TSM 203 — Now Shattered Glass


“Reflection” by G-Crew

When the wind has gone,
when the sun is bright
I see your dear face,
your smile in repose;
brief, shining moment
where love’s bond encodes.
Today’s frame pauses,
reflective abode.

I’m still a child; you,
a tender parent.
You rock me, singing
lullaby, voice true,
forever imprint
vessel I cling to,
spilling bestows  —
‘ere glass-shattered woes.

Today’s form is octameter, which I first saw at Paul’s Poetry Playground, which is an invented form from Shelley A. Cephas.

Carrie is the host of The Sunday Muse.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    A lovely and evocative octameter formed poem Lisa. Always glad to see you, and hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie, thank you. If it would stop raining I’d be happier. Maybe tomorrow 🙂

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  2. This is beautiful, Li. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you ❤

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      1. My pleasure. 🙂

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  3. fireblossom32 says:

    What an interesting form and nicely understated poem, JadeLi.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Shay, thank you. I was ruffling through my forms folder today and today this one looked good.

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  4. I love it! Well done! ✒️✒️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gypsie!

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  5. kaykuala says:

    Wonderful Octameter Jade! Would prefer your original. Would try and do one forthwith.

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank, thank you 🙂

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  6. Carol anne says:

    This is so beautiful LI! I love it! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol Anne, thank you.

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  7. wyndolynne says:

    A warm memory like a sustained then fading note.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Well-said, Wyndolynne. Much appreciated.

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  8. This lovely piece makes me wonder… are glass-shattered woes inevitable? Perhaps it’s how we react to events…

    -David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      David, good questions and ponderings. As adults we still need to feel and then make a choice. As a child not so much…

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  9. Helen Dehner says:

    This is incredibly lovely … like a lullaby.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, dear Helen.

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  10. Syl says:

    Wonderful. The last made it perfect: “‘ere glass-shattered woes.”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Syl, thank you.

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