Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

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Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Light

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in no more than 200 words that focus on a source of light.  (It can be a metaphorical light source).

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 15 lines about “Light and Dark”, that repeats at least two lines of the poem.

Light & Dark Pantoum Poem

Light and dark is a 24-hour day/night cycle in nature.
Most animals have “built in clocks” in their brains that regulate the timing of daily behavior.
Seasons create a model in which decreased day length during autumn and winter
Increased longer light hours in a day during Spring and Summer

Most animals have “built in clocks” in their brains that regulate the timing of daily behavior
While light has direct effects on circadian rhythm, there are indirect effects seen
Increased longer light hours In a day during Spring and Summer
Circadian rhythm tends to be synchronized with cycles of light and dark

While light has direct effects on circadian rhythm, there are indirect effects seen
Light seems to have therapeutic antidepressant effects when organism is exposed to it.
Circadian rhythm tends to be synchronized with cycles of light and dark
Studies have also shown that light has a direct effect on human health.

Light seems to have therapeutic antidepressant effects when organism is exposed to it.
Seasons create a model in which decreased day length during autumn and winter
Studies have also shown that light has a direct effect on human health.
Most animals have “built in clocks” in their brains that regulate the timing of daily behavior.

Info about the image above Biological clock affects the daily rhythm of many physiological processes.
The diagram depicts the circadian patterns typical of someone who rises early in the morning, eats lunch around noon and sleeps at night (10 pm).

Sorry sixteen lines, which cannot be avoided when writing Pantoum poetry.

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter Z – Zest

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter Z – Zest

Photo Credits. These pictures were taken by Lance Trumbull from Everest Peace Project.

Mountaineers who climb Mount Everest, such as this climber, could be said to have zest, as they have “motivation in challenging situations or tasks”.

I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting.

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Zest Pantoum Poem

In positive psychology, zest is one of the 24 strengths possessed by humanity.
Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy
Zest is essentially a concept of courage, it is a positive feeling of energy.
Approaching life as an adventure has motivation in challenging situations or tasks.

Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy
Applying it in every aspect of life to bring out a positive change in each individual’s life.
Approaching life as an adventure has motivation in challenging situations or tasks.
Zest is speculated to be contagious just like many other strengths of character.

Applying it in every aspect of life to bring out a positive change in each individual’s life.
Zest, along with gratitude, hope, curiosity, and love, are important aspects of life.
Zest is speculated to be contagious just like many other strengths of character.
When you have zest it discourages the focus on the negative views of psychology.

Zest, along with gratitude, hope, curiosity, and love, are important aspects of life.
Human virtues wisdom knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, and moderation.
When you have zest it discourages the focus on the negative views of psychology.
Zest is one of the four strengths that combine to make up the virtue of courage.

Human virtues wisdom knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, and moderation.
Zest is essentially a concept of courage, it is a positive feeling of energy.
Zest is one of the four strengths that combine to make up the virtue of courage.
In positive psychology, zest is one of the 24 strengths possessed by humanity.

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How to write a Pantoum Poem

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 55 – Energy & Temperature

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 55  – Energy & Temperature

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “energy & temperature” and write a tanka poem.

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “energy & temperature”.

beating wings humming
food scarce go into torpor
energy conserve
reduced body temperature
the feeling of winter time

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Tweet them on Twitter.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 54 Domesticated & Wild 19 July 2017. Thank you.

Mick E Talbot    He loves peace and writes interesting poetry.

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

The Bag Lady – A widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it.

Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, interesting website

Miriam Hurdle – A very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer, check her out she may surprise you.

 Jessica / MerryMoonChild. Started her blog because she loves to write.

Sammi Scrabbles – Sammi Cox lives in the UK and loves writing, she has a new weekend writing prompt.

Edwin Ronald Lambert – He is a 20 years old college student, and lives in Aluva, Kerala in India.

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter Y – Yes

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter Y – Yes

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

Yes Pantoum Poem

The word Yes is an affirmative particle in the English language.
Yes is affirmative, No is the negative of the word yes.
An indication showing an agreement or acceptance, like yes your package is here
Yes is part of the act of taking or receiving something offered like a gift.

Yes is affirmative, No is the negative of the word yes.
Earlier English had more words for yes (yea, aye) still means the same.
Yes is part of the act of taking or receiving something offered like a gift.

Some languages lack a ‘yes-no’ word system, makes idiomatic translation difficult.

Earlier English had more words for yes (yea, aye) still means the same.
An indication showing an agreement or acceptance, like yes your package is here.
Yes is part of the act of taking or receiving something offered like a gift.
The word Yes is an affirmative particle in the English language.

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Quotes for Yes.

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” 

― Richard Branson

“Sometimes you must agree with someone’s opinion for the sake of being polite and modest, but within you, you know that you are not foolish and crazy.” 

― Michael Bassey Johnson

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter X – Xcitment

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter X – Xcitment

Photo CreditSpace Shuttle Atlantis bathed in xenon lights

I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

What’s Xcitment?

I cannot write about a word that does not exist or can I?

No, I can not.

So X will be for XENON something I know nothing about, hopefully by the time I have written this Pantoum poem I have learned something.

Xenon Pantoum Poem

Xenon was discovered in England by the Scottish chemist William Ramsay.
English chemist Morris Travers in September 1898 discovered the noble gases.
They found xenon in the residue left over from evaporating components of liquid air.
It is a colorless, dense, odorless noble gas found in the Earth’s atmosphere in trace amounts.

English chemist Morris Travers in September 1898 discovered the noble gases.
Xenon has been used as a general anesthetic, although it is expensive.
It is a colorless, dense, odorless noble gas found in the Earth’s atmosphere in trace amounts.
Anaesthetic machines that can deliver xenon are expected to appear on the European market.

Xenon has been used as a general anesthetic, although it is expensive.
It is also found as a component of gases emitted from some mineral springs.
Anaesthetic machines that can deliver xenon are expected to appear on the European market.
Xenon chloride and xenon fluoride have also been used in excimer (more accurately, exciplex) lasers.

It is also found as a component of gases emitted from some mineral springs.
Xenon is used in flash and arc lamps, also as the propellant for ion thrusters in space crafts.
Xenon chloride and xenon fluoride have also been used in excimer (more accurately, exciplex) lasers.
Xenon gas was added to the ventilation mix for a newborn baby, it was successful.

Xenon is used in flash and arc lamps, also as the propellant for ion thrusters in space crafts.
They found xenon in the residue left over from evaporating components of liquid air.
Xenon gas was added to the ventilation mix for a newborn baby, it was successful.
Xenon was discovered in England by the Scottish chemist William Ramsay.

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Amazing this study, I learned so much, it is hard to believe what an important item  Xenon is.

How to write a Pantoum Poem

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter W – Wonder

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter W – Wonder

I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

Photo Credit Belshazzar’s Feast, by Rembrandt. Representation of the biblical passage in Daniel 5:1-31

Describing the picture – 5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

6 Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, etc

Interested in more of Rembrandt art  Check this link, much great Artwork there.

Here is my version of wonder about this situation.

Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something rare or unexpected.

An emotion of wonder can be pleasant, positive and intensify the feeling of surprise.

Now the fact about all this is how you describe this story from the Bible.

Quote for thought.

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.

{Speech accepting the John Burroughs Medal}” 

― Rachel Carson

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was nominated by “The Bag Lady” the second time I have received the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m very pleased to accept it and move it down the chain off Bright Shining Blogs around the universe

I thank you, you are a great person, that love your family and even though she is handicap she doesn’t let life get her down and I enjoy reading your posts every day.

1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
2. Answer the questions from your nominator.
3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post on your blog

That wasn’t too hard, now for the Questions I need to answer:

  1. Have you ever got lost in a maze? – I have never been in a maze, but I mostly would get lost.
  2. Do you have any unusual fears or phobias? – Yes Heavy rainhttps://hubpages.com/health/my-phobia-fear-of-heavy-rain
  3. Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? –  No, Have seen many large monsters’ eels over the years in rivers, don’t annoy them and they won’t worry you.
  4. If you could travel to one place in the past, when would it be and why? – Around the bottom half of the North Island in NZ looking for lost ancestors in Cemeteries.
  5. If you could have one magical power what would it be and why? – Wings to fly, so I have no need to use an aircraft.
  6. What’s your favorite part of the day? – Evenings after tea and dishes are washed.
  7. What was your dream job when you were growing up? – Never had a dream job, work because of necessity, rage trade, kitchen maid, waitressing in hotels and fish shops etc.
  8. What’s your weirdest experience? – Driving home one night on dusk and a stone hiding my window screen and shattering it, the loud explosion I thought I had hit a tree.
  9. What’s your lucky number? – Seven that was the number of family members sitting down around the table every evening for a meal, I never buy Lotto tickets.
  10. What makes you happy? – Sitting at my computer writing with my husband on the couch beside me watching television.
  11. What’s your favorite mythical creature? – Fairies and Angels, I believe in them all though I have never seen one, dreams are free.
  12. Now My questions for you
    1. What is your best childhood memory?
    2. What is your favorite music
    3. Where is your happy place?
    4. Have you a favorite quote if so please share?
    5. What does a perfect day look like to you?
    6. What was your greatest accomplishment to date?
    7. What was one of the most defining moments in your life?
    8. What do you like to achieve with your blog?
    9. What are your favorite foods to snack on?
    10.If you could witness any event in the past or future, what would it be?
    11. Where is your ultimate vacation spot?

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    https://psycoblogdot.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/love-all-trust-few/

    https://inemmaworld.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/bumblebees-a-tanka/

    https://fromroopalismind.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/everyday-misuse-of-refrigerator-is-spoiling-our-health/

    https://moonramblings.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/midsummer-cheers/

    https://randombitsoftrialanderror.com/2017/07/21/branson-missouri-family-nature-and-cheese-whiz-full-time-rv-life/

    https://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/category/story-snippets/

    https://psycoblogdot.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/first-blog-post/

    https://cutebabyanimal.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/cats-2/

    https://ikerfoxx.com/2017/07/12/observation-what-is-love/

    https://lazywanderers.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/anawhata-beach-near-auckland-new-zealand/

    A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows, comments, likes, or simply takes a quiet tour of my blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

    There is never any obligation with my nominations.
    If you’re unable to participate for any reason, please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter V – Vacation

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter V – Vacation

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

Vacation Pantoum Poem

vacation or holiday is a leave of absence from a regular occupation.
A specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism.
People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances.
Vacations are often spent with friends, family or a one off trip abroad.

A specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism.
A student may take a one year break between high school and college/university.
Vacations are often spent with friends, family or a one off trip abroad.
Also, a person may take a longer break from work, such as a career break.

A student may take a one year break between high school and college/university.
Take a vacation from work, nursing care for a loved one with a life-limiting illness.
Also, a person may take a longer break from work, such as a career break.
In Commonwealth countries, the term holiday is used to describe absence from work or vacation.

Take a vacation from work, nursing care for a loved one with a life-limiting illness.
People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances.
In Commonwealth countries, the term holiday is used to describe absence from work or vacation.
A vacation or holiday is a leave of absence from a regular occupation.

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How to write a Pantoum Poem

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter U – Unusual

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter U – Unusual

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

What does unusual mean?

It is something that is different from others of the same type in a way that is surprising, interesting, and noticeable to the eye or doing something completely different to the normal way. Like the photo above, have you ever seen a baby feed like this?

Sharing I few unusual topics I have found while surfing the internet.

In English, the letter Q is usually followed by the letter U, but there are some exceptions. 

Qwerty, one of the few native English words with Q not followed by U  or another vowel.

A hundred-year-old light bulb that has been burning nonstop for 30 years.

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The Tonle Sap River flows north in the wet season and south in the dry season

Ferret leggingA sport that involves putting two live ferrets inside one’s trousers with the cuffs and belt clinched firmly and no underpants worn. The current record is 5 hours 26 minutes.

There is a ban on importing chewing gum into Singapore which is strictly enforced. Since 2004, it is said – no gum is allowed to be bought or sold in Singapore and there is a $700 fine for spitting out gum on the streets.

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Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter T – Travel

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter T – Travel

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

Travel Pantoum Poem

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations.
It can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means.
Travel can also be with or without luggage, and be a one way or round trip back home.
The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’.

It can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means.
The first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’.
Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international, requiring a passport.

The first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
Reasons for traveling include recreation, tourism, vacationing, research travel, or visiting people.
Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international, requiring a passport.
It could be a fleeting visit such as health care, etc or just be for the enjoyment of traveling.

Reasons for traveling include recreation, tourism, vacationing, research travel, or visiting people.
Travel by water often provided more comfort and speed than land-travel, until aircraft’s arrived.
It could be a fleeting visit such as health care, etc or just be for the enjoyment of traveling.
Travelers may use human-powered transport such as walking, bicycling, or vehicles.

Travel by water often provided more comfort and speed than land-travel, until aircraft’s arrived.
Travel can also be with or without luggage, and be a one way or round trip back home.
Travelers may use human-powered transport such as walking, bicycling, or vehicles.
Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations.

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How to write a Pantoum Poem

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html