Tanka Tuesday 301 — Chlorophyllic

The Chlorophyll Conundrum | Australasian Science Magazine

Primordial, I shimmer
green in the sunlight,
unarticulated compel.

Inhabiting non-existence
just moments before,
primordial, I shimmer.

Corporeally emergent
a novice to being,
green in the sunlight.

Mirrored flip, this to that
craving synaesthesia, an
unarticulated compel.

Cascade form

I went to rhymezone for my synonyms and built a list.  From there I created the poem.   Here is the poem again, with the synonyms for new and experience bolded.

Primordial, I shimmer
green in the sunlight,
unarticulated compel.

Inhabiting non-existence
just moments before,
primordial, I shimmer.

Corporeally emergent
a novice to being,
green in the sunlight.

Mirrored flip, this to that
craving synaesthesia, an
unarticulated compel.

top image taken by Martin Bahmann

Colleen, thanks for a creative prompt.  I kind of see chlorophyllic as a metaphor for poetry.

Colleen Chesebro is the host of Tanka Tuesday.  Colleen says:
Our first poetry challenge of 2023 is to write your poem by selecting synonyms for the two words below. Do not use the two words—synonyms only.

New & Experience

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a lovely and unique poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje! The prompt made it happen.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  2. memadtwo says:

    I love “Primordial, I shimmer”. Great way to put together your poem as well! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      K, thank you!

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  3. love the imagery Lisa! ❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy!

      Like

  4. Wow! Lisa, you made a part of science so poetic. Cells dance to their own music and that rhythm found its way into your words. “primordial, I shimmer…” feels like creation, to me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Colleen, that (creation, as in writing a poem) is exactly what I was going for. Thank you 🙂

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      1. It’s brilliant, Lisa. I like how you look at the world.

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  5. Jules says:

    Perhaps only in certain norther locations… our lawn is still ‘green’ – I like your ‘list’ – I do that too. Though sometimes I just choose one word of the list I make 🙂

    I picked up some spider mums at the grocery store… the outer edges are a dark green!

    I’m not sure if this video will come up… but supposedly the mums are blooming pink green white mums… who knew?

    https://www.vecteezy.com/video/5166517-blooming-pink-white-green-chrysanthemum-flower-buds-chrysanthemum-white-time-lapse (free video)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I could watch that vine (7 sec video) over and over again. Those are gorgeous!

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      1. Jules says:

        The green in my mums is much darker… maybe they are older? 🙂 💚

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  6. Dale says:

    Creative and a wonderful way to make science poetic.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Dale says:

        Thank YOU 🙂

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  7. I love how many synonyms you incorporated into the poem, Lisa! Brilliantly done!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
    http://yvettemcalleiro.blogspot.com

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Yvette!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. ya know, even before you mentioned the Thesaurus, I could feel it, Lisa… you and the thesaurus became one! 😉

    this is a beautiful piece ❤

    ~David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha! Thanks, David ❤

      Like

  9. kittysverses says:

    “Primordial, I shimmer” , the opening lines as rest of the poem captivated me, Li. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kitty, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      Like

  10. Badfinger (Max) says:

    “Inhabiting non-existence” that alone was worth the price of admission!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I love your imagery. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Gwen 🙂

      Like

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