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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