In the form of a Double Nonet poem
born naked; heart beating; anxie- ty; wailing loudly, absent salt- y tears despite harsh, harrow- ing experience; for- eign, chilly air flow- ing into ti- ny lungs; glar- ing lu- mi- nes- cence that pierces thin eyelids, tightly shut; cacophony reverberating on small eardrums; lying upon warmness, soothed by familiar heartbeat; mother's affectionate kiss
- A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.
d’Verse Quadrille #146:
The above ‘Double Nonet’ poem is my take on today’sd’Verse’sQuadrille challenge.
The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word“salt”
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Many hands make light work.
An old minstrel feeling weakly and sick Called his bard pals to help him right quick; Though seemingly absurd, Each took up a single word... That verse got constructed... brick by brick.
A Penny for Your Thoughts!
At d’Verse, poets were offered a list of adages and proverbs to select from, as inspiration for their poems:
- “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”Poor Richard’s Almanack
- “Fish and visitors stink after three days.”Poor Richard’s Almanack
- “To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.”Poor Richard’s Almanack
- “Things are not always what they seem.” Bee-Keeper and the Bees” fromAesop’s Fables
- “The truth shall set you free.”John 8:32
- “To everything there is a season.”Ecclesiastes 3:1
- “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”Forrest…
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Be not of bad temper
Being right at all costs
leads to the destruction
of one’s soul.
It’s ok to be wrong
even when you are right.
Let the other person “win”
for in doing so
you also are the winner.
It is not necessary
to convince the other
of your opinion.
State your position
with a loving heart
then remain silent
can never be part
PROMPT WORD: MUNDANE
A mundane life is a good life.
Doing the same old boring activities everyday, following the same dull and unexciting routines means that we aren’t under any unusual stress or are facing a challenge.
We crave excitement and seek thrills in our lives but when our steadily and sedately going life encounters turbulence and unforeseen storms, we immediately regret our desire for excitement and want our unexciting life back.
I like routine, I like doing the same boring and mundane things every day.
It may make me a dull and boring person but I do prefer this to excitement that turns my life upside down.
Do you like routine or do you want exciting things happening in your life?
Melanie, our wonderful host has asked us a few thought provoking questions this week;
Welcome to Share Your World!
Additionally, I offer a ‘Gratitude’ Section for those who like a little affirmation with their questions! It’s always optional to participate in that portion of SYW of course.
There are two ways in which you can participate:
- What’s the most useful thing you know?
Hmm…… I know a lot of stuff but not all of it is useful. I consider myself a Jack(ess) of all trades. But I guess my most useful asset is my medical knowledge. I can make a preliminary diagnosis, decide what to do initially, and whether a doctor is required or not. I’ve helped many people, family, and friends with my knowledge.
- What impact do you think it would have on the world if bananas were illegal?
People who love bananas will go bananas!!!
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