Mindlovemisery’s Managerie Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 June 2018 – Bright Coloured Table Setting

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

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Sarah has for this week’s Lucky Dip, a ZaniLa Rhyme. The topic is up to you!
The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4 lines per stanza.
The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd0numbered stanza.
Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.

The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

Bright Colored Table Setting

Orange and red brightly colored fruit
vitamins to enjoy now
silverware placed, polish gleaming bright
Scent perfumed white flowers take a bow.

Tablecloth a brilliant white with stripe
Beautiful table setting
polish gleaming bright, silverware placed
Bright colored wall very offsetting

Apricots a smooth clean bright orange
strawberries green leaves intact
silverware placed, polish gleaming bright
Everything perfect accomplished fact

Now for the social gathering planned
visitors arriving soon
polish gleaming bright, silverware placed
will be having a good afternoon

Weekend Writing Prompt #56 – Erosion Everywhere

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Weekend Writing Prompt #56 – Erosion Everywhere

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Erosion – 125 words, if you would like to join in, please use the above link

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/rose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

Erosion Everywhere

Erosion is everywhere
whether it’s in ones life
or part of natures moods
the eating away of land
the sea on coastal belts
falling of timber trees
eating away protection
of dangerous gases
floating around the air
polluting the world

Maybe a spider web
that’s erosion of its home
How many more homes
to disappear from ones life
So much misery for humans
manners have changed
no please or thank you’s
These days human bodies
are slowing showing the
effects of a life of erosion.

Destruction is everywhere
Leaders of the country
forever changing rules
life hanging on a thread
Too many guns around
schools work under stress
every day children suffer
erosion of their little life
not knowing what to do
The laws need repairing.

125 words

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Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Twaddle- 98 words

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

Writing Twaddle

Twaddle a slang word in English
meaning talking a lot of nonsense
tempted to write meaningless words
it would be like a child reading a book

Father said if I didn’t know a word
I would not try to learn what it was
I would always say “wheelbarrow”
That saying was said all my schooldays
but it has never left my mind ever.
Now I have written ninety-eight words
well, some of it was twaddle,
most of it was making a statement
that you can write anything you like
even if it is a thought, mostly just piffle.

98 words

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Weekend Writing Prompt #54 Fountain of Knowledge

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Weekend Writing Prompt #54 Fountain of Knowledge

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Fountain – 53 words

Book of Wisdom

the fountain of knowledge
the organ of the soul sings
as it flows freely from within
writing a book of wisdom
points of the years gone by
future generations will smile
turn back the hands of time
as they reflect on your past
bringing a pool of hot tears
remembering a loved one

53 words

Sammi Cox challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #53 Quiescent – Dawn

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Weekend Writing Prompt #53 Quiescent – Dawn

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Quiescent Early in the morning

the silence just before dawn

pause and enjoy the moment

sharpness of an early morning

quietly piercing the inner soul

every day dawn is different

listen carefully, not a sound

beautiful wonderful feeling

let it wrap around the body

slight mist on the steep hills

fog rising from the still river

no distractions joy and peace

tranquility is a real blessing

fragrance from the garden

some a little smelly, mildew

sweet smell of honeysuckle

as the sun starts to warm up

the environment preserved

a few moments of quietness

deep within the now quiescent

intimacy of my still warm body

spiritual moment, body filled with confidence

107 words

Sammi Cox challenge is simple: this weeks word is Quiescent.

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

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Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

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Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Time

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 175 words where the central theme is time travel.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 20 lines where the first line:

  • starts with the word “Time”
  • is repeated at least twice

Measuring Time

Time is a progress of existence
In the past, present, onto the future
Time measured by the hour
24 hour day is 86400 seconds
You may stand still but the seconds
Still keeps turning over every day

Time measured by a sundial
Using a gnomon to cast a shadow
On a set of markings
Calibrated to the hour
The position of the shadow
Marks the hour in local time

Whatever way you measure time
Enjoy every single minute of the day
As the sand in a hourglass flows
Measuring the passage of time
It is the same all around the world
We can not escape time ever