Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different – 19 May 2018

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Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different – 19 May 2018

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

Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.

The words this week are – Cushion, Time, Roof, Water, Fork.

  1. cushion – beanbag, headrest, squab
  2. time – future, moment,
  3. roof – ceiling, rafter, canopy
  4. water – rain, tears, saliva
  5. fork –  divide, split, angle

Writing form is either poetry or prose. I have highlighted the words I used.

Enjoying the Moment

Using a knapsack for a headrest
with no canopy for sun shelter
lucky no rain for several days
river was still running high
the angle the tide went
moment to enjoy
warmth of the sun
rest in peace
next day
work

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

10-line Poem Challenge #30: Sonnetina Tre

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10-line Poem Challenge #30: Sonnetina Tre

#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

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Happiness is Loving a Horse

The horse, a large singled toed animal
a girls life forever an enchantment
human interaction unchangeable
just sighting a horse that is excitement
Loving and caring is most important
grooming and stall cleaning a daily job
care you give will never be forgotten
riding a special treat never will stop
summed up both are friends extremely natural
they both look so glamorous together.

Sonnetina Tre
Two quatrains and a couplet, usually in iambic tetrameter or pentameter.
The stanzas may appear in any order, but the couplet usually comes at the end.
Rhyme scheme varies according to the whim of the poet.

Rhyme scheme for this one: ababcdcdee
This one is in iambic tetrameter (10 syllables per line) both stanzas together since it is all one thought.

Con-Verse Poetry – Bridal Journey

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Con-Verse Poetry – Bridal Journey

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Thank you, Deborah, Author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog for sharing the Con-Verse poetry with us.

Bridal Journey

Beauty to warm the cool air
Joy to be a millionaire

Bridal journey in a canoe
the strong smell of woodland mildew

Rugged valley, it’s quite dangerous
careful so not to endanger us

Brilliance of snow-clad hills in the distance
to see the beauty of its existence

Clouds appearing over the highest ridge top
it is time to move before we have a quick stop.

The Con-Verse consists of three or more 2-line rhyming stanzas (couplets). The meter of this form is in syllabic verse.

Rhyme scheme: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee
Meter: 7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,11

(Syllabic verse only counts the number of syllables in a line.)

This form consists of three or more couplets which ascend by one syllable up to and until you reach a syllabic count of eleven which would contain ten lines.

Blackbirds – Double Etheree Poem

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Blackbirds – Double Etheree Poem

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All
blackbirds
eat earthworms
berries and fruit
have yellow eye-ring
male, glossy black plumage
juveniles, females, dark brown
defends its breeding territory
winter food available they stay
although occupying different areas
male attracts female with courtship display
most couples stay together till death
mud lined nest with bluish green eggs
female incubates the eggs
young feed by both parents
second broods common
great singing voice
can mimic
other
birds.

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.

In Culture the Common Blackbirds was seen as a sacred, and a destructive bird in Classical Greek folklore. In medieval times the nursery rhyme of placing live birds under a pie crust just before serving, it was something that haunted my mind as a young child, not keen on eating pies in case a blackbird flew out.

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Photo Credit – if you would like to read the Lyrics  Sing a Song for Sixpence  It is a bit harsh for children

Sonnetina Tre Poetry – Enticing Food

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Sonnetina Tre Poetry Enticing Food

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Tummy Tuesdays

Enticing Food

Eclairs and creampuffs enticing rich food
choux pastry, made with unsalted butter
piping bag with a fluted nozzle screwed
a soft mixture, no need for a cutter
cooked in a preheated oven and viewed
smell, don’t let the heart get in a flutter
as cream puffs are less fatting than eclairs
strawberries with a whipped cream filling, nice
need to ask questions, just be a heckler
we all know enticing food is a vice.

Sonnetina Tre
Two quatrains and a couplet, usually in iambic tetrameter or pentameter.
The stanzas may appear in any order, but the couplet usually comes at the end.
Rhyme scheme varies according to the whim of the poet.

Rhyme scheme for this one: abababcdcd
This one is in iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line) both stanzas together since it is all one thought.

10-line Poem Challenge #29: Sonnetina Quattro – Snails

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10-line Poem Challenge #29: Sonnetina Quattro – Snails

#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

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Food Generator

garden snail on a pink flower
pair of tentacles on its head
making holes ready to devour
gliding along on a thin thread
everything is within its power
now moves on to a better bed

a shiny path were it has crawled
still visible sometime later
internal organs are installed
just like a food generator

 

Sonnetina Quattro is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in two stanzas, a sestet, and a quatrain.
  • Usually lambic tetrameter (8 syllables per line) or pentameter (10 syllables per line).
  • Rhyme scheme: ababab cdcd

This poem is a lambic tetrameter (8 syllables per line) as I separated the sestet from the quatrain since in this case, the quatrain is a response to the sestet

Saturday Mix Lucky Dip – Clarity Pyramid Poetry – Love

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Saturday Mix Lucky Dip – Clarity Pyramid Poetry – Love

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LOVE
like all
trust a few

courage comes within
loving someone precious
hate will kill your inner soul

“where there is love there will be life”.

The Clarity Pyramid is a poetry consisting of two triplets and a single line (7 lines in all). Usually, this poem is center aligned when displayed.

The first triplet has 1, 2, and 3 syllables. The title of the poem is the one-syllable word of the first triplet, which is displayed in all capital letters. This line is followed by a two-syllable line, and then a three-syllable line, both of which clarifies the definition of the poem, or are synonyms for the title.

The second triplet has 5, 6, and 7 syllables. Its design is based around a life event contained within the triplet which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line (title).

The last line is 8 syllables and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first word (title).

10-line Poem Challenge #28: Sonnetina Cinque – Happy Kid Goats

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10-line Poem Challenge #28: Sonnetina Cinque – Happy Kid Goats

#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

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Happy Kid Goats

kid goats patiently
thinking golden thoughts of life
enjoying the sun
both wondering what comes next
soon they were moving again
nanny the mother
bleating out loudly mealtime
both quickly suckling
enjoying the rich sweet milk
next would be rest time for them

Sonnetina Cinque is written in two parts (though not necessarily two stanzas). The first part presents a question or statement, and the second part answers the question or counters the statement.

So any 5 lines poetry could be used, when doubled, to form a Sonnetina Cinque: I’m using the Tanka form — unrhymed verse with syllabic count: 5-7-5-7-7-5-7-5-7-7

 Sonnetina Cinque is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in two 5-line segments (quintains). They may be written as two stanzas (with a break in between), but more often it is a single stanza of 10 lines.
  • The first segment gives a statement or sets up a question.
  • The second segment gives a counter-statement to the first or answers the question.

10-line Poem Challenge #27: Ovillejo Poetry

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10-line Poem Challenge #27: Ovillejo Poetry

#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

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Sunflower Blooming 

Are flowers blooming for busy bees?
I asked with ease
Who are they growing for please tell?
there is no smell
Can I pick one for duty tour?
For sure, for sure.

Yellow flowers rich manure
their smiling faces enjoy sun
weeding is done by a loved one
I asked with ease, there is no smell, for sure, for sure.

According to Linda, the author of this 10 lined Poem Challenge, the name Ovillejo comes from the word skein and refers to a tightly wound ball of yarn. This is a poem of 10 lines that roll out in measured segments, then goes back and picks up the short threads for the final unraveling.

The 10 lines are organized into two stanzas. The first stanza of six lines is in the form of three rhyming couplets. The first line of each couplet asks a question in 8 syllables (iambic tetrameter, to be precise), and the second line gives a four-syllable answer (iambic diameter). For the record, this is where Cervantes deviated from the rule. His answers had sometimes 3, and other times only 2 syllables, but never 4.

The second stanza is a quatrain of four lines that summarizes or amplifies, the first stanza, with line 10 repeating the three short lines from the first stanza (lines 2,4,6).

 Ovillejo is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in two stanzas, a sestet, and a quatrain.
  • Syllabic Structure: 8-4-8-4-8-4 8-8-8-12
  • Rhythm = trochaic throughout (I personally don’t always hold to this rule.)
  • Meter = tetrameter (lines 1,3,5,7,8,9); dimeter (lines 2,4,6); line 10 = lines 2,4,6 combined
  • Rhyme scheme = aabbcc cddc

10-line Poem Challenge #26: Miniature

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10-line Poem Challenge #26: Miniature

#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

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Fairy Tale Book

late one Sunday in turmoil
while Reading a book
adventures in a dark cave
lions sleeping by
teddy sitting up listening
when a slight touch, woke me
thinking it was the lion
startling me to jump up
it was mother waking me
oh, I was only dreaming

Miniature is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza.
  • Syllabic pattern: 7-5-7-5-7-6-7-6-7-7
  • Rhythm: dactylic (one stressed syllable followed by one unstressed syllable, i.e. AM-ber)
  • Lines 6 and 8 have feminine endings. Incidentally, these are the only two lines with an even number of syllables (6).
  • All the other lines begin and end on stressed syllables.
  • Rhyme scheme: xaxaxbxbcc, where x means there is no rhyme
  • Internal rhyme: The 5th syllable of line 1 must rhyme with the 1st syllable of line 2.