dVerse — Haibun Monday — Stone

petoskey stone

Mottled oval submerged near lake shore
winks at me through twinkling ripples.
I take my shoes and socks off. Ooh!
Ice water curls my toes; wets my cuffs.

She hums
as she warms
in my palm.

Stone drowses on the windowsill with the cats.

image link of Petoskey Stone at Lake Michigan here

De (aka whimsygizmo) is today’s host for dVerse’ Haibun Monday. De says:
Carve us a poem out of the word stone, and make it precisely 44 words long, not counting the title.

Update:  I told Jen I would find the Petoskey Stone I have and take a picture of it.  Many moons ago I accidentally left it in a pocket and it got chipped up in the washing machine.  Here it is, on a red bag, in the palm of my hand, and on a (dusty) shelf with some similar type doo-dads:

resized petoskey heart on red bag 100421

resized closeup of petoskey in my palm

resized petoskey heart with other rocks and stuff

87 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    I would dive in to the cold waters to capture such treasure too!

    ‘She hums
    as she warms
    in my palm.’

    I love how the stone has her own life and energy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, she does! Thank you for seeing that, Ingrid.

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  2. What a treasure to find… the end poem really makes the stone come alive.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you.

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Such a gorgeous stone, and stone poem. The use of the word “drowses” here makes me ridiculously happy. So good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Aww thanks, De ❤

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  4. merrildsmith says:

    That is a beautiful stone. No wonder why you could feel her spirit.
    I love that she drowses in the sun with the cats.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Merril. She is a real beauty.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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  5. You rescued a beauty!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jane 🙂

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  6. hedgewitch says:

    Very immediate and real; I could almost feel that cold lake water of my young years…and what a gorgeous stone.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hedgewitch, thank you and glad it brought back earlier memories.

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  7. Jen Goldie says:

    The stone makes me question a lot of things.
    How did it take that form? What kind of stone is it?
    It’s amazing!!!!!!! Fabulous find!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jen, I did not find this stone, but Petoskey stones are found up near Petoskey, Michigan. If you click on the link for the image, it will take you to information about them. They are petrified coral from 350 MILLION years ago!

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        Wow! Thanks I’ll take look!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          That said, Jen. I *do* have a Petoskey stone that has been shaped into a heart. Been a long time since I saw it I should find it and take a pic for you.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Jen, look at the bottom of my post. I’ve added some pics 🙂

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              1. Jen Goldie says:

                Cool! I would be a nice pendant if its not too soft. Ah.. maybe just leave the way it is. Why risk damaging it.
                Glad you found it!!!!! 😊

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  I guess I didn’t lose it as I went right to it. I think you’re right, best to let it be. I do have it out with the other things now so it won’t be lonely.

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  8. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one. Especially luv the haiku

    Much💜love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena, many thanks to you and glad you connected with the haiku.

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  9. Great to create a 44-word haibun! I have a candy jar full of such stones on the fireplace mantle, alongside the hunk of petrified wood.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh Glenn, so nice to think of the stones, resting together, warmed by the fireplace. Not sure I ever saw petrified wood before, but I bet it looks neat and also enjoys the warmth.

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  10. fireblossom32 says:

    As a native Michigander, you know I love this! Lake Superior is always cold, even in high summer, so the line about the toes put me instantly on that shoreline of my childhood once again. And then your ending…so nice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Shay. Nobody forgets the cold of the Great Lakes 🙂 Glad you liked the ending.

      On another subject, do you know what’s going on with facebook? I just tried to log on and see it’s down across the world?? I guess if they had been paying attention to their infrastructure instead of policing porch pictures maybe it wouldn’t have happened? lol

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      1. fireblossom32 says:

        I’m told they were served a heaping helping of trouble on a news show last night.

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  11. rothpoetry says:

    Beautiful stone and poem Lisa! Very special. Does the cat knock it off the window sill for fun? :>)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s an imaginary stone and must be what they are swatting at from time to time 🙂 Thank you, Dwight.

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  12. Grace says:

    I love how this poem comes alive with the haiku: She hums
    as she warms
    in my palm.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you very much.

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  13. memadtwo says:

    That’s a gift from the sea. It reminds me of a turtle shell. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it has that look to it.

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  14. Great write, especially the imagery.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. Glad you like it 🙂

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  15. Sadje says:

    Ah, lovely find.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje.

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  16. Truedessa says:

    I have ventures into some cold waters and waves just to retrieve a stone that seemed to be calling me. Precious treasures those stones are.

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  17. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I am drawn to these lines,
    “She hums
    as she warms
    in my palm.”

    I love the feeling of a smooth stone in my palm.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me too! I love how they warm to being held.

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  18. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    winks at me through twinkling ripples… another great line Lisa…I know you get tired of me saying that…but some jump out at me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, I never get tired of you saying that. Thank you, I like that line also.

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  19. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    ***love the heart shaped one by the way.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks! I got that way back when I was pregnant for one of the kids at a little gift shop on the way to the Upper Peninsula.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Oh cool…I love things like that.

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  20. It’s good to bring some beauty home with us. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it is 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  21. Vandana Sharma says:

    Nature’s beauty and gift, just so perfect!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Vandana, glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  22. writingwhatnots says:

    So many sensory images – but I particularly love that your stone ‘drowses’. What a lovely Haibun/Quadrille.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, much, Marion ❤

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  23. Lisa, thank you for teaching me about Petoskey Stone – I’d never heard of that before 😀


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re very welcome!

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  24. ayiekosami says:

    much love for that haiku

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  25. Xan says:

    I can feel the vibrations! And also learned about Petoskey stones, which are apparently a Michigan thing!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, they are fossilized coral from when Michigan was submerged in a sea 300-350 million years (quite a span there!) ago. Glad you can feel the vibration.

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  26. What a fascinating stone and a charming poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gardenia 🙂

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  27. I can hear the hum in your poem ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad ❤

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  28. What a beauty, Li! That haiku is special.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Punam 🙂

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  29. What an amazing stone! and wonderful poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kate, thank you very much ❤

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  30. The imagery here is excellent!
    -JYP

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much 🙂

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  31. Dale says:

    Wonderful quadrille from top to bottom!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  32. Finding a stone like that is rewarding, isn’t it?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is. Like you’re blessed to give it a new home for awhile…

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  33. calmkate says:

    what a precious find, stones do have their own energy … and what stories they could tell if only they would talk!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      This is not my stone but I have found stones this way. I agree on their energy. I think those near the water would have the most interesting stories to tell because they’ve moved around. I read a story once about a piece of jade that came down from the mountains. I think it’s based on a Chinese folk tale.

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      1. calmkate says:

        how magical! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re most welcome, Dear Kate.

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  34. Wow, such a treasure.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  35. lillian says:

    Love the description of your toes in the water…..the life-ing of the stone. My daughter has collected heart stones for years! 🙂 I shall show her this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lillian. Neat to know about your daughter.

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  36. Lisarae says:

    Beautiful! ❤️

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