Q is for Quick Step

Double duty today - It's Poetry Friday Roundup over at Live Your Poem with Irene, and it's Q-Day in the A-to-Z Challenge.  After your visit here, pop on over to either place for some quality blogs!
Quick Step's picture was not taken by me.  I'm going to try to get one of my own shortly!
"Quick Step"
Quick Step

Dance with me now,
A quickstep or tango,
A waltz or a samba,
Jitterbug or fandango,
Dance with me quick
Across the wide floor;
Cake walk or flamenco,
Away from my moor;
Cha-cha or shimmy,
Shuffle or slide,
Hustle or hula,
A polka or jive,
I want to get out there
To boogie and twist.
The water's just right;
Let’s do the whole the list!

Other Q boats I've found in Maine, but have not taken pictures of yet:

Queen B is the name of a lobster boat on Chebeague Island.  He's selling lobsters here, so you will have to ignore that it is a sales pitch until I can locate him and get a picture of his boat.  I don't really want to take a trip out to Chebeague, but I'll do what I have to do.

Queen's Lady - she's on the water now, so I can't get a picture of my own unless I find out when he's coming to dock to unload.

And Susie Q I think her name is...saw it driving by and could not get an easy picture, due to twisty and hilly roads and perpetual traffic (well, here that means someone could come over the hill any moment, but you don't know when that moment will be, so you don't dare to stop)  I'm going to try again, though it isn't really a Q.
Added a new tab today, "Poet Tree".  I think I'll try to make a spot for poems no matter what my blog post is.  Here's a first instigated by Joy  at Poetry for Kids Joy.


  1. Oh, I love this! Something about a boat so eager to get out there and move... really wonderful, Donna.

    1. They really seem eager! Thanks for stopping by, Irene!

  2. That is really good! I like it =). Another follower here as well and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thanks, Danielle! I didn't get the follow, so you might try again! Glad you stopped by, hope to "see" you again!

  3. Love poems, lobsters and love to dance!

  4. I like your 'poet tree' Donna & will look at Joy's post to see what you're talking about. This Q boat poem is a 'natural' for more dancing-love each line!

    1. Thanks, Linda! Busy week! I haven't gotten on to make many comments the past few days, so am catching up!

  5. Love this! The rhythm is great and it paints a fun picture.

    1. Thanks, Catherine! And thanks for commenting on a bunch of posts!

  6. Love the idea of a boat dancing! Fun poem.

    1. Thanks, Matt! They do seem to dance through the waters!

  7. Obviously I'm QisforQuite late to the party here if I'm just finding out that your A-Z challenge is boat names! Whoa! I sense a book in here! VERY cool. (I went back and read most of the alphabet so far. You've got some gems!!)

    1. Thanks for reading! I'm glad you like them...and yes, my thoughts have been turning to publishing locally here. They may go over well in our area. It's worth a try, it seems.


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