dVerse Poetics and TankaTuesday — Troiku to Kombucha

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mushrooms rest upon
a still sea of sweetened tea
working their magic

mushrooms rest upon
their belief in alchemy
spin cane death to gold

sea of sweetened tea
good bacteria guzzles,
farts, and burps bubbles

working their magic
sugar-free fizzy tonic
does our bodies good

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I am today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics. I say:
Write a poem that uses any of the definitions, examples, images, or applications of fermentation that inspires Your Muse.

Colleen is the host of Word Craft Poetry’s Tanka Tuesday.  Colleen says:
Last month, I asked Kerfe Roig to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the Troiku.  The Troiku is a form created by Chèvrefeuille here.

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  1. I have never tried Kambucha… but many other fermented goodies.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Right now, one 20-oz bottle of any kombucha purchased at the store costs a minimum of $3.50 and usually more. Home-made costs pennies. I hope you get a chance to try it someday. It has its own unique taste and nowadays many flavors are added to it for a large variety.

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  2. lillian says:

    New form for me! You did it well…..and you had me chuckling outloud with the good bacteria farting and burping bubbles!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thanks very much and happy it got you chuckling 🙂

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  3. kim881 says:

    I know nothing about kambucha, but I did enjoy your troiku. I haven’t written one in such a long time. I like the combination of sibilance and assonance ‘still sea of sweetened tea’ and the sound effects of ‘guzzles, farts, and burps bubbles’!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim, thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed the sounds 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Jade Li’s latest #troiku for #dVerse!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Frank!

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  5. Rob Kistner says:

    Great write Lisa! Never tried this elixir, but sounds fascinating my friend — would love to taste… 🙂✌🏼❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      All health stores carry it now. If you buy some, *don’t shake the bottle like I did* and don’t drink more than 4 oz. at a time.

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    Your descriptions of fermentation made me smile! My wife likes kombucha, Me… not so much!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight. Ruth knows good when she tastes it 🙂 What’s her favorite flavor?

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        She like the Blood Orange, Carrot, and Ginger!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          YUMMY! Sounds so tasty, will have to try those flavors next time I brew some.

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          1. rothpoetry says:

            She used to make her own, but not gets them at the supermarket!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Ruth is a woman of many talents!

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              1. rothpoetry says:

                Yes, we make a great pair!

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  7. Ron. says:

    Not a kombucha kind of guy, but I love a good troika and you got that here, Lisa. Thanks

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  8. Reena Saxena says:

    Mushrooms rest upon their belief in alchemy….

    You nailed it with this line.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Reena thank you ❤ 🙂

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  9. Looks like quite some brew! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s bubbly good on the 2nd ferment. It stays pretty flat until then.

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  10. rogblog666 says:

    both kombucha and troika are new to me, so I have some catching up to do. loved the bubbles line.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Take your time, Rog. Glad you enjoyed that line as much as I did writing it.

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  11. The form is interesting. I keep saying I’ll try it. Especially like the second one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, dear.

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  12. Anita says:

    I love their “belief in alchemy” ! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  13. memadtwo says:

    I love the second stanza especially. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you. The Goddess provides, it takes only our belief.

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  14. Sadje says:

    This sounds good but scary. I’ve heard it’s good for us but …..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      There are safety precautions in keeping your equipment clean, etc. Also I would not recommend it to those with digestive system conditions without getting a physician approval first. It keeps one “regular” but must be used in moderation. Also, it has trace amounts of alcohol in it that could be an issue for recovering alcoholics.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Oh I see. Thanks for sharing Li.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome, Sadje. Thanks for bringing it up.

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          1. Sadje says:

            🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  15. Are you brewing your own Kombucha? I’ve wanted to try making my own yogurt… but who has time. I loved your creative descriptions, Lisa. I’m still chuckling. LOL! 💜

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Colleen, yes, I do brew my own, but it comes and goes. There is a maintenance to it that I get tired of after awhile. Same with the yogurt and the sourdough starter. Thanks and glad you loved the descriptions 🙂

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      1. That’s awesome, Lisa!

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      2. Wow…. You are a person of many talents, Lisa ❤ 🙂

        ~David

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks, David. Some are better than others 🙂

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  16. dorahak says:

    Kombucha. I just love hearing people say it lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is a fun word I agree! 🙂

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  17. Misky says:

    And those little bubbles are so so so good for you!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Misky, yes they are! Remember that commercial with the “scrubbing bubbles”? I think of them that way 🙂

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      1. Misky says:

        We didn’t have that one here, I don’t think.

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          1. Misky says:

            😂😂 cute

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  18. judeitakali says:

    beautifully done, enjoyed this.

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      1. judeitakali says:

        A pleasure.

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  19. jazzytower says:

    I’ve heard my daughter gush about Kombucha, had no idea tea was involved. Interesting!

    Pat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes. They advice against green or flavored teas. I’ve used black, rooibos, jasmine. The flavoring comes later, on the 2nd fermentation, when the “booch” is put into bottles and juices, ginger, etc. are added.

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      1. jazzytower says:

        It all sounds very interesting. Thanks for the info.

        Pat

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re very welcome.

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  20. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I’ve never tried this before….it looks good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You can find it at any health food store, in a refrigerated case.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        What does it taste like?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Kind of hard to describe. The “original” is similar to ginger ale but very mild. Bubbly. You can buy it in lots of flavors. There is some with chia seeds in it that I don’t care for as I don’t like to chew my drinks lol.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            No I wouldn’t want to chew anything either…ok I like ginger ale.

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  21. Haven’t ever tried kombucha but must admit the farting and burping and bubbling has piqued my interest. As always your troiku is inspiring., Li. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The by-products of fermentation can cause quite a stir. Thank you very much, Punam.

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  22. I love your Troiku. Well done! ☕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Gwen 🙂

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  23. Jules says:

    I remember watching a talk show… burbs and farts are very normal and very healthy!! Fun verse.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes indeedy. Imagine what what would happen to us if we didn’t. We’d either float away, or explode.

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      1. Jules says:

        I remember reading how some ‘guy’s tried to light that gas… I can’t imagine that being a pretty sight!!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Men are from Mars, let’s face it 😉

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  24. “a still sea of sweetened tea”

    Love that line, Lisa. Great set.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sara, thanks much!

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