Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter U – Unusual

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter U – Unusual

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

What does unusual mean?

It is something that is different from others of the same type in a way that is surprising, interesting, and noticeable to the eye or doing something completely different to the normal way. Like the photo above, have you ever seen a baby feed like this?

Sharing I few unusual topics I have found while surfing the internet.

In English, the letter Q is usually followed by the letter U, but there are some exceptions. 

Qwerty, one of the few native English words with Q not followed by U  or another vowel.

A hundred-year-old light bulb that has been burning nonstop for 30 years.

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The Tonle Sap River flows north in the wet season and south in the dry season

Ferret leggingA sport that involves putting two live ferrets inside one’s trousers with the cuffs and belt clinched firmly and no underpants worn. The current record is 5 hours 26 minutes.

There is a ban on importing chewing gum into Singapore which is strictly enforced. Since 2004, it is said – no gum is allowed to be bought or sold in Singapore and there is a $700 fine for spitting out gum on the streets.

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Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter T – Travel

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter T – Travel

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

Travel Pantoum Poem

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations.
It can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means.
Travel can also be with or without luggage, and be a one way or round trip back home.
The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’.

It can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means.
The first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’.
Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international, requiring a passport.

The first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
Reasons for traveling include recreation, tourism, vacationing, research travel, or visiting people.
Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international, requiring a passport.
It could be a fleeting visit such as health care, etc or just be for the enjoyment of traveling.

Reasons for traveling include recreation, tourism, vacationing, research travel, or visiting people.
Travel by water often provided more comfort and speed than land-travel, until aircraft’s arrived.
It could be a fleeting visit such as health care, etc or just be for the enjoyment of traveling.
Travelers may use human-powered transport such as walking, bicycling, or vehicles.

Travel by water often provided more comfort and speed than land-travel, until aircraft’s arrived.
Travel can also be with or without luggage, and be a one way or round trip back home.
Travelers may use human-powered transport such as walking, bicycling, or vehicles.
Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations.

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How to write a Pantoum Poem

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (4) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (4) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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rustle of crisp leaves
drying up in late summer
floating around me
moved by the gentle breeze
memories of younger years

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter S – Success

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter S – Success

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I’m taking part in the Alphabet Soup challenge, Hosted by Cathy Lynn Brooks. It has nothing to do with Soup. It was just a funny name  Cathy made up to explain an event that requires bloggers to use every letter of the alphabet in random order to inspire daily posting. 

Success is an attainment of a higher Social status of a position or rank within the society for a person.

Or an Achievement of a goal in which a student gets on completion of an educational degree.

Success is the opposite of failure which means not reaching their goal of success.

Just believing in yourselves is the start of being successful, it’s not all about money.

There is no secret to success, some succeed other don’t, but never give up trying.

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Success Quotes

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” 

― Winston S. Churchill

Then there’s this quote for success which brings a very important meaning in life.

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” 

― Albert Einstein

Here is one that means everything about success, you don’t want to let someone you care about down.

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” 

― Abraham Lincoln

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (3) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (3) Tanka

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is hosting The Autumn Retreat 2017.

The Theme is “Departure” fits the feeling of Autumn well.

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autumn crisp and clear
fall foliage rustling gently
beneath my cool feet
in harmony with my thoughts
with soft whispers rustling by

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 54 – Domesticated & Wild

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 54 – Domesticated & Wild

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “domesticated & wild” and write a tanka poem.

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? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

     2. Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below.

I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the prompt “domesticated & wild”.

red fox a wild dog
being domesticated
does not mean a chain
I need freedom to be happy
shame animals are the same

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Tweet them on Twitter.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 53 – Roots & Wisdom – 12 July 2017. Thank you.

https://bronxbeyondborders.com/2017/07/11/the-root-of-wisdom-a-tanka/

https://mickhispoetry.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/weekly-tanka-prompt-challenge-week-53-roots-wisdom/

https://rantingalong.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/weekly-tanka-prompt-challenge-week-53-roots-wisdom/

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/what-the-world-sees/

https://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/roots-wisdom-grit/

https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/shallow-roots/

https://charmedchaos.com/2017/07/12/tanka-roots-wisdom/

https://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/lessons-learned/

http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/weekly-tanka-prompt-challenge-week-53.html

https://rugby843.blog/2017/07/13/ramblingsofawriter-tanka-challenge-53/

https://inemmaworld.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/restricted-a-tanka/

https://shiftnshake.wordpress.com/prompted-poetry/    

https://syllabubsea.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/buried-wisdom/

https://theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/weekly-tanka-prompt-challenge-week-53-roots-wisdom/

https://edwinronaldlambert.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/ancestral-insight/

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/buried-out-of-sight/