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dVerse — quadrille 114 — Cloudfish

cloud eyed fish scaled 110220
Cloud eye, based on dream

Rise to the surface
from deep blue
each breath a lighter hue

Patchwork of clouds
meshed together,
one hand lifts us up.

A place where we see,
formed, yet formless,
happiness is a noplace

But everyplace to be;
blind, yet seeing,
all one being.

 

 

When I read Lillian’s prompt word over the weekend, I took a moment to take it in and send a small prayer request to the dream world that sends “messages from home” (Clarissa Pinkola-Estes calls them that.) Mother Night sent me one. I created the collage based on the focal feature of the dream, which was an image of an open hand made of clouds and the words, “Patchwork of clouds, we mesh together, hold each other up.”

Another word message was, “also a pupil to an eye.” In my dream studies, I’ve learned that Mother Night loves to work with puns and riddles. Pupil can be the dark part of the eye, but it can also be student. Eye can be eye, but it can also be “I”. Can one be a student to themselves?

The rest of the collage created itself into being. The tail is a crescent moon, and the lips are infinity.

Lillian is today’s host for dVerse.  Lillian says:
You’ve got it: the word for our quadrille today is happiness. Or any form of the word (not synonym) as in happy, happier, happiest. Maybe verbify it and happy somebody! Or how about a happylicious ice cream cone as a treat? Any way you look at it, your poem of exactly 44 words, sans title, must include the word happiness or a form of the word. This will be our dVerse Happiness Project!

65 thoughts on “dVerse — quadrille 114 — Cloudfish

  1. “A place where we see,
    formed, yet formless,
    happiness is a noplace

    But everyplace to be;
    blind, yet seeing,
    all one being.”

    This is very philosophical to me, and I’m going to look at happiness now in this point of view. Happiness can often be eluding, but this poem makes me think that it’s there and not there–in the way that we can create happiness if we think ahead. We can make that happiness come true from within our being if we believe in that future we’ve created in our heads.

    I can be so off the mark here, but this is what I got from your piece. 🙂 It’s quite a beauty, Lisa, and to be honest, it impacted me deeply. I’m going to save this so I can look back at it as a reminder. ❤ ❤ Thank you.

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    1. ❤ Many thanks, Lucy. When Mother Night speaks (and I"m able to remember it and write it down!) I listen. There is so much wisdom to tap into at our fingertips. This song just came to mind. I see happiness and love as tightly linked:

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  2. LOVE the collage…and your explanation of it tied to your dream. I most especially liked these words:
    happiness is a noplace
    But everyplace to be;
    This entire post made me smile 🙂
    Perfect for our happiness project!

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        1. from good ol google: “YMMV is an abbreviation for ‘Your Mileage May Vary.’ Basically, it means one person’s experience with a product may be different from another’s…” Back in the old days it was part of car sales and how many miles a car would get on a gallon of gas, but its use has expanded.

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    1. Very glad to have induced peace with the poem for you. Cool that you wrote about dreams this morning. Will check out your blog to see what you wrote. I look at the dream world as like a bottomless well of “living water” that I like to dip from from time to time.

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  3. “A place where we see, formed, yet formless, happiness is a noplace but everyplace to be,”… this is incredibly beautiful and deep, Lisa! 💝💝

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  4. Super creative Lisa, love your collage your poem and appreciate your explanation!

    True happiness is much deeper and we need to accept and connect with ourselves to find it … dreams are a good window to our soul, thank you

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    1. Alexandra so happy you find it affirming. I was thinking of being deeply submerged in darkness and each breath was carrying me closer to the light. That hand of clouds is like fresh air that lifts us all ❤

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  5. incredible collage and Quadrille. You’ve touched on one ingredient within the process of happiness, the notion that it is more and less, “form and formless” and “blind yet seeing”. Mother Night has been pretty good to me several times when it comes to writing poems.

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    1. Appreciate your comment, thank you. Dream Birds is a new one to me. I like the way Eno recited it. I understand why you thought of it. What a grim place it would be without the wonder and spirit of creativity.

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  6. Your creativity with the collage is really cool! I always remember my dreams maybe because I wake up sporadically but I do find dreams to be a great inspiration when writing. Happiness is seeing ourselves in the big picture and knowing when we choose love we are a part of something so much bigger and grander. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

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  7. I love your explanation of happiness as a spiritual haven: ‘happiness is a noplace’ – the place where we turn off our thoughts and let our souls sing! I love the collage too 😊

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  8. Creativity is a lifesaver in these troubled times, and I love where it took you, Lisa, with a nudge from the dream world. The collage complements your quadrille beautifully. I especially love the use of colour in the first stanza, which reminds me of coming out of meditation, and happiness as a noplace..

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