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Sunday Scribblings #51: Cybils Awards Roundup Two and More

Today’s post adds a section for my Sunday Scribblings post; the second in the series of weekly posts until I am done with the Cybils reading: Cybils Awards Roundup Two for Nonfiction Reads.

Sunday Scribblings #51: Cybils Awards Roundup Two and More

Poetic Sundays

The Clarity Pyramid

Invented poetry forms again; and while this is also courtesy ShadowPoetry, I had talked about this form years ago on my blog. But not as part of Poetic Sundays, so here it is again!

What is the Clarity Pyramid?

It is a poetry form created by Jerry P. Quinn, and consists of two triplets followed by a single line (7 lines in all). Usually, this poem is center aligned when displayed. Each line is syllabic with an increasing number of syllables from 1 to 8 (skipping 4). The poem itself is thematic too – centered around an idea represented by the poem’s title which is also its first single syllable line.

The Clarity Pyramid’s Characteristics

So here are this form’s key elements:

  • syllabic: 1,2,3 – 5,6,7 – 8
  • thematic and structural: all lines revolve around a central word – the title of the poem (the first line of the poem) – see below for details for each line. Center aligned when displayed.

First triplet:
Title (one syllable word displayed in all capitals)
Two syllable line (synonym/definition of title)
Three syllable line (synonym/definition of title)

Second triplet: This describes a life event centered around or one which provides a poetic view or outlook on the first line/title. The syllabic count is as below:
5 syllable line
6 syllable line
7 syllable line

The last line is 8 syllables, and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first word/title.  

My Example

I decided to reuse one of the poems from that original post (you can check out the other one I attempted as well in that post).

Son, daughter

First smiles, words, walks, they
enthrall, make memories,
hold your heart in their palms.

“teach us what life is all about.”

– Vidya Tiru (@ LadyInReadWrites)


On the Home Front

We celebrated Deepavali, the festival of lights this weekend. And it was certainly lowkey this year without the usual gatherings of friends and families. In an effort to include at least a few of our close friends and family who live in the neighborhood, we packaged and dropped off homemade snacks and sweets at their homes.

It reminded me of when I was all of 10 (and a few years around that age as well) when I took platters filled with goodies my mom made to the homes of many friends in our little town, one at a time. The aunty of each home would ask me to take a seat while she replaced the items on the platter with the sweet and savory preparations made for the festival at their home; and of course, I can’t be kept waiting without doing anything so I was given a small plate of goodies to snack on while this replacement was going on! Definitely a job I relished(pun intended) doing for my mom, and glad my brother never wanted to do it (I guess he did not realize he was missing out on deliciousness!).

My Blog Posts

From my last Sunday Scribblings


Bookstagram Attempts
The Others


On My Blog and Home-front

College applications continue; reading and reading for the Cybils continues!

This Week’s Celebrations

For this week, here are a few I might enjoy celebrating…

Cybils Awards Roundup Two

Cybils Nonfiction Roundup Post One

The list of books reviewed on my blog since my last (or rather, first) roundup post. Not too many reviewed though I have read many more…

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, this was it for my Sunday Scribblings and the Cybils Awards Roundup Two. I would love to hear your comments on my post(s), poetic Sunday section, and anything else. And which of these days do you plan to celebrate (or any other)? Also, I do look forward to reading your poems (hoping you have attempted one or the other forms so far?!)

Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon

38 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #51: Cybils Awards Roundup Two and More

  1. I love how you post here on your blog as well as on Instagram. I wish I knew a way to crosspost my blog posts onto Instagram. I’ve neglected it.

    Your Cybils reading is coming along well. I enjoyed my time on the nonfiction panel. I thought about moving to it this year and letting someone else do picture books.

    What a lovely time it is during the festival of lights. I had no idea that families offered snacks.

    1. while the way people share their festive treats might differ from place to place, this festival is an epicurean delight in every way!!
      and as for my Cybils reading, since we are reading everything from elementary to high school nonfiction, I am constantly trying to read multiple books (not the best idea maybe, but makes me feel like i will get to the finish line sooner!!)

  2. I always learn something when I visit your blog, I have no recollection of ever learning about a clarity pyramid. For shame, I should demand a rebate on the fees for my education!

  3. I used to be such a big poetry writer. However, I was never savvy on all the technical types of poetry. Always love reading your blog and learning a new one every time!

  4. I learn so much about writing from your blog! More than I ever thought possible. I love how you put everything in an easy to understand for the beginner kind of way.

  5. Loved the poetry section of this post. I haven’t written any in years. Got me thinking maybe I should start again.

    Celebrations this year are hard but glad to hear you still managed to enjoy yours even if it was low key.

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