Y is for Yeats

Blogging from A to Z challenge April 2012 “Y”

Looking to the masters for the “Y” of it all…..

TO SOME I HAVE TALKED WITH BY THE FIRE

by: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

 

WHILE I wrought out these fitful Danaan rhymes,

My heart would brim with dreams about the times

When we bent down above the fading coals

And talked of the dark folk who live in souls

Of passionate men, like bats in the dead trees;

And of the wayward twilight companies

Who sigh with mingled sorrow and content,

Because their blossoming dreams have never bent

Under the fruit of evil and of good:

And of the embattled flaming multitude

Who rise, wing above wing, flame above flame,

And, like a storm, cry the Ineffable Name,

And with the clashing of their sword-blades make

A rapturous music, till the morning break

And the white hush end all but the loud beat

Of their long wings, the flash of their white feet.

To Some I Have Talked With by the Fire” is  from “The Rose”. W.B. Yeats. 1893.

 

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Q is for Query

 Day 19 the Blogging from A to Z challenge April 2012“Q”

 

Q uestioning every sentence, line, word, and letter.

U tilizing quintessential resources to create credible work.

E xhaling when each piece finally fits into place.

R ewriting until the shine from excessive polishing is blinding.

Y earning to hold the bound, published product of a million dreams.

P is for Panda

Bonus quick joke post courtesy of my offspring (in keeping with the potty theme of the day):

Why should you never invite a Panda for dinner?

Because all it does is eat, shoots, and leaves.

P is for Putrid

Day 18 of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge April 2012 – “P”

Preface:  Putting poetry plainly aside, I’ve prepared a presentation pertaining to one’s posterior for “P”.   Please proceed with prudence.

Public Potty:

Poop on park path:

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is my original material so……. Parasitic pilfering of my products will produce profound penalization on your part.

Pfüat Enk (Bavarian)

O is for Overkill

Day 17 the Blogging From A to Z challenge April 2012“O”

 

Open mind outpours onto you                 

Outlaying odes and obtending   

Organity, often sending

One’s own ontography on through.

Orthology eludes a few

Overcome by overt mending,

Once corrected it’s worth sending.

Organized octonary coup!

 

Octastich or Octave = A strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of eight verses or lines.  When using the latter term, the eight lines usually have a rhyming scheme of a/b/b/a/a/b/b/a.

Octosyllabic = having eight syllables per line.

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is my original material so…….Off with you odorous old oinker.  Obnoxious, overt, ogling of my original outpourings will obviously offend me.

Over and Out (trucker)

N is for Nonet

Day 16 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge – “N

Nervous is the newborn novelist,

Needing always a new nugget.

Noting novel nonfiction,

Nestled in nifty nouns.

Noesis nudges,

Nags for notice.

Now nulling

Nascent

Nerves.

Nonet:  A nonet is a nine line poem. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables; the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is optional.

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is my original material so…..Nefarious ninnies will be nabbed and notably named as notorious nincompoops.

Nau’to twibaounme  (Burmese)

J is for Jiggumbob

Day 10 of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge April 2012 – J

Just couldn’t justify not jesting with this jaunty jingle of jabberwock:

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,

His name is my name too.

Whenever we go out,

The people always shout,

There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah”

-Author/Songwriter Unknown

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is my original material so…..Justice for jesters who jeopardize my jotting.  You will be jettisoned to jail (just joshing……we will joust!)

Joi gin (Cantonese)