TSM 223 and earthweal’s OLW 131 — Zephyr’s Wedding


charged coastal zephyr spirit
perch on sun-warmed planks
betrothed to winged, waved, vapored kin
bride’s gossamer sails unfurled

orchestrated by elementals
convened in summer’s idyll
her lithe form receptive
charged coastal zephyr spirit

sheer, pearlescent suncatchers
ethereal landers alight her
with light and perfect grace to
perch on sun-warmed planks

cosmic consensus concludes
she is the puzzle piece that fits
into this unique convergence
betrothed to winged, waved, vapored kin

married into unforgettable joy
of a moment’s organic gestalt
limbs stretch in acknowledgement
bride’s gossamer sails unfurled

Cascade form

Carrie is the host of The Sunday Muse.

Also linking to earthweal’s Open Link Weekend 131.

51 Comments Add yours

  1. seanatbogie says:

    I love the light and airy feel of this poem wedded to the wind.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sean, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. memadtwo says:

    Married to the wind…as all winged creatures are. (K)

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poetry Li. Love it

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome

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  4. Paula Light says:

    Love the lines and the form! ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paula โค

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  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Lovely, especially “married into unforgettable joy.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sherry ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. This is exquisite-so well written it tickles the soul! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Goody ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad it did the trick for you.

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  7. Carrie V. H. says:

    A lovely poem of the glorious wind Lisa and I love the form.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie thank you, and thank you for the image choices!

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  8. kittysverses says:

    “cosmic consensus concludes
    she is the puzzle piece that fits
    into this unique convergence”
    Lovely, Li. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kitty, so happy you like that part, I got a little “dao-y” there ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. hedgewitch says:

    Cascade is a favorite form of mine–fun but challenging to write, and full of the music of repetition when done well, as here. You bring a moment, and a psyche, to life here, and put in in its perfect setting. Great use of alliteration as well. The sea and the its margins live and breathe here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, I could be tempted to write just to read your feedback. Thank you for what you see in the poem.

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  10. Lisa, this poem is cascading in my heart and mind – your imagery is simply divine!

    โค
    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      David, thanks much, so happy you connected with it.

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  11. wyndolynne says:

    Glorious poem! It really catches the sense of standing in the coastal breeze. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wyndolynne, having lived by Lake MI my whole life, it’s familiar. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      btw, Do I know you by another name? I don’t remember seeing poems by you, but you faithfully comment on mine. Your comments are appreciated.

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  12. Sherry Marr says:

    “brideโ€™s gossamer sails unfurled” interprets the image so perfectly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sherry.

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  13. i like the message of this, and the tones, the pastels. very well written

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Phillip thank you for the feedback.

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  14. Simply beautiful Lisa, you brought the picture to life with your words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, thank you very much. I’m partial to the lakeshore ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Truedessa says:

    She sounds ready to sail on wings of joy. Beautifully constructed poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, yes she is. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Such lovely words Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you โค

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      1. Youโ€™re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  17. All the alliteration and seafaring imagery really make her come to life

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Larry โค

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  18. a momentโ€™s organic gestalt… savouring that line!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rajani, thank you โค

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  19. The concluding stanza is such a perfect ekphrastic response to the image, Lisa – the way you have expressed the joy and the freedom of it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion โค I was feeling it at the time.

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  20. Sunra Rainz says:

    A lovely tumble of language, Lisa, that so describes the ethereal power of the moment. Especially love the phrases:

    “vapored skin”
    “orchestrated by elementals”
    “suncatchers”
    “cosmic consensus”

    โค

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very happy you connected with them, thank you โค

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  21. Helen says:

    Lisa, this is incredibly lovely, light, ephemeral. “married into unforgettable joy” I love that line which took me in many directions.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, so happy it pleases you and transports you โค

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  22. Dale says:

    I love this form and you created such a gorgeous poem. The whole thing had an ethereal feeling to it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dale happy it pulled you into it. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Susie Clevenger says:

    Gorgeous! It gives me all the wonderful “feels.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yay, Susie! Happy to oblige ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Nitin Lalit says:

    I love how you’ve woven the light and wind into this poem. Goes really well with the structure too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nitin, thank you very much for your feedback. Glad you like it.

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