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dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs


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 thoughts on “dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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