 12:42:21

    Cool historical poem — fun


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:57:05

    I think that romance is great,… though I think more of Grapes of Wrath perhaps.


  6. lillian
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 07:24:04

    Hah! I am old enough to recognize and have lived through the phrase, Get your kicks on Route 66″ and….have seen that wigwam hotel! 🙂


  7. X (@Xpoet73)
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 07:08:10

    I have driven parts of Route 66. I will say, wigwam hotels intrigue me. There are some in Cherokee. It is on my to do list.


  8. Grace
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 18:15:53

    Road trips are fun ~ Love the word play of past, passed and passing ~


  9. Arcadia (@MissArcadia)
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 18:05:14

    Lovely quadrille.


  10. blogoratti (@iamblogoratti)
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 17:49:31

    Wonderful and vivid, a delight to read. Greetings to you.


  11. whimsygizmo
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 17:33:10

    Love it! 🙂


  12. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 17:11:51

    That is a famous road. I wonder how much is still there to travel.


  13. maggie
    Nov 06, 2017 @ 17:03:35

    I love the last five lines.


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