Tale Weavers: Poem – Quadrille – “Knock on Wood” #amwriting #poetry #dVerse #taleweavers 

Thanks to Lorraine of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting her last Tale Weavers Prompt. Bravo Lorraine you will be missed. Her prompt theme is superstitions. I’m combining this prompt with Bodhirose from Poet’s Pub #dVerse open link night. 


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Knock on wood,

What if the expected —

Won’t be? 

Knock on wood,

Vulgar spirits disperse, 

Snake slither down. 

Knock on wood, 

We’re all superstitious, 

Chase back wickedness. 

Knock on wood, 

So, life remains sweet. 

Knock on wood, 

Never laugh at the Fates, 

Your string’s taut. 

Knock on wood, 

As did our — 

Grandparents of old.  


The Impression That I Get” – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 

©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


15 thoughts on “Tale Weavers: Poem – Quadrille – “Knock on Wood” #amwriting #poetry #dVerse #taleweavers 

  1. michnavs August 27, 2017 / 7:06 am

    We can all still be superstitious at times…especially from where i am …so many people in so many old tales and superstitious beliefs..

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    • mandibelle16 August 27, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      I agree. We all have a few things fearing bad luck or consequences 🙂 Thanks for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 August 29, 2017 / 12:49 am

      Hi Crystal. Lorraine and Michael often took turns doing the Tale Weaver prompt. As far as I know, Michael will continue as Lorraine takes a break from her hosting duties and from blogging in general for awhile. She’s doing though! See later comments on this post 🙂 glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  2. Lorraine August 28, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I am late getting to this. I’ve been offline and away from the blogosphere — on purpose. Taking a step back and a break.
    Thoroughly enjoyed your “knock on wood;” in our house, my mother would say, “Knock on my wooden head,” while rapping her knuckles on her skull. She was very superstitious, and I have all sorts of weird rituals I got from her. Some I am sure are family-relevant, others probably reflect growing up in a smallish rural community.
    I will pop in from time to time to see what Michael is doing with Tale Weavers, and maybe check out a Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, prompt or two.
    Take good care. And thanks, again, for playing along!

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    • mandibelle16 August 29, 2017 / 12:47 am

      Thanks Lorraine. Take care too. I can understand needing a break I grew up in the city but I often ended up with friends from smaller towns etc. can’t recall being too suspicious except about holding my breath while passing a grave yard (in grade one) and the Knock on would. To of my University BFF’s did it and then wall did and now it’s a habit, bad luck not to it if something desired doesn’t come true.

      Will miss your writing. Enjoy the remaining summer and fall my friend too!


  3. rosemawrites August 29, 2017 / 4:40 am

    oooh. we have the same superstition here. 😀 and. hey. the snake part reminded me of the new Taylor Swift song. hehe. well done, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 August 29, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Haha that’s right. I don’t about her. I miss the girl from Red. I like her song but hope some of the country Taylor is still in there too. Thanks for reading 🙂

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      • rosemawrites August 29, 2017 / 11:28 pm

        i don’t like it much. i prefer the country Taylor. hehe. thank you, too!

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      • mandibelle16 August 30, 2017 / 12:59 pm

        Yeah it’s too bad. I just hope she brings me hose roots with and sometime they reappear. It was much deeper and lyrics too I think. I think she should care less about others and how they treat her in Hollywood. Just do her thing and ignore it. It’s probably harder than that but I wish she would try 🙂

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      • rosemawrites August 31, 2017 / 1:28 am

        yea. i think she has been too petty. too drown with the drama and all. but then again, it’s effective marketing. but. the soul of her songs. i missed it.

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