dVerse — MTB — Heart Strings

crane edited and resized

There’s a fat butterball
in a sapphire sky
as the words float away
now forgotten the whys

With the crane in the grass
and her mate in the pond
I suck love from the air
as they sing of their bond

Honeybees // dandelion
chipmunks dig out their tunnels
Robins run // then they stop
when they spy worms or bunnies

Without words but with joy
They exemplify spring
And I praise goddess blessings
When she plays on heart strings.

Björn is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet the Bar.  Björn wants us to write anapestic tetrameter.  I wrote one yesterday and like the form so much I wanted to write another.  I was in the atrium yesterday afternoon talking on the phone with my older son on his drive home from work when I saw the sandhill crane again, this time walking towards the house.  I sat ever so still and snapped a couple of pictures.  She took flight a few minutes later and gathered her mate from the pond, then the two flew north.  Fingers crossed they decide to make the back fields and the ponds a regular visiting stop.

p.s. The green in the foreground are the grapefruit trees, looking out yearningly.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. robtkistner says:

    Great second post Lisa… 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Seeing the cranes was so inspirational, they were the kernel that started it. Thank you, Rob 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    I like this poem Li. 👍❤️❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thanks much, Sadje, glad you do.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  3. writingallsorts7909 says:

    Lovely picture painted with this poem. (I used to enjoy the scent of the grapefruit tree leaves in our garden in Italy).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. I wish my trees could be outside all year.

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    A lovely poem. Thanks for sharing your interlude!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Beverly. My pleasure 🙂

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Great photo! And his form is just right to celebrate. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Kerfe. I loved watching the crane walk.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I had a dream last night where you had tamed your visitor and it would let you interact with it. I take that as a good omen for something! (I was trying to take a photo but the bird was still shy of me)

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        1. msjadeli says:

          That’s amazing and I love you were dreaming that. Sounds like a good omen for sure.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            The landscape was beautiful.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              🙂 I’m glad you see me in a beautiful landscape. Do you ever take pics with your phone when you’re out and about in the city? I’d love to see some nature spots you visit if you do.

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              1. memadtwo says:

                I should do that. It seems I’m always hurrying from errand to errand, but this weekend when I meet my daughters, I’ll take some on my walk.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  YAY! I just got inside from taking pics of what’s in bloom in the yard. The pear tree is now in bloom 🙂 Planning on Meijer Garden and cherry trees this Saturday.

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                  1. memadtwo says:

                    I will try to remember. My mind is a seive these days.

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  6. I love this.. and the bouncy rhythm really made for a joyful ride.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Bjorn. Thank you for the fun prompt also 🙂

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  7. Just Barry says:

    This is a beautiful poem that captures the essence of the poetry of life.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Barry 🙂

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  8. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done Lisa. I could feel the rhythm!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight. On the first one I roughed it up a bit to interrupt the rhythm (of a bad dream.) This one I wanted smooth as silk 🙂

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        I love it! You hit a homerun! :>)

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  9. judeitakali says:

    This is beautiful writing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jude, thank you very much.

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