Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Ship and Me

 
My Ship and Me 
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When my ship comes in
It will be full of money
Gems and valuables

 
Private wharf I'll park
Spend for my needs and whims
Give away the rest
 
 
I'll buy my own hall
So my friends can have a ball
We'll dance--night be gone
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Picture and Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
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Today I am linked with Mama Z at the Real Toads, Words Count Challenge
 
Her challenge:  The number of the day is three. Throughout time and across cultures, the number three has been held as significant.   As it relates to writing, it's pretty simple, really. 
Three is more satisfying to a reader than two.  Three stanzas, three adjectives, three examples of something . . . three paragraphs, three elements, three rhymes . . . see what I mean?  Play with the rule of three in any way you like . . . just keep it to 90 words or less.
 
I wrote three Senryū (definition) stanzas; 17 syllables each X 3 = 51; 3 lines per stanza X 3 = 9; but best of all only 45 words, half of her maximum (please note, I did not count the title, by the time I decided what it would be I had already counted everything).   

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13 Comments:

At Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Sounds like a grand plan, Jim!

 
At Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Marian said...

Jimmy's Hall for dancing and celebrating? I'll be right over!

 
At Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Love it, Jim!

 
At Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:27:00 PM, Blogger Mama Zen said...

Sounds good to me!

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:13:00 AM, OpenID grapeling said...

you'll have first class airfare ready for me, then? ~

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:04:00 AM, OpenID georgeplaceblog said...

Ahhh, the plans we make for when our ship comes in. Hope yours arrives speedily

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

luv the dancing plan

much love...

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:41:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Great wishes! May it come!

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:58:00 PM, OpenID manicddaily said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Especially the dancing! Thanks. K.

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:33:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Kind of fun if you take the last three lines of each - that makes a neat poem as well :)

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:08:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I shall grab my dancing shoes... and swim to the party!

 
At Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:48:00 PM, Blogger Ella said...

How fun and fabulous! Yes, we need to celebrate life~

 
At Friday, June 20, 2014 3:21:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Dr & Mrs Jim's Hall for watching movie in the town centre :)

 

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