dVerse — MTB and earthweal olw 109 — one song, now

one
to two
this and that
swirl to being,
cosmoplasm teased apart, together

invisible bonds that repel, attract
impossibly
organized
as one
now

how
is not
the question
no answer serves
to be is to do be do be do be

perpetual beginnings and endings
ten thousand notes
harmonize
as one
song

The top image is an image of a creation myth by artist, Noah MacMillan and is described as:

Mankind came to this world through a rip in the sky, according to the Huron, originally from Ontario. Actually, woman came first. Falling to the watery realm below her, the Sky Woman was caught and rescued by two birds who helped her create Earth on the back of a turtle. Noah MacMillan

I’m also linking to a 2018 post I did about the daoist connection to 10, and by extension, the 10,000 things.

Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet The Bar. Laura says:
So in today’s challenge I offer you a choice :
– a 10 line stanza poem (more stanzas permitted of this length)
10 syllables per line
rhyme scheme as per the Decuain or free verse if you’d prefer
AND/OR:
– a 5 line stanza poem (more if you wish)
1;2;3;4;10 syllables for each successive line of the 1st; 3rd; 5th stanza etc; inverted for even numbered stanzas

I’m also linking this to earthweal’s Open Link Weekend.

48 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    Thats so nice Li! I think you wrote a wonderful poem! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne ❤

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  2. Ingrid says:

    I love the mirrored vision you’ve created here, Lisa, and what a wonderful creation myth! If only our society honoured women more, perhaps we wouldn’t be in all of this mess…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ingrid, thanks much. And yes, women have been pushed into 2nd class status for a very long time. In my dream class, I’m learning where the “turn” came from honoring females as the givers of life to whoever is the most brutish rules. Damn am I sick of that model.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        I think the world is literally sick of (from) it!

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  3. Bravo Lisa – you gave the tetractys syllable count a triangular concrete form – and found the magic 10 in the Dao too. the whole poem is a joy to read

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laura. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  4. Love what you did here… the form worked so well for what you wanted to say.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn, much appreciated.

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    Wonderfully done, Lisa. The circling and questioning–and of course, woman came first!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Merril, many thanks, and of course! 😉

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome! 😀

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  6. Ron. says:

    Ditto all the previous positive appraisals, Lisa. And I’m ga-ga over the do be do be do! Thanks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Ron.

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  7. I’ve always considered this form so very hard

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Maybe because you read so much Western philosophy? Keep practicing, Larry.

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  8. Rob Kistner says:

    Excellent piece Lisa! And I love the image. Strong work my friend! 👍🏼✌🏼❤️🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Rob, it is a cool image isn’t it.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Wonderful merging of word and image. This form works well for mythical realms I think. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe I think so too. You used it very well for that purpose also!

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  10. Great poem! Especially love the ‘to be is to do be do be do be’. 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol 🙂 It was fun putting a little Frank Sinatra spin on it.

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  11. Ain says:

    Aha…you do run deep…and there is so much that raises interest, and to learn from your spirituality, as I mentioned before…I remember now, you had a question about the duality I found. Will find yr question…sorry for the delay, I get sidetracked..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ain, thank you. I’ve been following philosophical daoism for awhile now. Also, I wanted to let you know when I’m clicking on your past few links in Mr. Linky it isn’t taking me to your blog.

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      1. Ain says:

        Oh no…thanks

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  12. hedgewitch says:

    So many creation myths seem to involve a turtle. It really is a mystery, perhaps its the life within a shell,or the rounded world-shape of the back… this is a wonderful cascading techtractys, Li, and it does indeed recall the strands of DNA, and also the swirls f the Milky Way.I especially like the third and fourth stanzas.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, I appreciate your close reading and thoughtful feedback on the poem. I wonder about the creation myths also. I think there is a Hindu myth about one of the main Gods resting in the ocean on the back of an animal of some kind (sorry forgot.)

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  13. fireblossom32 says:

    Instantly my favorite of yours! I especially love that third stanza. As one who often writes about birds and our connection with them, the image also resonates strongly for me. Good stuff!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Shay! Glad you enjoyed the imagery.

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  14. Xan says:

    Good for you, and nicely done. I might have tried this if teacher hadn’t pre-threatened us with expulsion for not following the rules. I like technical challenges, but not so much for religiously adhering to the form, as for seeing where it takes me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I understand it from both angles.

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  15. Sherry Marr says:

    I love Sky Woman’s story and have written about her myself. I love the ten thousand notes harmonizing as one song.

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  16. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

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  17. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    I love the do wap in the middle and how the chaos somehow has order. Ten thousand notes and ten thousand names. One song somehow.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Colleen, it is the great mystery! Thank you very much for your feedback.

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  18. So wonderfully written, Li! The form suited the subject beautifully.

    (I couldn’t help notice in one of your comments you mentioned a Hindu God. It is Vishnu residing on ocean over the snake called “sheshnag”.)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam, and thank you very much for giving details on Vishnu residing on sheshnag! In the “Myths from Psyche’s Garden” aka dream class, the teacher has a slide show as she talks about creation stories, and I remember that beautiful picture she showed with Vishnu.

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      1. My pleasure, Li, on both counts. ❤️

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  19. lynn__ says:

    Beautiful write, Lisa! Creation is full of mystery and you hold the questions gently. I grinned at “do be do be dooo” 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lynn, thank you very much and I like how you put it.

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  20. SMiLes Dear MSJADELI
    i Skipped Across the Moon
    Hop Scotched Across the Sun

    Fell Beyond The Stars

    Landing Back On
    A Spiraling ‘Flow’

    of ‘Tao’ Within
    Beyond All
    Names Newer Now

    However As Science
    Shows Also A Greater
    Connection to Our Intuiting
    Interpreting More Social Empathic
    Artistic Spiritual Minds as Typically

    Western Ways of Civilization So Much
    More Left Brain Restricting Black And White
    Steeped in Duality Forgetting DarK is LiGhT

    Mystically As

    NiGHT is Day
    True Take Away
    The One And Lose the
    All in All Just Flowing

    Inhaling Peace
    Exhaling Love

    For All

    in Flow
    So Autotelic
    in JoY oF Light
    Giving, Sharing,
    Caring, Healing,
    Naked, Enough,
    Whole, Complete,
    Coming Out of the
    DarK NoW No Longer Fearing
    Night With No More Cynicism oF LiGHT
    For All Colors Life Day Still Brings So Free in Flow.:)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      your poem feels like stardust and glitters brightly, thank you ❤

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Pleasure Thanks
        For Your inspiring
        Poem Dear msjadeli❤️☺️

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        1. msjadeli says:

          My pleasure ❤ 🙂

          Liked by 2 people

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