dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

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It takes 3.6 million jasmine blossoms to make one pound of jasmine essential oil. There are 9,600 drops of it in every pound. Dividing the number of jasmine blossoms by 9600 comes to 375 jasmine blossoms per drop of oil.

When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I saw my barn had burnt down. I felt like what a spider would feel like if someone threw a baseball through its web.

The vibrating strings of the universe are all connected with each other. Baseballs are strings, as are spider’s webs. As are barns. As is the moon.

We ripple, whether
the barn is burnt or intact –
all strings play their notes.

 

 

Mish is today’s host for dVerse.  Mish says:
What does the moon represent to you in Masahide’s terse, epiphanous message? What does your burning barn look like? Have you experienced your own personal insight or enlightenment as the world deals with this ongoing crisis? Ponder these questions and pen us a poem.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Wow, you really worked with the prompt, rocking the hell out of it. Your last paragraph and haiku are terrific. The image of a baseball crashing through a spider web will cling to me for a long time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Glenn.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the description of the spider and the baseball going through the web.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Frank.

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    I love where you went with this one, Lisa. A place for everything and everything in its place all playing the same tune!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight. What at first seems significant, or insignificant, takes on a different perspective in light of it.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Yes it really does!

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  4. You really got me thinking with this Jade and how everything is relative. Now I feel for the spider who has spent all that time spinning her web and a baseball is thrown through it. That’s incredibly sad. 😢

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If our web is broken, we must begin to weave it back together. I just wish they’d stop hurling the baseballs!

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  5. memadtwo says:

    A koan for our times. (K)

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  6. badfinger20 says:

    That Lisa…is deep.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. The prompt inspired me.

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  7. kim881 says:

    I love the haiku, Lisa, a nd the way it sums up so succinctly the deep thoughts in the prose. It made me think!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Kim.

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      1. kim881 says:

        You’re more than welcome, Lisa.😊

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  8. So much to ponder in such a short post. A perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Keith.

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  9. Mish says:

    A refreshing and insightful perspective! Message received.I like the way the first stanza intrigues one to where this is leading. It reminds me of my daily calculations on Worldometer. Ughh….

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m not sure what Worldometer is. Something with counting the new cases of covid? Glad you enjoyed the perspective, Mish!

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      1. Mish says:

        https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
        I watch it daily. Very informative, but frightening.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you, Mish. Just bookmarked it.

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  10. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautifully written Lisa, the strings of the universe are all connected 💜 xxx

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Xenia ❤

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  11. Yeah! Love the haiku. And the math. There’s a lot to ponder just with the math of essential oils.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! I’m a newbie to it but will be writing all April on them for A2Z Challenge. There is so much to know!

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  12. How all is connected made me think of the butterfly effect… awesome response.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn, glad you enjoyed it.

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