dVerse — Quadrille 149 — cloudfish speaks

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modified cloudfish image

It matters not the season,
awake or asleep,
please know me
and understand,
from grain of sand
shifting with water,
to morning’s crystals
on a blade of grass,
to your hands along
warm scented skin,
my swimming infinity;
tender breadcrumbs
offered as holy gifts.

[44 words]

I wanted to use one of my collages to write to today and this one volunteered. It had something to say. I do see I used it for another dVerse prompt back in 2020, which talks about how the image came to be.

I am today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. I say:
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to pen a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word season.

71 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace says:

    This speaks of a deep gratitude to the gifts of nature. Love the imagery of :my swimming infinity.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you very much. Exactly what it is ❤

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  2. lillian says:

    “It matters not the season”….
    and that swimming infinity.
    May all nature be blessed indeed.
    You are talented with words and collages!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thank you for reading and your kind comment ❤

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  3. Both words and artwork are beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine, thank you 🙂

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  4. love those crystals on the leaves… a perfect morning gift

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn, so happy you understand and appreciate those gifts. One of the things I love about you and your poetry.

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  5. alongside you have created a collage of words too – swimming together or maybe floating on that cloud hand –
    ‘cloud hands’ onr of the Tai Chi moves and I see a parallel here
    p.s just had to read the origin too of the collage and your being in communicationwith the dream world

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh wow, Laura, didn’t realize there was a Tai Chi move called ‘cloud hands.’ Will have to look it up now. Thank you for your lovely feedback.

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      1. here’s a good link (remove if you don’t like external links
        wave hands like clouds

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Aha! The Chen style example really does look like clouds blowing through. I also like reading the description, where the movement is a defensive block. Thanks for sharing that, Laura. I even see one of my online buddies liked that post!

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    a wonderful dream wordscape here; your collage is killer. “Cloud hands” opens the door to cloud lips, and cloud heart, and on and on.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, thank you for what you see ❤

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  7. Carol anne says:

    so beautiful Li! You write so well. I loved it! X

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne 🙂

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  8. De Jackson says:

    Wow, those last lines are stunners. So good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked them, thank you, De!

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  9. Ron. says:

    Awesome work indeed, Lisa. And thanks for hosting the Quad!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Ron!

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  10. Rob Kistner says:

    Loved this Lisa — and great collage!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much ❤

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  11. Gillena Cox says:

    Happy is that aquarium😊

    Much💜love

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  12. K.Hartless says:

    Sweet swimming infinity. Oh, I can’t wait for the first dip of the season and the refreshment of it.

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  13. memadtwo says:

    I really like the timeless quality of these images. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you very much.

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  14. Truedessa says:

    One needs those tender breadcrumbs…enjoyed your poem and collage.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Truedessa, I agree!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you.

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  15. Raivenne says:

    Whether man, woman, flora or fauna: this is the cry of all living things.

    “please know me
    and understand,”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Indeed, Raivenne.

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  16. rothpoetry says:

    I love the personification of your art creation. Beautifully done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you! Glad you like it.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome, Lisa!

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  17. What a beautiful gift you have offered us through your art and the nature love you paint with words!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, I appreciate your kind words, thank you.

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  18. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Lisa,
    I especially like your opening lines,
    “It matters not the season,
    awake or asleep,
    please know me
    and understand”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you, Ali.

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  19. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you.

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  20. Great poem. Tender breadcrumbs sound like a nice gift!(But how are they holy? Just curious 🙂 )

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Veera. To me, in this context, it means a wordless sense of the divine.

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  21. writingwhatnots says:

    Beautifully written, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Marion.

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  22. Yes, and so eloquently it spoke. Beautifully written Lisa ☺️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Christine 🙂

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  23. I love the perfect blending of both paper and words Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you. I’m just the transmitter.

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      1. You’re welcome. 😊

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  24. Arjan Tupan says:

    Wonderful write. And I loved the prompt. The collage is beautiful, too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Arjan, thank you very much 🙂

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  25. hedgewitch says:

    The words ‘please know me” really stand out for me here, and the flow of detail makes everything dreamlike but real–nothing more detailed than a dream can be. The poem winds a bright path of its own bread crumbs to those final perfect last lines.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, why do I always feel happy when I read your comments. Thank you for what you do ❤

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  26. Helen Dehner says:

    Incredibly lovely, Lisa … thank you for leaving me a comment!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen thank you so much and my pleasure to read your poem ❤

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  27. All of these are gifts to be cherished.

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  28. Jan Brown says:

    Lovely collage, a perfect image for this poem. So much insight to my desired state of the seasons, longing for dew on blades of grass, for the scent and feel of warm skin.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Jan. Glad you connected with it.

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  29. Nayla Mitha says:

    Beautifully written! Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Nayla.

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  30. Riddhi Jain says:

    I will surely write a poem of 44 words👍

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