Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma

Bailed Up

All bailed up
hiding in the bales,
peeking out.
Bush rangers
carry out their phased attack
unfazed and brazen.

By Sarah ©2018

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“Bailed Up” by Tom Roberts, 1895

Author’s Note: (Source: Art Gallery Of NSW, accessed 14 April 2018, ref. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/bailed-up/sQFVnGJTo1Y6gw?hl=en)

Tom Roberts conceived the idea of a bushranger picture while he was staying at Inverell in northern NSW. He painted ‘Bailed up’ largely en plein air. It tells as much of the qualities of the local landscape as of its staged drama. Roberts superbly captures the summer heat conditions, which render to stillness the dramatic circumstances of a Cobb & Co hold up.

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Double Take, 14 April 2018; Homophone sets – bail (temporary release), bale (bundle of hay) and fazed (stunned), phased (done in sequential parts)

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Challenges by Sarah, Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 3 March 2018

Opposites attract to make a great challenge for this week…

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 3 March 2018!

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of OPPOSITES. Our challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our words this week are:

– East and West

– melt and freeze

You may be asking yourself, How can I use antithetical statements in my writing?

Luckily, Kat from Literary Devices has some examples for you.

Common Antithesis Examples
Some famous antithetical statements have become part of our everyday speech and are frequently used in arguments and discussions. Below is the list of some antithetical statements:

You are easy on the eyes, but hard on the heart.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.

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Cinquain, Poetry by Sarah

Flagging

Image credit Patrick Tomasso via Unsplash

Panic.
Deviant mind
flagging, wobbling, drowning.
Stoicism propels me to
withstand.


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Same Same But Different – 4 November 2017; synonyms used: odd – deviant, fight – withstand, start – propel, weak – wobbling, tired – flagging

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Saturday Mix

Saturday Mix – Double Take, 30 September 2017

The challenge for this week…double take

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

This week we are seeing double again. That’s right, it’s time for another…

Double Take

The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all four words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our first homophone set this week is:

straight – not crooked
straitnarrow waterway

Our second set of homophones is:

discussed – talked about
disgustsickening

You may be thinking to yourself, How can I use homophones in my writing?
Luckily, Kat at Literary Devices, has some examples for you.

Example of Homophones in Literature
This poem is filled homophones (marked in bold). They create a humorous effect in the poem through having the same pronunciation but altogether different meanings.

Sole owner am I of this sorry soul
pour out…

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Elfje, Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Poetry by Sarah

Summer’s Coming

Golden
glow warms
my pale skin.
What’s this alien feeling?
Sunshine.

By Sarah ©2017


Image credit By Sarah ©2017


Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 23 September 2017;  and also, Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 23. Task: Write a poem about an alien. Any length.

Other

All That I Know

Author’s Note: My response today is my first ever attempt at a song! Now, please understand I am not at all a musical person, aside from loving to listen to it! I cannot sing and cannot play an instrument other than drums! For some, reason as I was contemplating my response to my own prompt (weird in itself!) the song lyrics and tune just materialised in my brain. I have had a go at putting the chorus to some simple piano and recorded the full song a cappella (I have included links at the end of the post)

Warning: My singing is truly terrible but no point having lyrics if you can’t imagine the tune. Apologies in advance for your eardrums 😃 I’m having a brave and bold moment by putting it out there in the first place! Lol

CHORUS
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
Oh yes it’s time oh yes it’s ti-me.
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
For all that I know.

When I, when I was a young girl,
I thought that life, that life would be ea-sy.
But then, I found my own way,
And the world it got real ha-zy.

My mu-mma, she said now wee one,
Just take things day by day.
I tried to do what she said,
But I found myself in my own way.

CHORUS
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
Oh yes it’s time oh yes it’s ti-me.
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
For all that I know.

I drank the words of poi-son,
My head sang to my soul.
I knew that she was lyin’,
But I still believed it all.

Then I, then I went a seekin’
To see what I could find,
Drink, some drugs, some feel good,
But all I lost was my mind.

CHORUS
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
Oh yes it’s time oh yes it’s ti-me.
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
For all that I know.

New hope is hard to come by,
When things get so bad you see,
We
don’t want to admit it –
That fear that you, could be m-e.

So you just keep a walkin’
And never me, you mind,
My presence is forgotten,
My fate, my fate has been signed.

Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
Oh yes it’s time oh yes it’s ti-me.
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
For all that I know.

Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
Oh yes it’s time oh yes it’s ti-me.
Oh yes it’s time, oh yes it’s time,
For all that I know.

Oh Lord,
Please save my soul.


Sample of Chorus score – https://my.scorecloud.com/song/14e68cd63d40de70eed7183ec0bb6d8d
Full song link – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7rAgw9n5bQqYmRLaVdKQnZ2MEk


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, believe; and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Double Take, 2 September 2017