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

15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

  1. Hey Elsie,

    Cleverly rendered beautifully conceived. The Pantoum is a new poetic form to my eye and I had to do a little research. I am equally as appreciative of making that new discovery as I am of your application and use of its structure to create your intelligent poem. It is a delight, thank you Elsie.

    Hoping life in the antipodes is treating you well. Take care.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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  2. I thought this fascinating, thanks for sharing. I can’t say I have a ‘built in clock’ unless you count the one attached to my bladder that wakes me at regular intervals during the night.

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