Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 June 2018 – Decusin – Butterflies


Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 June 2018 – Decusin – Butterflies

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

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Sarah has for this week Lucky Dip, a Decuain. The topic is up to us, mine is about Butterflies.

Beauty of Butterflies

Butterflies with their brightly colored wings
fluttering around the flower garden
searching, investigating everything
using the antennas as sense organs
perching on an object if not certain.
Some butterflies have organs for hearing
with a loud noise, their stay maybe shorten
causing them to flight and disappearing
the dry and hot seasons can cause starving
they love gardens and are not a burden

The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter, ababbcbcbb.


10-line Poem Challenge #35: Stress Matrix Dectet – Blueberries


10-line Poem Challenge #35: Stress Matrix Dectet – Blueberries

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

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Leaves are deciduous or evergreen
Flowers are bell-shaped, white pink or even red
Fruit, is a berry, flared crown with hygiene
Many species, bushes clustered with heads
low bush type is easier to harvest
Modern farmers cultivation widespread
Successful crops for a stable market
The fruit is sweet with an acidic taste
Blueberry muffins, now I am starving
Nutrients are ten-fold, let us not waste.

 Stress Matrix Dectet is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza.
  • It is made with 10 syllables per line, written on any subject.
  • The odd lines are written in iambic meter (unstress/stress = o-KAY)
  • The even lines are written in trochaic meter (stress/unstress = EA-sy)
  • Rhyme scheme: aBaBcBcDcD, where lowercase = iambic and uppercase = trochaic

10-line Poem Challenge #33: Tritina – Unconscious


10-line Poem Challenge #33: Tritina – Unconscious

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Darkness clouding my mind
Deep in a valley of fog
Trees meeting in the moonlight

Light shining from the moonlight
The thickness of the damp fog
Throwing shadows in my mind

Blocking vision, was the fog
No longer sight, no moonlight
Slowing closing down my mind

Mind closed no fog or moonlight.

My words for this poem are Mind – Fog – Moonlight – seven syllables per line.

Tritina is:
Three tercets followed by a monostich.
There is no set rhythm or line length, but the lines should pretty much be isosyllabic (all have the same number of syllables).
Instead of rhyme, the tercets end with lexical repetition—three words that are repeated in each stanza in varying order. All three words also appear in the last line
The word order is: 1-2-3, 3-1-2, 2-3-1, (1-2-3)

10-line Poem Challenge #32: Sonnetina Uno – Hide & Seek


10-line Poem Challenge #32: Sonnetina Uno – Hide & Seek

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Hide and Seek

Why play the endless game of hide and seek
The squirrel is observing, how long now
He knows he will be discovered shortly
this is a game, that is not unusual
It has been around for many centuries
Come out, show yourself, you are scaring him
Is this a terror, being discovered
Ready or not here I come, please just run
I’m not in the game of hide and seek now
In broad terms, success, saw you run away.


 Sonnetina Uno is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza.
  • It is unrhymed and written in iambic pentameter.
  • In other words, it is written in blank verse.

What is a blank verse?

A blank verse is unrhymed, but if that were all, then we would simply call it free verse.

What is the difference between blank verse and free verse? The difference is in the structure.

Free verse has virtually no structure. There is no rhyme, rhythm, specified line length, or any other stipulation. Free verse does, however, contain certain elements that make it poetic.

If you would like to know more please check this link.

Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale Shadorma Poetry


Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale Shadorma Poetry

Photo Credit Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1918, in English Fairy Tales by Flora Annie Steel

jacks tales
english fairy tale
magic beans
and gold coins
a goose that lays golden eggs
life good forever

jacks spriggins
and enchanted bean
mothers love
bad giant
story originated
many years ago

There are many version of Jack and the Beanstalk, I like this one after all giants are usually bad.

The 1952 film starring Abbott and Costello the giant is blamed for poverty at the foot of the beanstalk, as he has been stealing food and wealth and the hen that lays golden eggs originally belonged to Jack’s family. 

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. 

Before I close this poem, it was the only one for May that I wrote but never published, I hope it gave you a few smiles.

What are your thought’s about the old style of fairy tales, do you think they are bad for our children to read these types of stories?

Moonlight Lovers Haibun


Moonlight Lovers Haibun

 Written for MLMM – Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – May 23, 2018

This week a short episode of Heeding Haiku With … with only one thing to trigger your inspiration to create a haiku or Haibun (max. 250 words, incl. de haiku) the theme: Moonlight Lovers

Moonlight Lovers Haibun

How sweet the moon looks tonight, I could hear the whispers of music in the gentle breeze drifting around the planet, the touches of sweet harmony rise to meet the sky as we laid there under the stars, the bewitching power of the moonlight.

twinkle in your eye
silky feelings of moonlight
dark passions turned on

Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different – 19 May 2018


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

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


10-line Poem Challenge #30: Sonnetina Tre

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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.