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Healer
Magician, god-imbued face,
stage-glides in feathers
soul searching each heart to pour
the kindness of grace.
Mango sunrise through stained glass
sears clean forbidden
streaks as it heals heaven’s lost.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ad/Edouard_Manet_031.jpg/939px-Edouard_Manet_031.jpg

Magicked
Magician, your tricks
ruffle soft through my feathers,
soul strings thrummed in tune.
A strange mix of carnal grace,
mango martinis
where redeemed meets forbidden;
lost, yet still sweet found.

top image by Jessel Miller
second image:  Chez le Père Lathuille (1879) by Édouard Manet

I am today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night.

My offering today is using the Kindku, a newly invented poetry form inspired by both traditional Japanese forms (like the haiku and tanka) and Found Poetry.  Co-created  by Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis, here are the rules for writing one taken directly from their website, Auroras & Blossoms. I learned about this from from Paul’s Poetry Playground.

I chose page one of Alice Walker’s book, The Temple of My Familiar. The seven words I chose, in order are:

magician
feathers
soul
grace
mango
forbidden
lost

Instead of writing one Kindku, I chose to write two using the same word list. The first one has the 7/5/7/5/7/5/7 lines, and the second one has the 5/7/5/7/5/7/5 layout.

73 Comments Add yours

  1. Paul Szlosek says:

    Wow! Both of your kindkus are absolutely amazing! Bravo, well done, my friend!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul, thank you very much, and thank you for the introduction to the form. I absolutely loved the whole process of it, from finding the work to choosing the words and them communing with the muse.

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  2. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    Magician and mango make me go “MMM” good and the art makes my eyes pop wide open.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Colleen, that’s what I like to hear! Thank you 🙂 ❤

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  3. I love the journey and though mango martinis sounds a little bit strange, I would gladly join the party….

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are more than welcome to join the party. One mango martini just for you. Cheers!

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  4. Lovely Kindku! Auroras & Blossoms thanks you for the support!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much and thank you for the wonderful form that enabled their existence 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. We hope you will enjoy our other artistic forms! We have created quite a few.

        Also, if you aren’t aware, we are always looking for art to feature in our anthologies. 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I will try to check them out, Cendrine and pass your info on to some artists I am blogmates with.

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          1. Fantastic, thank you!

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Very interesting new form. I vote that some d’Verse host use the “kindku” for a prompt. For a time I incorporated haiku and tanka in most of my work, prompting a friend to tag my new style as “Buttku”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, if you want to send me detailed info on your Buttku, I would be happy to feature it the next time I host. How does that sound?

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  6. Ron. says:

    Wowza. Thanks for the intro to form Lisa, and for hosting the postings.
    “…where redeemed meets forbidden…” is maaaaahvelous!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome and thank you.

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  7. kim881 says:

    Thanks for introducing me to the Kindku, Lisa, which I will have to try sometime. The contrast of ‘Healer’ and ‘Magicked’ is subtle but very clear, and it’s amazing how you used all seven words in both poems in such different ways, especially ‘mango sunrise through stained glass’ and ‘mango martinis’.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim, you are welcome. I was intrigued by the form when I saw it and after writing these I’m in love with it! Thank you for noticing the subtleties 🙂

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  8. robtkistner says:

    Kindku, an interesting concept. Excellent execution of the form Lisa. Had never heard of it that I recall. Fascinating! I will have to try it… 👍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, I hope you do try kindku would love to read it when you do.

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    2. Glad you like this form! We created it last year. 🙂

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  9. I think it’s great that you made these ekphrastic, as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ken. I almost always find the images after writing the poems as I did here. Maybe a reverse ekphrastic?

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  10. Carol anne says:

    this is awesome! Great work! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol anne 🙂

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  11. Ingrid says:

    A really interesting form and I love what you’ve done with it! The ending of the second poem is fantastic:

    mango martinis
    where redeemed meets forbidden;
    lost, yet still sweet found.

    I love the artwork you’ve featured too!

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    1. First time, I hear ‘Magician’ and ‘Mango’ all in the same sentence.

      Everything about the poem and the mix genres is absolutely great visual work. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. msjadeli says:

        Charlie so glad you connected with them, thank you!

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        1. You are welcome my friend. 🙂 Bless you so much.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Ingrid.

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    3. Those were my favorite lines too!

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      1. msjadeli says:

        🙂 Thank you!

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    Delightful duplicity!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad to delight you, Beverly 🙂

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  13. I loved the combined imagery of the two pieces, the heavenly delicious and devilishly sweet, how they each speak to that undulating in-between and up-against space of a “Mango sunrise through stained glass” “where redeemed meets forbidden,” grace and fall in the dance of life. Bravo! ~peace, Jason

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment and glad you enjoyed the offerings 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome!

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  14. rothpoetry says:

    Well done Lisa. You do really well with this form. I love the colorful paintings as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, it was a challenge but a welcome one that was fun to put together.

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  15. Sadje says:

    Both poem are heart touching.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje, glad you connected with them.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  16. kaykuala h says:

    Love the way you brought a new form alive with great use of word crafting talents. Great write Jade! May want to try it out for later.

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Hank, and I would heartily recommend you give it a try. Pick one of your favorite poems or a page from a favorite book and you’re on your way 🙂

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  17. Oh I love this format Lisa. I enjoy this controlled form and you have made two very different poems from the same words and the accompanying artwork finishes them off perfectly. ☺️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine thank you! 🙂 ❤

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  18. Oh this is so COOL! And BEAUTIFULLY done, Lisa. Thanks for sharing this form with us 😀

    Wowzers bowzers – I love these poems.


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, David. Glad you connected with them.

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  19. Reena Saxena says:

    Thanks for introducing the kindku. I just happened to write something in 57575 today, and then, changed to make it a tanka.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome, Reena. It’s a fun form to work with with a foundation of words from your favorite poem or book passage which gives it that extra oomph.

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        Must try this out.

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  20. K.Hartless says:

    The mango through stained glass, and the echo of this in the martinis a really lovely set of summery imagery. Kinkus look like fun!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Karen, thank you! Picking a cool set of words from the chosen poem or book page sets the stage.

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        Fun! I’ve done this a before, but it’s been a long time. Will add it to my playbook for future writing. Thanks.

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  21. oooooooh. beautiful poems and interesting form, Ms. Lisa. The mango sunrise took my heart.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much and glad you connected with it, Rosemarie.

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      1. you’re welcome, Ms. Lisa!

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  22. Lucy says:

    This is beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lucy, thank you 🙂

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  23. memadtwo says:

    That’s an interesting form, and I love especially the first poem and image. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe ❤

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  24. merrildsmith says:

    An interesting form and wonderful word choice. The artwork is perfect!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Merril. I really enjoyed putting it together.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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  25. writingwhatnots says:

    Fascinating poetry form. Did it take long to choose your source for the seven words? You make them work so well in your kindkus. Lovely to read with the artwork too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      No, it didn’t take me long to choose the source. I wanted something by a female writer that I greatly admire, and Alice Walker was a natural choice. Thank you very much and glad you enjoyed them.

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  26. M says:

    you have conjured both rhythm and grace in each ~

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, M. The whole process fell into place with the form.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. ahtdoucette says:

    Love this. What a great idea for a verse-form.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy you like our poetry form! We can’t wait to read your Kindku!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Anne. I love the form! Really puts the brain through its paces.

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