dVerse — MTB/Form — Celebrating the Eleventh Anniversary of dVerse

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our appointed place, in our dappled green lane,
where violet-fringed cobblestones, grounding, end;
with ready welcomes to toast, wordsmith, and play
as we grok with cosmical themes, forms, and friends
from sand to spires, from woe to joys explicate
where muses waft, fragrant zephyrs on the wind
cozied where ideas flow, invigorate;
heaven’s ears perk to hear each verse that is penned
our little place where it’s always snug and dry
a place we never have to guess as to why,
elbow to elbow, we verse ourselves and fly

top image:  Rainbow Tree by Karen Ilari

Grace is today’s host of dVerse’ Meet The Bar/Poetry Form.  Grace says:
So, in today’s writing challenge, I offer you a choice of writing an 11-line stanza poem:

1. Eleventh Power (following the elements as described above)
2. List Poem         (free association, no syllabic or rhyme scheme to follow)

You can pen more than one 11-line stanza in your poem.  Cheers!!!!

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace says:

    What a snug, cozy appointed place it is. Just versing, wordsmithing and letting it fly. A toast to a wonderful community!!!! Cheers!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cheers, Grace! ❤

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Brilliant! Beautiful imagery! xo

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne 🙂

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  3. Paula Light says:

    Love the image and your poetry 🌈

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    Ah this is absolutely beautiful writing here, Lisa! I love; “from sand to spires, from woe to joys explicate where muses waft.” 😍😍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed the poem. It’s from the heart.

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  5. Nicely said, or written, I should say! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian 🙂

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  6. Congratulations Lisa! 💖💖💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy ❤

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      1. You’re so welcome!!

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  7. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  8. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    A wonderful place to be in. We’ll written.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lakshmi, dVerse certainly is that place. Thank you.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    We verse ourselves and fly–great idea! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thanks 🙂

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  10. A soft, cozy gentle verse…even the cobblestones feel soft and colourful…very nice…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ain, thank you, glad you felt the gentleness of it.

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  11. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Love the word play on this one….they fit together really smooth

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you, so glad you like how the words fit together on it 🙂

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  12. And yours is a poetic bunker. We do what we can, as you say.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If we (poets) don’t survive, there is no chance!

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      1. Bees are probably more important than poets, but I know what you mean 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 poets are the honeybees of humankind

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          1. Wait till they start using glyphosates on us to shut us up!

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  13. Xan says:

    Nice. This form cries out to be about the form itself, and you’ve found a nice balance between writing about writing and writing about the world you’re in. I feel like the prompt has one too many restrictions– 11 lines AND 11 syllables AND a set rhyme scheme AND uplifting. The rebel in me is chafing at it. (or I’m just lazy, sometimes hard to tell)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Alexandra, I know you're a rebel, and who better to rise to a challenge 😉 Glad you enjoyed my "bunker" (thanks, Jane!) description.

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  14. Hey! We both wrote about flying! Li, I so love this gentle, cozy place you have created. Beautiful verse. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very synchronous, my friend. Thank you ❤

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      1. You are so welcome. 🙂

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  15. Dale says:

    This sounds like a perfect friendly weekend getaway! Lovely.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale 🙂

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  16. This is a beautiful way to describe writing with others. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Desiree, thank you 🙂

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  17. Love the thought of flying away with our verse. Wonderful artwork too Lisa.❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much ❤

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  18. rothpoetry says:

    Nicely done for the prompt!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight!

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  19. pvcann says:

    Overt and subtle movements, a sense of yin and yang here for me, life in all its rich glory.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul, thank you. I’m glad your elbows are frequent visitors to the poets pub.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Thank you for that Lisa, and my pleasure.

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