Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different – 19 May 2018

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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
work

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

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 98 – Happiness & Nature

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 98 – Happiness & Nature

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “happiness & nature”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

I have been trying a few new ones, you may like to try one yourself.

Sidlak Poetry – is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Reverse Etheree Poetry – The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated.  So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (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.

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.

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry Retourne is a French form of poetry. It is in tetrameter, sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 
Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 
Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 Line 4

Tetractys   5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

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?

  1. You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the prompt

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

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “happiness & nature”

although everyone
gets through life without much stress
many have problems
think of happiness and love
daily walks, enjoy nature

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 97 – Bouquet & Greenery – 16 May 2018

Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

Liz is the author of Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer enjoys poetry and short stories.

Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant.

Hecblobber Author of “Playing with words”, he loves writing poetry, a blog of poetry, please check it out.

Deborah – Author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

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

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog.

Lynn – Author of A Poem in my Pocket, she enjoys writing especially poetry.

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

M. Naazato Lakazato – Author of Cactus Haiku, Daily Haiku or Senryu for fun

Indira – Author of Amaltaas blog, knew all along about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now she has discovered much more, please check her blog she covers many subjects.

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

Angela Uwphers Rueger – Author of The Abundant Heart Blog. She has some great bible study post on her site, Likes writing poetry. This week she wrote five Sidlak poems relating to Christianity, they are amazing, please check it out.

This lady, sorry I couldn’t find your name is the author of Savvy Streaks she likes writing poetry and enjoys nature

Wanda M. Williams – Author of Cookies and Moo, a wonderful lady, that enjoys life through new eyes, after the death of her husband nearly two years ago.

Amaka Paul – Author of Soma Writes has a great quote, You must do the things you think you cannot do”-Eleanor Roosevelt. Well said and so true of many writers, she writes about most things, poetry is one of them.

Vandana Bhasin – Author of  Feelings 161 say’s “My Feelings My Freedom”, she likes reading, writing, music, and nature, it shows on her blog.

Thank you I appreciate all of you for responding to the Weekly Poetry Challenge.

10-line Poem Challenge #30: Sonnetina Tre

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10-line Poem Challenge #30: Sonnetina Tre

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

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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.

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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Blackbirds – Double Etheree Poem

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Blackbirds – Double Etheree Poem

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All
blackbirds
eat earthworms
berries and fruit
have yellow eye-ring
male, glossy black plumage
juveniles, females, dark brown
defends its breeding territory
winter food available they stay
although occupying different areas
male attracts female with courtship display
most couples stay together till death
mud lined nest with bluish green eggs
female incubates the eggs
young feed by both parents
second broods common
great singing voice
can mimic
other
birds.

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required.

In Culture the Common Blackbirds was seen as a sacred, and a destructive bird in Classical Greek folklore. In medieval times the nursery rhyme of placing live birds under a pie crust just before serving, it was something that haunted my mind as a young child, not keen on eating pies in case a blackbird flew out.

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Photo Credit – if you would like to read the Lyrics  Sing a Song for Sixpence  It is a bit harsh for children

Sonnetina Tre Poetry – Enticing Food

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Sonnetina Tre Poetry Enticing Food

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Tummy Tuesdays

Enticing Food

Eclairs and creampuffs enticing rich food
choux pastry, made with unsalted butter
piping bag with a fluted nozzle screwed
a soft mixture, no need for a cutter
cooked in a preheated oven and viewed
smell, don’t let the heart get in a flutter
as cream puffs are less fatting than eclairs
strawberries with a whipped cream filling, nice
need to ask questions, just be a heckler
we all know enticing food is a vice.

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: abababcdcd
This one is in iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line) both stanzas together since it is all one thought.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 97 – Bouquet & Greenery

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 97 – Bouquet & Greenery

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “bouquet & greenery”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

I have been trying a few new ones, you may like to try one yourself.

Sidlak Poetry – is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Reverse Etheree Poetry – The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated.  So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (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.

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.

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry Retourne is a French form of poetry. It is in tetrameter, sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 
Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 
Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 Line 4

Tetractys   5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

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?

  1. You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the prompt

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

Haiku/Senryu poem – prompt “bouquet & greenery”

beauty of roses
bouquet of sparkling color
ribbons, greenery

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 96 – Work & Horse – 9 May 2018

Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

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

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog.

HecblobberAuthor of “Playing with words”, he loves writing poetry, a blog of poetry, please check it out.

Indira – Author of Amaltaas blog, knew all along about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now she has discovered much more, please check her blog she covers many subjects.

Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant.

Deborah – Author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

Lynn – Author of A Poem in my Pocket, she enjoys writing especially poetry.

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

Amaka Paul – Author of Soma writes, she has a great quote, You must do the things you think you cannot do”-Eleanor Roosevelt. Well said and so true of many writers, she writes about most things, poetry is one of them.

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

Liz is the author of Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer enjoys poetry and short stories.

10-line Poem Challenge #29: Sonnetina Quattro – Snails

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10-line Poem Challenge #29: Sonnetina Quattro – Snails

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

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Food Generator

garden snail on a pink flower
pair of tentacles on its head
making holes ready to devour
gliding along on a thin thread
everything is within its power
now moves on to a better bed

a shiny path were it has crawled
still visible sometime later
internal organs are installed
just like a food generator

 

Sonnetina Quattro is:

  • A decastich (10-line poem) written in two stanzas, a sestet, and a quatrain.
  • Usually lambic tetrameter (8 syllables per line) or pentameter (10 syllables per line).
  • Rhyme scheme: ababab cdcd

This poem is a lambic tetrameter (8 syllables per line) as I separated the sestet from the quatrain since in this case, the quatrain is a response to the sestet

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.  

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