Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 24

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 24

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Written for Day 24 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please use the link above.

The prompt is “return”.  Any length, any format.

The Good Life Will Return Poem

Feeling lost, disappointed, hesitant and weak
Return to yourself, and search who you are
When you get there, you will discover yourself
Solitude is good for a while, repent and rejoice

Laugh at yourself, all will be right within
Enjoy all the goodness the earth offers
The sun will warm your tired lonely heart
The stars will love to shine around you

All those strange feelings will be gone
Be strong you will grow now enriched
Your spirit will return rejoicing the power
Evolving into a greater present moment.

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 23

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 23

Photo CreditThe NASA Kepler mission, launched in March 2009, searches for extrasolar planets.

Written for Day 23 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please use the link above.

Write a poem about an alien.  Any length.

Alien Pantoum Poem

They say an alien is something which does not originate from Earth, is that true?
Alien can be a person in a country who is not a national of that country, intelligent being.
People have long speculated about the possibility of life in settings other than Earth
If there was an alien in outer-space why has not someone found more evidence of it

Alien can be a person in a country who is not a national of that country, intelligent being
Why are all films that have aliens in horror movies frightening not friendly to humans
If there was an alien in outer-space why has not someone found more evidence of it
aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate

Why are all films that have aliens in horror movies frightening not friendly to humans
Could we not have friendly aliens living right next door, yes we could, I love that idea
aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate
I think we have many of those earth aliens, all the power struck politician ruling us

Could we not have friendly aliens living right next door, yes we could, I love that idea
People have long speculated about the possibility of life in settings other than Earth
I think we have many of those earth aliens, all the power struck politician ruling us
They say an alien is something which does not originate from Earth, is that true?

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 20

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 20

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Written for Day 20 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a poem in under 20 lines inspired by a myth, legend or fairy tale.

Lipogram – Word Play with Nursery Rhymes using the Letter 

Lipo means “lacking; without,” and gram comes from gramma, meaning “letter”.

Lipogram refers to any text composed of words which lack a particular letter.

Little Jack Horner – The original Nursery Rhyme.

Little Jack Horner

Sat in the corner,

Eating a Christmas pie;

He put in his thumb,

And pulled out a plum,

And said ‘What a good boy am I.


The version below is on my HubPage Article

My Version of Little Jack Horner without using any “O’s,”

Little Jack Trump-per

Sat in the bean bag,

Eating a Christmas pie;

He put in his thumb,

And exerted a plum,

And said, “What a nice chap I’m.”

This Version is a new one

Little Jack Horner without using any “E’s”.

Tiny Jack Horna

sat on a small stool

nibbling a Christmas tart

put in his thumb

and withdraw a plum

And said, ”what a good boy I am”.

Go on, pick out a nursery rhyme and try writing a Lipogram poem

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Short Tale Challenge #4 – Flowers

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Short Tale Challenge #4 – Flowers

“Each Tuesday, Edwin Ronald Lambert will be putting up a prompt and you can simply publish a post on your own blog responding to the prompt.

The task is to write a short tale in no more than 100 words.”

Today’s prompt is “Flower”

The Life of a Flower Poem

Life of a flower
Depends on what kind
Some are here for days
Even weeks if not picked

Life of a flower
For some is very short
Only one day here
Next day was gone

Life of a flower
can be very rewarding
A bee visiting and tickling
preparing food for humans

Life of a flower
Seeing all the admiration
From humans smiling
Is very rewarding

Life of a flower
Is very short in a season
That is why we are beautiful
For all to enjoy is our pleasure

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 63 – Playful & Cold

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 63 – Playful & Cold

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “playful & cold” 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.

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

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 words “playful & cold”.

playful little cub
frolicking around with mom
enjoying crisp snow
love to join in on the fun
but old bones ache with the cold

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.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 62 – Mirror & Fun – 13 September 2017.

Miriam Hurdle – Shower of Blessings lady a very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, weekly challenge for writers, interesting website

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

In Emma’s World   a twenty-something graduate of almost four years, now in the working world.

Night Unlatched – Writings, Raven-hued & Redeemed

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Reblog – Thankyou Frank.

Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – 7 – Earthquake & Ruins

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Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – 7 – Earthquake & Ruins 

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “earthquake & ruins” or just one or the other, write a Haiku poem.

Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all.

There is much more to haiku than the made-up 5/7/5 version.

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku – Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

You can write your haiku poem any way you like not necessary the 5/7/5 version.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

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

Copy and paste the link of your finished Haiku in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks as I receive them.

My Haiku Poem using the word “Earthquake & Ruins”.

building on high ridge
serving the dwellers for years
earthquake leave ruins

Bloggers that wrote for the Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 6 – Late & Summer – 12 September 2017

Indiradiscovered that life is also about sharing a thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged.  So very true.

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Miriam Hurdle – Shower of Blessings lady a very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Night Unlatched – Writings, Raven-hued & Redeemed

All About Writing And More – Reblog, Thanks.

FrankjTassone – Reblog, Thanks.

Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 16

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 16

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Written for Day 16 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a poem on the theme of “echo”.  Any length.

Poetry Poetry – Echo

I listen to the laughter
it echoes in my mind
a memory long gone by
that lives in my heart

translated to cheers
for joy and happiness
such a sweet sound
enriching my body

ECHO

Echo is to the ear what recollection is to the mind; each brings back the past, restores lost enjoyment, augments our satisfaction, and enriches our mental store. The man of mind has memory’s echo ever at command; his tongue can, after a lapse of time, recover again sweet sounds; his declamation can revive eloquence of another age; the books which he has perused with attention, live fresh in his remembrance, and, like echo, speak to him invisibly, and present themselves again to his view.

— Bow Bells: A Weekly Magazine of Original Literature, Vol. 18, February 12, 1873

Imagination Without Limits at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Imagination Without Limits at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

This is what Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, is experimenting with the haiku form.

Writing haiku poetry through the beauty of images.

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Then a haiku in Chèvrefeuille experimental way would look like this:

closed
forever
my heart

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This is what Chevrefeuille calls “experimental haiku” … it tells the story with a minimum of words and that’s what he challenges you with.

Use the above image to create an experimental haiku. You can submit your haiku now until September 21st 7:00 PM (CET). Using this link

Here is my “experimental haiku” using the above image.

forbidden
eve’s
garden

McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 15

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 15

Photo Credit A color television test February 1970 at the Mount Kaukau transmitting station, New Zealand.

Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 Day 15

When did your family get their first color television set? Do you remember the first show that you watched on it?

Color Television Pantoum Poem

Television in New Zealand was introduced on the first day of June 1960 as a state-run service
TV was state-owned with commercials and was introduced in stages in the four main centers.
Color TV introduced in November 1973, preparations for 1974 British Commonwealth Games
First nationwide digital television service was launched in December 1998 by Sky.

TV was state-owned with commercials and was introduced in stages in the four main centers.
The four main centers where, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin
First nationwide digital television service was launched in December 1998 by Sky.
New Zealand was a latecomer to the Television age, the first night was only three hours.

The four main centers where, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin
It was a two-year event, starting June 1961/31 July 1962, remainder followed in coming years
New Zealand was a latecomer to the Television age, the first night was only three hours.
In 1965 the four stations were broadcasting seven nights a week – a total of 50 hours a week.

It was a two-year event, starting June 1961/31 July 1962, remainder followed in coming years
It wasn’t until 1969 that the first Network News bulletin was received around the whole of NZ
In 1965 the four stations were broadcasting seven nights a week – a total of 50 hours a week.
February 1975 color 26 inch TV set was about $840 in today’s terms would be about $7,500.

It wasn’t until 1969 that the first Network News bulletin was received around the whole of NZ
Color TV introduced in November 1973, preparations for 1974 British Commonwealth Games
February 1975 color 26 inch TV set was about $840 in today’s terms would be about $7,500.
Television in New Zealand was introduced on the first day of June 1960 as a state-run service.

Now in answer to the challenge question “When did your family get their first color television set?” – I don’t actually remember, but we would have had a color TV for about twenty years, as they were far too expensive for us to buy earlier.

The second part of your questionDo you remember the first show that you watched on it? – As a busy mom on a farm, five children, and working in the workforce until 2002, forty to fifty hours a week, I never had time to watch TV, we brought out first black and white TV in 1963, viewing it from Auckland in the Waikato.

It was not free to view we had to pay a yearly Broadcasting Fee.

Sunday night I would watch Country Calendar a New Zealand documentary television series focusing on rural life in New Zealand. It has been aired on TVNZ 1 since March 1966, making it New Zealand’s longest-running television series.

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 14

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 14

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Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 Day 14

Do you tan easily or do you burn instead?

I did brown nicely if I didn’t stay in the sun too long and burn then it would peel

Sunburn Pantoum Poem

Sunburn a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue such as skin it can be dangerous
Sunburn results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun
Excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases, be wise protect yourself
Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation will often produce a suntan.

Sunburn results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Excessive UV radiation is the leading cause of primarily non-malignant skin tumors.
Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation will often produce a suntan.
Sunscreen is widely agreed to prevent sunburn and some types of skin cancer.

Excessive UV radiation is the leading cause of primarily non-malignant skin tumors.
Eyes are also sensitive to sun exposure at about the same UV wavelengths as skin.
Sunscreen is widely agreed to prevent sunburn and some types of skin cancer
Most effective way to prevent sunburn, reduce the amount of UV radiation reaching the skin.

Eyes are also sensitive to sun exposure at about the same UV wavelengths as skin.
The humans with lighter skin have more sunburns than people with darker skin.
Most effective way to prevent sunburn, reduce the amount of UV radiation reaching the skin.
The ultraviolet part of sunlight breaks down natural chemicals in the skin causing sunburn.

The humans with lighter skin have more sunburns than people with darker skin.
Excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases, be wise protect yourself
The ultraviolet part of sunlight breaks down natural chemicals in the skin causing sunburn.
Sunburn a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue such as skin it can be dangerous

How to write Pantoum Poetry

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