dVerse — Switch

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They wait for me beyond the door
To steal from me my somber scene
To play in hue and nothing more
They dot my view with rose and green

The peonies, new on the scene
A princely frog kerplunks in ditch
From gloom to bright, a magic switch

 

 

Today’s seven lines are a rhyme royal stanza in iambic pentameter, as a quatrain and a tercet, with a rhyme scheme of ABAB BCC.

Frank Hubeny is today’s host of dVerse.  Frank says:
To participate, write a poem of seven lines in any form or in no form.

49 Comments Add yours

  1. rothpoetry says:

    This one made me smile! Did you kiss him and turn him into a prince… or were you practicing social distancing!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Glad it brought a smile. I never kiss and tell!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Ha Ha! Smart girl!!

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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    I like how you dressed up the Chaucerian stanza and got playful with the form. I see the frog as one of those little red critters, hard to kiss, hard to miss.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Glenn, and lol.

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  3. Sadje says:

    This is cheerful and nice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li

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  4. I love seeing all the new growth sprouting. Sometimes though it seems it sprouts, grows, blooms and then dies before I have had a chance to enjoy it. This year, being at home, I am sure I will enjoy my flowers more!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very good point, Christine. Flowers across the globe will get their long overdue, full appreciation this season.

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  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Very nice switch in that last line. I like the kerplunking frog.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Frank.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Peonies! what could be better? (K)

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  7. calmkate says:

    a delightful cheerful chaucerian noting the wonder of spring!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Kate 🙂

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      1. calmkate says:

        a real pleasure, thank you Lisa!

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  8. I read these poems and I just realize with awe that I am sharing poems with pros’, people who have studied and written and so much more than me. And it’s good, they say you get better by playing with more skillful people. And thank you, for warmly taking amateur words player in your group, and for the support, -though I can take and wish candid observations of my blind spots and gibbering writings. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Anthony, you’re right there are some real pros and many published poets at dVerse. I’m not one of them, with no training and a desire to express and learn as I go. My two best friends are shadowpoetry.com and rhymezone. It is a warm and welcoming group you are among, including yourself now 🙂

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  9. Shuku Li says:

    That kerplunk! I adore it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you! I’m sure that word was named after a princely frog also.

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      1. Suk Yin Lai says:

        Now that’s definitely a name I can get behind – Prince Kerplunk the Majestic!

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  10. Has been since day one!

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    1. I mean warm and welcoming group, nothing but support.

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  11. erbiage says:

    nice, lisa. love the peony!

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  12. Oh so delightful 😘 Lisa I loved this charming poem and so happy you included your peonies!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christine. I wonder if the new ones will bloom this summer?

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      1. I hope they do! 🥰

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  13. I love this, Li! Little things can bring us joy and spring sure keeps springing surprises!
    That kerplunking frog brought a smile! Thank you. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are very welcome.

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  14. Vandana Sharma says:

    Yes,na magical and delightful poem to read in this sad time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Vandana. If I hadn’t gone outside, there would have been no inspiration for it.

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  15. kim881 says:

    Your peonies and princely frog have brightened up my Friday morning, Lisa! I have some of those maroon coloured shoots under the cherry tree – and my princely frog has just got up!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL great, Kim!

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  16. Yes! I know that feeling – the house feels dark and dull, but the garden has so much to offer at the moment. Our peonies won’t come on for a couple of weeks, but I saw a whole load of wild orchids on my run-walk-run this morning.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Great, Sarah, the message I get is that life goes on, with or without us.

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  17. love the peonies and the frog.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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  18. I love how being outdoors flips the “magic switch!”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 It is magical!

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  19. rivrvlogr says:

    Lovely scene.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank.

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  20. this felt like a song to me, with its rhymes and rhythm!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, I was feeling it after seeing the frog and the flower sprouting.

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  21. Excellent Chaucerian stanza, with delightful images embedded in skillful rhymes!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank!

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