Effervescence

To me, effervescence is~

Excited laughter of small children

Following an energetic puppy

Fishing for compliments in a new dress

Entering a happy party of friends

Rock ‘n Roll til the day I die

Visits from Grandpa and Grandma

Experiencing life to the fullest

Smiling and singing a happy song

Coloring my world with a rainbow paintbrush

Exocit foods from lands far away

Night time bonfires billowing smoke to the stars

Climbing to the top of a hill to smile at God

Energetic and enthusiastic excitement~effervescence

This is my contribution to the challenge at Real Toads where we are to write a (13 line) poem on effervescence.

Poem Sketching

The poetry challenge at real toads today is based on the work of Sanford Lyne.  We were to choose a word group and use it to write a poem.  The word group I chose was:  blackbirds (I changed to peacock), snow, tail feathers, and ink.

peafowl strutting stately and proud

bright blue beauty against white snow

tail feathers trail gracefully behind

with leering eyes like a pen and ink drawing

 

As a second one I chose the word group including: mother, folds, twilight and hands.

silently the

young mother

folds her

hands in

twilight prayer

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Be sure to visit Real Toads for more Poem Sketches.

Tanka

The challenge at Real Toads is to write at least three Tanka.  They follow the format of 5-7-5-7-7 for syllables per line.

danger lurks within

fire raging underneath

bursting forth lava

flowing slowly down hillsides

silent hush of destruction

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seeds sleeping in ground

soil gives seeds nutrients

roots break through seed coat

leaf upon leaf growing strong

buds, blossoms and blooms abound

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dragon’s breath spewing

hot flames from reptilian mouth

burning land around

sight of a lady dragon

changes flames to loving heart

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