#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings

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#New Poetry Form – Nonet – Daylight Savings

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Daylight Savings

the clock has gone forward by one hour
time to get moving it’s still dark
body says it’s too early
mind agrees heartily
tiredness forgotten
yes, visitors
are coming
today
move

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine that finishes with one syllable. 

It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

 You can also write a second stanza in reverse, 1-9 syllables, for a kind of opposite or mirror.

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter M – Markhor

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter M – Markhor

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

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

mean men make malice
magnificent male markhor
midday massacre

Authors note – Markhor was an endangered species of wild goat until 2015, still less than 2,500 individuals Natively found in the mountainous regions of western and central and Asia, now they have been down listed to near threatened, their numbers have increased in recent years by an estimated 20% for the last decade.

  • 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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Tummy Tuesdays – Vegetables for Breakfast

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Tummy Tuesdays – Vegetables for Breakfast

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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.

Start the Day with Vegetables or Fruit.

Vegetables are healthy and a great meal to have anytime of the day, many are having vegetable for breakfast, by having smoothies, but it’s always nice to sit down and eat breakfast instead of having it on the run.

Here’s a couple of fast veggie meals for breakfast, not smoothies, but a Microwave Cooked breakfast in less than half a hour. In fact you can make both meals within the half hour.

Who ever thought of a breakfast and vegetables?

Back in the 1940’s my mother always cooked sausages and last night’s leftover vegetables called “bubble and squeak” for breakfast after our porridge.

I hope these recipes I have selected, make a great meal to start your day with.

Have a happy microwave veggie or fruit breakfast (which ever way you consider rhubarb is very nice and one of my favourites with my morning cereal.

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What’s for Breakfast? – Vegetables or Fruit

Try tomatoes, while tips for preparation are everywhere it doesn’t take a expert to make a meal for breakfast of tomatoes or mushrooms, the recipes below, make a tasty quick breakfast and are yummy.

Enjoy!

Tomatoes on Toast for Breakfast

  • 2 tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 dessert spoon butter
  • pinch of sugar

Instructions

  1. Method:
  2. Slice tomatoes and place with remaining ingredients into a small micro proof casserole dish and cover.
  3. Cook on high 2 minutes.
  4. Serve on toast.

Savory Tomato Cups

  • 4 medium sized tomatoes
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms – finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 4 poached eggs

Instructions

  1. Method:
  2. Cut tops off tomatoes and scoop out pulp.
  3. Sprinkle the cups with garlic salt and pepper.
  4. Layer mushroom, cheese and egg, in each tomato cup.
  5. Arrange on plate and cover with glad wrap.
  6. Cook on high 4 minutes in Microwave.
  7. Nice to eat with buttered toast for breakfast or potato cakes or hash browns
  8. Tip: Do not discard tomato pulp, it may be used in other vegetable dishes such as soup, pasta, pizza, and even a toasted sandwich.
  9. Cover and store in refrigerator until required.

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Are Mushrooms Vegetables?

Mushrooms are unique in that they are neither a vegetable or a fruit, technically they are not even a plant, they are a fungi.

Do Vegetarians eat Mushrooms?

Most vegetarians and vegans consider eating mushrooms to be OK for them.

Creamed Mushrooms

  • 250 grams (1/2 lb.) mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Method:
  2. Peel and slice mushrooms.
  3. Place in a small micro proof casserole dish with salt and pepper, lemon juice, water and butter.
  4. Cover. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Blend flour with milk.
  6. Pour in some hot liquid from mushrooms.
  7. Combine well and pour into casserole dish.
  8. Stir all until combined.
  9. Microwave, uncovered on high a further 2 minutes.
  10. Stir after completion of cooking, as it will continue cooking in the middle.
  11. Serve on toast with a cup of coffee or tea.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 115 – Seasons & Harmonised

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 115 – Seasons & Harmonised

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

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

I’m posting this weeks Tanka/Poetry/Challenge early as my husband has an appointed at the hospital tomorrow, “which is the time I normally post this” so no computer time Wednesday morning NZ time.

Tanka poem

earth’s changing seasons
autumn twilights, morning mists
ground covered with leaves
the harvest is completed
life and nature harmonised

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. No syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard eight syllables. Rhyme ABaAabAB, capital letters representing repeated lines

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.

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 114 – Emotions & Healing

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

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog.

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

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

The Dark Netizen – Author of The Dark Netizen Blog writes mostly Flash Fiction, also some Haiku poetry.

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

Lynn – Author of A Poem in my Pocket, she enjoys writing especially poetry.

Susan – Author of The Abject Muse blog is a writer, editor, proofreader, and introvert.

Erhynireh – Author of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, says she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.

Helene Vaillant – A lady in her seventies writing ”Willow Poetry” a survivor of cancer, doing the most with her life.

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

Bob – Author of Bob FairField Website, He has very interesting poetry, great site to check out.

October Poetry Writing Month 2018

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October Poetry Writing Month 2018

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It’s almost that time of year again. October Poetry Writing Month at OctPoWriMo! I’ll be joining in the fun again this year.

If you would like to join in on the fun. Link-up Here before October 5th 2018

Senryu poem – Letter “p” for October Poetry Challenge

poetry primary piece
painfully penetrating
plucky playful plot

 

#New Poetry Form – Andaree – Beautiful Sunny Day

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#New Poetry Form – Andaree – Beautiful Sunny Day

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Beautiful Sunny Day

Great what a fine sunny day can do to us.
Kids ready waiting for the school bus.
Washing already on the line,
now it’s coffee time.
Text my friend
fine,
now to send.
Pleased it is springtime
had enough of wintertime,
that all, there’s nothing left to discuss
great what a fine sunny day can do to us.

Created by Andrea Dietrich writing on PoetrySoup in Feb, 2015 
It is syllabic, with lines of 11/9/7/5/3/1/3/5/7/9/11 
Rhyme Scheme: AabbcbcbbaA 
It requires a Refrain: Line 1 is repeated as Line 11. 
Generally displayed centered.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet – Coastal Cliff Drama

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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet – Coastal Cliff Drama

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# New Poetry Form

‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’,  #LuckyDip.

Sarah has for this week a ‘Lucky Dip, Jeffreys Sonnet’ – The topic is up to us.

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

A New Beginning

Weather beaten life – crumbling down
don’t attempt a dive, you may drown.
The cliff may also fall apart-
taking your body out to sea
with that shrub soon to disappear,
never to be seen, my sweetheart.

Stop, let us talk – now how about
making a fresh start, sort it out
it’s not worth cutting your life short
There is so much living to do.
Talking will help you get through
Come, lets try you can be a sport.

You have a bruised heart – I knew that
Let’s give it a try, I’ll support.

What is a Jeffreys Sonnet? 

It was created by Scott J. Alcorn.

It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet).

Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd.

So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e.

The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

Hopefully I got this right, it was a very hard form to write.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#New Poetry Form – Analogue – A New Day Comes and Goes

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#New Poetry Form – Analogue – A New Day Comes and Goes

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# New Poetry Form

A New Day Comes and Goes

The stars of night all gone, a new day breaks,
the sky rather cloudy as the wind rose
a field of green wet grass sparkles and glows,
then rain coming from the south overtakes.
Ice cold striking moisture with hail outbreaks.
Enjoy the chills today it rarely snows,
take care driving, there is ice on the road.
It’s fine this evening, looking at the sky,
you can reflect on the stars floating by.

Analogue  is a metered invented form that is limited to 3 rhymes. It’s source is Rena Ferguson Parks a 20th century poet and educator.

  • a poem of 9 lines.
  • metered, all lines are iambic pentameter.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme abbaabbcc.

This has been a very hard poem to write, I don’t guarantee it is right, so feel free to advise me, as it is the first one of this form, I have written.

What is a iambic pentameter? – a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example Two households, both alike in dignity.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter L – Lynx

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter L – Lynx

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

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

Lynx labeled large
left leg landing listlessly
lacerated, lame

Authors Note: The photo above is an Eurasian lynx, of the four lynx species it is the largest in size, it is also the third largest predator in Europe, so that’s where I got  the first line of the Haiku from Wikipedia.

  • 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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

What Do You See? Sept/18/2018 – Mosaic of Life

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What Do You See? Sept/18/2018 – Mosaic of Life

#1o Lined Poetry

Join in with Helene at Willow Poetry and write a short story, poem, or whatever, please use the above link.

Mosaic of Life

Mosaic mural of faces and living
I can see happiness and laughter
Magnify by those tiny squares
the beauty of mixed humans
In their own home township
memorable fine day
faces smiling
full of fun
perfect
scene

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

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