Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

Once
Cocoons
Fashioned from
Nothing to form
We came to exist
Nestled and nurtured life
Immersed in air, water, earth
A living seed, destined to sprout
Grace and vision foundation’s blueprint
Metamorphosed! Butterflies realized!
Liberated wings, tired from wiggling out
Open and close slowly, practicing
While we rest, wind-kissed promises
Wings rested now, fluttering
Wind catches them – liftoff!
Marvelous wide sky
What’s that I smell?
Pink breakfast
Straw sips
World

The poem is in (double) etheree form.

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
write to choice of image.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice take on the butterfly effect.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Jim.

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  2. Myth says:

    This is so pretty!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, glad you like it.

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      1. Myth says:

        You’re very welcome! A very memorable poem… I really do remember people’s poetry. And so many poems are memorable.And when I see a poet’s name I remember a poem they had written, even if it was three or four years ago, this one is one of those poems!☀️

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’m humbled and honored. Thank you.

          Like

      2. Myth says:

        You’re very welcome!

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  3. Very beautifully done! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    I like how you combine evolution of the universe to the life of a butterfly, in a manner they look incomplete without each other.

    I guess we have defined life by respiration or transitoriness or physical structures. Who are we to say that the everlasting mountains or stone structures are not ‘alive’. They know a lot more than we do.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Reena! We are all endlessly recycled atoms as far as I can figure.

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Once …. by Jade Li/Lisa

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  6. badfinger20 says:

    Nice one Lisa

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Max 🙂

      Like

  7. kittysverses says:

    Wow! The poem and the format. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Kitty!

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Welcome, Li. 🙂

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  8. Sadje says:

    Lovely poem Li.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  9. memadtwo says:

    I love the word metamorphosis. (K)

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