Sunday, January 17, 2016

Whirling around a World of Memes - Weekly Round



For ABC Wednesday, now starting Round 18(!), I plan to join in the fun again, once more with a theme - this time of poetry forms. I hope I can write a poem in the form that I chose from that letter as well (and hopefully get better in writing poems than today's attempt below) - so for the letter A, some of the poetry forms we have are the acrostic (where the first letter of each line of the poem spells out something - a name, word or a message), the anaphora (the deliberate repitition of the first part of the sentence), and the abecedarian (actually, a special form of an acrostic poem where the first letter of each sentence spells out the alphabet). So here is my attempt: 
This also goes towards Three Word Wednesday this week (harrowing, imperfect, lame). 
An Anaphoric Abecedarian

(An Alliterative Appellation!)
A is for Acrostic
A is for Abcderian
A is for Anaphora too
A, of course, is before you ..
B... B says, I am not far
Behind, see
B is number two while
C is content where he is
D holds the door at number four and
E says “let us end this abcderian…it has been
Fun while it lasted,
Great, even for a while but
Harrowing it will soon be and
Imperfect too, so I am  
Just being
Kind, and let us end this now, before
Lame it becomes, this effort to
Maintain a
Nonsensical rhyme(?)
Oh! Can’t you see
Pretty please, can't you?
Quit writing this now,
Right now,my dear
Soon you will hear
Tears.  Hear? Yes, really loud tears - hear
U will;
Violently loud sobs they
Will be, the sooner
You end this, the sooner
Zen-like I can be.

Looks like this is turning out to be my weekly meme-roundup-post. I guess I will make it a habit, be consistent at this (for that is my word of the year!). And while I really did smile at Aldous Huxley's quote on consistency that says "Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.", and slightly fear Oscar Wilde's "Consistency is the last refuse of the unimaginative", I also do believe that 'Consistency is Key' and in Anthony Robbins' quote "It is not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently." This quote-filled paragraph goes towards Theme Thursday's weekly theme - quote.

For 6WS, here are my 6 this week - 'So glad for the long weekend'

For the Friday Photo Journal at Serendipity is Sweet, and for SaturdaySnapshot at West Retro Mommy Reads,  here is a photo I took this week - a lone umbrella standing guard at my son's school!



For Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader and Friday 56 at Freda's Voice


From Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson  - this was another book I had picked while looking for books for the Monthly Keyword challenge - for January for the word Girl - and though I already completed a review for this with Jesse's Girl, I love books written in verse - this is a memoir - and decided to read this as well.




For Book Beginnings:
february 12, 1963
I am born on a Tuesday at University Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, 
USA -
a country caught

between Black and White.

Friday 56:
These are our almost friends, the people
we think about when we're tired of playing
with each other. 

8 comments:

  1. We welcome you to the tribe!
    ROG, ABCW

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  2. I like the idea of doing all the memes in one post. You have a great blog! Have a great week.

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  3. Well hello and a sincere welcome to 'our' mem, hope to may greet you throught round 18's every letter.

    This starting letter, i've enjoyed!

    Have a nice abc-day / week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  4. I laughed out loud with your poem -- thanks! Love the lone umbrella and the contradictory thoughts about consistency. I worry about that, too, but generally find consistency is one of the best tools available for getting things done.

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  5. Sounds like a great read. I'm curious to learn how the title fits to the story.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  6. That is a very artistic picture! It's well composed--something I don't seem able to do!

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