COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 190 #SYNONYMSONLY

Jules, of Jules Pens Some Gems selected your words for this week. Check out this amazing list of poetry forms on her blog!

Here are your two words:

“Circled and Squared”

Image from Pixabay

Hawk
Moved in
Spiralling
Towards his pray
Mouse faced up to him.
Their eyes met silently
The rodent knew the cycle
Of life and the part would play
Straightening his shoulders he stood true.
Hawk extended his talons took his due

I have written an Etheree using synonyms for the prompt words.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Challenge.

Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge 318 Meet and Part.

This week I have written a Four Chain Haiku | Shi Rensa Haiku.

Meet&Part

Two bright rivers meet
Join and part at confluence
Waters ebb and flow.


Waters ebb and flow
Tiny source to sparkling mouth

Escapes to the sea.


Escapes to the sea
To meet and part always free
Ever free flowing


Ever free flowing
Dancing falls, sparkling eddie’s.
Rivers meet and part

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.Here

#Haikai Challenge #151 (8/9/20): first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi) / Darkness (Yami) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Electric Nature. A Renga

image from Pixabay

Electricity

We stand on the beach and watch

All Nature’s

Tropical storm approaches.

We need to run for cover

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge. a stormy sequence.

Song Lyric Sunday.August 9, 2020 – A song with a harmonica

Today is Sunday and so it’s time again for Jim Adams to give us our Song Lyric Sunday prompt. Which this week is: A song with a Harmonia.

Well that gives us loads of scope. I am going to limit myself to three.

Not Fade Away” is a song credited to Buddy Holly (originally under his first and middle names, Charles Hardin) and Norman Petty (although Petty’s co-writing credit is likely to have been a formality[3]) and first recorded by Holly and his band, the Crickets.[2] released October 7th 1957

In 1964, the Rolling Stones‘ cover of “Not Fade Away”, with a strong Bo Diddley beat, was a major hit in Britain. It was the A-side of the band’s first US single.[4]

The Rolling Stones’ version of “Not Fade Away” was one of their first hits. Recorded in January 1964 and released by Decca Records on February 21, 1964, with “Little by Little” as the B-side, it was their first Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number three.[5] In March 1964, it was also the band’s first single released in the United States, on the London Records label with “I Wanna Be Your Man” as the B-side (It had been briefly preceded by “I Wanna Be Your Man” with “Stoned” as the B-side, but this was quickly withdrawn). The single reached number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[6] It also reached number 44 on the Cash Box pop singles chart in the U.S. and number 33 in Australia based on the Kent Music Report.[7] “Not Fade Away” was not on the UK version of their debut album, The Rolling Stones, but was the opening track of the US version, released a month later as England’s Newest Hitmakers. It was a mainstay of the band’s concerts in their early years, usually opening the shows. It was revived as the opening song in the band’s Voodoo Lounge Tour, in 1994 and 1995. Information Wiki.

Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is a song written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and originally recorded in 1963, as “Do-Wah-Diddy“, by the American vocal group The Exciters. It was made internationally famous by the British band Manfred Mann.

Manfred Mann’s version was released on 10 July 1964.[4] It spent two weeks at No. 1 of the UK Singles Chart in August[5] and two weeks at No. 1 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.[6]

Manfred Mann were an English rock band, formed in London and lasting from 1962 to 1969. The group were named after their keyboardist Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.[1] The band had two different lead vocalists, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d’Abo from 1966 to 1969. Information from Wiki

Moses Concas is a harmonica beat-boxer from sunny Sardinia, Italy.

The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. It was during his childhood that Moses developed his deep love for music, by growing up in a talented musical family where he was always surrounded by different forms of music. The harmonica was encouraged by his grandmother who was a musician, writer and painter, and his parents exposed him to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced his development.

Throughout his teenage years, Moses had a strong connection with hip-hop, which saw him participate in several freestyle competitions, writing his own lyrics. As a student of physics and sound technology in Cagliari, Sardinia, inspired by new innovations, Moses began to experiment the beatbox combined with harmonica sound that very much reminded him of his childhood and his family.

After a year of experimentation in beatbox-harmonica, electronic music and the didgeridoo, he began performing his first live gigs in Cagliari in 2011. This started with him attending open mic sessions, and went on to him participating in the initiative known as “Busking Cagliari”.

In 2013, realizing that making music was his main goal, Moses traveled through Europe ending up in London, where he resumed his passion as a street artist. As an artist and musician, Moses is well known on the streets of London thanks to the cheers from those who pass him to the underground, and he has even earned the reputation of “Busker Best of London” among the inhabitants of Shepherd’s Bush.

This positive feedback gave him the confidence to experiment with new instruments such as the melodica and the guitar, and to use a loop-station, along with other equipment – and this in turn has built an elaborate show enjoyed by a wide audience. He has since become known in some of the best clubs and the best of London organisations, with collaborations like “The Box”, “ROXX” and many others. He has even been recognised by British television, and appeared in newspapers such as The Daily Mail and London’s Evening Standard with several reports on “The Harmonica Beatboxer”. The busking success that Moses has had has allowed him to travel outside London and to bring his music show to Cairo, Egypt as well as to some major European cities.

In February 2016, Moses decided to participate at the Italy’s Got Talent auditions in Rome, and after several challenges and 35,000 participants he won the first prize of the TV Show, becoming known in Italy as: “The Miracle Harmonica”, playing in 81 between festival, concerts and events during the 95 days of summer.

Moses has released four albums in four consecutive years:  I Wanna Breathe (2014), Cannonau (2015), Cannonau Spirits (2016) and Human Revolution (2017).

In 2019, he recorded a live Beatbox harmonica session with Lee Oskar at GEWA studios in Adorf Germany, which was subsequently released by Dreams We Share Productions as a single, Moonshines, in 2020).

Information from Wiki

That’s all for now Folks Happy Sunday.💜💜

This is part of Song Lyric Sunday

Usual Muttwits Comming Soon

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Hey, Ruby what are you waiting for?

Usual Muttwits and meeting Poppet.

Why what’s happening and when?

24th August, start of Westley Piddle’s Summer Fayre!

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Starting Monday 24th August 2020 and running for the following 4 Mondays. At Usual Muttwits and here.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 8/2020 2nd Bite

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spot.” Write whatever image the word “spot” invokes. Have fun!

Shelleykrupa

I fancied another bite at the cherry this week. I do love Star Trek especially The Next Generation. Mr Data is a great Character, an android who would dearly love to be human. ….here he is talking poetically about his cat Spot.

This second piece of silliness is for LindaGHill’s #SoCs.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt. 8th August 2020

Shelleykrupa

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spot.” Write whatever image the word “spot” invokes. Have fun!

Spot the difference, when I was a little girl I love to do those puzzles that showed two apparently identical pictures, they had suttel differences.

Image from Wikipedia.

Example of a spot the difference puzzle. There are 15 differences between the two pictures. Go on have a go you know you want to.

This short but sweet #SoCs was brought to you care of LindaGHill.

DONUTS – PART 2

Ruby is really enjoying these posts from Westley Piddle, why not join her.💜

USUAL MUTTWITS

Feeding mat? Symmetrically placed upon floor without wrinkles. Feed bowl? Centered on mat, equidistant to all four edges.  Water bowl?  Brimming with clean water.

Mister Park, the Korean Jindo, lives a quiet and fastidious life together with his companions P.Smith packfather and L.Smith packmother. The companions, referred to by all as Profit&Loss. Both elderly hindlegs believe in zero toleration of disorder in the houseden. None. Not never.

P.Smith ensures that Mister Park’s stainless steel feeding bowls are always scrubbed to mirror perfection every morning when the bright hot ball is thrown into the sky. And again, every evening when the bright hot ball falls back down. Mister Park appreciates his bowls scrubbed perfect.

Furthermore, L.Smith stalks Mister Park ‘round the houseden with her dustpan and brush, sweeping up every wisp of shed hair or spec of dirt caught between his paws.  Shed hairs and specs of dirt are totally unacceptable…

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A Desparate Sonnet.

Where there is a will there is argument.
Where there should be calm someone is hellbent.
Before it is someone else’s money
After, relatives like bees to honey.
Swarm like leaves whipped in an Autumn eddy.
To grab their pound of flesh palms out, ready
Thank goodness I will not see the dark day
I hope my offspring will not act this way.
Banish the greedy ones to the gates of hell
May they suffer like me and ne’er do well
They’ve made my life a misery you see.
The Executor’s frustrations weigh on me.

I want no more of all this grief and strife
Unlucky is the Executor’s wife.

*****

A sort of sonnet, for Raven

Automatic

A story from beyond , from Sue Vincent , well worth a read.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

writing

The pen moves slowly across the page, as if resisting the words that spill forth in ink. There is a hesitancy, a reluctance, as if the writer herself does not want to see the story that is unfolding. An expression of horror glazes her eyes and her mouth moves in silence, haunted by the journey of violence and death her hand reveals.

Years of abuse and oppression curl in copperplate atrocity, tracing cold decades from hopeful bride to browbeaten victim. A story that tears at the gut and one that needs to be told; silenced for too long by fear and fist. She recognises the tragedy of her life, of her lost dreams and forgotten laughter. She knows the despair, the self-hatred, the unreasonable guilt…

Make it stop. Please. Make it stop.

The litany echoes in her mind. Mute tears blotch the paper as her hand moves inexorably onward. Pity…

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