dVerse — A room with potential and The Sunday Muse

Old Art Deco Boudoir Painting Oil on Canvas - Seated Female Nude w/ Auburn Hair
artist unknown

Adequate dimensions for its purpose,
Wall-to-wall closet, and two night stands;
Glass door open, breaths deep, fresh
Beige, squared with art, tolerant voyeurs

Goldilocks bed, a drawer full of toys
Blue books, cremes, and oils
Vervain, rose, jasmine mists and smokes
A stage set for dreams, awake, asleep

A corner box where green has no place
Seasoned hues, deep, a cave in fall
A place to curl, to rest, to moan
A place to share bear sweat – but no more.

 

Update:  Beverly called attention to another prompt photo this poem made her think of.  I had to see it and here it is, from The Sunday Muse:

 

“Snow White & Rose Red” art by Kerry Darlington

“Knowing how way leads on to way*,” I tweaked the original poem for this picture.

Ursa Major visited my cave one day
One night of sleep was two years’ stay
Glass door open, breaths deep, fresh
Beige, dotted with art, tolerant voyeurs

Snow White and Rose Red oscillating
Depending on occasion
Vervain, rose, jasmine mists and smokes
A stage set for dreams, awake, asleep

Burnished stone where green has no place
Seasoned hues, deep, thick with warm skin
A place to curl, to rest, to moan
A place to share bear sweat – now but a dream.

Laura Bloomsbury is today’s host for dVerse.  Laura says:
For today’s poetry  prompt I’m asking us to conjure a room or rooms in the literal, functional, metaphorical, imaginary, and/or fantastical sense.

*Robert Frost

44 Comments Add yours

  1. I enjoy the Goldilock’s view… but as a bear, I must insist on my right to my own bed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL. A king-sized bed is plenty big for two, even if one is a bear.

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  2. such a well-written poem and lovely way you decorated this room for the reader to visualise so readily – no wonder Goldilocks was drawn to it

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laura 🙂

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  3. I looked up vervain. Can you perform magic in that enchanting(enchanted?) room?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m taking that as a rhetorical question.

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  4. Sadje says:

    What a vividly crafted room.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    This led me directly to the inspiration photo at Sunday Muse by Kerry Darlington, Rose Red, Snow White, and the bear, except in your story Goldilocks! Nice write.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just went out to find it and am linking it here so other readers can see what you’re talking about.
      http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/2020/05/sunday-muse-109.html
      I can see where my poem could be tweaked to apply to this photo, as aspects of one’s personality. Very nice, thank you for pointing it out, Beverly!

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  6. Dale says:

    That was fun, Lisa. I could so easily picture this room.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the poem, Dale. Are you writing one for the prompt??

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      1. Dale says:

        I did and… I did!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Alright! Going to look for it right now.

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Such a perfect tour of a magical room. One can see how Ms. Goldilocks would have to dally and fuss with things.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Of course, Glenn. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  8. calmkate says:

    a magical poem from a real life goldilocks …. so vividly and poetically portrayed!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kate, thanks for the lovely comment.

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Lisa!

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  9. Helen Dehner says:

    Room … and cave … both sound like lovely places ‘just to be.’

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ 🙂 Yes.

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  10. It still seems to me, and I don’t mean to cast aspersions, and innocent until proven guilty, but Goldilocks sleeps around. And why not, what a magical room you have painted here for her. Just right.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Never thought of her that way before, but now that you mention it — and with bears, no less! Glad you enjoyed the poem, D 🙂

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  11. memadtwo says:

    A fairy tale room made for dreaming. Anything can happen. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Exactly, K 🙂

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  12. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how the room is a stage set for dreams and “squared with art”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank 🙂

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  13. kim881 says:

    I think a room/space of one’s own has been a desire for many (human and animal) throughout history, a place where we can be ourselves and only have those things around us that we love. Your poem reminds me a little of the song from ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘All I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air, with one enormous chair…’ I love the image of a bear in a curled up in cave in fall. My favourite is the first one – the room is truly magical!.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim thank you for the wonderful comment ❤

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      1. kim881 says:

        You’re more than welcome, Lisa!

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  14. judeitakali says:

    This is gorgeous Jade, beautiful writing

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jude 🙂

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  15. rivrvlogr says:

    This sounds like a nice place for a long winter’s nap.

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  16. Carrie V. H. says:

    That ending is wonderful A cozy and sweet poem! Dreams come in all shapes and sizes.Thank you for joining us at the Muse!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, and you are welcome!

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  17. Oh, I love this Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda, glad it struck a chord with you.

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  18. Magical room of love. Gorgeous poem, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sara 🙂

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  19. lillian says:

    Love both the poems….and especially love that second image!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, so glad you enjoyed them ❤

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