Saturday’s Mix – 08 July 2017

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Pick up one of the stars
Shimmering rhythm
Caravan of memoirs
Like sheet full of crumbs

Shimmering rhythm
Like a prophet I stand
Like a foolish chum
Vent my faith in hand

Caravan of memoirs
Plumed myself of hope
In space one adores
I’m sure we can cope

Like sheet full of crumbs
I am just a small dot
With all the atoms
Wish we’d have a shot*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):

VERSE ONE,
Line 1, 5 syllables.
Line 2, 6 syllables.
Line 3, 5 syllables.
Line 4, 6 syllables.

VERSE TWO,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

VERSE THREE,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.

VERSE FOUR,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

If the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is
Verse 1, 6565,
Verse 2, 5656,
Verse 3, 6565,
Verse 4 5656: (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

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For: Saturday’s Mix–08 July 2017, Wordle 307 Jul 8 by brenda warren

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If only you were here before

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Are Poets the Same as Everyone Else?” by Esther Cohen: festival, together, wore, only, poems, fruit, walked, favourite, wine, listened, before, shades

If only you were here before
We’d walked along the villages
Listened to our favourite song

I’d write some poems short and long
Under the shades we’d kissed for ages
We’d go to festival, I swore

I still remember what you wore
When you left and the house changes
Overgrown plants which was all wrong

Together we used to belong
I’ve regretted all the chances
Come back to always open door

If only we could bring back time
I’d write poems with all the rhyme*

(c)ladyleemanila 2017

* Trilonnet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a 14-line poem made up of four three-line verses of 8 syllables (iambic tetrameter) and one rhyming couplet or four three-lined verses of 10 syllables (iambic pentameter) and one rhyming couplet.

Each 3 line verse is an unrhymed triplet. Each triplet has a rhyme scheme of abc. It is related to a sonnet in that it made up of 14 lines. There are 2 rhyme schemes for this form:

abc abc abc abc dd

or abc cba abc cba dd

This form is written in either iambic tetrameter or iambic pentameter.

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For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: WEEK #27, Whirligig 119 , Sunday Photo Fiction – July 9th 2017

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Cycling in Munich

What do we usually do on Sundays? Cycling, of course! Everyone cycles here, from small kids to seniors. As soon as the weather is warm, out with our bikes to see places. It’s fun to cycle – everything is geared towards the cyclists, with the bike paths, parks, lakes, river, beer gardens and mountains.

Things I like this summer
The sea and the field azure
Cycling to the park and having ice-cream
Everyone happy and carefree like a dream
Flowers in bloom with birds, butterflies and bees
Walking in the fields, enjoying the summer breeze
Reading in the garden and watching him gardening
Working to have a good tan under the sun basking
Having some grills with different types of salads
And for Him Indoors, don’t forget some spuds
Having a break from working, clients are on holiday, too
Having tea and cakes with friends and our coffee brew
Spending time with Him Indoors swimming, cycling, walking
Going to the cinema, eating out, staying in and a lot of bonding

So, what made you smile this week?

For: ALL SEASONS – JULY FAVORITES, Weekly Smile 79 #weeklysmile, Thank God, It’s Monday! – Week of July 10th 2017: With a confession and a commitment made public

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