dVerse — Poetry Form — Goodnight and Sweet Dreams and OLW 111

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Pastel pink morn long fades to dusk-
tethered incense smoke drifts — in dreams
of boats.

Sail-wings lift me from blue to black
silver-glittered night, to islands
on maps.

Touch stone planets not found awake
where cradled messages sleep, wait
to sing.

They leap and wriggle, imbued fish,
unlocked clues that school, follow me
home with

hummed unknown familiar tunes
of archetypal mystery
towards

another pastel pink vista.
Fading fish slip, to be writ quick
awake.

I take my coffee with cream, sip
and hum, reading daily email.
Oh look:

Gifts from Psyche’s Garden” class starts
soon, build your own Rosetta stone
Sa-weet!

Goodnight and sweet dreams is something I told my sons every night as I hugged and kissed them and sent them off to bed when they were little.

Gifts from Psyche’s Garden” is a class that our local library system offers a space for that explores myths, archetypes, and how they are inter-connected to dreams. Our facilitator is an artist, psychologist, and dedicated dreamer.

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Grace is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetry Form. Grace says:
Today’s writing challenge: To write a Synchronicity poetry verse using the guidelines as described [below.]

Eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be revealed within the last two stanzas.

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

41 Comments Add yours

  1. ‘Sa- weet!’ indeed Lisa! 😀

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    1. And such a sweet, colourful (sparkling) verse too..

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    2. I literally laughed aloud at how you wrote that word – I love this whole piece so much, Lisa!

      Sincerely,
      David

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you, David and happy it pleased you ❤

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  2. Sadje says:

    Another inspired poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li

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  3. Badfinger (Max) says:

    The first line is great Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you, glad you like it.

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  4. Sail-wings lift me from blue to black
    silver-glittered night, to islands
    on maps.

    I liked this the best.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Reena ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much 🙂

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  5. Sa-weet indeed, Li. “Good night and sweet dreams is something I too used to tell my kids when they were younger.
    Love how dreams and reality come together. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much for your sharing and your wonderful comment, Punam ❤

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      1. My absolute pleasure. ❤️

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  6. I didn’t know this type of poem. Thank you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome. It’s a new form for me as well.

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  7. Grace says:

    How very imaginative. Love the ending Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you.

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Yes, you and I wrote bookend poems; how about that. This crushes the prompt, very nice colorful read.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, I’m thinking we are the Simon and Garfunkle of poets today. You’re Simon 🙂 Thank you.

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  9. Helen Dehner says:

    Your end twist is the best! And I got all dreamy reading the first six!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, fabulous! So glad you enjoyed the poem ❤

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  10. Sherry Marr says:

    That class sounds perfect for this moment in time. Enjoy! Your poem lifted me up.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sherry, yes it is. Our teacher is so good at helping us navigate through the images that are showing up. I’m happy you found the poem uplifting.

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  11. Waoh… Loved it. ❤❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  12. Brendan says:

    Sweet, drifting, incensed, pregnant with sounds and images which birth in this poem. A lovely drift … love the title of library class.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Brendan ❤

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  13. Touch stone planets not found awake
    where cradled messages sleep, wait
    to sing… love this!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you connnected with it, Rajani, thank you.

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  14. Irene says:

    ! loved the poem, and what an interesting twist!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Irene 🙂

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  15. Sending someone out for sweet dreams is the best wish you can give… love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bjorn. I still do it if I’m chatting with them at night, but it’s from afar now.

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  16. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely exquisite, Lisa 😀 love this response to the prompt ❤️❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thank you ❤

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