English Quintain Notes

The popular English Quintain has no set meter with a rhyme schemexbxbbxdxdd… etc.orababbcdcdd… etc. Example The Boatman by Sean Curtis Do not call the boatman earlyWe must all wait out our time,He will not come if it's untimelyHe'll leave you waiting out of lineAnd the future will not be fine If he comes and takes … Continue reading English Quintain Notes

Blade Runner by Vangelis

Vangelis is a musician and composer of progressive, electronic, ambient, jazz and orchestral music. He is best-known for his Academy award winning score to Chariots of Fire and also composing scores for Blade Runner, Antarctica, Conquest of Paradise and Alexander. From a career spanning over 50 years Vangelis is considered one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music...

Break Point

Megan Cornecki sat in her bedsit with an electric shaver in her hand the day after watching the annihilation of the crowd of innocent people in the market square. Desperate people but innocent....

The Wheel of the Year

In honour of changing spiritual seasons in life, witches and pagans celebrate eight annual sabbats. These sabbats mark the eight annual passages of both spiritual and earthly energy. The wheel of the year is comprised of the eight sabbats. Each celebration comes under either greater or lesser sabbats....

A 19 by László Moholy-Nagy

Maholy-Nagy was a painter, photographer, and a professor at the Bauhaus school. He was influenced by constructivism and an advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. He collaborated works with other artists, including Lucia Maholy (his first wife), Marcek Breuer, Herbert Bayer, and Walter Gropius. However, his greatest accomplishment is the School of Design in Chicago, which is now part of the Illinois Institute of Technology...

Cars by Gary Numan

Gary Numan is a singer, musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He began his career in the music industry as the frontman for Tubeway Army. In 1979, Numan started his solo career with the album The Pleasure Principle...

A Moments Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore was a polymath, poet, musician, and artist. He is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1913 he was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature...

Get the Party Started by P!nk

‘Get the Party Started’ is the first single released from the album ‘Missundaztood’ by P!nk. An international hit, it reached the top ten in many countries, peaking at number one in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Romania, Spain, and Wallonia. In 2003, the song ranked at 185 in Q Magazines 1001 Best songs, and in 2019, number one in About.com’s The Top 100 Best Party Songs of All Time...

Who’s Who by Benjamin Zephania

Born and raised in the Handsworth district of Birmingham, UK, Zephaniah is a writer, dub poet and Rastafarian. He is dyslexic and attended an approved school but left at 13 years old unable to read or write. He was included in The Times list of Britain’s Top 50 post-war writers in 2008...

Curtal Sonnet Notes

Originally created by Gerard Manly Hopkins using his devised meter Sprung Rhythm sonnet purists would argue the Curtal Sonnet is not a true sonnet, nevertheless I shall include it in my notes as a valid sonnet form. The Curtal is a shortened, or curtailed sonnet, specifically referring to a sonnet composed of a sestet and … Continue reading Curtal Sonnet Notes

Clare’s Sonnet Notes

Structure: Quatorzain of coupletsMeter: AnySchema: aabbccddeeffgg Example: Line by Line by Jez Farmer The soft touch of her lover’s lipsOn her skin his tongue slowly skipsHis hunger, her passion as oneDefining love’s erotic funWithout words, with a metered beatTheir verse inscribed in sexual feetA dance, a song, a poem foundShe drags her nails in the … Continue reading Clare’s Sonnet Notes

Cause and Effect

The Tunstine Gazette, a local evening paper, carried the headlines Another Crash on the New Bypass. The report cited brake failure caused the blue Mercedes to spin out of control causing a 30-minute tail back of traffic. The driver, in hospital, but not considered to be critical...

O Solitude by Henry Purcell

Purcell was a composer of a uniquely English form of Baroque music which incorporated Italian and French elements. He is one of the greatest English composers and the most famous before the 20th century’s Elgar, Williams, and Britten...

Wrong Side of Heaven by Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch is a heavy metal band from Nevada formed in 2005. They are recipients of many awards including RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for Indie Artist of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. To date their discography consists of eight studio albums, one live album, a compilation album and 30 singles...

Us and Them by Pink Floyd

From the 1973 album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon,’ ‘Us and Them’ was written by Wright and Waters and sung by Gilmour. At almost 8 minutes long the song is the longest on the album. Released as the second single from the album it reached number 72 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart and number 85 in the Canadian chart...

Pride and Joy

Inside the walls, I want my place of peace Where stress departs and tensions simply cease When my long day’s done, and come to an end...

Thursday photo prompt: Fantasy #writephoto

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today.

Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time and space allows, usually in the order in which they are submitted.

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday 13th August, linking back to the original posts of contributors.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Submit your link by noon (GMT) Wednesday 12th August.

Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here) and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up. If you link to…

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Thursday photo prompt: Worn #writephoto

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today.

Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time and space allows, usually in the order in which they are submitted.

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday 6th August, linking back to the original posts of contributors.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Submit your link by noon (GMT) Wednesday 5th August.

Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here) and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up. If you link to…

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Telephone Line by ELO

The Electric Light Orchestra, better known as ELO, formed in 1970 in Birmingham UK by the songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their sound is characterised by its fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and iconic futuristic sounds...