dVerse — quadrille — Evening’s Cocoon

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Evening’s Cocoon

Jack’s huffs invade uncaulked cracks.
His heat-seeking wisps tickle my
uncovered cheeks and snake down to
bare ankles and slipper-froze tater-tot toes.

I, winter butterfly, weave evening’s cocoon.
Softest flannel sheets, under thin cotton
blankets, under a satin comforter
gleams warm under October’s moon.

 

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Merril is today’s host of dVerse. Merril says:
Use blanket as a noun, adjective, or verb. Describe a blanket, real or imagined. Make a blanket statement. Be cozy, dark, sensual, or funny. Maybe you want to blanket us with sunshine or warmth or blanket us under snow. Your choice, as long as your poem is 44 words.

 

51 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh what a wonderful time to slip under those wonderful warm sheets…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh it is. Probably my favorite time of the evening.

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  2. Such a tactile poem. The sensations come across brilliantly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol, thank you.

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  3. Lucy says:

    Such engrossing imagery. I especially love the second stanza. Very beautifully composed. ❤ ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lucy ❤

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  4. Lisa, you evoke such a cozy feeling here with your words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda. It’s the fine art of staying warm in MI 🙂

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    That second stanza in particular sounds so cozy. I laughed at tater-tot toes. 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked it, Merril. I had to go hunt my slippers up the other day which reminded me of how cold my feet were 🙂

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  6. kim881 says:

    I love that yours is a snuggly ‘going-to-bed’ poem, Lisa. The intimate details in the first stanza are evocative, but it’s the ‘ooh’ sounds in the second stanza that convey the joy of settling in for the night under ‘softest flannel sheets’ and cotton blankets.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you got the Q (how am I going to stay warm??) and A (build a cocoon) of the poem. Thanks much, Kim.

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely lovely! I love; “uncovered cheeks,”… such poignancy packed in this tight poem 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, your using the word poignancy made me think about how sad it is at how cold and how fast it gets cold here. Thankfully, Goddess provides blankets 🙂

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  8. gillena says:

    Evokes a very cozy mood
    Happy Monday

    Much💖love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena, thank you. You’ll never find me cozier than when I’m wrapped up in my evening cocoon ❤

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  9. kanzensakura says:

    Tater-tots toes!!!! I hate to say it but….sqeeeee! Such a warm cozy poem and the thoughts of flannel under satin – heavenly. I just so enjoyed this poem and it made me smile.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, they did feel like frozen tater tots! Glad the 2nd stanza made you smile, Toni, thank you.

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      1. kanzensakura says:

        And thank you for your kindness to me, asking me to come visit after Brad’s death. I have gotten more vampirish than ever now, not straying far from my home.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome. Was trying to help you not feel trapped with your thoughts back then. Glad you’re keepin on keepin on.

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  10. Ron. says:

    When I read something I really like, I often tell the author, “I was right there with you.” But, um, if you’re about to slip in between those sheets, My Beloved Sandra would not approve. But I REALLY LIKE this poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha, Ron. I’ll cut you some slack then. Thank you.

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  11. rivrvlogr says:

    You have some nice imagery here, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much.

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  12. Raivenne says:

    Oh I want wiggle my toes under the warm soft bedding you describe. So good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      And your toes would love you for it 🙂

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  13. Grace says:

    So warm and comforting. I love this line: I, winter butterfly, weave evening’s cocoon.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you love it, Grace, thank you.

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  14. Dora says:

    Winter butterfly weaving a cocoon of satin sheets is just one of the wonderfully sensual images you create here of closeness and life and desire warding off the cold. Beautifully done, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you 🙂

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  15. hank77 says:

    kaykuala
    blankets, under a satin comforter
    gleams warm under October’s moon.

    The warmness can never be duplicated in other circumstances for the ‘partnership’ sustains for a third of the day. Wonderful write Jade!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank so well said, thank you.

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  16. Your words leave me looking for a fleece blanket to add!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nothing warmer! The comforter seals that delicious warmth in.

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  17. Laughing here. Heat-seeking wisps indeed. And great choice of photo – a torch, a blanket and a frozen landscape.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you and glad to have made you laugh.

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  18. Sadje says:

    Delicate and lovely verses

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  19. rothpoetry says:

    Your bed cocoon sounds like a really cozy spot! Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight, it is!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        There is nothing like a good bed!

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  20. robtkistner says:

    I like this one Lisa your bedding layers sound snugglelicious

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  21. a charming snuggle poem under this blanket

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  22. memadtwo says:

    Perfect for an autumn night. (K)

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  23. lifelessons says:

    I especially love the last stanza, lisa..but also love the image of Jack Frost as an invasive lover, attempting to disturb your coziness.

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  24. pvcann says:

    Something very familiar, something comforting that i feel in this.

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  25. “bare ankles and slipper-froze tater-tot toes”

    Love that line and the cozy feeling throughout this poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad, Sara, thank you.

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  26. How I love the warm cocoon of your words!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ happy you are warmed by them

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