Friday, February 28, 2014

Royal Rhyme -- Anything Goes


Orchestra center, row "E"
Find number one hundred twelve
Second seat in, that suits me
Tickets, will call, they unshelve
Where is this going, let's delve
Anything Goes is our test
Little theatre, the best
Photo and poem Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
I'm linked today with the Real Toads, Fireblossom Friday
Instructions were: Today we're going to try the Rhyme Royal. It's pretty simple, really. 
- The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-b-c-c. You can write seven-line stanzas, or you can break it up as a tercet and two couplets.
- You can stop with seven lines, or repeat your pattern for as many stanzas as you like, making the Rhyme Royal a fine vehicle for narrative poetry. There is no syllable count, and although the Rhyme Royal is often written in iambic pentameter, we're not bothering with that today. Just follow the rhyme scheme and one of the seven line patterns I have laid out above. (I did follow syllable count, each of my lines has seven syllables.)
- Tonight we visited our Crighton Theatre in Conroe (Texas) to watch Cole Porter's stage play Anything GoesIt was written in 1934 and produced in the old 1934 theater.  It was a great production with excellent singing and dancing.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Our 41st Anniversary

The Bride and Groom

She is my love, I carry her picture
For forty-one years the Lord has been true

That day so long ago I made my vow
To have and to hold, to cherish and love 

She was naïve, tender, and oh so sweet
She loved me too, she'd love, honor, obey 

We've kept those vows--our love has grown still more
I'd do it again, I know she would too

Photos and poem Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

- How will we celebrate?  Yesterday after church we ate at Pappadeaux  Seafood Kitchen Restaurant.  That is sort of tradition with us (link to our 33rd). 
- This song is true for us:  "We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout." Our fire hasn't gone out. (link to details of our wedding)
- The top picture I have carried with me for 41 years.  It got wet in my wallet once when our house flooded and we had to climb out a high window and wade to higher ground.

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