FOWC with Fandango

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Lindsay Lu 

Itty, bitty Lindsay Lu went to school today 

She thought she’d have some fun with friends and find some time to play. 

Well Lindsay Lu was happy there, her teacher was the best. 

Her favorite time was reading time and also time to rest. 

But once she had her crayons out and one boy tried to grab 

Her favorite purple swirl paper from her paper slab. 

She cried out loud to let him know the paper he should leave 

The teacher heard the scream and through the classroom she did weave 

To find what happened to the girl with paper on her desk 

Because she was always happy, the teacher’d have to ask. 

Lindsay Lu had started crying, the boy he did the same 

The teacher took them both aside and asked the boy his name. 

She told them both that they should share all things from in the room 

Including all the resources, every last volume.  

Lindsay Lu did smile then and so the boy did too 

And now they draw together and even share the glue.  

dVerse – Quadrille #91 – keep

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is today’s host of dVerse.  Kim says:
This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word keep, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

My sleeping beverage 

When I go to sleep 

I often like to keep 

Water by my side 

My mouth feels very dried. 

The water that I pour 

Is not like those before 

It has a little twist 

A sort of liquid mist. 

Do you get my gist?  

Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 2 November 2019

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Diatelle. The topic is up to you!

Diatelle
The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.

Wow! This was a huge challenge!!!!!

Grace 

In vain 

On a train 

For all to see 

It may cause you some pain 

We wonder just how there can be 

love of yourself with no sign of pity 

you look at the mirror and see only your place 

You try to keep yourself just so pretty 

Like driving in an old city 

No sign of an airplane 

Walk with some clarity 

See the rain 

No pain 

Face  

FOWC with Fandango

Today’s word is “ivory.”

Elephant’s Ivory 

An elephant tusk is the first thing you see 

When you pass by the place that sells ivory. 

Its beautiful texture and wonderful hues 

Makes poaching and killing horrible news. 

We love what we have with that hard white plaster 

But don’t think about the poor herd master 

He’s missing a member of his elephant tribe 

Because we want ivory, its sort of a bribe. 

What can we do for more ivory to make? 

Find a white stone and make it a fake. 

This way we keep all the elephants alive 

Where in the wild they can all thrive.