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Friday Fictioneer: Lying In The Grass #amwriting #nonfiction #flashfiction #fiction #philosophy 


Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting FF.

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Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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I’m lying in the summer grass. Above me the sky appears as if the heavens are opening. Perhaps brilliant marshmallow clouds behold some greater being, a creator with vision and design? There has to be more to humanity than our randomness in the world. I think that we all have a place, a reason, a purpose. We aren’t accidental and are made specifically to be ‘us.’

It’s a relief the hot sun is blocked by the clouds but I can see the light peeking through as if the sky has provided me an inkling of celestial luminescence. But maybe the sky is only the sky and I’m personifying my beliefs and feelings? But then, maybe faith and the existence of God is demonstrated most superbly by the the earth, nature, and tiny glimpses of gloriousness seen lying in the grass.

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Poem: Terzanelle  – “Her Painted Face” 


The Terzanelle is a poetry type which is a combination of the villanelle and the terza rima forms. It is a 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets/tercets plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last stanza which appears in the quatrain. The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets is as follows: 

1. A

2. B

3. A

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4. b

5. C

6. B

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7. c

8. D

9. C

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10. d

11. E

12. D

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13. e

14. F

15. E

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Ending Type 1:

16. f

17. A 

18. F

19. A

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Ending Type 2:

16. f

17. F

18. A

19. A

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Each line of the poem should be the same metrical length.

For more information please visit Shadow Poetry. Many thanks to Kat from Like Mercury Colliding for demonstrating the Terzanelle form. Read her Terzanelle in the link above.

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http://www.soultravelmultimedia.com

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Smear the canvas, rich thick acrylic paint,

Paint given texture, mixing with thick gel,

Build her face artistically amazing.

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Choose brushes used under her glam creative spell.

Build her face, artistically amazing.

Paint given texture, mixing with thick gel.

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Blending on a pallate — tint, shade, or glaze.

Layer upon layer, image unfolds, blends.

Build her face artistically amazing.

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Rainbow of paint, my medium well lends.

The method of attaining a correct shade shown.

Layer upon layer, image unfolds, blends.

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Skin colour working, finding ideal tones.

Liveliness, painter’s skill, to wet canvass.

The method of attaining a shade shown.

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Talent, raw paint, forming woman with sass.

Smear the canvass, rich thick acrylic paint,

Liveliness, painter’s skill, to wet canvass.

Smear the canvass, rich thick acrylic paint.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.