dVerse — Quadrille 120 — My way

Where Earth Meets Sky Painting by Gina Grundemann

My way is sky, silk blue canvas
to white fluff and dark currents;
sprays of rose herald day, or grey.

My way is earth, organic amalgam,
coming and going, vehicle for growing.

My waymates are this and that,
pungent and sweet; I breathe deep.

image:  “Where Earth Meets Sky,” by Gina Grundemann

I am today’s host for dVerse Quadrille.  I say:
Today’s challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a quadrille poem. If you’re new to dVerse or the quadrille, it’s simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title.) You MUST use the word “way” in your poem.

83 Comments Add yours

  1. I feel like I’m on the road with your poem… maybe someday we will be able to travel again.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad it makes you feel that way. Maybe!

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      1. Gillena Cox says:

        Lovely, you know the way. No confusion here ☺

        Happy Monday

        Much💖love

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Happy Monday to you also, Gillena. Thank you for your kind words and love ❤

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  2. kim881 says:

    Lovely use of colour and appeal to the sense of smell in your quadrille, Lisa!

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  3. Ingrid says:

    I feel the freedom of spirit in this poem, Lisa. Thank you for introducing me to a new (to me) George Harrison song, which is in tune with the spirit of the poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ingrid thank you and very happy you enjoyed them 🙂

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  4. Your way is a good one.

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  5. lillian says:

    Love the image and they way you’ve approached the prompt. I especially like the final stanza!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Lillian 🙂

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  6. Lucy says:

    This is beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lucy 🙂

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  7. Mish says:

    Love the use of direct metaphors. It feels like a mantra coming alive with imagery.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Love your comment and view, Mish ❤

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  8. Ron. says:

    I felt myself breathing easier, as if I were outside, walking with you as I read this one Lisa. And a beautiful image accompaniment. Thanks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad it gave you easing breath. So looking forward to getting back out there in warm weather again. Thank you for the kind words.

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  9. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Tis mantra, and it is overlapping affirmation. For me it has the Walt Whitman feel to it. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You and Mish have seen it as mantra and that makes me happy, thank you, Glenn ❤

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  10. Lovely piece Lisa – ‘organic amalgam’ has a wonderful hum to it (I might have to steal that line – 🙂) – and the semi-colon in the last line – connected but distinct – feels exactly like inhaling this delicious verse. Thanks also for George Harrison – I’ll now have that ear-worm going round all day.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and your comment makes me purr. You are welcome for George’s ear-worm. I’m listening to the Brian Eno you posted with your poem right now. World beats for sure. He’s a talented guy!

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  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    Your words and image took me straight back to the farm, rich soil, sweet and pungent… ah yes!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are welcome for the magic time-traveling magic carpet, Beverly ❤

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  12. Helen Dehner says:

    …. how beautiful every word. Of the Earth, I join you in breathing deeply.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Why thank you, Helen!

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  13. Dale says:

    So beautiful, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Dale.

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  14. Your way of finding peace is enticing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      One of my old blogmates used to like to quote Madge from the palmolive commercial and say, “You’re soaking in it.” 🙂

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  15. Lovely and lulling in its rhythm. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, my friend.

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  16. Wow, Lisa, I couldn’t write even one intelligent verse. I’m blown away, blown away, blown away! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m humbled, Christian. Thank you very much.

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  17. Sadje says:

    I love this poem. Wonderful poetry

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  18. rothpoetry says:

    Your poem and painting go together so well Lisa. Your ending made me smile~ I did a poem awhile back called Where Earth Meets the Sky also! Love the vanishing point in the painting!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very awesome, Dwight. If I didn’t see (aka like) it, will you please send me the link? It really is a beautiful picture, so peaceful!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        I will see if I can find it for you…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Dwight, I cut and pasted that link, made it one line, and plugged it into my browser and it took me to a page that says “Select a site to start writing or visit Randy the Closet Environmentalist”

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          1. rothpoetry says:

            If you just click on it in your comments it comes right up!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              maybe for you it does. This is what pops up for me:
              Select a site to start writing
              or visit Randy the Closet Environmentalist
              dVerse
              dversepoets.com
              Tao Talk
              tao-talk.com

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              1. rothpoetry says:

                Oh, you are not on Word Press. That might explain it.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  I am, Dwight. Not sure, maybe my settings somewhere? Anyway, thank you for trying 🙂

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              2. rothpoetry says:

                I did click on the link on your comments and it came right up.??

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  I don’t have the technical savvy to figure out why it’s giving the error message. Thank you for trying, Dwight.

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  19. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Nice poem Lisa…and one of George’s most underrated songs.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Max.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        You know I’m not an expert but a thumbs up!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Who is? The more poetry I read and write, the more I realize it’s about the feelings (while writing or reading) not the words.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I feel shallow at times but the way I judge it is..if I like some lines…just like songs… and the whole thing comes together.
            Yea writing can me just emotional and personal…

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  20. calmkate says:

    these three fit perfectly, your ‘green’ poem, that lovely art and George to mellow us out … totally appreciated thanks Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very happy you enjoyed them all, thanks!

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  21. 👏 👏 👏

    Lisa, can I be a waymate too? 🙂

    This was a lovely reading experience!

    -David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, you may, and you get to choose whether you want to be a this or a that. Or is it a that or a this? Thank you, David 🙂

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  22. M Jay Dixit says:

    There’s nothing I can say that’s not already said in comments about your poem, so I’ll just say that I LOVED it! George’s song fun too 🙂 ~Jay

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Jay. Glad you liked George’s song and it looked like he had fun with it 🙂

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  23. memadtwo says:

    That’s a peaceful way. I love the word waymates. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, K.

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  24. Lisa, this is truly lovely. Your words brought such joy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You make me smile to know the words brought joy. Thank you, Linda.

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  25. I got a whiff of the great outdoors both pungent and sweet! It’s not just a metaphor, it truly is all of what you write! 😍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! So glad you enjoyed the poem as it was meant to be taken, thank you ❤

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  26. robtkistner says:

    This is wonderfully engrossing Lisa — and I love George! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Rob, and George is one in a million. Being a musician you probably appreciate him even more.

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  27. kaykuala h says:

    My waymates are this and that,
    pungent and sweet; I breathe deep.

    Yes, it does not matter who Lisa, everyone can be considered a friend to filll the void in our life.

    Hank

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  28. Dora says:

    Nature’s way is so peaceful displayed on your canvas, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you like it, Dora. It’s a happy place to go to in my mind.

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  29. Every creator stays alive for his creation. Best of luck for you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      A good thought, Stefan, thank you.

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  30. I like your way. Full of blue skies, clouds and wide-open spaces and the long inviting road.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Thank you, Louise!

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  31. thehermitcreative says:

    Road Trip! Oh how this makes me want to just get in my car and drive. One day… The poem was perfectly paired with the artwork. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks and so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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  32. Athira says:

    Lisa, it’s beautiful

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Athira.

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  33. De Jackson says:

    How beautiful! And I LOVE the word “waymates.”

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