On Choosing Happiness

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My dear, my darling, my love,
choose happiness,
always.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Proverbs 31 Ministries
For 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge as tagged by devereaux frazier and Ladylee Manila. ❤
Please join if you want. Let’s spread some motivations? 🙂

Eternal: An Endecha

Sun’s love for moon’s eternal.
They may not shine together
but they still share the same sky.
I hope we’re like them, but we’ll ne’er be, ever.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 31.

The Endecha is a ” The Canción triste que encierra un lamento”, (“sad song that locks up a moan”), a 16th century Spanish dirge or song of sorrow.

The Endecha is

  • stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  • syllabic, written with 7-7-7-11 syllables per line.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme xaxa xbxb etc., x being unrhymed. The rhyme is often consonance only but true rhyme may be used.

Sunday Songs: For Your Glory

For Your glory
I will do anything
Just to see You
To behold You as my King

I wanna be where You are
I gotta be where You are
I wanna be where You are
I gotta be where You are

When life is hard, when your mind and heart is tired, it is comforting to know that there is someone GREAT who loves us more than most. And HIS presence is enough to calm me down. Shed my tears. Brush off the wounds. And stand again. ❤

P.S. This is also the song I picked because I will be singing here in our church this Sunday. 🙂

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!
This is my second Sunday Songs with my dearest sister Stella.❤ Join us? 🙂
Video courtesy of Youtube.🙂

Simplicity: An Onda Mel

Don’t wait for someone to tell you
you’re beautiful,
you are soulful.
Your heart and soul are fresh and new.

The truth is as clear as white snow.
Simple or not,
make-up, without,
your real and raw beauty will show.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 30.

The Onda Mel is an invented verse form introduced by Renelda Gibson.

The Onda Mel is:

  • an octastich, a poem in 8 lines made up of 2 quatrains.
  • syllabic, 8-4-4-8-8-4-4-8 syllables per line.
  • rhymed abbacddc.

On Bitterness

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Let’s choose to forgive
even if forgiveness isn’t asked.
Your heart is too beautiful
to keep those ugly poisons inside.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Proverbs 31 Ministries
For 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge as tagged by devereaux frazier and Ladylee Manila. ❤
Please join if you want. Let’s spread some motivations? 🙂

Upside Down: A Musette

You blurred
my clear windows.
I’m burned.

I want
to start again.
I can’t.

Upside
down, it’s still you
my love.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 29.

The Musette

is an invented verse form that presents the challenge of writing in very short lines. This form was introduced by Emily Romano and found only at Shadow Poetry. The Musette is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of tercets.
  • syllabic, 2-4-2 2-4-2 2-4-2 syllables per line.
  • rhymed axa bxb cxc etc. x being unrhymed.

Writing Challenge: November Notes

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Last Monday, my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly did an impromptu sharing of song titles and came up with a list of 30 epic songs for our November Notes writing challenge!

How’s the drill?

  • Write or post anything inspired by the song (the title, the lyrics, or either). No word count limit. It can also be a photo.
  • Please link back to this post so we can read it. 😉
  • Use the hashtag #novembernotes.

Sarah and I are both in Instagram! 😀

@thesarahdoughty

@areadingwriter

Sea Shells: A Senryu

Silence of sea shells
against the roaring blue waves,
peace amid chaos.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 28.

Senryu

So if you are wondering if a 3 line, 17 syllable poem is Haiku or Senryu, you can pretty much place the serious poem in the Haiku column and the more human, humorous poems as the Senryu. (but there are humorous Haiku and serious Senryu, go figure..)

The Senryu is:

  • a poem in 3 lines or less.
  • syllabic, 17 syllables or less.
  • commonly written in 3 lines but can be written in 2 lines and can be written with fewer syllables, never more.
    • L1 5 syllables describes image.
    • L2 7 syllables, adds conflicting image or expands first image
    • L3 5 syllables provides insight (the ah ha! moment)through a juxtaposed image.
  • written as a natural human experience in language that is simple, humorous, sometimes bawdy or vulgar.
  • presented with an energy or liveliness in the focus and choice of words
  • often humorous
  • written in the moment.
  • an imagist poem (draws the humor from the image)
  • untitled but can be #ed.

Book Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes

46th – My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Rating: ❤❤❤❤ (Good read, definitely!)

What is it about: Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

What I Love: I love the characters because the writer was able to make them both relatable. You feel them, their pain, their hopelessness and even as they fall in love.

The struggles of the two main characters are revealed in a heart tugging way.

This book will make you smile, it will make you laugh, and it will make you feel for more sensitive for teenagers who may be depressed.

What I Don’t Love Much: Nothing.

Wise Words:

“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape.”

“Sometimes I wonder if gravity is the problem. It keeps us all grounded, gives us this false sense of stability when really we’re all just bodies in motion. Gravity keeps us from floating up into space, it keeps us from involuntarily crashing into one another. It saves the human race from being a big hot mess.”

“Maybe that’s what love really boils down to-having someone who cares enough to pay attention so that you’re encouraged to travel and transfer, to make your potential energy spark into kinetic energy. Maybe all anyone ever needs is for someone to notice them, to observe them.”

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo and Story Summary: Goodreads and Unsplash

Favorite Scent: A Kimo

Sweet scent of wildflowers has sadly failed
to be my favorite scent.
I still long for your smell.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 27.

Kimo is an Israeli version of the haiku, found at Poetry Kaleidoscope. There should be no movement in the imagery.

The Kimo is:

  • a tristich, a 3 line poem.
  • syllabic 10-7-6 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.