La Piscina Décima

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #13
“True” In C rhyme line

pool-party

La Piscina

In bright sun, the blue summer pool
A vinyl cooler, filled with a hose.
Hidden respite to shed some clothes
Dream of cold water I’m no fool.

This oasis is my jewel
A hidden scheme some say it’s true
Though it’s plastic we still make do.
Now jealous neighbors come around
It’s bought at Wal-Mart so they frown
So we wade and bid them adieu

                                       ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/08/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-13-true-this-week-its-the-c-rhyme-line/

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“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXV588lIHm0

Haiku/Tanka Challenge (7/06/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 313 – Dwindle / Ripple

empty hallway with lights turned on

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Blood pressure’s pounding
Remaining neurons dwindle
-Boones Farm or Ripple

Chemically injected
Sommelier rejected

                                   ©2020 cj holm

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Test The Wind

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #12
“Wind” In B rhyme line

woman jogging in green grass covered hill slope

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This morning the air was so still
As if waiting for a gust of wind
In that moment her hope is pinned
To her everyday test of will.

The young ones love their tests of skill,
In battles with daily travail.
Some will falter and some might fail
At least they tried to reach the end.
If your goal’s to outrun the wind
Winners must take steps to prevail!

                                          ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/01/decima-poetry-prompt-wind/

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“Décima” (also known as Espinel)is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.

The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.

The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXV588lIHm0

Haiku/Tanka Challenge (6/30/20)

Same picture different take

 

Taming open range
Man’s steel stretched mile after mile
-Wild meadowlarks sing

Barbwire strung for land’s control
Rebel sings the sweetest song

                                                   ©2020 cj holm
https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/29/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-intent-thought/

Haiku/Tanka Challenge (6/29/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 312 – Intent / Thought

Distant meadowlark’s
Sweet singing captures my thoughts
-Who cares the intent

No reason for mountain view
No answers for a sunrise

                                                  ©2020 cj holm

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/29/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-intent-thought/

“Décima” Story

low angle photo of two men fighting in boxing ring

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The old trainers tell a story
Of two boxers in training camps.
Both train so hard to be the champ,
Now here’s the truth of this story
Lesson found in allegory.
When two fighters are trained so hard
One will lose with his record scarred
Winner keeps seeking a gold belt
Still both must face what life has dealt
Two fighters fought one stayed on guard.

                                       ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/24/decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-story/

 

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“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc. The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Haiku Challenge (6/22/20)

mountain surrounded with fog

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 311 – Change / Face

With a daily change
Mountains silent granite face
-Greets the morning sky

                                   ©2020 cj holm

 

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/22/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-change-face/

Prairie Dreams

Ronovan’s Décima Poetry Challenge #10 “Sense” In D rhyme spot
sky clouds cloudy earth

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In prairie dreams skies look bluer
The white clouds drift and fade away.
Day is calling from the doorway,
With a promise of adventure.

In the distance rests my future,
Beyond dark worries of the night.
Dreams are calling from bright sunlight,
Past the shadows, beyond the fence.
Chasing dreams only I can sense
With arms outstretched, my soul takes flight!

                                               ©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/17/decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-sense/

 

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“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc. The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.

Haiku Challenge 6/15/2020

shallow focus photo of green frog

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 310 – Share / Voice

By a shallow pond
Bullfrog suitors find their voice
-Share their springtime song

                                                      ©2020 cj holm
https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/15/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-310-sharevoice/

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Anger Drives The Hot Flames Around

Décima Poetry Challenge

The “Décima” is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables. The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. You can break the stanza up in abba/accddc.

Ronovan’s challenge is to put “Next” or its synonym In the B rhyme spot
I chose Next=Then

 

After the riot smoke blocks the sun
City in shambles, questions then.
What causes this, time and again?
We search for answers, there are none!

Crowd seeks justice for everyone
Questions are asked but nothing’s found
Lost hope’s a feeling that’s profound.
Standing on rubble filled with pain
Mob seeks a villain – hate remains
Anger drives the hot flames around

                                      ©2020 cj holm

 

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/10/decima-poetry-prompt-next/