dVerse — Haibun Monday — One Moment

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Looking to my left through sliders, a red squirrel is jerkily looking for seed bits that fell out of the red barn-shaped feeder that is twisting in the slow breeze. The suet cage above the feeder has been empty since the flock of grackles started clearing the cakes within hours. A cardinal just landed beside the squirrel, who then runs to ride the marble frog near the edge of the carport. The grass is lush, green, and tall enough to cut, but it is polka-dotted with dandelions that are early food for the bees so the cutting will wait. Mlady is resting on her yoga mat in the mini-greenhouse and watching everything as well.  Avocadette is in a growth spurt since being transplanted into a bigger pot and gets sprayed with a neem oil mist each day.

Looking to my right, into the atrium, Dotty sits on the gliding foot stool of the glider and peers out the back sliders. On the left of the chair is a tv tray with the latest book I’m reading, “The Knowledge Illusion.” To the right in the atrium is another tv tray with a heated pad, on top of which are seed trays with the few tomato plants that sprouted from the two-year-old seeds gathered from plants.

Commonplace moment
in one ordinary life –
Content in being.

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Frank J. Tassone is today’s host for dVerse’ Haibun Monday.  Frank says:
Let us now bear witness to the present moment! However you experience it, write a haibun that expresses the present moment.

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Beverly Crawford says:

    Finding contentment in the ordinary things is a rich endowment!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly ❤

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  2. Sadje says:

    I like how you’ve described your domain.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje. It’s a pleasant place to be once things green up.

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      1. Sadje says:

        I felt that in your writing.

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    You’ve described a beautiful moment perfectly.
    Thankyou. 🙂🌼

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jen, thank you 🙂

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        You’re very welcome my friend 🙂💜

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          1. Jen Goldie says:

            🙂💜
            Li? Will you look at my poetry blog and consider following?
            https://starlightandmoonbeamsdotblog.wordpress.com/

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  4. Gillena Cox says:

    Content, a very good way face our era of pandemic days, counting blessings

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much💛love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your comment, Gillena ❤

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  5. Lisa, I agree – your haibun left me feeling “content” – the perfect word to describe this.


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad, David ❤

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    One of our moments is a continuum, or a millennium perceptually or metaphysically. Your moment was fat and full and sassy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, I *love* that characterization. Thank you, my friend! I’d like to hear more about your view on the varied scope of moments.

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  7. rothpoetry says:

    Your haibun portrays a very relaxed setting. I llike your organic pursuits.
    A very nice haihun… love the haiku.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      “Organic pursuits” is a great term, Dwight. To have peace and quiet has been something I’ve been after for a very long time. It feels like these moments are that.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        That is wonderful!

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  8. Ron. says:

    Awesome work, this. I’m there with you. Just as intended. Salute.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ron.

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  9. Ingrid says:

    This does sound like a very contented moment in good company 🐈😊

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s the story of my life these days! And yes, both cats most times are in my line of sight. I just updated the post with a picture of Dotty.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Did I ever ask you what your new kitten’s name is?

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          1. Ingrid says:

            I’m not sure! It’s Freddie Fluffballs 😂

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Awwwww! I love it!

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  10. kim881 says:

    Ah, you have red squirrels – ours are grey and very cheeky! I enjoyed the picture you’ve painted of your home, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kim. One of these times I’m going to capture the squirrel riding the frog.

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  11. K.Hartless says:

    There is such a playful tone in the images-loved the polka-dot dandelions. Joyful, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, K. They are out in full force this morning.

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  12. calmkate says:

    so comfortable and cosy, you are at ease!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I am *now* with less than a week to be safe to walk out and about after having both doses of the vax and with my grandbaby born safe and healthy (she’s already 2 weeks old!) A month ago this would have been a much more uncomfortable poem.

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      1. calmkate says:

        I get you but you are taking every step possible to be at ease and that is far more than most 🙂

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  13. calmkate says:

    PS can you please help me in plain english on how to comment on the blogspot posts? I even opened a blogspot blog but really have no idea … thanks Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thinking of the steps, usually choose who you are commenting as (from WP or Blogspot handle), then your email address, then typing in the beginning (start typing http://) and the rest should fill in. Once that “takes” you should be able to see a text box to type your comment in. Once you’ve typed the comment, choose “publish.” Usually a box pops up that has you click it “I’m not a robot” then it reloads and you click “publish” again. That said, some of the blogs have a different procedure. Hopefully that helps you. Let me know ok?

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      1. calmkate says:

        thanks, it just feels frustratingly unfair when they comment and I don’t … much appreciated! If I can’t conqueror it I may vanish from d’Verse due to being a luddite!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          LOL you need to let go of the guilt, if you can’t you can’t. Please don’t leave dVerse! I’ll convey your comments to others if you need me to!

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          1. calmkate says:

            I’ll work something out … I sent up an sos to friends who are more tech savvy so hoping someone responds in the next week … it’s more issues than just the comments, thanks Lisa!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              OK, good luck!

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              1. calmkate says:

                thanks so much!

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  14. Misky says:

    That moment sounds near perfection to me. Lovely.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Misky thank you, it is feeling that way these days.

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  15. Ron Rowland says:

    “content in being”. I, for one, believe that being content is severely underrated.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You said it, Ron. It’s been an elusive beastie for me. I’m a slow learner.

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  16. Helen Dehner says:

    You wove magic in the descriptive words and phrases used in this haibun. Every living thing came to life. Wow and cheers!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen so glad you enjoyed the little menagerie 🙂 Thank you.

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  17. What a lovely tribute to the beauty of an ordinary moment. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      JP, thank you!

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  18. What is ordinary for you is exotic for others… maybe we should swap habits someday… but I do have red squirrels in my garden as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Funny to think of my life being exotic by anyone’s standards. I’d love to swap habits with you someday.

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  19. I think as we age, we come to appreciate the simple things. Beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think you’re right 🙂 Thank you, my friend.

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  20. memadtwo says:

    A good life, I’d say. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is. And it will be better yet when I can go into stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. again next week and meet my baby granddaughter, M!

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  21. pvcann says:

    Lisa this was so joyous and delightful

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Happy it brought you joy and delight, Paul.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Yes, and very grateful 🙂

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  22. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Life can be wonderful to sit back and watch! I will be doing that after tomorrow!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it can and I’m glad you’ll have a Happy Saturday!

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Oh yes Lisa! I appreciate life more now.

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