Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #34. Use DANCE as your inspiration this week.

Fleet feet fly like Autumn leaves scurrying and hurrying by.
They dance the harvest jig, the witches fandango, the end of year polka.
The seasons girate and spin Mother Nature is dancing.

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The Sijo, a Korean form believed to have first been used in the fourteenth century. It is similar in structure to various Japanese forms such as Haiku. As with many forms of poetry, the Sijo became a preferred poetry form of the yangban or ruling class as well as royalty. They were written in Chinese and were originally short songs set to music. The focus of the Sijo is usually nature and contemplation. We’ll try that to begin with.

You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 417 BREAK and Dance.

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we move in rhythm
the joy of life moves us on
don’t undo the chain .

Above a Haiku, 5.7. 5. using synonyms for Break and Dance. Below a Senryu 3.5.3. no synonyms this time I used the prompt.

always dance
brake the silence now
spirits fly.

Haiku Challenge
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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku

Choose your own prompt. East meets West Fusion. A Very Random Challenge ~ Love Is In Da Blog 2022

Today Bee has asked us to choose our own prompt. Well I love a good cross over and here is one of my favourites. No I love all sorts of music but this fusion of classical and Indian music and dance is I think delightful. Plus it has a lovely romantic ending… Oh! It’s just so colourful and happy!

Shine is the second album released by the classical crossover string quartetBond. It peaked at No. 26 on the UK Albums Chart, and went Gold in six countries. While it peaked at No. 61 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, it spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Classical Crossover charts. Bond described the album as having “slightly more ethnic undertones” than their first album.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 17, 2021

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Its Saturday again and time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday! This week LindaGhill, our lovely host has said. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mash.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Smash is a brand of Instant mashed potatoes in the United Kingdom. It was launched in the United Kingdom in the 1960s by Cadbury, which was primarily a manufacturer of confectionery at the time. Smash was reasonably successful.

However, it was not until 1974 that Smash became popular in the convenience food market after Cadbury launched an advertising campaign by agency Boase Massimi Pollitt featuring the Smash Martians, who would watch humans preparing mashed potato the traditional way on television instead of using potato granules, and laugh at them.

The adverts of 1970s and their catchphrase, ‘For Mash get Smash’, were voted television advert of the century by Campaign Magazine, and second-best television advert of all time in a poll of April 2000 conducted by The Sunday Times and Channel 4, beaten by Guinness‘ Surfer advertisement from 1999.

The brand has since been sold by Cadbury and is now owned by Premier Foods who, using their Batchelors brand, launched a ‘healthier recipe’ version in 2006. More information here.

You can buy it still and lots of people love it! Personally I can’t stand it ….it has to be real potato for me especially Mash!

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Then there is the song and dance from Dee Dee Sharp.

Mashed Potato Time” is a single written and composed by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe, and performed by Dee Dee Sharp on her debut album It’s Mashed Potato Time. The song refers to the Mashed Potato dance move which was a fad at the time. It was one of several that came out at that time, for example, “(Do the) Mashed Potatoes” in 1960. The Marvelettes song “Please Mr. Postman” is mentioned in the lyrics and is copied in the arrangement. Also mentioned in the lyrics, are the songs “Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Tokens, and “Dear Lady Twist”, by Gary US Bonds. Dee Dee Sharp did a follow up sequel to “Mashed Potato Time”, with “Gravy” (On the Mashed Potato). In 1996 the Campbell Soup Company used the song in a $30 million advertising campaign, and commissioned a new, more upbeat recording from Dee Dee Sharp.

more information here.

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Well now we need to bring in a video clip to bring together, the Smash / Mash the food, and the Smash hit and dance Mash potato time.. a MASH UP shall we say?

Happy Saturday Everyone.

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 50: (DANCE) in the D rhyme line.

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You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (CHIRP and Twilight). and this Décima Challenge of SHOCK in the D rhyme lineThis means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message. Here is a link to my Haiku.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so. I choose to combine them.
image from Pixabay.

As twylight falls he comes to me
His cold touch stirs my broken soul.
Lust begs he devour me whole.
Grateful we share Mortality.
We’re coupled for eternity.
Willingly I bend to his will.
He draws blood I enjoy it still.
Bodies joined in macabre dance.
Pleasuring each other we prance.
In ecstasy our screams are shrill.

This part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Décima Challenge.

What do you see # 44- 24 August 2020

Picture courtesy of Joel Valve- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a girl dancing under the jets of water of a fountain, which are meeting above her in an arc)

Dancing in my head

“Your stuck with curvature
You’ll never look the same.
So you better make friends with that pain.”

Looking out the window I heard the words they said
But I was miles away dancing in my head .

When I get upset, not feeling free.
In rain, sun or snow .
Those words come back to haunt me .
So into my head I go.

When I feel pushed and pressured
All I can think of is the words they said.
I close my eyes and bugger them,

I go dancing in my head!

When looking in the mirror is too much to bare
My clothes look like something I shouldn’t wear.
I close my eyes and let the music flow.
Then dancing in my head I go.

When pain is over baring and I can’t get out of bed
I close my eyes and bugger them I go dancing in my head.

I am still the me I was before.

Though not quite the same.
When I am at my worst I play my saving game.
I am sorry if you think me rude and blanch at things I’ve said.

But when it all becomes too much
I go dancing in my head.

So don’t judge me by my cover I am still a happy soul.
I may not be perfect but I am whole.
When things get too much and depressions wanting fed.
Bugger it I shout and go dancing in my head

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This is Sadje Keep It Alive’s What do you see.

Thursday photo prompt: Dance #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Dance

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pale sun piercing the mists above a green path through a golden field, leading into the centre of a circle of stones.

Join the dance of ages,

Of soothsayers and sages.

As history writes the pages

The stones meet the dawn with praises.

As the sun burns through the mist

Gia touches each stone to give grist

To life’s turns and twist

She warms each one sun kissed.

As night begins to fall

The stones begin to dance and call

This the magic and nature of them all

By day they stand by night they join the ball.

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This, ( I hope) joyous ode to Gia raises my soul. Part of Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Challenge.

writephoto prompt!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Fred and Ginger : Nonet

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Tapping toes move so fast, flying  light

High heel shoes blonde  hair eyes  so bright

All made up with skirts in flight

He is  smart,so dapper

In his spats so  white

Dancing the night

Out. Putting

On the

Ritz!

giphy

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Images   from

Tumbler  Missavagardner

And

Tumbler Je suis une pomme

 

 

Just Jot it January: Elastic Heart.

Today LindaGHill  set the final prompt in the 2015 edition of Just Jot It January  as, sex.

Well I love Sia  and  I thought  that  her Video of  two dancers , in  a cage  depicting , as I see it two animals fighting, is exstremely thought provoking.  The  fact one is a grown man and  the  other  a 12yr old  girl is strange…… but is is about sex.

I do not think so, to  me  there is  nothing  sexual in the portrayal. I  do find it very disturbing  though, mainly because it is so sad.

The  two dancers  are Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler    They are simply  amazing.

So here  we have it lets discuss this,  is this  video  about  sex or not ? I say not, pain, fear, anger, being trapped …. Yes ! Sex  ….. No!

I give you Sia’s Elastic Heart.

 

This post is part of Just Jot It January hosted by Linda G Hill.

Thanks for tuning in and if you want to join, feel free to click on the link and start jotting!

 

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