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Sunday Scribblings #82: Quality Matters and X-Ray Matter

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.

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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:

  • untitled
  • 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)

My Example

Quality matters,
they all say;
don’t they?
Quirky, perky;
hair twirling.

~Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

References, h/t, and Further Reading

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On My Blog

So here are the posts since (and including) my last scribblings….

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

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

Related Books and Reads

Suggestions related to various aspects of today’s blog

Quality Matters

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

  1. 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!

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