d’Verse — Shed Diamante

cicada shed

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lillian is the hostess at d’Verse this evening, where she says:

The prompt for today: write a poem (any form; rhyming or not) that includes the word “shed” or a form of the word.

The offering today is in the form of a diamante.

 

Shed

rid, cast-off

sloughing, extricating, losing

remove, reject, accept, addition

holding, taking, validating

empowered,reasonable

Claim

58 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    I like the movement from what I perceive as a bit more negative to the positive. “sloughing” — great word…I even like the sound of it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, lillian.

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  2. Maggie C says:

    From shedding to claiming. I like that movement.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Maggie. I tried to pick a good antonym to go with it for the diamante.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Sometimes things have to be cast off. Nice photo to go with this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank, yes they do.

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  4. Nice turn-about, Jade, deftly done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jane, it is appreciated.

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  5. M. Oniker says:

    Thanks for including the link to the form. Interesting! Love the poem and photo. There’s something weirdly fascinating for me about cicadas. They are so, so ugly, and yet…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know what you mean about cicadas, there is a fascination for me also. Their life cycles, their vulnerability, their heralding a particular time of summer. Scary close-up though!

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      1. M. Oniker says:

        Many years ago, in Cincinnati, it was the BIG hatching of the things. They aren’t so fascinating when you have to crunch crunch crunch over them on a sidewalk. Singly, kinda cool.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Some only crawl out of the earth once every 17 years. The idea of crunching them underfoot makes me sad but I realize there were so many unavoidable. One of them got into my house accidentally years ago and was perched by the light over the kitchen sink. I called for help from my sons. They came over. One was able to knock it into a mason jar. The thing went berserk and vibrated itself to death 😦

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          1. M. Oniker says:

            I think this was the 2008 hatching of the 17 year kind, and yes, there were parts of Cincinnati, particularly where sidewalks were under old trees (which is a large portion of the city), where you couldn’t help but to step on some (or their empty shells). It was more than disturbing. 🙂

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            1. msjadeli says:

              When you hear that sound they make in the hottest part of the summer, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

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              1. M. Oniker says:

                I have no idea! (And I just thought about it.) What’s yours?

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  We’ve never had an “infestation” so when I hear them I know summer has reached its hottest point. I love the sound of them.

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  6. V.J. Knutson says:

    Love diamanté – well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, VJ!

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  7. I haven’t seen this form before. It’s good to linger over the words, appreciate the progression of meaning.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      glad you are finding something useful/interesting in it

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  8. robtkistner says:

    This was cool Jade, and I liked the way it reversed direction half way through… and I liked the shape… nice post, thanks!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Rob. With that form, at the halfway point, you can continue with a synonym or an antonym. The only ones I’ve done so far are antonyms but may have to try a synonym once to see how it goes…

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  9. Violet Lentz says:

    By any other name, quite the gem..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Violet.

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  10. jillys2016 says:

    Depending on how I read this, I am drawn to reason or perhaps compelled to embrace unreason. A real gem 😉 Always a great form.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      or shedding one thing as you claim another?

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jilly 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  11. ‘Apocalypse’ Original
    Greek Definition
    Shedding Veils
    oF iGnorance NoW
    Avoiding All Desires
    to: Blow The Place up
    From: LoCusT
    oF Wisdom
    Away From Control..:)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      word origins can tell a tale. very interesting!

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      1. Winks i came Online SeeKinG Wisdom
        ‘They’ didn’t teach
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        And School In
        Other words
        Hehe I’m
        Not Here
        For Likes
        Follows or
        Shares but oh
        Lord Got Famous
        In Flesh And Blood
        For 10,609 Miles oF
        Moving Meditation
        Public Dance Never
        MakinG A Penny
        For Pay
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        Life is
        Best When
        LoVinG Free
        And It’s Always
        A Male Ego Blast
        When a Young Woman
        Says they
        Would Love to
        Marry someone
        Just like you not
        Realizing yet until
        You tell them you
        Are 58 and old
        Enough to
        Be their
        Grand-Dad
        Happily
        Married for
        29 Years Moral
        Of the Story as
        i am running out
        Of Space to Describe
        All the Benefits oF
        Poetry Singing too..
        Mama’s Don’t raise
        Your Sons to
        Become
        Trump
        Cowboys
        As Lovers
        Have So
        Much More
        Joy than
        Fighters
        With
        Cold
        Hard
        Dead
        Gun Hands Yuck
        Just Yuck Love Free!..
        With SMiLes oF SMiLes..:)

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  12. How wonderful! I’ve never heard of a diamante (not surprising!). Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, Sascha. I learned about it and many others during the past 2 years’ OctWriMoPo. follow that link and you’ll find a whole chart of cool forms 🙂

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  13. kim881 says:

    That’s a very energetic diamante, Jade, a cocoon full of verbs and action. It seems to me whatever is inside can’t wait to fly free! I like the shift from negative to positive. Great image too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      kim thank you so much for the feedback. I didn’t look at it that way before, but yes, it is full of something waiting to get free

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  14. Beautiful words to describe the renewal process.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Astrid.

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  15. Wonderfully done! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam!

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  16. Claim… love how it end in such purposefulness

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn, for seeing it. When you shed something, it leaves a vacuum that needs to be filled.

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  17. rothpoetry says:

    A great definition poem…. I thought about the cicada when I started reading our prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you. It is quite a metamorphosis for them.

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  18. kanzensakura says:

    I love cicadas. The photo to go with the poem is outstanding.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I do also. They make a happy sound to my ears, as do crickets. Glad you liked the photo.

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  19. Lindsay says:

    I loved the slow transformation of meaning here. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lindsay!

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  20. merrildsmith says:

    I like the sense of empowerment at the end.

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  21. pvcann says:

    I love the flow and rhythm

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