dVerse — Monday Quadrille 158 — Morning Shadows

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Morning’s nature place
I seldom see anymore
except in flat snapshots,
neatly tucked away;
pulled out from their cache
when it’s time to cry
or write poems.

Morning’s rally place
is one of dreams interrupted,
clarion to conform; where
one puts on the uniform.

Linda Lee Lyberg is today’s host of dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. Linda says:
write a quadrille (a poem of 44 words) with the word Morning.

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Suzanne says:

    Well said. Mass consciousness is becoming increasingly a place seen only in old photos for me too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Suzanne.

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    Early risers for work really do miss the morning spectacle it seems. Well done, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you! There is something about not having to wake up to an alarm clock that is indescribably delicious.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Oh, you are right about that! I let the sun wake me in the morning!

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  3. If more of us stopped to really see and feel the morning, I think the world would be a different place. Lovely Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, I agree with you 100%! It sets the tone of the day. Imagine every day being so beautiful and appreciated ❤

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  4. Ron. says:

    Oy. Conformity? Nah.
    Marvelous.

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  5. The earlier i have to work, the earlier i rise. I still refuse to miss the morning. Great poem Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mary, happy you are an early riser. I could never get the hang of it 😉 Thank you very much and glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  6. You described the beauty of morning well in this piece. Nice poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Miss Arcadia.

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  7. Ali Grimshaw says:

    This makes me think about the many, many people who don’t get the chance to connect with nature during their daily lives. How I wish everyone had this opportunity. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m sorry it made you think of those unfortunate individuals. I know that a lot city kids here have never been out to Lake MI. That’s a sad reality 😦

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  8. Jim says:

    We were opposites today, you tell of the bad, I tell a good item.
    //

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just read your happy telling, Jim. Glad you can commune with morning.

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  9. A morning not rushed by routine is the best! Wonderful write, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Punam.

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  10. Sadje says:

    Your poem is so beautiful Li. Mornings are the best time to be up and do the work that’s only done in solitude.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, I believe you. Since I’m in solitude all of the time these days, later works as well as early. I do like how the morning is much cooler than it often is later in the day.

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      1. Sadje says:

        I have lot of family around me that’s why I relish the solitude of early morning. Nowadays, however due to my foot surgery, my sleep schedule is all haywire and I often sleep in late. I do miss my early mornings.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Sadje, I hope you can get back into your routine again soon. Is your foot doing well? How much longer on restriction?

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          1. Sadje says:

            Thanks Li. A bit more than 3 weeks in cast. Then hopefully it will be okay. We’ll only know for sure when the cast comes off. 🤞🏼

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            1. msjadeli says:

              :::fingers crossed::: I hope you get yourself a nice pedicure after the cast comes off ❤

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              1. Sadje says:

                Haha! I’d definitely need it. 😂

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. Thank you 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  11. kim881 says:

    I sympathise with everyone who has to get up in the morning to go to work instead of getting up because they want to. I’m happy that I haven’t had to do that for a long time, and I can spend as much time in ‘morning’s nature place’ as I want. Great use of alliteration in the phrase ‘clarion to conform’, Lisa, and rhyme in the final couplet.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you on the sympathizing. Glad you’re in the nature place also. Thanks for noticing, Kim.

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  12. We miss so much. That probably why we let things be destroyed. We never knew them anyway.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Devastating comment, Jane, as it screams the truth. It’s also poetry.

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  13. I can feel your pain…nature replaced by concrete, and life by dull uniformity.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and your comment, Tanmay.

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  14. That last stanza! It’s difficult working one’s way out of that uniform!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Petru, it sure is. It took me 25 years to get out of mine. I still marvel at those individuals who have managed to stay out of them their entire lives.

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      1. Role models! 😂

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  15. ‘clarion to conform’ – damn that pesky trumpet. (Grateful I no longer have to comply). Love your quadrille, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, thanks much, and happy for you that you are out of the rat race.

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  16. memadtwo says:

    Morning certainly gets polluted by the need to rush to be somewhere instead of being able to unwind with its pace. (K)

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  17. Badfinger (Max) says:

    What a picture…and made better by your words Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I liked how this poem turned out, as it gets about as transparent as I can get 🙂

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I can feel your words in this one a lot.

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  18. Today is my son’s first day of school and we both had to get up and greet the morning rather than snooze it away! 😆 It’s a beautiful sight to see but now I’m going to need a nap. Enjoyed your wordplay, especially the last stanza! 👏👏

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Congrats on your son’s first day of school. It’s always big doins for kids and parents. And now that your child is in school, please take that nap 🙂 Thanks, Tricia.

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      1. My pleasure, Lisa! 💓

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  19. The only way is to sleep outdoors… then you find that nature morning third dimension.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I bet. Thank you, Bjorn. I’m glad you had your adventure and got your third dimension mojo going.

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  20. Sami says:

    Mornings are lovely 🌹😚 when you get time to enjoy them

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If I could skip the bit between waking up and finishing that first cuppajoe I would be only too happy to rise early. Alas, this is probably not possible.

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  21. pulled out from their cache
    when it’s time to cry
    or write poems.

    That’s quite sad, Lisa 😦

    I felt this poem very deeply…


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      David, every road has a few bumps along the way. I’m glad you connected with the poem. Thanks, buddy ❤

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