dVerse — MTB Form — Constanza — A Cloudy Day (2nd offering)

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A cloudy day and the wind blows
scent of lilacs; infusing air,
it lifts the tendrils of my hair.

A cloudy day; buds on the rose;
swelling green onions slow to burst.
No aphids in sight; could be worse.

A cloudy day; doves in repose,
dozing cuddle in the pine tree
post pecking; a morning of seeds.

A cloudy day and the grass grows
right now it’s as tall as my knees
mower’s broke; to fix will take weeks.

A cloudy day; bluebirds deposed
from the far box by a triller
whose song, once gay, now means killer.

A cloudy day; mist of your ghost
wanders to catch my ev’ry glance;
chimes tinkle and woodpeckers laugh.

Cloudy day, please find a new home.
Relieve other drought atmospheres.
Fill’s been reached of sighing and tears.

A cloudy day and the wind blows
A cloudy day; buds on the rose;
A cloudy day; doves in repose,
A cloudy day and the grass grows
A cloudy day; bluebirds deposed
A cloudy day; mist of your ghost
Cloudy day, please find a new home.

top image:  “Lilacs and Clouds,” by Susan Savad

Bjorn is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet The Bar – Form. Here is a second offering in the constanza form.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. memadtwo says:

    I know what you mean about those clouds. But everything is lush and green as a result. And lilacs! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, I hear you. Yes, what I described is a snapshot of it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I like clouds, but there can be too much of a good thing 😦

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  2. Send the clouds my way, Li! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Here you go, Punam, they’re yours! 🙂

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      1. Thanks a lot. We need respite from the heat. 😓

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  3. Rob Kistner says:

    You’re on a role Lisa — nice write myfriend…! 👍🏼🙂✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Rob!

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  4. oh I can smell the lilac from here. my fav!!! 💖💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They bloomed in ideal conditions this year and they are making the whole area fragrant ❤

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      1. oh that’s really awesome to hear!! 💖💖

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  5. SelmaMartin says:

    Oh gosh. Lovely in every way. You know I can smell the air you talk about… I can. And love it.
    I spoke about it in mine too– the fragrant air… May everyone stop to notice it too.
    Awareness. Thanks for this, Lisa. Loved everything.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Selma, thank you very much. It was pouring rain for hours yesterday, and yet the lilacs remain intact. It’s a fragrant and hardy plant/blossom. My pleasure ❤

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  6. Hope those clouds have cleared up in the meantime or will do so soon. We’re bracing for scorching heat over the weekend and could probably use some of them! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      May the clouds blanketing the sky travel east…

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  7. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Yea too many clouds are not good but…mower’s broke; to fix will take weeks
    That really bites!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it does! I called a local person yesterday who mows lawns and the dude never called me back. Poor business practice unless he’s in the hospital or something. His wife didn’t mention any hospital when I left the message… I’m going to try and pick up a new battery and try that before they come next week to get it.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Businesses often take their customers for granted…and that is not a way to get new ones. I can tolerate a lot of things…but being ignored is not one of them.

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  8. Love the way you used it… and with repetition, it also works as a refrain. If you got that much grass and no mover maybe you can use a scythe…. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn I’m getting a flash of deja vu because I remember you suggested a scythe last time my mower broke down. Maybe it is time…

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  9. rothpoetry says:

    You did a great job on the prompt and the poem. We really needed a cloudy day or two and finally got one this weekend.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight. Did you have a storm that took out half of your tree??

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Yes, it must have been a mini-twister. My neighbor up the street has the same thing happen a month ago, only it took out the whole tree with only three feet left standing!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oh wow. I’m glad it only hit the tree. We had a tornado in Gaylord, north of here, a few days ago. Some people were killed and some injured.

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          1. rothpoetry says:

            It is very sad when that happens!

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  10. Grace says:

    This is so beautifully done and I love lilacs. It is blooming right now. I also love the repetition of the the cloudy day!!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  11. merrildsmith says:

    Constant clouds get depressing, but the lilacs are so beautiful and fragrant!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      As always, life is a balancing act. Thanks for reading and your comment, Merril.

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  12. sanaarizvi says:

    Absolutely stunning! 😀 I especially love; “A cloudy day; doves in repose, dozing cuddle in the pine tree post pecking; a morning of seeds.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, so glad you like it. Thank you ❤

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