dVerse — quadrille 99 — sunny and sixty-five

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“Spring Fever Fox” by Deb Lestenkof

 

Cushioned kitties
rhythmic breathe;
whiskers stir,
testing air;
cat-mouse dreams.

Robins bicker
over worms
pulled by the
spring equinox
moon.

Red maple, yellow
willow, brown birch
buds swell
then crack –
unfurling flags.

Fox squirrels
racetrack trees;
fevered play;
bird feeders hold
no luster.

De Jackson (aka Whimsygizmo) is today’s dVerse host.  De says:
stir us up a poem of exactly 44 words, not counting the title, folding in some form of the word stir.

46 Comments Add yours

  1. each stanza is like a small painting… love those cat-mouse dreams

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    1. msjadeli says:

      snapshots, yes, glad you enjoyed, thank you.

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  2. You packed a lot of images into 44 words! Love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked the images, Jane, thank you.

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  3. I love all the snippets of imagery here Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thanks, it is getting to be that time of year.

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    We both did snapshots, cool. I like yours better. Enjoyed /buds swell, then crack–unfurling flags/.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, we did. Glad you enjoyed, thank you.

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  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like all those spring motions pulled by the equinox moon.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  6. gillena says:

    Luv the composition. a masterly painting with words
    Happy Monday

    much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Gillena, thank you.

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  7. De Miller Jackson says:

    Oh, I can see this!
    “Fox squirrels
    racetrack trees”

    What a great description!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, De!

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  8. Lovely imagery in this piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Maria 🙂

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  9. jazzytower says:

    Love the bickering over worms..pulled by the moon. Love all the snatches stashed in here😊

    Pat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Why thank you, Pat 🙂

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  10. Xan says:

    I love it when a dverser manages to make a quadrille long! It’s not, of course. It’s the same length as all of them. But this feels long.

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    1. Xan says:

      in a good way!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Alexandra! Thank you.

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  11. rivrvlogr says:

    Everything astir in spring, as it should be!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yeppers. We aren’t quite there yet, but it was 63 in GR yesterday, which was pretty nice. Too back I had to come back to cold wind.

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    I love when the red maples pop open sending helicopter seeds floating to the ground. Nicely done Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like the poem, Dwight, thank you.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  13. you painted such a peaceful environment, Ms. Jade. Love the details!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ What a nice thing to say, thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      1. You’re welcome, Ms. Jade!

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  14. Aww! One after the other pretty micro pics, Li! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The days are coming, not quite there yet here. Thank you 🙂

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      1. You are welcome. 🙂

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  15. Gina says:

    all come out to play! yay! and love the whiskers that stir

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gina. Dotty was next to me when I wrote this, dreaming and moving so she inspired that part 🙂

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  16. I love the confidence of all these observations. The racetrack trees, the unfurling flags. You’ve packed all these colors and sounds and motion into this flowering quadrille. Beautifully written.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Victoria ❤

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  17. Grace says:

    I love all the sounds of your poem specially the robins bickering.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Grace. I like the idea of the moon pulling the worms instead of the robins.

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  18. pvcann says:

    Such an alive poem, sounds, visual, feelings, wonderful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paul, glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  19. lovely imagery, love the cat-mouse dreams. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, JP! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda 🙂

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