TSM 196 — Longfellow Kindku


Photography by Josephine

Tell me, oh sweet creation,
secrets, odds and ends,
enjoyment and adventure.
Your heart in its drums,
field adance with daffodils,
furry joy sublime,
sailing kitten dreams — divine.

https://rlv.zcache.com/a_psalm_of_life_longfellow_poem_wood_wall_art-r00877da62dee4d22b875c91dc2cc9fb6_zfolg_630.jpg?rlvnet=1&view_padding=[285%2C0%2C285%2C0]Today’s offering is in the kindku form.
Carrie is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

33 Comments Add yours

  1. beautiful Lisa!💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy ❤

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  2. Sadje says:

    I really enjoyed this poem. Thanks Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you did 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    A lovely Kindku Lisa. I think we could learn a lot from the life of a kitten.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carrie. Yes we could ❤

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  4. this is a beautiful hymn to all the elements of Kindku and what better than sung to a kitten

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Laura, thank you for reading and your kind comment ❤

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  5. Helen Dehner says:

    Thank you for the link to Kindku ~ I am going to attempt one later today. Yours is beautiful, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, I hope you do. Looking forward to reading it. ❤

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      1. Helen Dehner says:

        Well, this is more challenging than I’d anticipated! Back to the drawing board.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          lol! I’m sure you’ll get there!

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  6. Shawna says:

    This is really adorable. I especially love this:

    “field adance with daffodils,
    furry joy sublime”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, Shawna, thank you.

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  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Sweet Creation will tell you that, and much more!

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  8. Syl says:

    You caught the feeling of the photo… even with the last word. Love it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Syl.

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  9. What an amazing photograph! I like your poem as well!😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I agree. Carrie picks good ones to write to. Thank you on the poem.

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  10. Jim says:

    Your form might be a puzzle challenge, I hope so. You did well, I take it your words came from the “A Psalm of Life” but it won’t open so I can’t read it to find the context there.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, so sorry the link wouldn’t open. Here are the rules:

      “The Kindku is a short poem of seven lines. The syllable pattern is 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 or 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 5.
      The Kindku must include seven words that are taken from one specific source — a poem, a book, a newspaper article, etc. In the case of a book or long piece of writing, those words must come from the same page.
      Words must be used in the order they were found. Their placement also depends on the line:
      Line 1 starts with word 1
      Line 2 ends with word 2
      Line 3 starts with word 3
      Line 4 ends with word 4
      Line 5 starts with word 5
      Line 6 ends with word 6
      Line 7 starts or ends with word 7
      Kindku poems can have titles and punctuation. No matter the topic covered, they must sport a positive tone.
      Kindku poets are encouraged to credit and link to the inspirations behind their pieces.”

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  11. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    field adance with daffodils… love it Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. Waiting for the day 🙂

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  12. Sumana Roy says:

    What a beauty of a poem! Love this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sumana, thank you. Happy you enjoyed it.

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  13. Poignant. Loved it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Petru.

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  14. memadtwo says:

    It does look like an exchange of secrets. (K)

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  15. Sherry Marr says:

    This poem full of happy things lifted my heart.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Your heart lifted lifts my heart. Thank you ❤

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