dVerse — Poetics — Grandma’s Baby Saturday

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Grandmother and Granddaughter – Kami Johnson's Studio

 

Thursday began as any other morning,
when the breeze blew in this morning.
Cats figure-eight my first sit-spot as
cats are wont to do. The coffee brews.
Outside, look up, not blue; storm brews?
Stirring cream into the hot steaming mug,
stirring emotions swirl; Saturday is baby.
Not quite eight weeks old, Saturday my grandbaby
will be snug in her grandma’s — i.e. my — arms.
Willing myself to be patient, I smile and wait.

Because I want to practice the poetic devices again and I really liked David’s methodology on writing his epis-/antis- trophe poem I decided to write another, about an actual upcoming event.  Heads-up:  there will be tears — of joy!

top image:  “Grandmother and Granddaughter,” by Kami Johnson

Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Laura says:
So today we shall write our poem using any style or meter as long as it contains:

1a. Epiphora (aka Epistrophe or Antistrophe ). The repeat lines should for the most part be consecutive although allowances are made for alternates as well as the use of the repeat word with variance. Employ repetitions with the maxim ‘ too often is too heavy’!

AND those who like an extra challenge might like add in some

1b. Symploce – the combined use of anaphora and epiphora. Here is an example from Eliot’s “Prufrock”:

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes

Fun Fact: Epiphora in medical terms means watery eyes due to excess tear production. So you may like to write a tear-jerker, something sad at least. Its optional!

 

40 Comments Add yours

  1. rothpoetry says:

    This is great Lisa! And I know you love that baby!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Aww, how wonderful it’ll be. Enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sounds beautiful, grandma Lisa – hope you have a ball with the baby! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      My daughter in-law sent me a video of her smiling today and my heart almost burst with joy. I just can’t wait. Thank you, I do too.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    Saturday just got wonderful in the sweetest way thinking about you and your grand baby meeting for the first time. 💞
    ~🕊Dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, it isn’t the first time (it’s the 3rd time and one of the other times she was sleeping.) I’m glad the thought of me hugging her makes you happy ❤

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      1. Dora says:

        Blessings to both of you, many hugs! 🥰

        Liked by 1 person

  5. lynn__ says:

    A perfect morning, I’d say!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      It was 🙂 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. kittysverses says:

    Congratulations, Li. Enjoy! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kitty 🙂

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  7. oh dear, Congratulations! this is filled with love and effective repetitions. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks again, Rosemarie. I’m geeked about the visit.

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      1. Yay ❤️🙏🏻

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  8. “The coffee brews.
    Outside, look up, not blue; storm brews?”

    loved this Lisa!
    p.s. lots to look forward to 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Laura.

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  9. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely, Lisa. I liked the cats’ figure eights. 😀
    How wonderful that you’ll get to see your grand baby–and I don’t doubt there will be tears.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Merril.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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  10. THIS IS SO LOVELY.

    & Grandmothers w/their granddaughters is the most special thing in the world 😀

    Much love,
    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your wonderful comment, David. Much appreciated.

      Like

  11. Ingrid says:

    Bursting with anticipation! I am excited for ‘Grandbaby day’ for you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Can’t wait!

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  12. memadtwo says:

    Plenty of smiles! (K)

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  13. Xan says:

    What a blessing! (Grandchildren with poets for grandmas are doubly blessed)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it truly is. I wondered if either of my sons would ever be fathers.

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      1. Xan says:

        My daughter says she’ll never have kids, which breaks my heart and my DIL is in grad school so they’re waiting at least 2 years. My son’s going to be almost 40 by the time he has kids.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You know I can’t say I blame them if they choose not to. With the way things are going it may be the wise choice 😦

          Liked by 1 person

  14. How perfect…. to have a grandchild, and the possibility to see them must be such joy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was, Bjorn. So tiny and so perfect.

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  15. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Nice one Lisa…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. It was great being able to hold her. She is smiling a lot now and can see pretty well.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I can’t imagine Lisa…it must be awesome. I’m looking forward to that… I want a girl bad…but it will be a little while for me.

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  16. M says:

    I like this inversion to happiness ~

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  17. Enjoyed the coffee imagery and the thought of you holding a beautiful grandbaby on Saturday. A great flash of emotion and anticipation with such a poignant image as well! 💝

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Tricia. It was a wonderful time on Saturday.

      Liked by 1 person

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