dVerse — dreamland

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Dreams are messages from home.
–Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

Vines string the pathway of
Ethereal mist day, softened
Songs of gentian butterflies
Silvery wings of faeries
Enormous sunflowers
Lily pads; leaping leopard frogs

Ogling bunnies with twitchy noses
Fine fern fronds fondle furry ears
Yarrow sway with rose mallow
On a spongy marsh ledging
Umbrellas glide, held by mouse hands
Rosy-tailed hawks survey supper

Deary me, diminutive dolly, dances
Roused when dark is day; I play
Each night/day a wildling way
Always gathering daisies, as
Messages from home, for day/day
Seeks so many answers and questions

I’m trying a new form today, called Spirit’s Vessel.

Spirit’s Vessel, a poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on April 7, 2008, consists of three stanzas of six lines each of six syllables each. These stanzas must start with the letters VESSEL OF YOUR last word is 6 letters and your choice. The poem must be uplifting in content and spiritual in nature. It may be with or without rhyme. Rhyme is a plus. It should be left justified.  Way off on the syllables in the lines!

Lillian is today’s host of dVerse.  Lillian says:
Write a poem following the prompt — it must somehow be about a dream!

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. This is like walking in wonderland… though part of me feels like I would only dream like this under the influence of something nice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Herbal tea before bed can make for pleasant dreams. St. John’s Wort and Valerian are both good for it.

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    2. I’m with Björn on this one. I keep thinking Alice with her hookah-smoking caterpillar.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        That’s what she did after walking the vine tightrope 🙂

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  2. lillian says:

    Well! Love this form and the alliteration is wonderful. I read it silently and then aloud. Such a wonderful illustration as well….Turns out today’s dVerse prompt was a perfect one for this form 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ yes, Lillian 🙂

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  3. Love this! Vessels of your dreams. Is that the form? Wonderful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mary, the first stanza’s first letters spells out vessel, the 2nd stanza spells out “of your” and the 3rd you choose a 6-letter word. Yes, it is a cool form I just found at shadowpoetry.com.

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  4. Gina says:

    a lovely poetic form, I must try it some day. your poem is delicious, your description is a whole new fantasy world of pleasure, this could be a lead in to a wonderful children’s story. vessel happens to be one of my favourite words and love how it flows in your poetry.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gina so glad you enjoyed it, and vessel is one of my favorite words as well.

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      1. Gina says:

        loved it very much, well done Lisa, that word tastes like butter on toast to me..yummy…LOL!

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    I liked all the alliteration–and the poem is full of dream (y) images.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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  6. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  7. rivrvlogr says:

    So, it’s an acrostic, of sorts. It worked very well as a stating point for “dreams.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it did, Ken. It’s cool how certain poems fit certain subjects.

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  8. the details reminded me so much of wonderland. the alliterations are playful and eloquent! love the form, too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and glad you liked it.

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      1. you’re welcome, Ms. Jade!

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  9. Xan says:

    Oh, very clever. I almost wish I hadn’t read the explanation before figuring it out, which would increase the magic!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Alexandra, glad you enjoyed it. I remember your poems about your wild yard that was like this dreamland.

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  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “Roused when dark is day; I play”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank.

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  11. Truedessa says:

    I enjoyed your dream there is so much there. The form is interesting, I’ve never heard of it. I may have to give it a try some time.

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  12. Thanks for introducing me to a new form. I love what you’ve done with it. I keep smiling over these lines, “I play
    Each night/day a wildling way
    Always gathering daisies.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks and glad you enjoyed it, Victoria.

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  13. pvcann says:

    I love this style, it has such an ethereal feel. Particularly fell into gentian butterflies.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paul 🙂

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      1. pvcann says:

        Thank you Lisa

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  14. What a fascinating form form! You did a fine job conforming to it, though I have to admit I didn’t count the syllables. How interesting it foreshadows Bjorn’s alliteration prompt! I love this synchronicity that arises among pools of poets.

    Like how you combined specificity with ambiguity and your images are wonderfully creepy, contrastingly cute and cleverly juxtaposed. Always a pleasure to visit here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine thank you for the encouraging feedback. The synchronicity is the cosmic mycellium at work I think.

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