dVerse — Poetics — To Everything…

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‘Twas born a wiggling speck upon a weed,
a green, propelling squirm with hungry need.
Her yellow sun stripes black yet guileless greed,
compelled, refreshed along her mystery.
A burgeoned girth, her tummy gives a burp
and out her ass a silver-threaded mirth.
She spins with glee; soon glows a carapace —
she sleeps with tiny smiling buddha face.
She dreams through fall and winter, til the Spring.
She wakes, with sunlight calling to her wings.

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Lillian is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Lillian says:
I’d like you to consider one of the adages/proverbs listed below as inspiration for your poem.
•“Many hands make light work.” Adagia
•“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Poor Richard’s Almanack
•“Fish and visitors stink after three days.” Poor Richard’s Almanack
•“To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.” Poor Richard’s Almanack
•“Things are not always what they seem.” Bee-Keeper and the Bees” from Aesop’s Fables
•“The truth shall set you free.” John 8:32
•“To everything there is a season.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
•“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump, the movie.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. The seasons and changes of the butterfly to be is so well described, loved
    A burgeoned girth, her tummy gives a burp
    and out her ass a silver-threaded mirth.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn, I had some fun with this one.

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  2. lillian says:

    Wonderful poem inspired by the biblical phrase. Knew as soon as I saw the illustration which line you’d chosen…..and wrote so very well from.
    These lines had me chuckle out loud:
    “A burgeoned girth, her tummy gives a burp
    and out her ass a silver-threaded mirth.”
    The burp especially! I can just see it in a Disney animation….the tummy and hear the burp! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      As long as they give me screenplay credit! 😉 Thank you, Lillian, glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely stellar writing, Lisa 😀 Woww! I especially like; “A burgeoned girth, her tummy gives a burp and out her ass a silver-threaded mirth.”💝💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa thanks much. I wanted to show that wonderful light energy that comes during a period of transition.

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  4. Dale says:

    What a terrific response!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale 🙂

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  5. Ain says:

    Metamorphosis described with winngs…really such a literate, classical style…lovely use of the lingo called language, taken to very high heights…I do enjoy poetry done properly like this…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ain, many thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I like seeing the butterflies go through their life cycles.

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  6. Ron. says:

    Transition perfectly captured Lisa. Thanks/

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  7. Brendan says:

    A delightful spin!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Brendan!

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  8. rogblog666 says:

    what a delight to read. in the run up to spring.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rog, so glad you felt uplifted. Me too, looking forward to winter being over to spread my wings!

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  9. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Butterfly erotica–only you could conjure up such delights; loved it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn! Where have you been?? So glad you’re back. Thank you ❤

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  10. Sunra Rainz says:

    Enjoyed this, Lisa 🙂 I really like this line: “she sleeps with tiny smiling buddha face.” The whole poem had me in mind of a cute chubby baby.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! I’m glad a cute chubby baby came to your mind ❤ Thank you, Sunra.

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      1. Sunra Rainz says:

        You’re most welcome 🙂

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  11. I absolutely love the way you crafted your wordage to bring this poem to life. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing. ✒️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Ami, thank you.

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  12. This is great! Such a magical energy to your verses, the metamorphosis of the butterfly has never been told better! 💓🦋 💞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Tricia ❤

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    This is so beautifully done Lisa! Such great detail and progression. Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight thank you.

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  14. Sadje says:

    Oh I love this vivid account of a caterpillar’s🐛 change into a butterfly 🦋

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like your caterpillar and butterfly emojis. Thank you, my friend.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  15. Gillena Cox says:

    Life is indeed dynamic and awesome.
    Luv your response to the line you chose

    Much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Gillena. Happy Wednesday!

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  16. memadtwo says:

    A perfect circle. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes 🙂 I have an idea brewing for a collage that I know you will be delighted with when I’m finally done with it. I’m sure the idea came from the ancestors.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Excellent! A good source.

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  17. Helen Dehner says:

    Well Ms. Lisa, this is pure unadulterated GLEE.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy dance, thank you!

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  18. kaykuala says:

    Metamorphosis or Lifecycle, it is nature’s way of giving birth – to each its own. Obviously no right or wrong way!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank what a wonderful comment. Thank you.

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  19. This is so delightful and I so miss the butterflies!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mary. Soon!

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  20. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Her yellow sun stripes black yet guileless greed….great line Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max!

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  21. Such a delightful verse of transformation! Wonderful write, Li. 😍

    I have sent you a mail. Let me know if you receive it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Punam. I got your email and emailed you back. Thanks again for the recipe!

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  22. Wonderful nature poem and description. Love it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much 🙂

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  23. Felt a much needed calm and peace while i walked through this journey with your featured butterfly. 🙂 so beautiful, Ms. Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rosemarie, so pleased to hear it ❤

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      1. always, Ms. Lisa. 🙂

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