Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter D – Deer

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter D – Deer

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

delightful dapper
delinquent dominant deer
delivers distress

Note – dapper means – neat and precise.

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.
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Heart Collaboration

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Heart Collaboration

Patty Thurlby author of Whimzille.com, asked if I would like to write a poem for a fun collaboration for her, Yes, I did write a few and here is the result.

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Patty say’s it was a fun collaboration and I appreciate Elsie (who lives in New Zealand!) participating. A big thank you to Elsie!   You can read the complete poem:

Mixture of Haiku/Senryu, Tanka, Bussokusekika Poetry for the Heart

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Please have a look at Patty’s post, she explains how she made it, also check out her shop on Etsy.

10-line Poem Challenge #19: Dectina Refrain – Hot Summer Days

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10-line Poem Challenge #19: Dectina Refrain – Hot Summer Days

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Summer Days

Long
very
hot summer
days have arrived.
Light clouds in the sky
no relief from the heat
clouds disappear, in the air.
Grass browning as the sun-rays burn,
the wildflowers still holding their heads high.
“Long very hot summer days have arrived”.

The Dectina Refrain looks exactly like an Etheree, but with one distinguishing characteristic. This form was created by Marion Friedenthal and named by Luke Prater.

  • Like the Etheree, it is a decastitch (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line.
  • Also, like the Etheree, the syllabic count ascends: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
  • Like the Etheree, it is unrhymed.
  • Line 10 is the distinguishing feature between the Etheree and the Dectina Refrain. In the latter form, line 10 is comprised of lines 1-4 altogether and sometimes enclosed in quotation marks. Hence, the refrain.

Mixture of Haiku/Senryu, Tanka, Bussokusekika Poetry for the Heart

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A Mixture of Haiku/Senryu, Tanka, Bussokusekika Poetry for the Heart

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Poetry for the Heart

Beauty can be touched
the heart can feel everything
life is beautiful
let your soul open to it
rejoice and you will prosper

A heart that knows love
Is rich with a lovely soul
makes you feel alive
life taught me the sun will shine
no matter what fate you cross
If only you use your heart

Don’t let the heart die
bitterness will kill your soul
evilness takes on

Many kinds of heart
sentimental heart, not love
holds on forever
remembering gifts, not love,
which disappears with the time

True love always wins
rich heart, a beautiful soul
successful marriage

Not all hearts have love
as a mind can be stubborn
hatred only kills

humans have a heart
some never learn to use it
because it may hurt
try loving all from the heart
most expensive thing is trust

No one is perfect
no human is made of stone
but love does get lost
open your heart and rejoice
even if it’s in your dreams,
glimpse of heaven you will see

 Tummy Tuesday: Uncooked Chocolate Fudge

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#Tummy Tuesday: Uncooked Chocolate Fudge

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#Tummy Tuesdays

If you would like to join in on the “Weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop”, please use the above link. You can post anything about food: a restaurant review, a recipe, food photography, a funny food quote, a food song, an essay on food — anything food-related.

No Bake Cookies – Fudge

Some of the best tasting cookies are not baked.

They take less time to make, save money, as there is no heating the oven up, therefore saving on the power bill, also a cooler kitchen in the summer heat.

I have been making nonbaked cookies for some fifty years, and they soon disappear off the table, “my observation” (quicker than a cooked variety of cakes or sweets).

This easy nonbaked cookie will make life a little easier with baking, for that special treat or even school lunches.

Uncooked Fudge Cookies

You can use any biscuits, it just changes the flavor, wine, malt or even mixed broken biscuits can be a change using the same recipe, also icing lemon, chocolate, or spicy.

Also by changing the essence, you can have many types of fudge that no one would know you are using the same recipe.

Even leaving out the walnuts can add chopped dried cherries, or any other ingredient instead of walnuts.

Just try it you will be surprised with the results.

Ingredients

  • 125 grams Butter,
  • 125 grams sugar,
  • 1 packet 400 grams crushed biscuits,
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence,
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa,
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts,
  • 1 egg

METHOD
Melt butter, add sugar and bring to the boil stirring to stop it from catching on and burning.

Remove from heat and add beaten egg, crushed biscuits, cocoa, walnuts.

One method is to press into a greased slice tin, ice and refrigerate, cut when set cut.

Another way is to put spoonfuls of the mixture in paper cups, ice and decorate for an extra special occasion.

No Bake Cookies are a boon for busy home cooks with a penchant for sweet treats. They make “first time” cooking for kids, fun. Even the youngest of children can help with measuring and stirring the ingredients while Mom, handles the more demanding tasks such as chopping nuts and melting butter on the stovetop.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 106 – Enjoying & Pleasures

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 106 – Enjoying & Pleasures

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “enjoying & pleasures”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

Free Verse – No limitations

Sidlak Poetry – is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Reverse Etheree Poetry – The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated.  So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Shadorma Poetry– is a Spanish poetic form. A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme. It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter.

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry is a French form of poetry. It is in tetrameter, sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 
Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 
Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 Line 4

Tetractys   5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

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?

  1. You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the prompt

Copy and paste the link to your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks, as I receive them.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “enjoying & pleasures

forest greenery
moisture dripping down slowly
growth below thrives
enjoying natures pleasures
dry summer weather coming

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 105 – Peace & Happiness – 18 July 2018

Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

Deepa – Author of Syncwithdeep. She is a working homemaker with a teenage son. Please visit her site, she has many interesting posts.

Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant.

Hecblobber Author of “Playing with words”, he loves writing poetry, a blog of poetry, please check it out.

Deborah – Author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

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

Indira – Author of Amaltaas blog, knew all along about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now she has discovered much more, please check her blog she covers many subjects.

M Nakazato LaFreniere – Author of Cactus Haiku has a weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop, just post anything about food, a restaurant review, a recipe food photography, also helps with the “Ragtag Daily Prompt” every week.

10-line Poem Challenge #16: Double Five – Missing You

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10-line Poem Challenge #16: Double Five – Missing You

Dear Sister-in-law Kath

You passed away, 19 July 2018
Eighty-six years of bliss
Footprints in the sand of time
The joy you gave every day,
life was like music with you around.

Your sweet soul is now in heaven
Death is a brief separation
The sun will shine again
When we meet again someday
Dancing high in the heavens.

Double Five is a

  • It is a decastitch written in two stanzas of 5 lines each (quintets).
  • The lines are short (how short?).
  • The poem has a title.
  • The theme is a portrait, usually of a loved one.
  • Nothing specific is stated regarding rhythm, meter, or rhyme.

10-line Poem Challenge #15: Decannelle – Memories

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10-line Poem Challenge #15: Decannelle – Memories

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Enjoyments of Old Age

Sight of food always excites me
Pizza with much stringy cheese
Mushrooms, tomatoes, and olives
and a cup of coffee, please.
In order to really enjoy
nice view always guarantees.
The company of my husband,
a gentleman and so kind,
bringing memories, courting days,
strongly in my tired mind.

The Decannelle is a decastich (10-line poem) created by Joseph Nutter. It was made popular in 1949 when published in a poetry magazine.

  • It is written in a single 10-line stanza in trochaic tetrameter, alternating between feminine and masculine endings.
  • Odd-numbered lines have unrhymed feminine endings (8 syllables each)
  • Even-numbered lines have rhymed masculine endings (7 syllables each)
  • Rhyme scheme: xaxaxaxbxb – with the x being unrhymed
  • The Decannelle may be written on any topic.

10-line Poem Challenge #14: Brady’s Touch – Summer Days

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10-line Poem Challenge #14: Brady’s Touch – Summer Days

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Harvest is Finished

Summer hay harvested, been cut and baled
Clouds appearing on the horizon
Rain, a much-needed component
Will restore growth in the meadow,
nice field.

The smell of fresh cut hay is inhaled
as a breath of cooler air flies in
by a lady walking her horse
enjoying the warm bright sun glow
appealed.

Brady’s Touch is a decastich (10-line poem) created by Maryann Merryweather-Travis on November 2006, in honor of Allen Brady.

  • It is made of 2 quintets (5-line stanzas) with a specific rhyme and syllabic count.
  • Line length: Each stanza follows the same pattern of 9-9-8-8-2 syllables.
  • Rhyme scheme: abxcd abxcd
  • Thus the second stanza is an exact replica of the first stanza in terms of line length and rhyme. The poem really has a nice sound, with the rhyming sounds being so far apart from each other.

Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter C – Chipmunk

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter C – Chipmunk

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 #Alphabet Haiku Challenge, AHC

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

chittering chipmunk
chewing cracking cereals
cheeky cheek cleavage

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.