Daily Archives: November 7, 2012

Iris, Cinquain Challenge and A Vegetarian Supper

1  Outside the Co-op were bunches of flowers with this beautiful Iris among them.

Iris among the Co-op flowers

2  It’s such fun to have a post ‘liked’ by someone and to discover another gem! Lilli, whom you will find  here, reminded me of the poet Adelaide Crapsey and showed me her beautiful poem, November Night. This reminded me of some of the English lessons I used to teach about the Haiku and other syllable counted poems. Adelaide Crapsey invented the Cinquain, a five line poem which she felt suited the rhythms of English/American better than the Japanese forms.

The Cinquain follows the pattern of 2,4,6,8,2 syllables in its 5 lines and I decided to try one right now as I watch Mr S mow the lawn for what is probably the last time this year.

Looking Out of my Open Window

Green grass,

Last mow this year.

Smelling fresh and Spring-like

Although being Winter-readied.

Smart lawn.

Fancy trying your hand at one? Let’s see how many we can get in and I’ll make a special post for them!

Beautifully mown lawn

3   A delicious vegetarian dish created by The Hairy Bikers:

Peppers with Mushrooms and Halloumi


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