dVerse — Poetics — social sojourn

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Invitation trumpeted,
Tea with Florence”
in big, bold letters.
Woefully underdressed
in my lace chemise
nonetheless confetti
lifted me from my pre-
caffeinated goblinhood.
Espresso lips saw
rolling fog lift in mirror.
Florence’s invitation was
the first light seen from
terminal hidey hole’s
temporary masquerade
as a sad hermit. YAY!

top image:  “Harmonica Player” by Mindy Newman

Only as I was finishing this up did I realize it was about a lunch invitation I got earlier from my old lunch group from work, the first one from this group in a number of months. Thank you for the fun prompt, Sarah!

Sarah is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Sarah says:
I want you to choose one of these paint names and use it as the inspiration for your poem. That’s all. Keep it as free form as you like. You can use the name in your poem, or as a title. You can do an acrostic if you want – or any other kind of puzzle poem you can think of. If you’re feeling like more of a challenge, see how many of them you can incorporate. Let’s just kick back and have some fun here!

Here is your list:
·         Trumpet
·         Tea with Florence
·         Chemise
·         Confetti
·         Goblin
·         Mirror
·         Rolling fog
·         First light
·         Hidey hole
·         Masquerade

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Life imitates art imitates life! I feel like you had lots of fun here- hope your lunch date was as good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah. It’s happening on Thursday but I daresay it will be.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is gorgeously rendered! 😀 I especially love; “Espresso lips saw
    rolling fog lift in mirror.” ❤️❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thank you ❤

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  3. Ingrid says:

    So much fun! Like an invitation to dance in the spring light 🙂

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  4. Grace says:

    That was a great invitation! Good for you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Grace ❤

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Put me in mind of Alice and her tea party; loving the fun and light-heartedness I find here. Smile.

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  6. Carol anne says:

    You aced it! I loved your poem Li! Very well done you got all of them in!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne 🙂

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  7. Rob Kistner says:

    Got ‘em all and got ‘em good Lisa! 🙂✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. Sorry for the late response I found your comment in my spam folder.

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  8. Rob Kistner says:

    Got ‘em all, and got ‘em good Lisa! 🙂✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Rob! ❤

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  9. oh I’m putting my dancing shoes on to join or something as it was fun Lisa! 💖👏👏

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cindy, thanks much, cha cha cha!

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      1. 💖🌻😂🙏 cha cha Cha! 💖

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  10. Xan says:

    It’s wonderful all on its own in its jabberwokian humor, made even more amazing as a tour de force response to the prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Alexandra, you’re having a bad influence on me. Thanks, girlfriend.

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      1. Xan says:

        My work here is done 😉

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  11. memadtwo says:

    Beware those pre-caffinated goblins! And how nice to get such an invitation for real. (K)

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  12. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Great job Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you.

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  13. kaykuala says:

    Florence’s invitation was
    the first light seen…..

    Love such an elation, Jade, a relief in fact in the current drab situation that don’t seem to be coming to an end

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Hank! Patience is needed more than ever to get through…

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  14. Sadje says:

    I love how you’ve described the feelings of vulnerability here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you. Sometimes I take my cape off 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  15. “Yay” indeed, Li! What a fun, uplifting verse! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you are uplifted by it, Punam ❤

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  16. writingwhatnots says:

    Love the pre-caffeinated goblinhood!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Marion!

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  17. Sami says:

    who’d decline such an invitation?
    beautifully written, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sami, thank you very much.

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  18. Beverly Crawford says:

    Creative use of the word list! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Beverly, thank you. I just got back from the lunch date. So nice to catch up with everybody.

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  19. my pre-
    caffeinated goblinhood.

    I can relate, Lisa – I’m actually worried about my caffeine addiction!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If your addiction doesn’t use a needle or a rolled up bill, don’t sweat it too much, my friend. :::raising my cuppajoe to you:::

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