dVerse — Art as inspiration — Triller

img_7524art by Beverly Dyer

first
I heard
his sweet song
stunned by his size
from daybreak to nightfall he trills his heart
he’s a brown-feathered smidge, but call him king
invade his turf
bear his wrath
bluebirds
flee

Mish is the host of today’s dVerse.  Mish introduced is to the very talented artist, Beverly Dyer.  Mish says:
Dverse poets, for this prompt, you are to choose an image of Beverly Dyer’s work which can be found on the various websites listed below. Write a poem of any style inspired by the chosen piece of artwork.
www.artprescription.com 

www.etsy.com

www.allposters.com

www.art.com

Today’s offering is a double tetractys form poem inspired by Beverly’s lovely watercolor painting.  These tiny titans live around here.  They are extremely territorial.  The past two years they have commandeered the bluebird boxes.  I’m still trying to figure out a peaceful resolution for all.

 

47 Comments Add yours

  1. kanzensakura says:

    LOL. Build another couple of bluebird houses! I started out with two and now I have a dozen. The little bird looks like a Carolina Wren – tiny but mighty of voice! I love these little birds. You have written about the bird in a most effective and engaging way. I am not sure what kind of bird it is but I know it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I had one for a long time, now I have 4 — all occupied this year by these birds! I fear adding more houses will increase their population even more. There has to be a way where the bluebirds have space. I love their song and loved them, but now they’ve taken on somewhat of a sinister aspect. I see that slight furrow in the brow of the bird in the painting as well 😉 I appreciate your comment, Toni.

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  2. Love this! You’ve really explained that bird’s facial expression for me. Now I understand! Delightful riff on the picture.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah. Yep, call him King 😉

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of those tiny birds having wrath.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol. I recently heard babies in a small house hanging from one of the apple trees. I went near to confirm. Hell hath no fury like this tiny bird’s wrath! As beautiful as his song, so as hideous is its warning!

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    I love your sassy little brown bird with a sassy little poem to match!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you enjoyed them, Beverly 🙂

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    A wonderful response to the painting.Nature created a tiny titan for sure. I really enjoyed your interpretation.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much and glad you enjoyed my interpretation, Glenn.

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  6. Another charming piece, Lisa! I would love to live where you live. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Susan 🙂

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  7. Mish says:

    It seems he is the epitome of small but mighty. How innocent he looks in Beverly’s painting. You knew better….haha.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think Beverly knows better as well 🙂

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  8. pvcann says:

    Fabulous lines.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul thanks. The painting inspired them.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Yes, so many good pieces to choose from.

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  9. Grace says:

    He is King indeed. Admiring the format of the poem too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you.

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  10. memadtwo says:

    Birds!–you’ve caught the essence of the painting. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you.

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  11. rothpoetry says:

    he’s a brown-feathered smidge, but call him king
    I love this painting and poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Dwight

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        I love the wren! They are so cute!

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  12. kim881 says:

    I love that your poem is bird-shaped, Jade/Lisa, and, the phrase ‘brown-feathered smidge’, and the way you captured his feistiness – bluebirds flee, indeed!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I didn’t notice about the bird shape! Glad you enjoyed the poem, Kim, and love your comment.

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  13. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely painting, and your poem captures so well what you see and hear of this tiny bird. Lovely language!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Merril thank you so much for your comment.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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  14. beverlydyer says:

    Oh did you ever capture there sweet and sassy personality! Thank you! Cheers, Bev

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Beverly, it was my pleasure to create a poem for the smidge. You are very welcome. I enjoyed taking a stroll through your artwork and the other poems they inspired as well.

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  15. What a powerful little bird… don’t think we have anything like that here… The blue tit can be pretty cocky though

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wikipedia is so convenient, just looked to see if your blue tit is like our tufted titmouse, and it isn’t, but close. It also said of all of the tits, the blue tit is the only polygynous one of the bunch. Maybe that’s why he has to get cocky. On another note, I’m halfway through the movie, “The Wife”, which is set in Stockholm. Not a lot of closeup shots of the city but at least a few aerial shots. Nice to “see” your city, if only in miniature and in a movie.

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      1. I have not seen “the wife” but I’m familiar with the setting with the Nobel prize and so on…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Really? That is very cool. The movie shows the Nobel winners being treated very well, and they receive their award from The King?

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          1. I know the settings and the dinner is broadcasted on TV…. but I have not been invited (yet)

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  16. The mouse that roared? That is a mighty smidge. Love how your poem reflects the painting.

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  17. lynn__ says:

    Enjoyed your interpretation of the artwork, especially the smidge’s passionate persona!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Lynn.

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  18. Vivian Zems says:

    A feisty bird indeed!

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  19. robtkistner says:

    Excellent interpretation Lisa, of this piece you chose of Beverly’s art. Wonderful choice! Cute little bird… 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob thanks! He is a feisty little bugger!

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  20. Wonderful writing on this adorable little guy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed the tale of the trilling smidge 🙂

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