dVerse — quadrille #102 — Tapestry

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Tabriz style “Ardabil Carpet”

Tapestry

Fuzzy crimson splotches
Warped blossoms
Viral entanglements
Crude pills on the weft
Tactile levity severed
Too many hanging threads
Dangling dust magnets

I need a good shake
Laid on the line
Chill breeze
Tightening my weave
Beaten with purpose
Until my surface is flush

 

Mish is today’s host for dVerse.  Mish says:
Pen a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title using the word “flush” in some form.

48 Comments Add yours

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, I like this personification very much!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      De, thank you!

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the description of the threads as “Dangling dust magnets”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Frank.

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  3. kim881 says:

    Many years ago I used to cross-stitch and make tapestry. I love your personified tapestry to bits, Lisa, especially the ‘Warped blossoms’ and ‘Viral entanglements’, and the ‘Chill breeze / Tightening my weave’!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim thank you very much.

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      1. kim881 says:

        You’re more than welcome!

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  4. I do love a tapestry so alive, but I think with dust like this it would still deserve a good beating

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  5. Oh those pesky dust magnets! This was adorable Lisa 🙂💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you enjoyed it, Christine!

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  6. Mish says:

    I enjoyed the voice of the tapestry and the weaving of tight descriptions. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mish, thank you, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Like everyone, you had me at /I need a good shake/. Kudos for personifying something inanimate.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Glenn 🙂

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  8. rivrvlogr says:

    Nice metaphor.

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  9. Sadje says:

    Ha! I like it.

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  10. Great ekphrastic poem, I loved how you used the language of weaving to “tie” it all together. (Sorry- couldn’t help it) This poem made me want to read it again – just for the sheer pleasure that your word choice bestowed. Did you know where it was going when you started? I really liked/appreciated the twist between the first and second stanza – very haiku-like feel to this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Christine, glad you enjoyed reading it No, it didn’t start out that way. The blotches were bad spots along my synapses with everything going on. Glad you liked the twist between the stanzas also.

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  11. gillena cox says:

    Ah yes, the purpose there is crucial to any results
    Happy Monday

    Much😷love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy Monday and thank you for reading, Gillena ❤

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    You conjured a lost memory! Mother used to put the carpets on the line in a fresh spring breeze and beat the daylights out of them with a carpet-beater made for that purpose, discouraging the dust of winter. Hadn’t thought about that for YEARS! Thanks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy to have helped bring the memory back. We had those rug beaters also 🙂

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  13. memadtwo says:

    It seems like everything reminds me of a song these days…this brings to mind the beginning of Carole King’s “Tapestry”. Allthings ccx woven are collectors. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad my poem reminded you of Carole King. I love that jacket cover of Tapestry. One of a kind.

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  14. Lovely images in this. tapestries are beautiful aren’t they? Xxx

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are even when worn and threadbare.

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  15. Why does this post make me think about Carole King?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Her album by that name.

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  16. Hurray to tapestries … of all kinds …

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  17. rothpoetry says:

    That is the only way to get the dust out of the rug. I like your take on the rug be in flush in the sun!

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  18. calmkate says:

    very clever analogy! Most of us could do with a good brush down and shake off …

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, yes. My threads sure are gathering dust.

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      1. calmkate says:

        lol I can spare you a few squares to wipe it off 😎

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  19. maria says:

    I had the same thoughts with Kate. Love the analogy in this piece. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Maria, glad you like it.

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  20. Fantastic, Li! Love the personification and your use of “flush”!

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  21. Dale says:

    Some things must be beaten to be beautiful… thankfully only THINGS!

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  22. ooooh! a clever personification. and i love how the words roll out of my mouth. quite delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you enjoyed!

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  23. Reena Saxena says:

    The last three lines are awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed them. I liked writing them.

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