dVerse — quadrille — Blue and Clouds

on
blue painting acrylic 071320 scaled
acrylic and silicon

 

Blue seems so far away,
yet here I stand, immersed.
Seen from a distance; clear,
yet felt so murkily within.

Clouds, wing-fluffed
mystical messengers;
cushioned protectors
from punishing glare.

Blue-clotted canvas
smoothed under moving
yet constant angel brushes —
watery dilutors of woe.

 

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is today’s host of dVerse.  Kim says:
This week, I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word blue, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    oh wow! Just wow! I was sure I was going to say the second stanza was my favorite and then I read the third! Angel brushes and I can see the effect of the water on the paint…blurring it softly. Diluters of the harsh, the woeful. Just a lovely poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thank you, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  2. kim881 says:

    The image you chose reminds me of a shimmering cool pool, Lisa. I haven’t swum in a pool for years so, yes, blue does seem far away! I love the phrase you used for clouds: ‘watery dilutors of woe’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim, thank you, glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  3. Grace says:

    I felt the tug and pull of different conflicting emotions from the canvas. Ultimately, I remain hopeful of whatever is coming from the blue.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, I’m glad you do.

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Wow, we all are hot to pen some poetics. I love this /clouds, wing-fluffed mystical messengers.” I’m all excited about getting into the saddle again.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’ve missed the poems and the poets for sure.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Frank

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  5. Charming piece, Lisa. I like the idea of wing-fluffed clouds. Nicely done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susan 🙂

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  6. Woww!!💝 I love; “Blue-clotted canvas smoothed under moving yet constant angel brushes.” 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Sanaa 🙂

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  7. Sadje says:

    What a fascinating poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  8. gillena cox says:

    Extraordinary, your cloud image. Luv it
    Happy Monday

    Much💙love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena ❤

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  9. I love your image and the words are so evocative and gorgeous!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Victoria 🙂

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  10. Dale says:

    Gorgeous, Lisa. Simply gorgeous.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dale, thank you 🙂

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  11. rothpoetry says:

    How hot we would be without those fluffy, watery clouds.. Great poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, Dwight, we would. Thank you 🙂

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  12. memadtwo says:

    The liquid blues of healing…great imagery. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Na’ama.

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  13. Beverly Crawford says:

    Wonderfully descriptive. You covered them all in great style!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly, glad you enjoyed them.

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  14. Nicely done. I especially like: “Clouds, wing-fluffed/mystical messengers;”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, thank you, Arcadia.

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  15. calmkate says:

    amazing imagery with very deep meanings … love your artwork!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kate.

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Lisa!

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  16. Xan says:

    The “constant angel brushes” sent chills up my spine.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I don’t know what I would do without them. Probably burnt to a cinder.

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  17. Magical opening line!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it 🙂

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  18. rivrvlogr says:

    I especially like these lines:
    “yet constant angel brushes —
    watery dilutors of woe”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed them, Ken, thank you.

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  19. Art Is the ViRuS
    Spreading With Ease
    Blue Moon Horizons
    Become Endless Seas
    Even if it
    WaS ONly
    A Dark And
    Stormy Night
    Snoopy Joy
    Sun
    Shine
    Cares
    Not For Publisher
    Editor or Target Audience DiSSenT
    ALWaYS Woodstock Flies Blues Higher Angel
    Feathered Yellow Gold Wings Only SeeKinG FreeR
    Skies LoVinG iT All iN JusT one SMiLE More To Come..:)

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  20. Li, each stanza is so beautiful that it is difficult to pick a favourite! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you, my dear.

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      1. Always a pleasure! 😊

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  21. merrildsmith says:

    Such lovely imagery!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Merril 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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