dVerse — Visions of Pangaea

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The continents Laurasia-Gondwana 200 million years ago.

In the year of perfect vision
We went blind with hysteria
Isolates of touch’ rescission
In the year of perfect vision

Find a cure became our mission
In a lab in Tanzania
In the year of perfect vision
Plates shift back – now saved Pangaea

 

Note: in plate tectonic theory,  Pangaea is a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland – from rhymezone

In my vision, a small lab in an unexpected place will unlock the mysteries of COVID-19 and will blast it into oblivion, thus preventing countless human lives’ early ends.  This cure will unite all humans with each other, bringing us to a golden age of peace, where we all work together to save our beautiful mother, Gaia.

Today’s poem is in triolet form.

Bjorn Rudberg is today’s host of dVerse.  Bjorn says:
Today I would like you to take inspiration from the words like plague, pestilence, and pandemic, and write a poem to console us in this time of the Corona.

52 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh maybe, in the end, we will unite again.. the image of the plate tectonics is really good for the separation that we are seeing

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn. I hope the cure unites us as one human family.

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  2. Wonderful vision JadeLi. I am consoled.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ I'm glad, Len. Thank you.

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  3. Sadje says:

    I like your vision Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure

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  4. Shuku Li says:

    Jade! Oh it’s lovely to see you again – it’s been a while since October, and this is a comforting poem indeed, in times like this. I hope you and yours are keeping well!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Shuku, hey! So happy to see you. So far good with the shut-down. Hoping you and yours are keeping well. Will you be writing some poems for NaPoMo and/or dVerse?

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      1. Shuku Li says:

        Jade, I already am! I’m not on D’verse – I think at the moment I can only keep up with Na/GloPoWriMo – but if you’d like to take a look here’s what I have for now (I’m missing three days, work and ill decided to take a hand…)

        http://shukuen.blogspot.com

        We’re…getting through here – in movement restriction order, so we’re at home and only allowed out (one person at a time) for groceries and essential things. I’m well, at least, just busier than usual because I had to shift all my classes online, and there’s challenges involved in THAT, along with a steep learning curve!

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    I hope we have a year of perfect vision.
    I like the image of the shifting plates–cool idea!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      As the nations have drifted apart, maybe the pandemic will pull them closer together. Thank you for reading and your comment.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    What a lovely vision. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, K. May it come to pass.

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    A lovely foray into mythos and hope, and your rays of positive vibes are catchy, and let’s assume infectious. But as per usual, I think human nature will blockade the sunshine and drench us in shadows.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your lively comment, Glenn. Always a pleasure. I think you’re right but I hope you’re wrong.

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  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the contrast of perfect vision and being blinded by hysteria.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank. I was going to have that repeating line be In the year 2020 but perfect vision sounded better to me.

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  9. Did Laurussia and Gondwana collide to form Pangaea?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m not a plate tectonics expert, but I believe they shifted around, sometimes overlapping, sometimes creating mountains, but eventually they drifted apart.

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  10. Grace says:

    I pray for that cure to come soon, and hopefully unite us all. Take care!

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  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    What an interesting poem, fascinating to read.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly 🙂

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    I love your imagination! What a creative view of our sad situation!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you. I found Pangaea as a word that rhymes with hysteria and ran with it 🙂

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        That really works well!

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  13. calmkate says:

    Do hope you are standing in this election Lisa, the world needs leaders with visions like this, thanks!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What a nice thing to say, Kate. Thank you.

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Lisa, I do mean it!

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  14. badfinger20 says:

    I want us to have a clear view of vision…of the finish line and afterward. Whew…I’m starting to get the blahs bad…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you, Max. The kids and I played the virtual board game for 4-5 hours tonight, which really takes it out of me. There are no breaks or the game starts playing your characters for you. I think my son can change the settings but forgot to ask him. This day after day of being shut in is not good. Even the cats are acting differently.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        I’ve noticed Martha more impaient also…I guess they get a vibe from us. Yea those games can…drain you…that is the best word I think.
        It gets to where nothing makes you really happy…I start watching something and then change the channel….tomorrow I’m gettin gout and walking…I got out of the habit. I’ll take Miss Martha out.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Good idea. If the weather would cooperate I’d go for a bike ride.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            It’s around 70 here and sunny! I need to get out.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              AH!!!!! That sounds SO nice right now.

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  15. Yes indeed, why not Tanzania? It’s where the specimen of Homo habilis, or “Handy Man,” was discovered, so-called by its discoverers Louis and Mary Leakey in 1964 because it was found in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in sediments that also contained the oldest homosapien was discovered 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      But of course! 😉

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  16. judeitakali says:

    So thoughtful and hopeful, I loved this

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jude. I truly hope it happens.

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  17. Xan says:

    Kinda puts it in perspective.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Alexandra.

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  18. Your opening “In the year of perfect vision
    We went blind with hysteria” was all the invitation I needed to leap onboard with your lovely vision.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Victoria, thank you so much. It is a lovely vision ❤

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  19. Sherry Marr says:

    I do hope we come together to save Gaia. Wonderfully penned!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sherry, thank you.

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  20. The virus is it’s own pangea, breaking the world apart even further. Hopefully, when all is said and done the earth will be a beautiful place again.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very insightful perspective, Christine. Taking it one step further, each of us is our own pangaea…

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  21. wow. salute on how you mixed science and poetry effortlessly. and perhaps this urgent need will unite us again. i hope.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so too.

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