Three Line Tales – Week 94 – Dirty Pots

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Three Line Tales – Week 94 – Dirty Pots

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#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 17

Dirty Pots

Mother had been cleaning the pots and pans that had been pilling up from meals having very little time and extreme tiredness from preserving all the fruits from the orchard.

She had been putting them in the tub as she rinsed them, before washing them in hot soapy water in the kitchen sink.

She heard her husband yelling for her to come quickly, when she arrived it was too late her lifetime partner had passed away, now those pots and pans will have to wait for another day before they are cleaned and stored.

Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

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NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 17

NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 16 – Are there three rules for writing a novel?

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NanoPoblano 2017  – Day 16 – Are there three rules for writing a novel?

#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 16

What is Nano Poblano?

 It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)

A quote – giving you food for thought about writing.

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” 

― W. Somerset Maugham

I decided to search Google “What are the three rules for writing a novel” at the top of the search https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/05/06/three-rules/ was

There Are Three Rules for the Writing of a Novel

After reading it, this is the best bit I came up with about the rules.

Bret Harte was a prominent American author and the editor of the periodical “Overland Monthly”. In 1915 one of the magazine contributors published by Harte told an anecdote about him that presented Harte’s tripartite instructions for writing: 

“Soon after I determined to make writing my profession, my mother came to me and said very solemnly:
“‘Josephine, you must ask Mr. Harte what books you should read to acquire a perfect style.’
“Accordingly I ventured into the editorial sanctum and said as solemnly as my mother had done:

“‘Mr. Harte, what books shall I read to acquire a perfect style?’”
“‘Oh, Lord!’ he groaned, swinging around in his chair, ‘for pity’s sake, don’t read anything! Just write! Write! Write!’

I think that solves the question, just write, write, write, if you are interested, check out the link above.

Well, that was an interesting search.

I haven’t started writing a novel yet, having a serious thought about though.

Do you have any rules when writing a novel?

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Here’s an interesting post I came across that said

In order to draw inspiration and motivation for his day, Miller wrote a list of his writing tips to abide by. Take note, budding writers out there”!

  1. Interested in the ten tips check out this link.

https://suzannebowditch.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/writers-corner-henry-miller/

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 30

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 30

The final post for the Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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A lot of my posts about “life is beautiful” in winter has been quite disturbing about winter, but we have to be serious about winter it is not always beautiful, but us humans have found a way that our body does cope with the bad days and move on living the future.

Thanks, Kristjaan for the 30-day challenge I enjoyed it.

Happy days with the winter month fast approaching in many places in the world.

After all, spring is always just around the corner after winter.

A nice haiku poem to end the winter challenge.

spring is in the air
goodbye to a long winter
sun shining through trees

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Day 30

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 16

It’s time for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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chilled body waiting
train coming along the line
fog setting down low
not a day to see the view
rather cuddle by the fire

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 13

It’s time for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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dark clouds floating in
loud thunder in the distant
warning from above

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 11

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 11

It’s time for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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late winter storm stirs
feeling the warmth in the air
life is beautiful

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 7

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful” – Day 7

It’s time for Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, 30 days of writing haiku and tanka, one a day on a theme.  For this CDHK Retreat Chevrefeuille have chosen the theme “Life is Beautiful”.

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cold on frozen ice
snowman built with loving hands
warming in the sun

Written for – Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 ‘Life is Beautiful’

Carpe Diem #1284 meaning of life (BrunuhVille)

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Carpe Diem #1284 meaning of life (BrunuhVille)

Today Chèvrefeuille has a nice piece of music for our inspiration.

It’s titled “meaning of life” and the young Portuguese musician BrunuhVille composed it.

Listen to the music and let it take you with it 

My inspiration for a tanka poem after listening to BrunuhVille music.

peaceful relaxing
following stars through heaven
painting cool pictures
it is so emotional
like traveling with wings spread

Carpe Diem #1282 Sacred Stones

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Carpe Diem #1282 Sacred Stones

Copy from Chevrefeuilles Blogspot

“sacred stones” (or Ovoo). An ovoo (heap) is a sacred cairn found in Mongolian shamanic religious traditions, usually made from rocks with wood or from wood.

Ovoos are often found at the top of mountains and in high places, like mountain passes. They serve mainly as Tengriism religious sites, used in the worship of the mountains and the sky as well as in Buddhist or Shamanist ceremonies, but often are also landmarks.

In our lives we have all places we have sweet memories at, we have points in our life that are our milestones, our sacred stones, our Ovoo. Isn’t that a nice idea that the Ovoo stands also for the milestones in our life?

sacred stones
built like a memory on the way
high in the mountains

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deep silence
taking the right path ?
stepping stones

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My thought’s about life

Sacred Stones to me are the stepping stones in life, each point is a milestone as the years go by, in old age if you can sit back in your armchair and feel contented with what you have achieved over the years, then you can live those golden years in peace.

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procrastination
is not the key to success
start now take small steps
your rewards will be tenfold
enjoy the climb as you go

This tanka poem is my contribution to life and success, it does work, I’m living, prove.

Carpe Diem #1279 Yekaterinburg

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Carpe Diem #1279 Yekaterinburg

Copied from Carpe Diem’s on Blogspot about Yekaterinburg, one of the places were Paulo Coelho was during his journey with the Trans Siberian Railroad (TSR). Yekaterinburg is the birthplace of Hilal, one of the lead characters of “Aleph”. Hilal disappears in Yekaterinburg and Paulo is anxious to find her and hopes she is okay. Short before the TSR enters the station of Yekaterinburg Hilal and Paulo enter the “Aleph”, the place was there is no time, were past, present and future meet each other. What did she see? We know what Paulo saw, he describes that in “Aleph”, but Hilal’s experience is not described at that same moment.

Hilal, however, tells Paulo what she had experienced as they find each other back in Yekaterinburg. This place is the turning point of the relation between Hilal and Paulo. From that moment on they are re-living again their path from the past. Hilal and Paulo have known each other in a former life.

In a former life, Hilal was accused of heresy and witchcraft, she was sentenced to death by fire. She was burned. Paulo was, in his former life, a member of The Inquisition. He could have saved Hilal but didn’t do that. That’s the reason why they met again in another life, the life in which they both traveled on the TSR straight through the former USSR.

In a way, the former USSR and The Inquisition are the same. In the former USSR, people were persecuted if they were against the communist government and send to camps deep in the coldest region of the USSR, Siberia. Is it a coincidence that Paulo takes the TSR? No … the former USSR has the same history as Paulo had in his former life as a member of The Inquisition.

her spirit departs
with the dying of her pyre –
smoke rises to the sky

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My Tanka poem thinking about the above tale

death is part of life
before I say farewell dear
our years together were good
my spirit will remain here
enclosed inside your warm heart