The Wisdom of Jack-Quadrille #127

Traded Bess for some beans,
but beans are seeds
planted proudly,
rooted in determination,
producing something from nothing-
rabbits in hats,
replenishing themselves,
magic fountains of youth.
The seeds of knowledge
offer the same truth,
should you plant them regularly,
encourage them to grow.

Merril is host for d’Verse’s Quadrille #127-Planting Seeds. A quadrille is simply 44 words, excluding the title. It written as any type of poem, rhymed or unrhymed, metered, or unmetered, but most contain some form of the prompt word, which tonight is “seed.” Join Us.


  1. Love this- I have always been fascinated with this particular fairy-tale 😀 seeds have the potential to be anything.. one need only give it appropriate amount of nurturing. 😉

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  2. Clever! There is certainly something magical about seeds, no? Something from nothing is a ridiculously noble way of describing a plant. There’s a delicious amount of nudge nudge here, but you turned it towards a largely positive conclusion. Where I expected giants, you gave me knowledge. Dear me, I won’t complain.

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  3. I enjoyed your magical quadrille and the way it spring-boarded from Jack’s beans to the ‘rabbits in hats’ politely ‘replenishing themselves’. 😊 We must continue to plant seeds of knowledge in stories and poems.

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