dVerse 10th anniversary celebration week — MTB — Somewhen, somewhere

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Instead of a spell
in mortar and pestle dwell
cast potions and powders aside
to climb aboard magic carpet of dreams

When the cruel have been culled to fertilizer,
when clawed hand way of the coin has passed,
when we return to garden again, a community.

When plastic and propaganda have been chucked,
when trees, water, and art inhabit precedence,
when usses and thems fall away and become we.

When coal, petroleum, fission energy are no more.
When we embrace sun, wind, geothermal, hydro-
electric; endless resources that are happy to give.

When our population dwindles with zero growth,
when we kibbutz and grow our own sustenance,
when factory farms are yesterday’s nightmare.

When the clock is a seasonal one,
where our labors bear literal fruit,
where no man is our master,
where skyscrapers crumble,
where bluebirds sing out,
where nightmares flee
is the time and place
I want to be.

image:  “Revit Rendering,” by Brooke Adams

Bjorn is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet the Bar.  We are celebrating dVerse’ 10th anniversary this week.  Bjorn says:
You can either write a chant, with real words or nonsense words where you focus on the sound and how it shall be sung.  Or incorporate elements of chant with hypnotic repetitions

45 Comments Add yours

  1. I love it, your chant read almost like a hymn for a simpler life, I think we will end up there, but I am concerned about the journey more than the goal.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Bjorn. I hope we end up there also.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    brilliant! love it! well done! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol anne 🙂

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly potent! I especially love how you tie it up with; “When the clock is a seasonal one, where our labors bear literal fruit,”.. 💝💝 May it become easier for mankind…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thank you ❤

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    Given the events in Surfside, the skyscrapers ARE crumbling. A striking poem, well penned.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Beverly. For sure on the crumbling buildings.

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  5. robtkistner says:

    When I read this Lisa, I was drawn in, captured — so fine my friend… and the recorded chant grabbed me and held me. So cool!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, I’m glad it captured you. I pray we can be healed from our sickness and get back to a better place. I love hearing First Peoples chanting (and drumming.) There is such power in it.

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  6. gillena says:

    A lovely chant with a soothing end
    “where nightmares flee
    is the time and place
    I want to be.”

    Much💜love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena 🙂

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  7. Sadje says:

    What a beautiful poem Li. Love it’s flow and rhythm. Great message too

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Sadje. I hope it comes to pass.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! I hope it does

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  8. Grace says:

    Your last stanza swells with pride and hope. If only….. I pray that day will come in the future.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Grace ❤

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  9. We have wrecked enough havoc on Nature and her resources. That’s sounds like a great time and place to be. Beautifully written, Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Shweta.

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      1. You’re welcome 😊

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  10. Your last stanza is the prayer that should be in every heart. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Heartfelt thanks, Punam.

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      1. My absolute pleasure. ❤️

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  11. Lisa, this is my heart’s prayer, too. You created such a heartfelt chant. And also taught me a new word — kibbutz.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rosemarie, I’m happy to hear it. I know that kibbutz is a Jewish term but the idea is still sound for non-Jewish people like myself.

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      1. yes. definitely, Ms. Lisa. I agree.

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  12. M. Javed says:

    Really nice!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  13. Ingrid says:

    Me too Lisa, one ticket to the future, please!

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  14. Helen Dehner says:

    When oh when oh when …. I hear you, I feel you. Yours is a spectacular chant.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen thank you. I hope soon!

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  15. memadtwo says:

    An anthem for a better future. Great use of repetition to build a picture of a new world. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, K.

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  16. calmkate says:

    your chants, written and recorded, struck deeply … where we all want to be!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I would love it to come to pass ❤

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      1. calmkate says:

        or maybe we just need to adapt 🙂

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  17. livesinstone says:

    I like how this plays with nature and community. A kind of lament about us forgetting our roots and finding our way to peace – the repetition of “when” seems to add to the urgency that something is wrong. I also liked the line “when factory farms are yesterday’s nightmare”. Can’t wait for that one. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. Glad you connected with the poem.

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  18. You did such a good job with this verse, Lisa. I want to be here if and when all that happens, too!🌞

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  19. Chris Hall says:

    This is a lovely poem, Li. Oh, that it might just be prophetic!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Chris, thank you, my friend, yes may it come to pass.

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  20. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Nice one Lisa. Nice thought.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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