dVerse — Quadrille Monday #143 — Breathe

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Rising, skeleton
grey against white
winter weak bulb,
appetites spring.

Memory’s green
sprouting raiment
soon-kept promise –
songs on birdwing.

To
blue drowns, tickles
toes and sands as
tired bellies flop
jumbo towels.

Then
orange, now brown
clowns
skip;
seasonal powders
circled; muse’
fragrant palettes.

top image:  “Four Seasons,” by Yvonne You

De Jackson (aka whimsygizmo) is today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. De says:
Just rouse your muse, and pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, literally containing some form of the word muse.

70 Comments Add yours

  1. It is still a few months away, but part of me longs for such a seasonal change.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn, I hear you! I want that weak bulb to warm up, blue the sky, and yellow our northern world again.

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  2. Ain says:

    Yes! It is in the senses, the fragranced palettes…

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    love love love all the vivid color saturation in this! I can see it!

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    Love this especially; “Memory’s green sprouting raiment soon-kept promise.” 😀 Gorgeously rendered, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, much thanks 🙂

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  5. ivor20 says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable rendition of the seasonal changes ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ivor, happy you enjoyed the seasons, thank you.

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  6. That final stanza is so wonderful.
    “Then
    orange, now brown
    clowns skip”

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  7. kaykuala says:

    Love the last stanza Jade! It gives the feelings that you are going to get what is desired.

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I sure hope so, Hank! Thank you 🙂

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  8. memadtwo says:

    The days are definitely getting longer. Now you’ve got me thinking about the beach…(k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yay! Mission accomplished 🙂

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  9. If the speed at which the first week of January flew by is any indication, spring will be here before we know it. I also like the Joni Mitchell song you picked, including her direction to the audience to sing out of tune! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so, Christian. I picked that clip because of the intro. It’s on her Miles of Aisles album 🙂

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      1. I know I’ve listened to that album before. I remembered how she was joking about van Gogh!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Nobody said to van Gogh, “Paint ‘A Stormy Night’ again, man!” He painted it, that was it.

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          1. Hilarious! I also like when she starts giggling about it!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              :::giggling::: “Maybe somebody buys it, maybe nobody buys it and it sits up in a dusty loft. He painted it and that was it.”

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              1. It comes close to stand-up comedy! 🙂

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  10. K.Hartless says:

    The way the brightness blends for you and in your poetry. It is magical. Your muse is kind as she teaches us there are new ways to see the world. Cheers.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      :::blushing::: You made my day with your comment, Karen. Thank you ❤

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        So glad. So true. 💜

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  11. D. Avery says:

    Love the turn turn turn of this, the seasons, the fragrant palettes of your muse

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    1. msjadeli says:

      D, thank you. Happy you enjoyed the seasonal offering.

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  12. I like the contrast with colors

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Larry. It all started when I looked outside and saw grey on grey on grey.

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  13. Raivenne says:

    I can easily visualize this.The slow increments that somehow speed by. And to everything turn, turn, turn – even muse.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Raivenne glad you connected with the poem, thank you. Yes — even muse turns…

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  14. rothpoetry says:

    You have done a beautiful job with this, both the poetry and the paintings. The seasons do each bring a different muse to us.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight thank you. Yes, they do!

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  15. Sadje says:

    Spring is not that far away. Already there days seem brighter.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I sure hope so, Sadje!

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  16. Ah the refreshing change in seasons which we all have been longing! May the spring bring with it brighter days,and better ones too! 🙂

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  17. kittysverses says:

    “winter weak bulb,
    appetites spring.”
    I like your play of words, Li. Happy New Year. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Kitty 🙂

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  18. What a kaleidoscope of colours! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, I needed some color in the blank page landscape. Thanks much.

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  19. Lisa, honestly, the word ‘magical’ comes to mind as a fitting descriptor for this poem of yours.


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, David. Glad you like it ❤

      Like

  20. pvcann says:

    The build to fragrant palettes was a joy, beautifully told.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul, glad you enjoyed it, thank you.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Very welcome Lisa 🙂

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  21. Xan says:

    I read this as a distaff rainbow–the colors not quite correct, but we remember rainbows, don’t we?

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  22. Love that second stanza! All of spring is there.

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  23. hedgewitch says:

    The opening lines are so vivid, and I love “blue drowns,’ a phrase I think I have used in one way or anotherin the past myself–a very strong sense of life waiting to return and wipe out with its rainbow colors the greyness of winter. Great job expressing so many colors and feelings in such a short form!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, thank you. I like how you describe the blue drowns. Thank you for your kind words.

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  24. Dale says:

    A beautiful telling of the changing seasons, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, glad you enjoyed the telling.

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      1. Dale says:

        Very much so.

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  25. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I like it…and I like the Joni song.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max 🙂

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  26. Athira says:

    Wonderfully penned

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  27. lillian says:

    Oh I understand the longing for the seasonal muse. We just take matters into our own hands, blessed that we can, and came to San Diego a week ago to stay for two months. We left Boston on Wednesday and they got 11.2 inches of snow on Friday and then had frigid, below zero windchill temps!! We’re enjoying San Diego sunshine so hopefully my must followed me! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ I don't blame you a bit for getting out of blizzards and into San Diego sunshine. One of these winters I will find a way to do the same. I have always dreamed of spending a couple of months in Spain.

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  28. lillian says:

    that should say, hopefully my MUSE followed me!

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