The prompt given by dVerse is to write a quadrille using the word “echo/ echoes/ echoing”. I wanted more fun so decided to combine two forms of poetry to write an acrostic quadrille.

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase. In the poem below, the first letter of each line joins to spell “echoes”.

A quadrille  is a poem of exactly 44 words.



Every word that flowered from your lips

Crafted an indelible imprint on my heart

How unequivocally you pronounced our destiny that day

Oblivious of my adoration, smothering the echoes of my heart

Echoes of your words still resonate all the time

Silencing my heart