Tuesday, May 24, 2011

365 Days of Blessings, Day 358

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Today I'm giving thanks for these wonderful blessings:

1. Every Day Poets Inspiration Posts. Every Day Poets T for Triolet Post

2. Learning how to write a triolet. What is a triolet? at About.com

3. Writing a triolet, then scrapping it and starting another one.

4. Revising the second triolet, once, twice, three times - good.

5. Taking a crazy leap of courage and submitting the triolet for publication. Who knows, maybe someone other than me will like a triolet about tap dancing?

6. Watching old Sliders episodes on Netflix. Don't ask me why, but I like this show even though I know it was cancelled before it ended properly. As a family we laugh at some of the stuff that goes on, calling Quinn the "next Captain Kirk" for his romantic moments.

7. Waking up to another bright, gorgeous day in the Northwest. I think that's a number of days in a row now . . . well, except for the rain all day on Saturday, but we had to keep our state green sometime, right?

8. After a day of moping (yes, moping) about not being able to walk all week, I pulled out my exercise mat this morning and reintroduced my muscles to a painful variety of leg lifts, core strength exercises, and arm exercises. Tiring, but good stuff.

9. Happy that the swelling on my ankle is so low that only a doc can see it.

10. Only 16 more days left of all day homeschooling!!! Summer will include writing, plus a few math problems, and multiple books of choice equaling a better start for next year.

11. The Lord gives us life.

Scripture Blessings:

"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 116:11 ESV


Angie said...

Good luck with your triolet submission. It's always fun to learn something new. Sorry about your ankle. I moped a lot when my ankle was hurt too.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Angie - Thanks! It is fun to learn something new!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen, good luck, and now I really want to know what a triolet is...

junebug said...

I love sliders. The actress who played Wade now blogs at Red Dirt Lattes. I wish they would have been able to finish the series off properly.

A Grace Story said...

love seeing this today... love who you are and how you live your love
out loud :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Thanks, and the link I've put in the post has a good explanation of a triolet, but from my understanding it's a 8 line poem in iambic tetrameter using the rhyme scheme A a B a A b A - with the large print letters representing lines that are repeated. I hope I rememberd that right!

Junebug - I wish they had finished the series off right too . . . however we are enjoying making up how we think it should end, a good use of creative imagination. I'll have to check out Red Dirt Lattes. Thanks for the info.

Grace - Thank you! That's the only way I know how to live I guess.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Oops - just noticed another error - the triolet explanation should read - A B a A a b A B.

Bluebell Books said...

glad to see you take writing challenges.
keep it up.

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