dVerse — MTB — Constanza — recipe

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recipe

to aim for sleep takes common sense
head toss and turn off at the pass
when day is but a rosy lass

take care, prepare with long defense
decide where limits bring fatigue
then go beyond; exhaust you seek

to guarantee your plan’s success
shed worry’s raimant at the door
step naked into your boudoir

now draw a door with your incense
white sage smoke rise; give cleansing prayer,
with drone aloud, to take you there

at first you’ll hear faint castanets…
they let you know that you’ve arrived
in cushioned peace this night abide

to aim for sleep takes common sense
take care, prepare with long defense
to guarantee your plan’s success
now draw a door with your incense
at first you’ll hear faint castanets…

top image:  “Slumber,” by TeaKitsune

Today’s offering is in Constanza form, created by Connie Marcum Wong

Bjorn is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet The Bar/Forms.  Bjorn says:
write a poem in the Constanza form.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Rob Kistner says:

    Oh way a paradise experience Lisa. Far out there my friend! Great write!!🙂✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Rob. Glad to see you are sounding chipper ❤

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  2. Wise and dreamy advice – how often do we find it impossible to ‘shed worry’s raimant at the door’? Love the illustration too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, thank you and glad you enjoyed the offering ❤

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  3. Shawna says:

    Oh, I love these images:

    “when day is but a rosy lass”
    “draw a door with your incense”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Shawna, thank you.

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  4. Helen says:

    I love everything about your Constanza … from naked in my boudoir to the dancing castanets.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you love the imagery in the poem, Helen. Thank you ❤

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Golden slumbers indeed. (K)

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  6. Li, this seems to be written especially for people like me! ❤️
    Love…”at first you’ll hear faint castanets…”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it is my own personal recipe and it works well. I wrote it for a particular someone but it is freely shared to those hungry for sleep ❤

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      1. Thank you. ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome.

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  7. love your common sense in words and music Lisa and love the picture too! 💖💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cindy, thank you. I love that picture and that artist.

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      1. You’re so welcome.. It is wonderful and a perfect fit.👏

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  8. lynn__ says:

    A soothing nighty night, Lisa!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Lovely use of a constraining form – all those rhymes are hard to get to flow.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Sarah, thank you. I like that form.

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  10. sanaarizvi says:

    Ooh this is incredibly dreamy and I so love the sage advice you have given us within the constraints of the form! Gorgeous work done 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa so glad you find the advice as useful. It works like a charm for me. Thank you very much.

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  11. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Great work Lisa… I love the lines and how they intermingle.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. Much appreciated.

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  12. Sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep… I am afraid that those castanets would pull me back from sleep… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      What sound would you like? Switch it up and you’re golden 🙂

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