Diwali celebrations lasted us through the weekend, which is why I got a late start on scribbling this Sunday. Anyway, as I perused those national and world days for the coming week, I noticed some things that stood out for me. World Quality Day (and Week) definitely caught my eye, given I am a software quality assurance engineer by profession. So this post touches upon, very atomic-nucleus-sized briefly, quality matters (:-)) As for the rest, I will remark upon them throughout the post.
Poetic Sundays: The Hadron Poetic Form
Given this week is all about radiography and the smallest matter there is, I thought that the hadron is the perfect poetic form to introduce to all of you this week. Walt Wojtanik of Poetic Bloomings created this poetic form, and he introduces this form with the following words:
“A quark is an elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of all matter. Quarks combine to form composite particles, the most stable of which are protons and neutrons which join to form hadrons, the heart of atomic nuclei.” To a poet, words are our quarks, and when joined together they form elementary poetry.
The Hadron Poetic Form
The hadron is an untitled poem and consists of just twelve words across six lines (a hexastich). Just like protons and neutrons complement each other, and join to form that tiny yet core component of atoms, the hadron poetic form allows poets to offer two random glimpses of complimentary thoughts with brevity. The hadron is written in two parts of three lines each, where each part expresses a thought or shows an image that complements the other part.
So the hadron form’s elements are that at its most basic, it is:
- stanzaic: a hexastich (6 line poem written in two parts of three lines each)
- rhymed (partially): line four is made up of two rhyming words (the rest is up to the poet’s discretion/choice)
- word based: uses a total of 12 words split like this: 2/3/2/2/1/2
- the etcs: the first three lines set up one image or thought while the next three help to project a parallel or complementary thought related to the first in an abstract way
So this is how it looks:
L1 uses two words to set the subject (2 words)
L2 uses three words that relate directly to L1’s subject (3 words)
L3 has two words completing and describing L2 (2 words)
L4 uses two descriptive rhyming words (the pivot line) (2 words)
L5 has one word to help set up L6’s action (1 word)
L6 uses two words to describe an action and complete the thought (2 words)
they all say;
~Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites
References, h/t, and Further Reading
On My Blog
So here are the posts since (and including) my last scribblings….
- Wondrous One Word Title Books: Bookish Blog Hop Day 7
- 4 Fantastic Ways to Share Family Stories
- 13 Great Enjoyable Songs Perfect For Book Lovers
- Simple, Sweet and Savory Joys of Deepavali
- This One is All About Words
- Things Bibliophiles Do When Someone Says They “Hate” Reading
- Treasure Chest of Recipe Books for World Vegan Day
- Sunday Scribblings #81: Great Sweet Stories With Ciaos and Osiyos
Thanks to Jo Lindsell-Feliciani who runs this bookish blog hop! It was fun participating in the different prompts for each day. I hosted the blog hop today and you can check it out here!!
And the Homefront
On the home front, we had the festival of Diwali (or Deepavali which literally means row of lights) this past week, and we just wound up celebrations today when we met up with friends for a long-standing annual Diwali gathering (skipped last year). Plus phase one of our bathroom remodeling is done!
On My Blog and Home Front
I hope to continue posting everyday this month as part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. While I slipped a bit for a day or two (already, yes!), I have since caught up and have an extra post this week!!! The UBC community is wonderful and supportive, and definitely an online place where I have made great friends over the past few years that I have been a part of it.
Regarding the home front, it is going to be a quieter week with the majority of the remodeling projects behind us. We only have finishing touches and cleanup remaining (mostly). And with the festivities done (for a bit at least), this week is one for taking it down a notch.
This Week’s Celebrations
Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)
- Literary birthdays this week include: Bram Stoker, Margaret Mitchell, Raja Rao, and Kazuo Ishiguro on Nov 8th; Anne Sexton on Nov 9th; Oliver Goldsmith and Neil Gaiman on 10th Nov; Kurt Vonnegut, Carlos Fuentes on Nov 11th; DeWitt Wallace on Nov 12th; Robert Louis Stevenson on the 13th of Nov; and Astrid Lindgren on Nov 14th
- Nov 12th is National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
- International Tongue Twister Day – Second Sunday in November
- Nov 8th is National Cappuccino Day
- National Vanilla Cupcake Day is on Nov 10th
- Nov 11th happens to be National Sundae Day
- And Nov 12th is National French Dip Day
- 14th Nov happens to be National Pickle Day and National Spicy Guacamole Day as well as World Diabetes Day
- Nov 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day as well as World Radiography Day
- 9th Nov is World Freedom Day and World Adoption Day
- National Forget-Me-Not Day and World Science Day for Peace and Development are celebrated on the 10th
- Nov 11th is Veterans Day as well as Remembrance Day as well as World Quality Day
- World Kindness Day is on the 13th of Nov
Related Books and Reads
Suggestions related to various aspects of today’s blog
- 3 Great STEM Book Series for Young Readers
- Book Reviews: STEM Books from Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
- STEM Books for Kids – Code Your Own Adventure :Book Review
Regarding quality matters, I touched upon it atomically briefly as mentioned in the poem above! But I did write a whole series of posts related to quality assurance that you can check via this wrap up post here.
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Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings
So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month?
Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon
12 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #82: Quality Matters and X-Ray Matter”
I’ve never heard of this poetic form before, I always love learning new things! Great post.
Such a very informative post!!I love learning new information!!!
This is my first introduction to hadron. I would like to try it!
First time to hear about this poetic form, and this is definitely new learning for me.
I am looking forward to all these month celebrations. Thank you!
You are so talented! I have to admit, poetry is not my thing. But I’m impressed!
I haven’t heard of this form before! I remember learning poetry and high school and it’s insane how many different styles there are. But it was not something I could really get into.
What a fun form of poetry to play around with.
I’m definitely going to test myself and try hadron!
I absolutely love this form of poetry!
Beautiful poem! Short but powerful. Thank you for reminding us that yes, quality matters.
I loved this little poetry.
I always love these posts