(g) OctaTimbre/ Forging Ahead (10.31)

Forging Ahead
(OctaTimbre in 8 words by 10 lines)

Last days of months… lead to new beginnings
Tomorrow November starts, stalls, startles, strategizes, and struts
Leading to days of consternation if one votes
In minor elections, which all seem so major
To honoring Veterans of all wars and conflicts
Then in a state of panic – we scramble
Here in the states, to set our tables
For giving thanks for all that we have;
The freedoms to speak, even when not heard,
And the ability to give aide when needed.

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

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(g) OctaTimbre / Who is Looking? (10.30)

Who is Looking?
(OctaTimbre 8 syllables by 10 lines)

Another day after a storm
Remnants of green their prayer flags
That have turned yellow and brown, wave
The October wind continues
To bring chilling winds to wind down
The season and prepare us for
The cold restful spell of winter
Clouds move quickly through cold blue sky
Allowing the sun to play the
Game of Peek-a-boo, while I hide

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) OctaTimbre/ As It Is (10.29)

As It Is
(OctaTimbre 8 letters by 10 lines)

Autumn, I
Fall for u
Favorite
Season, we
Can stroll
Together
In any bit
O weather
Warm days
Or nought

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) OctaTimbre / Out on a Limb? (10.28)

Out on a Limb?
(OctaTimbre 8 syllables, 10 lines)

Took all hands on deck, six of us
Four adults and two little ones;
Three generations… used a winch,
Chains, and other logs as rollers –
One part of the clean up is done
Got the fallen cottonwood limb
Out of the creek and onto land
Before the predicted rain falls
Now the second part can begin
Breaking down the debris,… slowly

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) OctaTimbre/ Busy Morning (10.27)

Busy Morning
(OctaTimbre in 8 syllables and 10 lines)

One big lopsided circle done
In about twenty miles all to
Here and there, a bit of every-
Where did all the time go; passing…
Used a coupon to get a snack,
One to get a kitchen gadget,
And another for points off gas.
Stopped at the charity shop too;
Books, slacks, picture frames discounted
And one last stop at the farmstand…

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) OctaTimbre/ Travel Plans… (10.26)

Travel Plans…
(OctaTimbre in 8 syllables per 10 lines)

Looking forward to a road trip
Riding on the rails… heading south
Not so far that the weather is
Going to be that much warmer
But it will be a change of scene
Though I’ve been there before and have
Explored most of what can be reached
By hoofing it around – it will
Be like a mini vacation
With a gym, pool and time to play…

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) OctaTimbre-haibun/MLMM/ Grass Warriors (10.25)

Grass Warriors
(OctaTimbre 8 words by 10 lines/ haibun combo)

Under the shade the grass does not grow
Especially where the roots of aging trees rise
Where little dirt seems to linger for nourishment
There has been an attempt to reseed areas –
But it seems the birds and squirrels dine
On the newly spread and watered seed offerings
The weather did not help this week either
Wind without direction swirling followed by heavy rain
Scattered loosely all about, what seed wasn’t eaten –
I still enjoy walking my yards full length

maples, pines, chestnuts
so many trees block the sun;
blades still, cut through ground

©JP/dh

MLMM Chevrefeuill heeding haiku
(I was inspired to write about what the rain did to our grass seed…)

blades of grass–
lost among the raindrops
autumn dew

© Issa (1810)(tr. David Lanoue)

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music