Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter X – Xcitment

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter X – Xcitment

Photo CreditSpace Shuttle Atlantis bathed in xenon lights

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’s Xcitment?

I cannot write about a word that does not exist or can I?

No, I can not.

So X will be for XENON something I know nothing about, hopefully by the time I have written this Pantoum poem I have learned something.

Xenon Pantoum Poem

Xenon was discovered in England by the Scottish chemist William Ramsay.
English chemist Morris Travers in September 1898 discovered the noble gases.
They found xenon in the residue left over from evaporating components of liquid air.
It is a colorless, dense, odorless noble gas found in the Earth’s atmosphere in trace amounts.

English chemist Morris Travers in September 1898 discovered the noble gases.
Xenon has been used as a general anesthetic, although it is expensive.
It is a colorless, dense, odorless noble gas found in the Earth’s atmosphere in trace amounts.
Anaesthetic machines that can deliver xenon are expected to appear on the European market.

Xenon has been used as a general anesthetic, although it is expensive.
It is also found as a component of gases emitted from some mineral springs.
Anaesthetic machines that can deliver xenon are expected to appear on the European market.
Xenon chloride and xenon fluoride have also been used in excimer (more accurately, exciplex) lasers.

It is also found as a component of gases emitted from some mineral springs.
Xenon is used in flash and arc lamps, also as the propellant for ion thrusters in space crafts.
Xenon chloride and xenon fluoride have also been used in excimer (more accurately, exciplex) lasers.
Xenon gas was added to the ventilation mix for a newborn baby, it was successful.

Xenon is used in flash and arc lamps, also as the propellant for ion thrusters in space crafts.
They found xenon in the residue left over from evaporating components of liquid air.
Xenon gas was added to the ventilation mix for a newborn baby, it was successful.
Xenon was discovered in England by the Scottish chemist William Ramsay.

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Amazing this study, I learned so much, it is hard to believe what an important item  Xenon is.

How to write a Pantoum Poem

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

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (8) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (8) 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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early autumn sun
shining through the distant mist
throwing dark shadows
in harmony with the air
wishing I was in dreamland again

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter W – Wonder

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter W – Wonder

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. 

Photo Credit Belshazzar’s Feast, by Rembrandt. Representation of the biblical passage in Daniel 5:1-31

Describing the picture – 5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

6 Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, etc

Here is my version of wonder about this situation.

Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something rare or unexpected.

An emotion of wonder can be pleasant, positive and intensify the feeling of surprise.

Now the fact about the all this is how you describe this story from the Bible.

Quote for thought.

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.

{Speech accepting the John Burroughs Medal}” 

― Rachel Carson

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (7) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (7) 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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leaves withered and dry
flicking in front of his eyes
crackling with delight
memories of autumn days
season of mist mellow dreams

Alphabet Soup Challenge Letter V – Vacation

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Alphabet Soup Challenge  Letter V – Vacation

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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. 

Vacation Pantoum Poem

vacation or holiday is a leave of absence from a regular occupation.
A specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism.
People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances.
Vacations are often spent with friends, family or a one off trip abroad.

A specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism.
A student may take a one year break between high school and college/university.
Vacations are often spent with friends, family or a one off trip abroad.
Also, a person may take a longer break from work, such as a career break.

A student may take a one year break between high school and college/university.
Take a vacation from work, nursing care for a loved one with a life-limiting illness.
Also, a person may take a longer break from work, such as a career break.
In Commonwealth countries, the term holiday is used to describe absence from work or vacation.

Take a vacation from work, nursing care for a loved one with a life-limiting illness.
People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances.
In Commonwealth countries, the term holiday is used to describe absence from work or vacation.
A vacation or holiday is a leave of absence from a regular occupation.

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How to write a Pantoum Poem

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

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (6) Tanka

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Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” (6) 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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sunny sky clouds haze
mellow rich delicate air
autumn whispering
only a sad dream to me
birds migrating crops all gone

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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