dVerse — quadrille 111– Secrets of the butterflies

Calla lilies Painting by Maria Shedrina | Saatchi Art
“Calla Lilies,” by Maria Shedrina

While I was flitting by one day upon a gentle breeze,
I eavesdropped when a butterfly told secrets to the bees:
A magic nectar rests in deepest bells of lilies blue,
and if you sip just one small bit your fondest dreams come true.

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Kim from 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 eavesdropping, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. robtkistner says:

    This is gentle, magical, and wonderful Lisa — beautifully written… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Rob :0

      Like

  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Now that’s what I needed, a smile, a chuckle, cast adrift in lyrical lines; thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Glenn happy it gave you a smile 🙂

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    A happy, lilting read, that leaves one with pleasant thoughts! Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Beverly, glad it pleased you 🙂

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely delightful, Lisa! 💝 Just what the heart ordered 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Sanaa!

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  5. Grace says:

    I believe in this – lovely share!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you

      Like

  6. Ron. says:

    Wonderful image(s) conveyed in perfectly-managed rhythmical meter and uncomplicated, uncontrived rhyme. Thanks, Lisa!

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  7. lynn__ says:

    What lovely secrets to learn…such a delight, Lisa!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Lynn 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Sadje says:

    I love your poem and the image is perfect for it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li

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  9. Truedessa says:

    I adore the magical feel of your words, I do hope dreams come true.

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  10. Ingrid says:

    This is just delightful: ‘I eavesdropped when a butterfly told secrets to the bees’ – it makes me think of the kind of eavesdropping Ariel in The Tempest might do: so delicate and magical, made me smile 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy to have made you smile 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  11. rothpoetry says:

    I love the imagination in your poem Lisa. The magic elixar way down deep in the flower! It really is… for with bees it becomes honey and with butterflies it becomes more cocoons! Love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy to have pleased you with this one, Dwight 🙂

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  12. kim881 says:

    I love the rhythm and pace of your quadrille, Lisa, perfect for flitting, and I love the thought of eavesdropping on a butterfly telling secrets to the bees. There’s a fairy tale feel to this one. 😊 Like Ingrid, it made me think of Ariel in The Tempest and even Puck in A Midsummer Night;’s Dream.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kim.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. judeitakali says:

    Such a kind butterfly

    Liked by 1 person

  14. gillena says:

    Delightful. Now i want to observe the flowers, butterflies and bees more closely

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much💝love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I know you are surrounded by many beautiful flowers and butterflies also 🙂 You are welcome.

      Like

  15. lillian says:

    Love love love this….I read it a second time aloud. Love the pacing and the rhyming and the sweetness of it too. Whimsical!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lillian.

      Like

  16. othermary says:

    This is delightful! That’s the kind of eavesdropping I want to do! 🙂

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  17. This is so sweet and endearing Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you.

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  18. I would love to eavesdrop on butterflies… but maybe I would be disappointed on the mundane things they are talking about… I bet it’s just sweet talk …

    Liked by 1 person

  19. merrildsmith says:

    What a lovely verse–a bit of magic!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Merril, thank you and glad you enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome!

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