dVerse — two crystalline couplets

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silent miaou

Spoiled cats miaou at elbows for pets;
Spring peepers peep in closing distance.

No graphics on the next one.

 

Peppermint-oil-diffused mist drifts and
finds origins in Spring’s fresh breeze.

 

 

I decided to use the crystalline poetry form. Each couplet stands alone.

Frank Hubeny is today’s host for dVerse.  Frank says:
To participate, post your poem with a final couplet on your blog.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how the spring breeze carries the peppermint. That video removed a mystery of where that peeping sound came from in spring. I had no idea.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They are in the ponds and ditches around here. When I had a rain barrel up, it was a place they frequented. Glad to have solved the mystery for you, Frank 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    You are so good at this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje, those were fun to write.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  3. I love the peppermint here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Can you guess that the diffuser is going with peppermint right now?

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    2. that gal says:

      Same!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Anthony.

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Wild chives and mustard plants trumps peppermint for the olfactory prize. Our cat was put down years ago,, and your first line makes me pine for a gato.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      This past fall it had been about 20 years since I had any cats. I had my dog Chauncey from 2004-2016. After retiring in 2018 I started volunteering at a cat rescue with my younger son and his wife. It wasn’t long before Mlady (then her name was Crumpet) chose me; then a few months later, Dotty (then her name was Elphaba) charmed me. My house has become a home again ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Love it! you could say those frogs are full of hot air!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Dwight. Yep!

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  6. I have never seen a frog like that, but that blowing bubble trick looks real cool.

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  7. Delightful couplets Lisa 🥰 I love the one about the frogs

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Christine ❤

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  8. Gina says:

    since a lot of activity has ceased here in my own suburb, i am enjoying the dawn chorus, we have bull frogs! lovely couplets, nature is such a fascinating subject.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gina, thank you very much.

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      1. Gina says:

        my pleasure!

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  9. badfinger20 says:

    Love those frogs! Any frogs.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Aw, I didn’t know you were a frog fan 🙂 Guess what? I finished the collage of the dream I had with George in it today. I will be posting soon. Interested in hearing your impressions on it.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        I love frogs!
        Well I look forward to it!

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      2. badfinger20 says:

        Oh I have a new Martha post I did tonight

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        1. msjadeli says:

          It’s posted??

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  10. hank77 says:

    kaykuala

    Peppermint-oil-diffused mist drifts and
    finds origins in Spring’s fresh breeze.

    How very much so, Jade!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Hank.

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  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    This sounds like the tree frogs we hear at the end of summer here, a pleasant nighttime sound. At my last home, I planted peppermint by my front door, thinking I would enjoy the fragrance. I did not realize it was extremely invasive and it quickly took over my flower bed! Thanks for the write. I enjoyed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you connected with the poems. Yes, anything in the mint family goes ga-ga from what I’ve seen of it. I keep it in containers but even then it escapes! Thank you, Beverly, hope you are settling in to your new place.

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  12. memadtwo says:

    All seek attention according to their means. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      K, I finished the collage! Will be posting tonight or tomorrow.

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  13. calmkate says:

    Spring will help relieve the sting … thanks for this beautiful reminder!

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  14. kim881 says:

    I enjoyed your crystalline couplets, Lisa, and I’ll be making a cup of mint tea to celebrate the second one! Mojo is outside enjoying the fresh spring breeze this morning – I’m inside trying to keep warm in a blanket. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed them and hope you stay warm.

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  15. merrildsmith says:

    I didn’t know this form–nicely done. I like the peppermint breeze.
    The video was fun–the sound got my cat’s attention.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I didn’t either until I followed one of Frank’s links. Thank you, Merril, and glad your cat liked the video, mine came over also at the sound 🙂

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  16. Nice you can’t beat a peppermint scented breeze

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Larry!

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  17. Evocative couplets! Love! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks and glad you enjoyed them.

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  18. Just Barry says:

    Your second couplet is a literal blast of fresh air. I like it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Barry, glad you like it!

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