dVerse — quadrille 116 — The Ten Thousand Things

Each atom,
mote of possibility;
synthesized, charged
puzzle pieces
within metaphysical
context; aspects of
a time-space-dimensional
continuum, simultaneously
borning and graving, in perpetuity.

I’m a daisy,
a tree,
a cloudburst,
an ocean.

I’m a song,
a laugh,
a scream,
an idea.

I’m sentient dust.

 

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Learn more about the 10,000 things here.

De Jackson is today’s host of dVerse’ quadrille Monday. De says:
Scribble us a poem of possibility using just 44 words, including some form of the word possible.

79 Comments Add yours

  1. Devon Brock says:

    “borning and graving” – wonderful.

    D

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  2. On a microscopic level, an atom has all the possibilities in the world to become anything more or less

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I know. Do you see our system as open or closed? Or both? I think of it as a closed earth system, but I also think we are open to the universe.

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      1. It depends… for exchange of energy we are certainly an open system… for particles we are probably more closed (at least for practical purposes).

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Ohhhhh. I love these lines SO much:
    “I’m a daisy,
    a tree,
    a cloudburst,
    an ocean.

    I’m a song,
    a laugh,
    a scream,
    an idea.”

    Just fantastic. Endless possibilities.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, De!

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely stunning, Lisa! 😀 I love the closing. So well done! 💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, many thanks 🙂

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  5. A perfect ending, in so many ways. Love it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Linda!

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  6. Ingrid says:

    Such a wonderful poem of possibilities at every level of existence. I wanted to write on this theme but my brain wasn’t up to it tonight 😅 it made me think of Puck as quoted in The English Patient:
    ‘Sometime a horse I’ll be, sometime a hound,
    A hog, a headless bear, sometime a fire;’ 🔥

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Fabulous, Ingrid. I’m in good company with Ondaatje and/or Shakespeare ❤ Thank you!

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      1. Ingrid says:

        The best! ❤️

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Heavy duty, philosophical, yet whimsical,. “I’m sentient dust” is haunting, Brings to mind Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in TOMBSTONE, saying,” I am your huckleberry.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Glenn. Cool line from Doc!

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Wonderful! So many possibilities! I think of how everything on earth carries minerals from space, and how we all carry the same basic building blocks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you connected with it, Merril, thank you.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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  9. Lucy says:

    Wow, the possibilities are indeed endless. What a stunning and wonderful write!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lucy thank you very much.

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  10. lillian says:

    ah the possibilities….
    “simultaneously
    borning and graving, in perpetuity”
    and the listing at the end with the finality of sentient dust.
    Well done!.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lillian ❤

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  11. kim881 says:

    I love the juxtaposition of physics and biology, the philosophical and the just-being. The ‘I’m a daisy… I’m a song…’ lines brought to mind Ariel from The Tempest.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim, thank you. Very cool. Shakespeare was dust on the mountain top. I just watched the new movie, “Ophelia,” told from her perspective. What a good movie!

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  12. poetrybydebi says:

    From “I’m a daisy” to “I’m sentient dust” This is perfection (not that I don’t like the beginning its just that the latter part should be silkscreened on a billion T-Shirts)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha 🙂 Love your comment, Debi.

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  13. Gillena Cox says:

    Surely there ar no imps in your possibilities

    Happy Monday

    Much💝love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They are the screamers 😉 Thank you and love back, Gillena ❤

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  14. calmkate says:

    a powerfully beautiful piece Lisa, you have excelled with this one, so relatable as one sentient dust particle to another !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed this one, Kate. Thank you!

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      1. calmkate says:

        always a pleasure!

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  15. Beverly Crawford says:

    Beautifully penned. Rife with possibioity.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Beverly, glad you like it.

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  16. L.E. Hansen says:

    I drank a wine
    of possibility with Rumi
    And shivered:
    How can I scribble
    a poem of nothing
    I’m not
    just fix upon the world
    a scribble
    meant to be that poem
    for I am
    Winter and Water
    in Time
    that Poem is me

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I love Rumi! I believe him, as it is so ❤

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      1. L.E. Hansen says:

        Thanks! So sorry I didn’t see your comment much earlier. And yes, indeed, for he has touched the divine.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You are very welcome, and I agree.

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  17. Oh so much possibility!

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  18. Grace says:

    I love how from dust we can be an ocean. Love the part that De quoted!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you. We can!

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  19. lynn__ says:

    Expansive possibilities in this, Lisa…that final line sums it up!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lynn 🙂

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  20. memadtwo says:

    Very Zen. I love the word mote too. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, K. I read a book years ago, called, “The Mote in God’s Eye” and have stored mote away for the right occasion 😉 I’ve still got my collage stuff out and will be doing some more work. Question: are those postcards for the PO thing 5×8?

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      1. memadtwo says:

        You can do any size, though if its not the normal 4 x 6 you need to use a regular stamp, not a postcard one. I’m amazed at some things I’ve gotten in the mail.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          OK thanks. I’m getting geeked for it and want to get started now so will be ready when it happens.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            Its a good idea. Looking back, I don’t know how I made 30 in just one month.

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  21. Ron. says:

    I was only liking this poem until I got to your closer; then I was LOVING it!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks! and so glad it resonates for you.

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  22. Truedessa says:

    we are the needle in the web we weave…creating possibility

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ good to keep in the forefront, Truedessa

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  23. rothpoetry says:

    Well done Lisa, yes the very fact of our being here as complex creatures is an impossible possibility! The universe is an amazing place!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight, and yes it is!

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  24. Sadje says:

    Beautifully crafted poem Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  25. M Jay Dixit says:

    Possiblities are endless!! Beautifully done, Lisa :))

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Jay.

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  26. That is beautiful! Each atom providing endless possibilities.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is. Really opens things up doesn’t it. Thank you for your comment ❤

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  27. oh yes. we are all this and more. love the scientific aspect of this, too, Jade.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Rosemarie.

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      1. Always a pleasure, Ms. Jade!

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  28. rivrvlogr says:

    We are just motes, aren’t we? With endless possibilities before us, even to the end.

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  29. Dora says:

    A poetic multiverse, Lisa 😀

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  30. This is so good! I love that each line, while brief, is so compact and full of power, the whole poem explodes in the mind, leaving me pondering the sentient dust. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and I love your comment.

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  31. Helen Dehner says:

    I love the way you used mote here …. spectacular poetry.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, many thanks ❤

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  32. I love all of these possibilities! Beautifully done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sascha, thank you 🙂

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  33. Jay Bleu says:

    With a twist…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      spiraling dust…

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