Saturday, November 17, 2018

#Alphabet Haiku: This Week - Letter T - Tuatara




 #Alphabet Haiku: This Week - Letter T - Tuatara 
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Alphabet Haiku which is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (T)

two tuataras
together taste tepid treats
trusting true tonic

How to pronounce tuatara:   too-uh-tahr-uh

Author note: What is a Tuatara is a small to medium sized reptiles endemic to New Zealand, can live well over 100 years. Tuatara are greenish brown and grey, and measure up to 80 cm (31 in) from head to tail-tip, their dentition, in which two rows of teeth in the upper jaw overlap one row on the lower jaw, what is  more unusual in having a pronounced photoreceptive eye, the “third eye”. They are able to hear, although no external ear is present, also have excellent vision. Their reproduction is very slowly, taking 10 to 20 years to reach sexual maturity. Males don’t have a penis, reproducing by the male lifting the female tail and placing his vent over hers.Mating occurs in midsummer, females mate and lay eggs once every four years, their eggs have a soft, parchment-like shell which she digs and lays into the ground.
Their diet consists of frogs, lizards, and bird’s eggs, chicks, beetles, crickets, and spiders, today the tuatara is nearly extinct on the mainland of New Zealand, only living on small island around NZ.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

#Alphabet Haiku: This Week - Letter S - Scorpion





#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC
 Alphabet Haiku, is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (S)

surveys seriously 
show some scorpions species 
survive starvation

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • 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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Carpe Diem #1541 Late Autumn Evening





The challenge today is to create a short renga with the given haiku, both themed "evening", with a maximum of eight stanza and at least four stanza.

Here are the two haiku by Jane we worked with: they are in red, my reply is blue.
© Jane Reichhold

Late Autumn Evening

evening comes
wrapped in sea fog
tied with webs

falling on my damp body
as the moon hides behind clouds


evening sea fog
descending into sun-dried grass
sweaty lovers

lay quietly wrapped together 
moist evening air cooling them


How to create a Renga, one poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long with a total of seventeen syllables. The next poet adds the second stanza, a couplet with seven syllables per line. The third stanza repeats the structure of the first and the fourth repeats the second, alternating in this pattern until the poem’s end.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Three Haiku Poems - Wildfires



 Linked to: Poets United

Three Haiku Poems - Wildfires

so much energy
flames approach with a strong force
resisting nothing

fire burning brightly
quick flash as the flames leapt high
speeding fast as sound

trees add oxygen
making the flames leap higher
without fuel it’s out

Haiku – is a unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. 
It is created by a vision, it paints a mental image in the reader’s mind.

Senryu - consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all.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

Monday, November 5, 2018

Alphabet Haiku Letter R - Rattlesnake





 #Alphabet Haiku: This Week - Letter R - Rattlesnake

#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC
 Alphabet Haiku, which is a Weekly Challenge of Abigail Gronway, this week it is the letter (R)
relaxed rattlesnake
realistically rambles
rolling rapidly


  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • 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.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Shadorma Poem - Autumn Harvest




Shadorma Poem - Autumn Harvest

quality
crispy firm apples
low hanging
for picking 
ripe and red in the orchard
enjoy the flavour

nice yummy
pure sweet juicy fruit
excellent
quantity
pick a basket of ripe fruit
full of nutrition

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.
Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Monday, October 29, 2018

Path of a Happy Life




Path of a Happy Life is Respect for one another.

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”― Oscar Wilde
For any relationship or marriage, the quote above is so true.
Nobody ever said a woman must obey her husband in everything, that would be a perfect marriage in most cases if it did happen.
But since there’s no such thing, as a perfect marriage, the husband (or wife)  will never be able to be perfect enough to let the wife (or husband) trust each other in everything.
“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
After all, the Path of Romance is only an affair of the heart.
The path of true love is never ever, give up, there’s hope, for love is deep, pure, simple yet complicated.
Trust your love, for it is a great thing, for survival, with everything in your life.
These words come from a marriage of nearly 59 years in December..