dVerse — MTB — Daisy Petal Fragments

Bubbles by Marcus Adkins
Bubbles,” by Marcus Adkins

two pulsing orbs
cloaked against cold
in a rose-colored morning
cartwheeling gulls laugh

humping in the sky
with the thrill of sin
bright scarlet testaments
in glittered shards of bliss

R.E.M. springs with hope,
let my machine talk to me”*
let [your] machine talk to [you]
let our machines make music

picnics, sundry gatherings sing
as buried terrors sleep.
jenga towers’ shellac
gleams in lapsed desperation

clawing up from the deep
animated corpses emerge
grinning, their eyes midnight suns,
dispassionate destroyers of dawn

infected puppets, we twirl and dance
down the wet green cobblestone,
our scissor-less synapses untwitched,
to the accommodating arms of the bog

*lyrics are from R.E.M.’s song, “World Leader Pretend

It feels good to be back writing poetry again after a month-long hiatus. Wonderful prompt to get back into the saddle with, Laura.

Laura is today’s host for dVerse‘ Meet the Bar. Laura says:
So for this prompt we are to write a Modernist/Post-Modernist Fragment poem -by that I mean

Either:
a poem of several numbered stanzas. Each being complete in itself and having only a passing relationship to each other, if at all

OR
a poem of disjointed images (like listening to conversation in passing, repetitively switching between radio/tv station, random images across a screen, or paintings/photos seen in a gallery)

Rules: Your poem should NOT conform to any rhyme scheme
Your poem MUST include Fragment(s) somewhere in the title

49 Comments Add yours

  1. the fragment is bubbling with music and movement
    “bright scarlet testaments
    in glittered shards of bliss”

    wow! the break has done wonders for your Muse

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Laura, you’re making me blush. Thank you.

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  2. I love what you did here… infected puppets… what an image, and know that you picked lyrics from an R.E.M. song made me smile (their lyric is often quite hard to follow as it is)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Bjorn. You’re right, it takes many listenings then following along with the lyrics sheets with R.E.M.

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  3. The bits of colour and light in the opening images grow gradually darker and more sinister. The final images are of death and corruption, and the colours I imagine are the colours of putrefaction. gave me a shiver.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jane thank you for sharing what you see in it. Very much appreciated.

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      1. There’s a lot to see!

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely stellar writing, Lisa 😀 I especially love; “a rose-colored morning/cartwheeling gulls laugh.”💝💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Sanaa 🙂 ❤

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  5. Dale says:

    Wow. I love this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale.

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  6. Brendan says:

    This bubble up and over with the music. Good work.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I appreciate what you see, Brendan. Thank you.

      Like

  7. Glittered shards of bliss is a wonderful turn of phrase, well done with this prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Christopher.

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  8. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit says:

    This was…stunning….visually, auditorily, you never let me breathe…really, poetry is a special craft when practiced like this. That comment maybe means more to me than others, but it is heartfelt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ain, I’m glad you connected with it. It came from the soul.

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  9. kaykuala says:

    Love this Jade! Cleverly etched as per prompt of disjointed fragments

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank, thanks much. I just finished reading your beautiful travelogue.

      Like

  10. memadtwo says:

    Let our machines make music–Yes! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 so glad you like that part!

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  11. It seems to me the laughing gulls are the wisest here. Glad to have you back in full swing!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You know, Mary, I agree about the gulls! Thanks much, good to be back ❤

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  12. Truedessa says:

    Let the conversation commence in the dreamland and rem sleep.

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  13. Misky says:

    I kept thinking primordial bubbling bogs … a really fascinating collection.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Misky, I like what you see. Thank you.

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  14. Sadje says:

    Beautiful, energetic poem Li. Love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje!

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  15. The fragments came together despite being distinctly disparate.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Punam.

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  16. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I like the line cartwheeling gulls laugh… that is a great mental image.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you like that image 🙂

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  17. danadampier says:

    I love how you included song lyrics! Beautiful poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dana, thank you so much. R.E.M. are kings when it comes to profound lyrics.

      Like

  18. What a trip that was! The freakish imagery – I felt like I was adventuring up an enchanted tower, finding new and terrifying beasts on every level. I admire how flawlessly you merged the R.E.M lyrics, with your poetry.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You know now that you mention it is a tale of enchantment. Thank you very much for what you saw and glad you enjoyed the “fractured fairy tale.”

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  19. Helen Dehner says:

    R.E.M. is often my poetry muse … lots of it on my walking playlist. I love how you capture sin as a thrill (it often is) and I love the stream of emotion you journeyed me through …..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, it tickles me that you also love R.E.M. and am guessing it’s great for walking to. Thanks much.

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  20. lynn__ says:

    Good to see you/read you again, Lisa!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Awww many thanks, Lynn. Good to be back.

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  21. merrildsmith says:

    So much movement, color, music in this, Lisa!
    The “infected puppets” make it a dark fairy tale.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, Merril. An enchantment was indeed afoot…

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome, Lisa!

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  22. dorahak says:

    Infected puppets indeed, What’s orchestrating them,therin lies a tale!
    Pax,
    Dora

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  23. robtkistner says:

    Perhaps you should listen to what the machines are saying about you. They are speakimg freeluy. fascinating things they eay

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL I can only hope, Rob!

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