nuclear fallout


it’s good to create

energy in a marriage

a bit of spark adds

excitement to any

couple’s relationship

but negative energy

will backfire on itself;

wound like   [bam]

agitated boomerang

or spring   [zing]

like wristwatch too

tightly wound, no



in time




Lillian challenges us to write a quadrille (44 words) using both pronunciations/meanings of “wound”.  Join us at dVerse poets pub  🙂

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. artsandletters9
    May 22, 2021 @ 12:28:02

    Engaging, thought provoking, helpful. Thank you.


  2. Grace
    May 20, 2021 @ 16:17:38

    Always here for positive energy and love!!! Have a good weekend.


  3. minametry84
    May 19, 2021 @ 16:57:40

    I liked the words of your blog, hope we follow each other


  4. Masa
    May 19, 2021 @ 15:46:53

    Goodness, that’s quite a style you’ve presented. Nice physical organization, excellent playful language. There’s a nice beat to – a cycle to return to and attempting to synchronize.


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 19, 2021 @ 14:40:53

    Ouch, there are those poisonous relationships… once it starts it just gets worse.


  6. sanaarizvi
    May 18, 2021 @ 15:24:35

    This is so evocative. I like the comparison to the wrist watch too tightly wound. 💝💝


  7. Ingrid
    May 18, 2021 @ 10:07:59

    I like the title and the comparison of positive with negative energy: nice work!


  8. T.J.S. Sherman
    May 18, 2021 @ 09:47:41

    I like how the last lines trend backwards instead of forwards. It calls to my mind science fiction and the things that we dreamed of nuclear power doing (like time travel).


  9. lillian
    May 18, 2021 @ 08:18:38

    Love the comparison to the wrist watch too tightly wound. Great use of the homographic pair! 🙂


  10. ben Alexander
    May 18, 2021 @ 04:55:14

    👏 Lynn 👏


  11. msjadeli
    May 17, 2021 @ 21:40:06

    I like your formatting where it’s smooth until tweaking but tweaking can go too far and then things are all over the place, as your formatting shows.


  12. rothpoetry
    May 17, 2021 @ 21:14:32

    Negative energy really does wind us up tight…Great poem Lynn!


  13. Helen Dehner
    May 17, 2021 @ 20:28:58

    Oh yes!! Well done.


  14. Becoming His Tapestry
    May 17, 2021 @ 19:53:09

    Love it, Lynn. Your writing are always on point


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