dVerse — MTB — Google Ask Poem — I am art.

 

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(i’m) not what you see;
(i’m) born
of everything,
everywhere —
(your) way of survival.

(i’m) fundamental;
a god.

(i’m) personal,
relative
language,
resistance
read aloud.

(i’m a) verb, (to see)
what you can get away with,
(a) contagious yoga –
dead dope.

(i’m) just another form of screaming
dead chords.

(i’m) king,
not always about pretty things.

(i’m) pain,
pointless without passion,
stealing
the lie that tells the truth.

(i’m) unique to sedentary cultures.

 

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Bjorn is today’s host at dVerse.  Bjorn says:
Today I thought we should play a little with lists again, and to make life a little easier I thought we should do what every one does when we don’t have a clue. Just Ask Google. [Write a poem after gleaning a wordlist] using the autocomplete function in Google.

61 Comments Add yours

  1. kim881 says:

    I’m enjoying the diversity of the poems so far this evening, Lisa, and yours is no exception. I especially like:
    ‘(i’m a) verb, (to see)
    what you can get away with,
    (a) contagious yoga –
    dead dope.’

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I agree, Kim. Lots of interesting stuff on the trail tonight. Thank you.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Wowwww this is absolutely beautiful! 💝 I love; “(i’m) pain, pointless without passion.” 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sanaa!

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  3. Spectacular Lisa- Art is all of that and more. I love this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you.

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  4. The final line is such a great one!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It actually is a line that popped up on the google search! I need to learn more about that study 🙂 Thanks, Phillip and glad to see you back at dVerse.

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  5. Lucy says:

    This is beautifully stunning, and I really love this line:

    “(i’m) fundamental;
    a god.”

    This is powerfully striking and the imagery flows so well with the “I am” statements. Very well-written. It’s beautiful. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Lucy! It was interesting building the list of words and then letting the lines speak for themselves.

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Wow ” (I’m) born of everything, everywhere.” and “just another form of screaming dead chords”. I loved the duplicity of message, we are art, and so much more. You lapsed over into the metaphysical, where God and Art are both within.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for your view and your comment, as always, Glenn ❤

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  7. Grace says:

    I so enjoyed the reading. I love the (i’m) lines specially with the line:

    (i’m) just another form of screaming
    dead chords.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Grace 🙂

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  8. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I really liked the reading. You have a nice reading voice…no accent and good inflections.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. You’re the first person who commented on my reading of it 🙂

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I liked it. It gave it new meaning. As you know I know nothing about poetry. That helps a lot for dummies like me lol…because poetry takes inflections….if that is the right word…to me anyway.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You are a very kind person and no dummy by any stretch.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I try Lisa lol. Ralph Waldo Emerson…I have read some of his and Dorothy Parkers poetry. Parker is on the dark side but interesting.

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  9. hank77 says:

    kaykuala
    (i’m) pain,pointless
    without passion,

    Love the twist Jade, as normally pain is abhorred and nothing passionate coming out of it!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Hank.

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  10. rothpoetry says:

    I love your poem and what it represents… Art… all encompassing.. Yes, you are art…loved the sound bite!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight, and I’m glad you “got it.”

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome.. nicely done!

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  11. Sadje says:

    Unique and interesting!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  12. We are the “I am” and it’s beautiful here! I like the contrast and dualism as well, “the lie that tells the truth.” This was a good idea for the prompt!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your comment, and I agree, Bjorn picked a good prompt 🙂

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  13. Really enjoyed this one! The “I’m”s work really well, and I like the structure – like a cubist painting – shards of meaning, reflections, all making a whole. It’s an excellent piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sarah.

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  14. memadtwo says:

    I love the intensity. Amazing how often Google search wants to talk about death. A cultural obsession. But you give it life here. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for your comment and like what you see in it.

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  15. pain pointless with passion is such a powerful phrase! brilliant, Jade!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much.

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  16. Dora says:

    Loved your reading of the poem, infused an immediacy which is especially potent given the topic. I’m in thrall to this phrase: “contagious yoga” – yes art is, many times. Kudos, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora thank you very much. What a nice comment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dora says:

        You’re welcome. I hope you do more audio readings of your poems. 🙂

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  17. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully crafted, Lisa! I love your last line.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you. It’s a direct lift from google ask results.

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, Lisa!

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  18. rivrvlogr says:

    I enjoyed the reading, Lisa. It made the repetition of “I’m” even more effective.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ken.

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  19. robtkistner says:

    Hi Lisa, I am a day late getting around to reading peoples work. Like what you did here. This prompt was a little confusing for me but I finally hammered something out. You did better work than I did this week

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciate that kind sentiment.

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  20. Fantastic “I’m” repetition and form! Very creative!

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  21. Helen Dehner says:

    Outstanding write … the image is spectacular. Really enjoyed this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Helen 🙂

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  22. pvcann says:

    I so enjoyed reading this, it can be read in 1st, 2nd or 3rd person, but I read it as me, wonderful thing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Paul, and I’m glad you did — as you are ❤

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      1. pvcann says:

        My pleasure Lisa.

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  23. lillian says:

    “Art” is such a good one to do for this! I really found this an interesting challenge and although I’m just getting to the reading on Monday, I’m really finding the posts so diverse…like art! I’m reminded of that phrase, “art is in the eye of the beholder” . It also makes me smile at a memory I have: standing in an art gallery and looking at a massive painting of a red square. That’s it. A red square. And I was thinking, I could have done that. How is that art? Perhaps that, in part, applies to the last statement in your poem? 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wonderful observations, Lillian. Cool about the red square and likening it to the last line. It does stand apart from the rest of the lines, and I thought exactly that when I saw it in the list that was generated from the google ask! Life imitating art, or is it vice versa 😉

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  24. This is amazing I really understood your words ♥️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the poem, thank you.

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