time to shine

Decastitch poem of 10 lines, 10 syllables each; see Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer.

angels illuminate this holy night
wreath of candles on table flickers bright
white lights twinkle from pine branches in snow
winter moon on velvet night sheds soft glow
joyful gleam in children’s eyes wait to see
shimmering garlands encircle the tree
carolers who sing under lamp post’s glare
gather near fire’s hearth with stories to share
each window mirrors shining stars’ array
celebrate light of the world born today

 

Decided to expand it for smoother reading out loud…at our Christmas Eve service!

 

As angels illuminated this holy night,
we light wreath of candles flickering bright.
White lights twinkle from pine branches in snow,
winter moon on velvet night sheds softer glow.
Joyful gleam in children’s eyes waiting to see
shimmering tinsel garlands encircle the tree.
Carolers, who sing under lamp post’s glare,
will gather near fire’s hearth with stories to share.
Each window mirrors shining stars’ array
as we celebrate the Light of the World today!

 

 

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egg timer memory

 

long distance phone calls
when parents set
three minute
timer
talk


talk
timer
three minute
when parents set
long distance phone calls

 

 

Ramblings of a Writer with “egg timer” poetry form: unrhymed decastitch with syllabic pattern 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5, last 5 lines mirror first 5 lines.

texting: italic to gothic

A “decastitch” poem of one stanza, ten lines, ten syllables each. Linking to the dark side of the moon 

 

writer’s birthday gift: calligraphy kit

with how-to manual, paper and ink

pen with precise metal nibs in three widths

hold tip at forty-five degree angle

blotting excess ink on paper towel

discover classic skill of ancient scribes

consider precious manuscripts preserved

carefully practice each alphabet style

experimenting with parchments and fonts

admire peacock blue, favorite ink hue

 

grape arbor wine list

Pirouette poem form is decastitch: 10 lines, line 5 is a “turn”, line 6 is identical to 5. Every line is 6 syllables. Rhyme optional. Link to dark side of the moon

 

burgundy, chardonnay

varied fruity fragrance

pruned grapes on vineyard hill

sweet plumpness under sun

sniff bouquet, swirl to sip

 

sniff bouquet, swirl to sip

from stemmed crystal goblet

pick optimum ripeness

wait for ferment to age

zinfandel, sauvignon 

 

 

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