When Mother Gaia Pulls the Plug

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Today’s dverse prompt is for a November poem. The form is kyrielle sonnet. The photos and video were taken outside today. I feel this poem up close and personal!

 

Hued raiment cloaked, colorless pall

Greens, browns, reds, fleeting, if at all

Sighing as I sip from my mug

When Mother Gaia pulls the plug

*

Heat flown, must be cultivated

Chills grown and must be placated

Recall Indian Summer’s hugs

When Mother Gaia pulls the plug

*

Vibrancy vacates, life stands still

Only growing: snow hills and bills

And layered clothes. I need a hug

When Mother Gaia pulls the plug

*

Hued raiment cloaked, colorless pall

When Mother Gaia pulls the plug

youtube of just outside my door

dverse prompt — November poem

30 Comments Add yours

  1. RhScribbles says:

    Beautiful light snow!! Is that a wishing well?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      yes, it is 🙂 my stepfather, who has now passed, built that for me years ago. it covers the actual well.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like that birdhouse in the trees with the snow all around and the repeating line about Mother Gaia pulling the plug.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you. i started thinking about how everything just sort of drains out of the season when snow comes and one thing led to another

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  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Very nice tribute and observation, with a tidy and clever rhyme scheme; enjoyed it. I never heard of autumn as /pulling the plug/; nice & creative.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you very much for your kind words. glad you enjoyed it

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  4. RhScribbles says:

    Off topic, I keep putting off doing the award thing. I don’t “know enough people who have few followers. Only one. I am thinking of doing a breaking the rules and just thanking you publicly. What do you think?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ruth, you can just forget about it ok? Please don’t worry, it’s long gone. No thanks needed 🙂

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  5. RhScribbles says:

    Ok. I’m really sorry. I am honored but then I froze. (Anxiety?)

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    Nice use of repetition in your poem. I think the rain plug has been pulled in the Carolinas!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you. getting a lot of rain there?

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Yes, for days. Tomorrow is finally going to clear…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Good luck on that. We heard two days ago that the weather would be good for the next two days, and this is what we got. Hoping you have a boat handy just in case?

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          1. rothpoetry says:

            Ha Ha… maybe an ark!

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  7. iScriblr says:

    Lovely photos!❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      if you say so lol. they show how COLD it is here right now. low 30s and only mid-november. i hope this isn’t one of those artic winters like last winter was

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      1. iScriblr says:

        Hahaha.. Hopefully, today will be a better day! 😉

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you for your hope, Richa, it is. Snow is still on the ground, but no new stuff is falling. It’s halfway still warm in here after the wood burner went out in the night, so it probably isn’t as cold today.

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          1. iScriblr says:

            Oh.. Thankfully, it’s gotten a little better here – The snow has melted and there some sun too! Here’s to hoping it gets better for you too..

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Glad you are getting sun! Grey here but no more snow

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  8. V.J. Knutson says:

    What would we do without poetry to get us through.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh so true! There is nothing that can’t serve as a topic for a poem, that’s the best part of all 🙂

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  9. Rob Kistner says:

    “When Mother Gais pulls the plug”, I love the repetition of this line – very effective Jade! I was really taken by this piece Msjadeli… :-). Following here is a haiku I wrote 9 years ago. Thought you might enjoy it.

    Man seeks dominion
    Frail balance has been disturbed
    Gaia is weeping
    © rob kistner

    …rob from Image & Verse
    Lost in Azure

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you connected with it, Rob. I like your piece as well. The infernal campaign by humans to destroy our home, which allows us to exist, makes me weep also.

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  10. sanaarizvi says:

    This is such a beautiful tribute ❤❤❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. Glad you connected with it ❤

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  11. Lona Gynt says:

    I feel a symmetry with Gaia and Ceres/Demeter weeping for Persephone bringing in winter, but when it Gaia it is orders of magnitude more ominous than Ceres’ cyclical seasonal grief and renewal. Your poem has apocalyptic currents and yet a calm sad mix of resignation and determination. “I need a hug”. Brilliant, personal, terrifying – and yet not. Oh how we need to get real about our stewardship of this magical mother/garden. I think maybe I’ll go turn down the thermostat and pull on a sweater.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I appreciate your insights! and your kind comments ❤

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  12. This month can be so dark and dreary… so either Gaia has pulled the plug or at least turned her back to us.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      To me, it’s just what she does at this time of year — it doesn’t mean I have to like it 😉

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