dVerse — Quadrille 162 (2) — Eye Heart Redbud

resized redbud leaf

Heart-shaped leaves
of redbud tree
are silent bells; lulls,
contradiction’s frenzied
harvest’s winding down,
in autumn’s gusts
wet from summer’s
growing distant end.
Too far either way
until lavender clusters play.
Eyes turn to still-green
grass, cushion for
stark, life-seized portend
of winter’s monotony.

 

2nd offering for this prompt

Kim is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. Kim says:
Today I’d like you to take any meaning or form of the word bell and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

 

 

 

22 Comments Add yours

  1. nicely done Lisa!
    🥰

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Cindy 🙂 ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  2. kim881 says:

    Lots of lovely sounds in this one, Lisa: the ‘silent bells’, ‘lulls’, the wet gusts and ‘ lavender clusters’. I’m not looking forward to winter’s monotony.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kim. I’m already missing the sunlight 😦

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  3. memadtwo says:

    We do seize on the green this time of year–all color, really. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes we do. It’s just about at its height right now. The witch hazel are a bright yellow and along the roads are so many oranges and reds. Such a heavenly season. I think I told you that witch hazel blooms at the very end of fall, going into winter, which makes it an anomaly. Redbud trees bloom before their leaves come out in the spring.

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  4. dorahak says:

    Red buds make me sentimental. Great conceit of “silent bells.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you for your wonderful comment.

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  5. Ali Grimshaw says:

    A musical read. I enjoyed it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ali. I had walked past the window yesterday and saw the wet redbud leaves, then later when I saw the prompt they inspired me.

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      1. Ali Grimshaw says:

        I like that nature inspired your words. Great job of being present to the small joys that showed up in your day.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          ❤ My eyes are always peeled even if not consciously.

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  6. Bill says:

    A lovely seasonal poem, Lisa. Well done (again).

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      1. Bill says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Veera. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  7. I like “silent bells”. Nature can be so inspiring.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam, yes it can. It has its own language that often speaks without sound.

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