dVerse — Quadrille 150 — Final Farewell

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Her living lingered,
her funeral brief;
children scattered,
peers long gone home.

Ghosts’ welcomes
await her release
from the bronze urn.

She’s sprinkled along
Spring thunderstorm’s
wake, towards the lake.

April sun’s comfort
warms as it dries;
her chalky residue
remains, her final farewell.

De Jackson, aka whimsygizmo, is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. De says:
Just chalk us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word chalk. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky below. The prompt is open for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and write!) some more!

29 Comments Add yours

  1. De Jackson says:

    Goodness, Lisa. How is this so breathtakingly beautiful, when the content is so sad? Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, De.

      Like

  2. Xan says:

    “Her living lingered,
    her funeral brief;”

    Such a succinct start–I knew immediately what the image was. Beautiful wordsmithing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Alexandra.

      Like

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Na’ama ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    Great take Li.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure Li

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    A most interesting take on the prompt, Lisa. I love what you have done with this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thanks much, my friend.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome, Lisa!

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Dust to dust. That lingering is so hard. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is. One day at a time…

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  6. Grace says:

    A gentle final farewell.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you.

      Like

  7. ‘her chalky residue
    remains,’ ~ a great write Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol.

      Like

  8. Truedessa says:

    Her chalky residue….chalk dust… beautiful done yet deeply sad.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, thank you.

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  9. So tender and beautiful, Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, thank you.

      Like

  10. poignant and powerful, Lisa… I feel humbled.


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, dear David.

      Like

  11. Helen says:

    A wonderful poem you gifted us !! Her chalky residue, dust to dust, sigh.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, thank you very much.

      Like

  12. Exquisite! What better destination than to become one with the universe? ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Cheryl. Indeed!

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