dVerse — Poetics — Harvester

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hourglass flips
I’m on my way
to dormiveglia.
sage smoke vespers
propel my orenda,
a shimmer globe,
among cloud trails.
scavenging flotsam
from former scales
and jetsam tossed
to eddies, I’m adrift
in mother night’s
owl-winged domain.
golden harvests of
ageless symbols;
chits — gathered fruit
of querencia tree

Dormiveglia – (n.) the space that stretches between sleeping and waking
Orenda – (n.) a mystical force found in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to affect change in their own lives
Querencia (Spanish) – a place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home;
the place where you are your most authentic self

top image:  “Sand Clock,” by Rose Irisch

Mish is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics.  Mish says:
Choose 3 or more of the [included] words and include them in a poem of any style.

49 Comments Add yours

  1. I like the sea metaphor, the flotsam and jetsam and mother night’s domain.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jane thank you very much.

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  2. Mish says:

    You had me at “sage smoke vespers”. I feel like a took a much needed journey. A magical blend of given words and your own gems as well. Especially love “scavenging flotsam/ from former scales/and jetsam tossed/to eddies..”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you connected with it, Mish. It’s based on ongoing studies and dreamwork being done lately. Jamie Sams talks about the orenda quite a bit in her book. Thank you for the fun prompt.

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Excellent foray into an alien landscape, Lisa. The prompt words snuggle into the stanzas like hound dogs in a hayloft.
    I liked the concept of “mother night”, making darkness less menacing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, “Mother Night” is what Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls the dream world. I absconded with it for my poem. Absolutely believe that was her intent also, to color the dark in a less menacing but more enriching environment. I like that snuggling like hound dogs in a hayloft ❤

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  4. Carol anne says:

    very beautiful poem! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne.

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  5. Grace says:

    I specially love this part – its glorious:
    I’m adrift
    in mother night’s
    owl-winged domain.
    golden harvests of
    ageless symbols;

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Grace, happy to have pleased you ❤

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    2. Gillena Cox says:

      “Mother night” charming
      Nice one.

      Much💛love

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ term. Thanks, Gillena ❤

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    You really worked this one! I like that you gave the definitions at the end of your poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, I had to, there was no way I was going to remember what they meant 🙂

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  7. Rob Kistner says:

    Oh Lisa, this was killer. Mystical and wonderful my friend! And that image you posted here totally blew my mind! WOW, to thd entire post. 👍🏼🙂✌🏼❤️🤯

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, happy you’re so geeked about it all. It fell together very nicely. THANK YOU.

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  8. Jim says:

    A lot of mothers are nightowls, my mom was, and I picked that up from her. I generally am in bed around midnight. I like a lot your photo, flip it and it becomes a zombie tree. Could be other trees who drop their leaves in the winter, flipped to the winter look.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, if you are awake til midnight, doesn’t that qualify you as a nightowl? Yipes, I didn’t think about what it would look like when the hourglass flipped. Maybe the leaves will shift each time to to top part? It is the magic of the night…

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      1. Jim says:

        Thank you, Lisa, for finding my error. Actually, I had “Phosphenes” mixed up with “Pheromones”, the mating message smell to opposite sex, usually female to the male. I’ll blame it on the COVID, I can’t remember names of people, places, and things on demand when I need to know. But they come to me when I’m at leisure. I was wondering, I didn’t know that Pheromones were associated with light flashes in the dark or the eyes are closed. But I barged ahead, wrongly. Either I will fix this or pull it tomorrow.
        Thanks again, I feel so foolish.
        ..

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Jim, I didn’t see it as an error, more like a creative spark. Please don’t change it on my account.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Words are magic–you cast a spell with these. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you very much ❤

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  10. Sadje says:

    Love this thought provoking poem Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  11. ‘hourglass flips
    I’m on my way
    to dormiveglia.’ Great opening words Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol thank you!

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  12. kittysverses says:

    A well written piece, Li. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Kitty 🙂

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  13. kim881 says:

    The space in an hourglass where the sand slips through from one side to the other is a perfect metaphoric image for dormiveglia, Lisa. I love the phrase ‘sage smoke vesper’, I can smell it, and the flotsam and jetsam of dreams are perfect metaphors.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim, thank you for your lovely comment and the supportive feedback.

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  14. You took me to another place Lisa. The prompt words you chose were perfectly placed and gave us such a vivid dreamlike adventure.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christine, so pleased it pleases you.

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  15. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Well…I learned what dormiveglia means! I had to look that one up.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, I put the definitions at the bottom because I needed to keep reminding myself what they meant lol

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        That makes me feel better!
        Ok…I need to do that.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. if you follow the link to dVerse, you’ll see all of the words we had to choose from. quite an array!

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I will for now on…

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  16. Dale says:

    Thank you for including the definitions!
    My favourite state is dormiveglia…
    Nicely done.

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  17. SelmaMartin says:

    Mystical. So lovely. XoXo

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Selma, thank you very much. ❤

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  18. It can be a wonderful place to be. I always think of tinkerbell in the movie hook. That place between sleep and awake. That’s where you will find me, she said to Peter. Don’t remember the exact quote.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh wow, that’s neat to know, Mary. I can see where tinkerbell could be in that space.

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  19. Li, such a beautiful foray into the dreamland! I so love this in its entirety. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you very much ❤

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      1. My pleasure always.

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