dVerse — quadrille 133 — Prayer to the Unworthy

resized apple blossoms may 2021

Our time to stand and act is now
as welcome is receding…

En masse, to be receptive
to reformation’s possibility.

Gaia gave us her perfect garden
and we’ve turned it into a dump.

Please! Beg her to turn our hearts
now to manifested love.

I am today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  I say:
Your challenge today, if you choose to accept it, is to use “stand” or any word that includes stand in it to write a quadrille, dVerse’ very own invented form, which is exactly 44 words (excluding the title.)

60 Comments Add yours

  1. Dale says:

    Beautifully done, Lisa!

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    1. Gillena Cox says:

      Lovely. Time to prune that garden back to beautiful

      Happy Monday

      Much❤love

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Excellent way of putting it, Gillena! Happy Monday to You as well.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Dale, thank you ❤

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  2. acutely and astutely observed Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Laura, thank you.

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  3. A prayer we should all echo – and a great quadrille prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sarah, thank you very much. Hoping you are away from hospital soon. Not sure if you’re there for tests, procedures, or a stay, but whatever it is, away.

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  4. Ingrid says:

    I am pleading with you, Lisa! I saw the most beautifully-tended garden while out walking today. We know how to do this. We have to believe we still can!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ YES WE DO and YES WE CAN

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      1. Ingrid says:

        💪🙏❤️

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    Such a heart-filled and heart-aching poem. The new report on climate change is terrifying. We really have destroyed our beautiful world, and I hope we can fix it.

    Great prompt word!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Merrill we have to believe! Thank you much.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa. 💙

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  6. RedCat says:

    Beautiful and well said. We really do need a reformation. I too pray for an awakening.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Helene. Yes we do.

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  7. Ron. says:

    Oh from your pen to Gaia’s ear! Great write, and thanks for hosting!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ron, I hope so. My pleasure on hosting.

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  8. Mish says:

    Beautifully expressed. We have definitely squandered the gift of a beautiful world.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mish.

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  9. Beverly Crawford says:

    You managed to say much in 44 short words!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly.

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  10. rogblog666 says:

    now i have looked up Gaia i get and agree with Qudrille. another new word to my vocabulary.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awesome, Rog.

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  11. Reena Saxena says:

    Manifested love …. such soothing words…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Reena.

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  12. robtkistner says:

    Amen Lisa — ✌🏼👍🏼

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  13. Sadje says:

    You’re so right, it’s time to act. May all of our hearts be filled with love of our home.

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      1. Sadje says:

        🙏🙏🙏

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  14. Xan says:

    A lovely, worthy prayer. The day has been so strange after waking to the climate report and then watching the strange weather again today.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s been raining sheets for two days straight here. Thankfully the ground was so dry it’s been able to soak it up. I hear frogs out there as if it were springtime. I saw a flock of geese fly overhead today — mid-August???? — and the lead goose sounded TIRED. Strange weather affecting the poor innocent wildlife in terrible ways.

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      1. Xan says:

        Whereas we’ve had only 2 1/2″ of rain since June, maybe 20% of normal. No rain shower lasts more than a couple of minutes; I keep remembering “rainy days” like it was some alternate universe.

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  15. rothpoetry says:

    Your stand is much needed these days… It seems we don’t mind turning gardens into developments! Well done Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, we need to get back to the garden desperately. The way it’s been raining scares me. I think of my infant granddaughter and what she will face. Thank you.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        We have not seen much rain at all! Send us some!

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  16. Gaia gave us her perfect garden
    and we’ve turned it into a dump.

    wow. a strong clarion call, Ms. Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Rosemarie.

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  17. From your pen to our ears, Lisa ❤

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  18. Time indeed to take a stand! Very heartfelt and resonates deeply, Li. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad the message resonates for you ❤

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      1. Your words always resonate. ❤️

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  19. writingwhatnots says:

    I echo all the comments above Lisa – your prayer says it so well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Marion.

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  20. I appreciate the imagery you invoked in my heart with the garden. To me, gardens represent hope and thriving in adversity. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ash!

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  21. Love is always the ultimate answer. Beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Susan. Yes. John Lennon was on to something.

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  22. I’m begging. I hope she hears me ☺️

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  23. K.Hartless says:

    Cry for composting and recycling the soil of which we are all a part. Wonderful, Lisa. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for your comment and my pleasure on hosting.

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  24. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Your poem is a prayerful stand for the protection of our mother. My hope is that poetry, like yours, will inspire new actions. Thank you for your poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ali, I hope so. Poetry may yet save our mother ❤

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      1. Ali Grimshaw says:

        When words inspire actions change can happen.

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