dVerse – Monday Quadrille 146 — Red Church

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It’s Callys today.

Mindy brings Magners and water.
Crunching veggie sticks with ranch
we chat, from hiccup laughs to gasps.

Soon arrives tomato soup with saltines
and Vichyssoise.

Monthly church of call and response;
hushed whys turn wise in retrospect.

Dessert: fresh strawberry pie.

[44 words]

Top image:  “Red Church in Winter Scape,” by Yuri Malkov

De Jackson is today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. De says:
Pen us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word salt.

65 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    This is just the kind of gathering I miss! I love how you brought it to life with all of those tastes and sounds 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Ingrid, I cherish every gathering now. Thank you for your lovely feedback ❤

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  2. De Jackson says:

    Oh, this is DELICIOUS. And so much story behind the dishes, I’m sure. What a great take on the prompt!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, De!

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  3. I love this… how much I would like to sit down and meet like that…

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  4. such communions are like the salt of the earth – love this line too
    “hushed whys turn wise in retrospect.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I agree, Laura, they are, good way of putting it. Thank you.

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    It sounds like fun–I can imagine all the gossip between the crunches. And strawberry pie–yum!

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  6. “whys turn wise” is so wonderful

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Phillip.

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  7. Gillena Cox says:

    “we chat, from hiccup laughs to gasps.”
    The perfect get together😊
    Happy Monday. Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Much love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Gillena, yes!

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    2. Whys to wise…and saltines. Great word usage! Saltiness, my favorite cracker. Can eat a sleeve at a time.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you, Mary. I love them in my soup. Or with cheese or pnut butter 🙂

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  8. K.Hartless says:

    Delightful brevity. You invite us in for a private conversation, with snacks, in just 44 words. Amazing. I love the artwork you’ve selected, as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ha ha thank you and glad you pulled up a chair 🙂

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  9. rothpoetry says:

    Great poem Lisa. I think food always turns us wise when it’s gone! :>)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol Thanks, Dwight!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        :>) You are welcome!

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  10. “hushed whys turn wise in retrospect” — And wise to remember this.

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  11. memadtwo says:

    That sounds delicious, in every respect. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Kerfe. May we share such a lunch in the future.

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  12. marialberg says:

    “hushed whys turn wise in retrospect.” is a GREAT line.

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  13. Sadje says:

    A mouth watering poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, my friend.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  14. Dale says:

    These are the best kinds of gatherings! Delicious take!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are! Thank you, Dale.

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      1. Dale says:

        You are welcome!
        I’m overdue for this type of get-together!

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  15. this was fun. i could skip church but not the wise food!💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Cindy! Soon it will be a picnic in the park.

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  16. Sounds like a nice get-together. All these foods make me hungry! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me also, Christian, fresh strawberry pie, YUM!

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  17. yum! ~ I wanna come too, Lisa!


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      There’s always room for one more. Pull up a chair, my friend.

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  18. Ain says:

    Well this is very much a sensory poem! Including that luscious last line!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Including that sense which can only be felt, like in church. Thank you, Ain 🙂

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  19. What a delicious get together! ❤️ Reminded me of the good time I had last week at my niece’s wedding. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, I’m so glad you were in the church of family. Life does go on and life shines again ❤

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  20. Rob Kistner says:

    I came Lis, I read, great work my friend — but I am not well. Be back soon.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, no 😦 Please take good care of yourself and see you soon.

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  21. What a lovely outing. Thank you for having me along it was just right, did the soul good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      D, so glad you could join and happy you enjoyed the church outing.

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  22. Your poem has made me crave my dinner all the more! 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ah good, Veera! Bon appetit!

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  23. calmkate says:

    a stupendous reflection on the gatherings we can once more enjoy kudos Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kate, thank you. Each gathering is cherished.

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  24. lynn__ says:

    Our church enjoyed a potluck together recently but we had cupcakes instead of strawberry pie…lovely write, Lisa 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      A church potluck sounds mighty inviting. Thank you, Lynn.

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  25. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Whenever you can work “Vichyssoise” in a poem…you are doing great.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol! Thank you 🙂

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I did a double take! It fit perfectly though.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your week.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            It’s going well so far! Hope yours is the same.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Glad to hear it 🙂 The last 2 days have gone by in a whirl, but in a good way. Working on collages again. Tomorrow night I’m playing an online game with my sons and my DIL which should be fun. It’s one that we used to play as an actual board game but since covid, we play it online. Not as good as face to face but better than nothing.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                That sounds like a good time. Hopefully the covid mess will calm down in the spring-summer. I’ve had some friends and people at work get it. It seems the treatments are getting much better.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  I think we are headed in the right direction with covid also.

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  26. hedgewitch says:

    You made me feel very nostalgic with this one–I felt like I was sitting at that table, crumbling saltines into the vichyssoise and giggling at girl talk. Thanks for lessening the isolation, even if its in a virtual way.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, you’re most welcome and glad you joined us at the table.

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  27. kaykuala says:

    Monthly church of
    call and response;

    It is the gathering that counts. It sustains the relationship so long as the gathering is maintained

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank, thanks for reading and your wonderful comment.

      Like

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