TSM 189 — Nature Girl

Nature Girl

Mama yells, “don’t get your frock dirty,” as
she skips away to play among wren tinkles
and sunbeams through tall stands of pine.

Bursting from the dappled path, she glimpses
where silver ripples the mere speck of a lake;
a dancing gingham butterfly flits as flowers sway.

Casting off her cap and all the rest, she tip-toes
amongst the pretty-colored stones and laughs
before diving curl-first into cool deep yellow green.

***

Howl echoes wake her on the sunset shore.
Dusk-chilled, she shivers as she worries through
standing and slinking silhouettes, towards home.

Shay is today’s host for The Sunday Muse

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    that is amazing! Loved your description! xo

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol anne ❤

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  2. fireblossom32 says:

    Woops, where did the time and the light go? 😉

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  3. Gillena Cox says:

    You painted your canvas and brought it to life wirh sound. Nice
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Gillena. My pleasure on dropping by to read yours ❤

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  4. Paula Light says:

    This is wonderful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paula!

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  5. such fine vivid imagery from nature

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Larry, glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    So easy to get lost. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed! I wanted to include she’s worried not about the silhouettes but about what Mama is going to say about her being out so late but didn’t have the oomph/energy to do it. Maybe will polish this one later.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I have a lot of work like that.

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  7. Helen Dehner says:

    This is wonderfully otherworldly,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Helen!

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  8. Truedessa says:

    She slips into the magic of a daydream and loses her sense of time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, Truedessa, I like what you see in the poem.

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  9. kaykuala says:

    Dusk-chilled, she shivers as she worries through
    standing and slinking silhouettes, towards home.

    Love the playing up of danger shown here Jade! It is often the case when one is carried away in playing in the woods and forget about things.

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank thank you very much for your wonderful comment.

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  10. Sherry Marr says:

    A wild child after my own heart!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, I do think her name is Sherry 🙂

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  11. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love where the image led you Lisa! This is so wonderful and gorgeous!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was nice to wander out in nature with this one, thank you very much, Carrie. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. Sadje says:

    Wonderful, vivid imagery Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje.

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  13. Jim says:

    Ooie, ooa, Momma’s going to scold.
    Kids here plow into the colored fallen fall leaves.
    I loved to play outside and down by the creek on cool fall days.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I love your comment, and yes she is 🙂 I was outside and near the water always as a kid. I spent much of my childhood at my grandparents’ house and they lived by a marsh and a creek. My folks also took us to the lakes a lot.

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  14. so tenderly written Lisa!💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy ❤

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  15. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    You really should have been a songwriter…”before diving curl-first into cool deep yellow green.”…that is a great line.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you very much. I would love to try my hand at songwriting one of these days.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        You could do it…with some psychedelic lines like this…it would be cool.

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  16. wyndolynne says:

    oooo–that diving into “the cool deep yellow green” just makes me want to find a pool. A gorgeous write, down to the enchantment that both distracts and worries.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wyndolynne, very happy you connect with that image, it was vivid in my mind when I wrote it also. Thank you.

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  17. Ooh! Unexpected turn of events.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      C’est la vie! 🙂

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  18. hedgewitch says:

    I love the musical overtones and the vivid colors and images here–gingham butterflies! You really conveyed this story with great immediacy, enough to remind me of all the wild playtime I was allowed as a child, to wander wherever I wanted, something today’s children probably do not enjoy, and how there were scares as well as fun there. Loved this. Sorry to be so late to the party, Li–my booster shot left me pretty bedraggled for few days.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, so glad you enjoyed it and it took you where you did. I fear you are right about today’s kids not knowing how to play because they’re distracted with electronica.

      Am sorry to hear the booster took it out of you. I haven’t gotten my booster yet. Seems like there are a lot more ill effects after it than there were with the first one(s).

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  19. Susie Clevenger says:

    When you’re caught up in dreams and magic time seems to race. Beautiful poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Susie, you’re so right. Thank you.

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