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Online journal capturing the moment and the memory of moments. A meadow meditation.
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L'aura del campo

'é a lua, é a lua, na quintana dos mortos'
♣ Federico García Lorca ♣

Higgins Street Bridge, April 25th  2009, Missoula, Montana

L'aura del campo. A breeze in the meadow. So it began the last day of Spring, 2005; on the 16th day of the month of Light of the year 162. This is a supplement to my daily journal written to a friend, my muse; notes I do not share. Here I will share what the breeze has whispered to me.


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September 22, 2020 at 3:46pm
September 22, 2020 at 3:46pm
Whose lips are these?

Never chide the Child of the Chives
Nor bother busy bees.
The sweetest honey drips from lips and hives...

© Kåre Enga [177.231] (22.september.2020)

24: 8/6/10 alliteration and rhyme with the title providing the "last line". "the child or the chives" also works. "Child of the Chives" might echo "Children of the Corn". Might work well with the right photo.

24 Syllables   (E)
Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
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September 21, 2020 at 11:53pm
September 21, 2020 at 11:53pm
Riding the radio waves

I limp
I melt
like Dalí's clock

surf the waves
of surreal life
this passage of time

© Kåre Enga [177.230] (20.september.2020)

24: 4/2/2/4//3/4/5 free verse

24 Syllables   (E)
Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
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September 18, 2020 at 7:47pm
September 18, 2020 at 7:47pm
Antique tenor

Once limpid
pools seep,
covered with cataracts.

His falsetto soars;
sometimes truth can only be sung.

© Kåre Enga [177.228] (18.september.2020)

24 syllables: 3/2/6//5/8 free verse
Last line from "The Tenor at the Opera

For "24 Syllables

Note to self: it feels a bit oriental like a senryū or tanka.
September 18, 2020 at 12:50am
September 18, 2020 at 12:50am
Obviously, I'm thinking about Oriental Poetry and Tinker and Roseille ♥ , WakeUpAndLive‍‍~Nyx and all the others!

"I think I've written too much maybe... and then I write more. Six months of going nowhere... even my Muse wants to travel."

Above comment I left for SusanFarmer in her blog "Journeys She's responding to the 30dbc prompts with senryu.

So my response above was 29 syllables ... easier to expand to 31 then clip to 17.

[scribbles on paper]

scribbles on paper
snail-etched — now black swans racing
across a blank screen

six months of going nowhere —
even my Muse craves travel

© Kåre Enga [177.227] (16.september.2020)

So I write a tanka (English syllables 5/7/5 7/7). Concrete images in the first part; a response in the second. "Screen" is a modern word. "Sky" would be too cliche imho. If an image of a computer screen were used then "sky" would be better. See: haiga, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiga

Further notes gleaned from the internet:


Snail is "katatsumuri (カタツムリ), is usually written in katakana but does have kanji (蝸牛)."
Perhaps an image of rainy season? (summer = May, June, July)

Black swan = hakuchoo (any season)

Seasonal words (kigo): http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html

Also: https://youngleaves.org/?page_id=98

September 16, 2020 at 11:11pm
September 16, 2020 at 11:11pm
We are the Global Cloak

woven from castes, creeds, our cloths of many colors,
the plenary inspiration of this planet.

© Kåre Enga [177.226b] (16.september.2020)

24 syllable couplet: 12/12 alliteration, no rhyme.

plenary: in the sense of everyone gathered.
cloak: in the sense of coat, shield, protection.

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Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
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September 16, 2020 at 10:40pm
September 16, 2020 at 10:40pm
O Ye Born Again!

We are the plenary inspiration of this world,
not you who seek to divide us into caste, creed or color.

© Kåre Enga [177.226a] (16.september.2020)

28 syllables.

Caste: the Gospel of Prosperity.
Creed: the intrareligious squabbles and demonization of other religious belefs.
Color: the refusal to embrace people-of-color as members of their family.

From NPR: "For many, the Gospel is more about the need for personal salvation than the duty to address societal ills."

Basically, White Evangelicals are racist, so they aren't bothered by that.

"White evangelicals love Trump and aren't confused about why. No one should be."


From elsewhere:

Therefore, the phrase “verbal plenary inspiration” means that all parts of the Bible, as well as every Word of the Bible, says exactly what God wanted said.

Biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that the human authors and editors of the Bible were led or influenced by God with the result that their writings may be designated in some sense the word of God.
September 13, 2020 at 9:51pm
September 13, 2020 at 9:51pm
Soaking in your tub

Let salts draw out this poison; drain me of all care.
Foment my breast with jasmine; flush away my fear.

© Kåre Enga [177.225] (13.september.2020)

24 syllables: a couplet 12/12 aa but could be quatrain 7/5/7/5 with xaxa rhyme.

Foment, pronunced 'foMENT':

verb: bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
Example: "His legs should be fomented"
verb: try to stir up public opinion

24 Syllables   (E)
Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
#2162300 by Lostwordsmith
September 11, 2020 at 7:28pm
September 11, 2020 at 7:28pm
Is this a haiku? A Japanese haiku? No. An American haiku? Maybe.

One cherry blossom
settles on a toddler's nose:
first tears now giggles.

© Kåre Enga [177.224] (12.oktober.2020)

*Boxcheck* 1. length (11-17max) = 17 syllables is so American... will you forgive me.
*BoxcheckB* 2. cutting word (two parts) = punctation
*FlowerP* 3. nature/season word = spring (cherry blossom)
*BoxcheckB* 4. observation, no emotion provided = ? seems okay as the emotion response is observed and doesn't come from the poet. ("she crosses her eyes" may be better.)
*Boxcheck* 5: does this (juxtaposition of two parts) evoke emotion = maybe

*Boxcheck* 6: overall = may be okay

My use of symbols:

*BoxcheckB* = success. (cutting: 2 parts not 1 nor 3)
*Boxcheck* = may be okay or acceptable. (length = 11-17max)
*BoxcheckR* = prose not poetry, abstract not concrete.
*XW* = fail (white is the color of death in the Far East)


*FlowerP* = spring
*Tree3* = summer
*LeafO* = autumn
*Snow1* =winter

or something similar and natural:

May denote a season...

*Rain* ... except in Ireland or anywhere without a dry season.
*Wind* ... except in Chicago, Wichita, Buffalo or anywhere it's windy.
*Tornado* ... maybe spring (March-June) in Oklahoma.
*Baretree2* ... end of autumn in the North; end of summer in Costa Rica.
*Treepine* a symbol of winter (January) in Japan. No particular season in Seattle nor elsewhere but associated more with winter.
*Grass* spring-early summer in Kansas. (April-May-June)
*Grasshopper* dry summer in the plains. (August)

*TulipR* spring after the daffodils (March-April-May)
*TulipB* tulips aren't blue ... just saying.
*Cherries* fruit harvest (June-July)
*PoseyY* is this a sunflower? If so, end-ofsummer (August-September)
*Eggplant* summer ... if you are lucky.
*Acorn* autumn.
*Pumpkin2* autumn harvest (September-October)

A calendar symbol (tend to be abstract) seldom based on nature:

*Skull* November 1-2, Day of the Dead in Montana. But not everywhere.
*Jackolantern* Halloween. (pumpkin is seasonal)
*Xmastree* Christmas. (a tree would be seasonal)
*Cross1* Easter or Christian.
*Dreidel* Chanukah.

Natural but not seasonal:

*Bug* Some bugs are ... but roaches aren't seasonal.
*Wave4* not ... unless you have surfing season or storms. (typhoons)
*Sun* either you have it or you don't. Not very seasonal unless you have wet/dry seasons. In Costa Rica this would be January-March while *Cloudgrey* would be October.
September 11, 2020 at 3:48pm
September 11, 2020 at 3:48pm


I'm not a sonnet
—too many syl-
lables, they clutter.

I'm the progeny
of Diogenes.

© Kåre Enga [177.225] (11.september.2020)

24: 5/4/5 5/5

Note: Diogenes (the cynic) is 4 syllables.

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Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
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September 8, 2020 at 6:23pm
September 8, 2020 at 6:23pm
Breakfast at Tiffany's

She cooked him eggs and bacon,
traveled for twenty years, their worldwide gest
till she broiled him in Macon.

© Kåre Enga [177.221] (9.september.2020)

24σ: 7/10/7 axa

GEST 1 : a tale of adventures especially : a romance in verse. 2 : adventure, exploit knightly gests

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Can you write a poem with only 24 Syllables?
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