Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (15) Tanka

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (15) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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autumn nearly over
winter chill is in the air
chess board placed ready
fire warming the damp kitchen
knock on the door lets enjoy

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (14) Tanka

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (14) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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autumn harvesting
morning air crisp as apples
last of summer joys
in dreamland remembering
delicious taste of fruit pies

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

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (13) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (13) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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river of bare tree
autumn wind blustering through
distant hills of fog
reminding me of past years
the chills of winter evenings

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (12) Tanka

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (12) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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forest filled with color
dull late autumn sunny days
showing a worn track
years traveling through it
listening to birds in chorus

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (11) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (11) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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leaves changing color
season of peace love and calm
appreciating
all the fruits of summer time
filling the cupboards with joy

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.

Alphabet Challenge

How to write a Pantoum Poem

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

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (10) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (10) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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golden glory shines
water reflections glowing
late autumn colors
contentment felt deep within
autumn evening chills the air

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.

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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.

Alphabet Challenge

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