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Resonant Flutters

Wee squirts, faces upturned,
Rapt ears and eyes agog
Elders’ rosewood box hums.
Frets vanish, fingers fly,
Fever ignites.

Grown now, on stage:
Showtime.
Switch flips, then machine-like
Precision – with a smile.

Picked notes dance and flutter,
Resonant manifestations of passion’s
Soulful butterflies.

 

Kim is the host of dVerse today. Kim says:

This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word fret, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

53 Comments Add yours

  1. I wonder if the stage fright doesn’t add a spice of passion that is lost when it’s gone.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Maybe yes, that jolt of adrenalin might help if passion leaves.

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  2. Oh I love this, especially the title and the fluttering idea!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dr. Grimes 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Love your 3 videos–a terrific and tight quadrille. Guitars play a central role out here on the trail tonight. This is rife with light, hope, and strumming.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn glad you liked it, thank you, and your comments are encouraging 🙂

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. how was your birthday?

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  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Nice poem!
    I can see that the little ones got their love and passion for playing music from their elders, and now they are continuing the tradition.
    Love the videos! They make playing the guitar look so easy! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Barbara, glad you enjoyed the post.

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  5. Nice guitar strumming.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Did you see I used Tommy Emmanuel, one of the guys John Holton talked about in SLS?

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice use of the prompt! From baby to the best guitar picker … You picked some great guitar pickers. I love all three! Nothing to fret about here!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ha ha Dwight thank you for reading and your comment. Glad you like these first class pickers.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Yes, very much!

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  7. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I really like the wording on your last stanza.
    Picked notes dance and flutter,
    Resonant manifestations of passion’s
    Soulful butterflies.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ali, thank you for reading and commenting.

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  8. pvcann says:

    Great video accompaniment to your creative response.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I really hope you’ve seen that movie. Glad you liked the choice.

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  9. lynn__ says:

    A strumming quadrille…Joni’s voice and guitar resonate with me 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      She plays and sings like an angel doesn’t she ❤

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. glad you liked the quadrille 🙂

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  10. I love your word usage here, how the notes flutter and are like butterflies.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Sascha, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  11. kim881 says:

    I enjoyed your resonant flutters and soulful butterflies, Jade, from the rosewood box to the flip of the switch – and thank you for the selection of guitar music, especially Joni!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Kim and glad you enjoyed the post and videos.

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  12. robtkistner says:

    You got quite a concert goin’ and I especially love me my Joni. Nice Lisa/Li/Jade! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Rob! Yes they know their stuff.

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  13. lillian says:

    wee faces upturned listening and watching….
    I like how the stanzas change with the aging.
    Great title too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lillian 🙂

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  14. Butterfly Wings
    Guitars Sing
    Strings
    Undone
    Flutter
    HeART
    FLoATs..:)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lovely poetic fluttering of a comment 🙂

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      1. ALWaYS A JoY
        To Fly by
        WitH SMiLeS Hi..:)

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  15. badfinger20 says:

    I read this yesterday and Tommy Emmanuel “Sanitarium Shuffle” really is cool. I even looked up the guitar he was using… A Maton.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Must be a pretty special guitar for you to look it up? Did you see where I told Hans about the 20-min youtube on every guitar George Harrison owned, from his first one? Pictures of them all also!

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Yes they are very expensive..I loved the sound he got out of it.
        Yes I’ve saw that…Loved it! My favorite one by him is a Fender Strat he painted and named Rocky

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Is that the one he gave to somebody then got it back and used it on the cover of Cloud 9? I love the look of that one.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Just watched it. See how relaxed he is when talking about his guitars? He still cared for Patty, I can tell by the way his voice softened when he said it. Thanks for the link.

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              1. badfinger20 says:

                Yes he always did… It’s funny Pattie’s 60’s fingernail polish is still on parts of that guitar

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        2. msjadeli says:

          What I wanted to push home in the poem is that they can make magic and play almost like a machine but still be able to smile while doing it. That blows me away.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            Yes because it’s them…it’s their heart in every song. It sounds corny but the guitar is part of them. It’s their release.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Not corny at all and I believe you.

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  16. memadtwo says:

    Guitar greats…it’s a lifelong passion. And of course I like the mirror to the circle of living. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for your comment, Kerfe.

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  17. rivrvlogr says:

    Soulful butterflies, born within the child. Nice!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ken. I’ve read so many articles and seen so many interviews with guitarists and how their passion was “born” and it so often is a variation on the theme of seeing a skilled oldtimer playing.

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  18. Wonderful use of the prompt and lovely quadrille! And of course the music!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you and very glad you enjoyed them.

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      1. I sure did. You are welcome.

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  19. Lona Gynt says:

    This quadrille both shreds and floats. Niiiice! 🤙

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lona thank you very much, and glad to “see” you again ❤

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