#OctPoWriMo – Day 3 – Poem: Cheritas – “Empire Fallen” #amwriting #poetry #metal 


For Day 3 of OctPoWriMo the theme is a taste of metal and a poem form called Cheritas

What I really love about Cheritas is that it’s a very loose form. Cheritas are a stanza based form rather than a syllable-based one. It’s really simple: 1 line stanza, 2 line stanza, 3 line stanza. The lines can be any length you choose. 

Now for the word prompts: Metals have been associated with everything from alchemy to astrology to chemistry to (the obvious one) geology. Without metal we wouldn’t have much of what we call modern civilization. 

When was the last time you tasted metal? Your fork as you ate breakfast? A dental tool? The iron when you bit your tongue? Growing up with braces? What memories and emotions are attached to those moments?” 

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I had a dream, the tang of copper in my mouth

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Alloyes of aluminum and steel, crunching together; 

Before the crumpled flattened and I no longer saw the flawed. 

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Until we gazed upon the smooth magnite and tin roof surface, 

Of a galleries’ artistic architectural lure; 

Metal’s tangy and bitter flavor, would not leave my mouth. 

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Had become a masterpiece, a building for an empire to follow, 

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The tartness of copper, it’s brownish hue sparkling; 

Touches of bronze, silver, gold, to gleam in the morning. 

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A society of metal, a new age of alloyes beyond scrunched up foil, 

A glorious sunset sparkling with warming hues, 

Before the rust, the dust, and broken bonds revealed– the empire had fallen. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

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Poem: Lunes – “Nature’s Rule.”


Today’s Poetry 101 prompt is landscape with apostrophe (directed to a specific person or an object). 


Mother nature
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Something about blazing summer warmth,

You can experience,

Deep peace, through your bones.


Sun shimmering down on home.

And I appreciate,

Your magnificent view surrounding us.


Some call you Mother Earth,

Others say Gaia,

Some say you’re only Nature.


Queen of fresh bustling growth.

Flowers bursting forth,

With blooms; fruit maturing later.


Grandiose bites of peaches sticky,

Dribbling down my —

Chin; gifts provided, by nature.


Leaves crispy, flourishing, growth budding.

Sky alive pours.

Increasing farmer’s yield; harvest amplifying.


The world turns and you answer.

Seasons in exact,

Moment of time revealed true.


You magnificent lady; dancing in —

Summer’s dreaming months,

You tease; before snow sprinkles.


Gigantic mountains, shifting in time,

You allow them,

Crash, crush, erupt; tectonic formations.


Baby animals; fuzzy and adored.

Their seasons pass.

Time taking back; new born.


Eyes scanning the vastness of,

Your empire; nature,

Praying we don’t interfere; destroy.


Asking Creator for peace, grace.

Don’t let humans,

Ruin earth; mother nature’s domain.


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

Writing 101: Day 2 – Art, Architecture, and Furniture until WWI. 


Prompt: Write a list. 

There is art, architecture, and furniture in every century, starting with originals and going to copies of former eras with some new ideas thrown in:

We start with ancient Egypt in in 2490 BC Menkaure and Queen, Old Kingdom standards of proportions for the human body.

Then we go to Greece in 360 BC – Marble grave Stele with a family group, family was important too in Ancient Greece. 

Followed by the Etruscans who carved their tombs to look like rooms, so the dead were comfortable, in 3rd. Century BC

The Romans conquered most of them and built in 70 to 80 BC The Flavian Amphitheatre. What you know today as the colosseum in Rome.

Then art sat on the back burner and society crumbled in the Middle Ages, but not completely – there is The Throne of Maximian in 545 AD.

But Chartes Cathderale en Paris, was built in the Gothic style to reach the heavens and  in 1194 AD  helped give birth to the Renaissance in Italy. 

The Renaissance looked back on Ancient Greece and Rome, see Michelangelo’s David in 1501 Land Pieta in 1500. 

Then came Baroque – The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa in 1647 and the Roccoco chairs of Thomas Chippendale around 1772.

In Neoclassical art we have Antonio Canova’s Cupid and Psyche in 1787, and Jacques Louis David at the Coronation of Napoleon, painted in empire style in 1804.

Then in Victorian Historical there was the Crystal Palace in 1851, and Gothic Revival Furniture in the late 1800’s.

Arts and Crafts, began a resistance to the industrial revolution, and Heywood Wakefield Chairs in Late Victorian era, were made of wicker in the early 1900’s.

The Shaker furniture with it’s simple lines began in 1850, a Arts and Crafts design, and Phillip Webb and William Morris designed the Red House in 1859.

Early Modern architecture was started by Frank Lloyd Wright who in 1910 completed the Robie House, his finest work, the modern bungalow. 

Art Noveau became a thing with Victor Horta and the winding Staircase of Tassel House in 1892 and Art Deco was realized by Emile – Jacques – Ruhlmun in The David- Weill Desk in 1918.

There’s still a ways to go, I haven’t got that far. Past WWI, art, architecture, and  furniture, continue ever changing, becoming more complicated, and looking back at once was as an ideal, and incorporating both human skills and industrialization.