dVerse OLN — Willow Moon Waits

Weeping Willow moon | Beautiful moon, Moon shadow, Beautiful nature

Blushing peach glimpsed through
willow fronds, night rendezvous –
warm autumn winds sigh…

Dusk gives way to pink sunrise.
Cool dew-covered limbs entwine.


Grace is today’s host for dVerse‘ Open Link Night. 

FYI, I was pushed into WP’s new block editor just as I tried to begin the post.  Please forgive any irregularities.

Image is Moon Shadow

Thanks to a comment exchange between Max/badfinger20 and I, today’s offering was inspired.

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Looks great Li!!😊👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Jen! I can see why people hate the new editor. Merely hitting the return button causes chaos! Not something I want to contend with right now.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jen Goldie says:

        Return button?
        I’ve been using a version of the block editor for awhile and so far I’m not having any problems.
        I use a laptop though.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          return button = enter key. Why does it have to pull up a whole taskbar when you hit enter? Is there a way to avoid/bypass it?

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          1. Jen Goldie says:

            The editor options appear when you click the + sign.
            I’m confused
            Are you using a phone?

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I clicked the + sign and chose “classic” and started typing, but when I hit the return key it throws up an “edit task bar” in the middle of what I’m typing. No I use a PC.

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              1. Jen Goldie says:

                Because that’s what you get when you hit the classic button.
                Try using the side controls. Click on the button at the top right and it shows text size & color options Plus That’s the block editor it says so LOL
                sheesh I dunno. Hoping that helped.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  OK, next time I try to create a post I’ll check it out. Thanks for your suggestions 🙂

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                  1. Jen Goldie says:

                    I think you’ll like it!! *wink*😊👍

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  2. What a wonderful view… to see the moon through the branches is great…and if there is an owl somewhere I would be ecstatic.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The owl is narrating 😉

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  3. Lucy says:

    I LOVE the poem and the accompanying photo. They compliment each other well. Your piece is very majestic, and the rhyme flows so intrinsically. Beautiful piece!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lucy thank you 🙂

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  4. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    “warm autumn winds sigh” love that line Lisa… and thanks for the notice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome, and I like it when poems spontaneously birth themselves.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Like songs they are the best… less contrived

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  5. rivrvlogr says:

    You’ve given us an evocative metaphor.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s all Sanaa’s fault! 😉

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  6. Ron. says:

    Five lines that rate a 10, as does the photo. Big winner, this, L! Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ron, many thanks and glad you enjoyed it.

      Like

  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely exquisite, Lisa! ❤️ I so love the image of the moon through the willow fronds! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thank you very much 🙂

      Like

      1. sanaarizvi says:

        You’re most welcome! 🙂

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  8. Nima Mohan says:

    each line is so beautiful Lisa ❤
    And the image you chose is so perfect ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Nima 🙂

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      1. Nima Mohan says:

        Welcome Lisa 🙂

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  9. Grace says:

    From dusk to pink sunrise, a lovely sight.

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  10. Truedessa says:

    The moon and willow speaks to my heart. Today, I went for a walk and a giant hawk landed in the willow tree before me. It was surreal to see a bird of that magnitude in a willow tree. I am still pondering it symbolically.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      That would be a sight to see. I see hawk as symbol of blessings and strength and the willow as grace and giving.

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  11. Such a beautiful embrace of image and words!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mary 🙂

      Like

  12. Sadje says:

    I love this visual poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    Nicely done Lisa! I did not notice any irregularities. I love the photo of the willow branches silhouetted against the moon!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It went smoother than I thought it would. Glad you like them.

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  14. robtkistner says:

    Wonderful Tanks Lisa — and what a pic!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Rob!

      Like

  15. Ingrid says:

    A beautiful description of an autumn sunrise – I love the line ‘warm autumn winds sigh’ – there are only cold autumn winds here, but still it’s beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you liked it, Ingrid and hope you have some warm winds one day yet before snow flies.

      Like

  16. calmkate says:

    exquisite words and photo Lisa, this must be my fav 🙂

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  17. kim881 says:

    We are lucky to have this view in our garden, Lisa, and you have captured it beautifully, and with an autumn sigh. I love the touch of erotic in the final line.

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  18. Brendan says:

    Luscious and sweet! I’m there. – Brendan (PS, you can navigate to the old WP editor by entering your blogaddress/wp-admin and click on Posts under At A Glance; next page click Add New and you’re creating in the old editor. )

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked it, Brendan. *Thank*you* for the instructions to get to old editor. Will the setting be saved after this process or will it need to be repeated each time?

      Like

  19. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely imagery–a sensory experience.
    The new block editor is a pain!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Merril, thank you. Look at Brendan’s comment — he gives info on how to get back to the old WP editor.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        Yes, I saw. Thanks.

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  20. othermary says:

    This is lovely. You did well with the block editor, and I feel your pain! I was so frustrated I left WordPress and started over with Blogger.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh dear, I don’t want to have to do that 😦 Glad you enjoyed the poem.

      Like

  21. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    This is a sublime tanka. Sometimes I consider just being that brief, but once I unleash my pen, words just tumble out. FB has a new platform, which is BS as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn glad you enjoyed the tanka. I usually go brief when the poetic inspiration is lagging. Ugh on fb platform, I avoid fb like the plague for the most part but had to rejoin for dverse. Hey, I always enjoy the unleashing of your pen! You have a lot to say!

      Like

  22. pvcann says:

    I love the delicate sensuousness, blushing peach indeed, sigh indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Paul.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. lynn__ says:

    Fabulous photo and tanka, Lisa! This is a juicy one 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome, Lynn 🙂

      Like

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