dVerse — Quadrille 134 — Get on Board

toothless-baby-smiling

Oh baby girl how I heart you,
a timelessness transporter to
grace divine.

Wrinkles disappear,
gravity lightens
with your toothless smile.

Pitted stone weeps,
chest’s choke cranked,
chugging on the joy line.

Your coo delivers cool
healing to all passengers.
We’re at our destination.

 

NOTE:  The top image is not my granddaughter.   Image link here.

De (aka whimsygizmo) is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  De says:
Put your heart into it, and pen us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word heart.

78 Comments Add yours

  1. There is nothing better than a baby’s laughter to make you feel young again… so sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn, you’re right. Thank you.

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  2. whimsygizmo says:

    So, SO sweet, Lisa. I especially love the fun wordplay in “your coo delivers cool…” Wonderful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, De ❤ 🙂

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  3. merrildsmith says:

    Aww–this is so sweet (with clever wordplay, too). I can tell you adore her!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Merril, I do. ❤

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  4. Ingrid says:

    So gorgeous! I love how the wrinkles of age are soothed by the dimples of a baby’s smile 🙂 It’s like rolling back the clock!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ingrid. Yes 🙂 Also, I just logged into goodreads and see you added The Anthropocene Hymnal. Very cool. I did just a brief review for now.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        Oh, thank you Lisa – I couldn’t get the cover image to appear, but at least it’s there!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Yes, it’s good that it’s there. A *lot* of people are on goodreads so it will be seen by a lot of people.

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          1. Ingrid says:

            I really should figure out how to use it properly!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Like WP, it’s a world in and of itself. A lot of the WP are there also.

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  5. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    Transfiguring, transcendent, yet immanent: you capture love’s faces in the face of a child and its beholder.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you for your beautiful comment. Much appreciated ❤

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  6. Gillena Cox says:

    Adorable poem
    Happy Monday

    Much❤love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena thank you. Happy Monday to you as well!

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  7. Masa says:

    Excellent as always. There’s a nice progression, a clean appreciation, and of course – a sense of “heart”. I enjoyed it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Masa, what a wonderful comment. Thank you.

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  8. RedCat says:

    My heart melted as I saw the image. 💖
    Your quadrille makes it evident how much you heart her.
    I especially liked “a timelessness transporter to
    grace divine”. Made me remember that feeling of divine grace, wing-beats of history, and death-rebirth as I sat cradling my boys as newborns.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helene, that’s exactly what I was thinking about the transport, as she does transport me back to when my sons were newborns. Then I look up and see my son is now a man. Thanks and glad it brought those memories back to you.

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      1. RedCat says:

        I’m happy you have such a joy in your life. I hope one day when they are grown I will too. ❤️

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  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh my heart this is just soo adorable! I love; “Your coo delivers cool
    healing to all passengers.” Yes!! 💝💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ 🙂 Thank you, Sanaa.

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  10. peppermint says:

    I love this. 🙂

    My favorites are the first stanza and “chugging on the joy line.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Peppermint 🙂

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  11. Catxman says:

    I always feel lost on blogs. The gush of positive approval from all sides is like standing in a room with rising water levels. Lukewarm water, but water you know is going to hit your throat and keep going.

    — Catxman

    http://www.catxman.wordpress.com

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Open the door and you’ll be fine. Positive approval is better than being attacked or ignored, yes?

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    My first great granddaughter is just a few month old, and she melts my heart daily!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awwwwww I’m so glad you are there to love her and for her to melt your heart. That’s the way I feel about my first grandbaby.

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  13. calmkate says:

    congrats, the joy of a new loved radiates from your loving tribute!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kate!

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      1. calmkate says:

        appreciate you sharing such a special one Lisa!

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  14. Sadje says:

    Ah, a grandma’s heart overflows with love.

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  15. Such a cute poem. Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Arcadia, thank you, glad you like it.

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  16. rothpoetry says:

    Yes yes yes… What a smile!

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  17. K.Hartless says:

    Is there anything better than cuddly baby love. Wonderful, Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      No there isn’t ❤ Thank you.

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  18. How delightful Lisa! Congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Christine 🙂 ❤

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  19. Feeling the baby love in this, I look forward to that destination when I get there! 💗👶🍼💗

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Tricia ❤

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  20. And I mean a grandbaby not another child, as my teen keeps me busy and my dog barks too much for another baby! 😅

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My kids are in their mid to late 30’s. With your child being a teen, you’ve got some time yet.

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  21. One can never feel the strain of hearing the cooing of babies when travelling. Arrival time is somewhat shortened! Very true Jade!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much for reading and your comment, Hank.

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  22. kittysverses says:

    Awww, this is a beautiful poem, Li. Congratulations on having a granddaughter. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you x 2, Kitty. She is a real blessing ❤

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  23. I heart this heartwarming quadrille. You captured beautifully all things that melt a grandma’s heart. Heartfelt congratulations, Li. May you enjoy their childhood much more than you did your sons’. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, you just made my night. Thank you, my friend. Much appreciated. ❤

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      1. My absolute pleasure. ❤️

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  24. Vandana Sharma says:

    Cute little princess, melts my heart!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

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  25. awwww. this is adorable and also reflective. especially the last stanza.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ms. Rosema, thank you very much.

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  26. What a shame most adults have forgotten what babies know.

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  27. Okay, so first of all, I might have just experienced a cuteness overload.

    Second of all –

    chest’s choke cranked,

    This is beautiful!


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      David, now you have some idea of how I felt on Saturday when I got to hold her. I haven’t felt it since my own sons (now in their 30’s) were her age. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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  28. Wholly heartwarming!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  29. Xan says:

    So many delightful images here; I especially like the idea of a baby’s smile lightening gravity!

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  30. Bill says:

    Very sweet and very true.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Bill, thank you.

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      1. Bill says:

        You are very welcome.

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  31. Helen Dehner says:

    Infinite preciousness …..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, she really is.

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  32. So sweet and tender.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda.

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  33. This is just so sweet

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Phillip, she crumbled this cookie.

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