dVerse Poetics — Grandmother Moon

resized lunar new year bunny 2023 (2)

I carry Spring in my heart as I gaze up at my Grandmother Moon.

 

There is too much to write about my grandmother.  It is like writing about the moon.  I created the collage to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rabbit and decided to use it for my American Sentence about my grandmother.

Sarah is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics.  Sarah says:
write about your grandmother.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. I totally get it, Lisa ~ I opted for a short form too…


    David

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Grandmas really need their own book. I loved the collage and the beautiful words so much.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sherry I agree with you. They are the unsung heroes that keep the world spinning. Thank you ❤

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  3. kittysverses says:

    Aww, this is beautiful, Li. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kitty thank you ❤ 🙂

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  4. That’s beautiful. I’ve just been reading Hagitude, and she mentions a twisted old tree that completely changes when spring brings new leaves. Somehow you reminded me of that! I love your collage.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I just checked out the Hagitude website and it looks like a wonderful gathering place for crones. Thanks much, Sarah.

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  5. Sadje says:

    A profound poem.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  6. Rob Kistner says:

    Nice Lisa, very cool. 👍🏼 My grandson has been in a Chinese exposure program now, and will be for two more years. It’s a regular part of his grade school’s advanced placement education. 9 years old and he is conversational in Chinese on a basic level, and getting better. He is well into learning how to read and write in Chinese. It all amazes me. Preparing him for the evolving world. They have been celebrating the year of the rabbit at school. His best friends at school and their parents were here Saturday night for a hot pot celebratory dinner. My son had 2, two-well hot pots going. It was fun.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, that is quite progressive and amazing that’s going on on the West Coast, but I guess it shouldn’t be. Your grandson will be well-prepared to share his world with others and to travel out in it. Around here the language and culture we are most connected with is the Mexican culture. I’m not sure what a hot pot is, but it sounds like dipping things in broth or maybe a kind of fondue?

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  7. kim881 says:

    Short, sweet and lovely, Lisa!

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Beautiful, Lisa! I love your collage and sentence.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Merril!

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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  9. so much said and condensed into this collage too – clever Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Laura ❤

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  10. Marleen says:

    Kinda a profound collage, really, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marleen, glad you connect with it, thank you.

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  11. Badfinger (Max) says:

    This is really good Lisa….I also like the pic

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  12. memadtwo says:

    Such a perfect collage! And your words hold so much emotion underneath their simplicity. (K)

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  13. Grandmother moon… so much to say… but sometimes less is more.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn. I didn’t feel up to opening those emotional floodgates. Even writing this little bit was tough.

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  14. Gillena Cox says:

    Happy Chinese lunar new year.
    Luv your poem.

    Much❤love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Gillena ❤

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  15. Suzanne says:

    How intriguing. I love the collage and am fascinated with how you come to define your sentence as American.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks on the collage, Suzanne. Allen Ginsberg created the poetry form American Sentence. Basically it is a sentence of 17 syllables as far as I can see. I guess he didn’t like the constraints of haiku or senryu? (my guess but not sure)

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      1. Suzanne says:

        Thanks for taking the time to answer my question Lisa. That makes perfect sense. Many Japanese haiku are traditionally written as a 17 syllable sentence and on one line. I like the way Ginsberg has interpreted this. It deepens my understanding of how to write haiku.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          No problem, Suzanne. FYI, I’m halfway through your book 🙂

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          1. Suzanne says:

            Cool. I hope you are enjoying it. 🙂

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I am! Very interesting both in character development and information. It feels like a vision of the near future.

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              1. Suzanne says:

                Thanks for the feedback Lisa. I’m beginning to feel my way into a sequel but it’s very much in the planning stage at present.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Good to know! You’re welcome.

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  16. Dale says:

    What a beautiful collage!

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      1. Dale says:

        My pleasure!

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