Iris, Cinquain Challenge and A Vegetarian Supper

07 Nov

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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12 responses to “Iris, Cinquain Challenge and A Vegetarian Supper

  1. Bernice

    November 9, 2012 at 1:31 am

    What a beautiful picture of an Iris!

  2. Don

    November 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Wonderful images – the peppers, mushrooms and halloumi look like a real feast.

  3. Kathleen Richardson

    November 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Is that a peony hiding behind the iris? Lovely photos and you’ve created a beautiful yard.

  4. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    November 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

    What kind of tree is that? I love it’s shape.

  5. Jasline

    November 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful purple flowers! I wish I have one growing right outside my house. It will definitely brighten my mood every morning 🙂

  6. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    November 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    What a lovely garden you have!!
    Also I much prefer the Cinquain to the Haiku!!

  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    November 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    love how the lawn is framed by that branch

  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    November 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    That purple, that vibrant purple…

  9. John Roberts

    November 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    My Cinquain entitled ‘Today’s Challenge’
    New song,Pick up guitar, struggle with new chords, my fingers are getting sore…..but, sounds good!

  10. pamasaurus

    November 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Your yard is beautiful!


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