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Sunday Scribblings #32: Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing all the moms a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day

And I truly enjoyed reading Maya Angelou’s poem Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me.

Here are a few posts from previous years on my blog.

sunday scribblings

Poetic Sundays

The Limerick

Not a newly discovered one of course, and while I thought I will simply list out all the forms I included in Poetic Sundays since I started it on the Scribblings #25, I decided that this is just timely! So today’s form is the Limerick.

But first:

The Forms so Far

What is the Limerick?

Limericks are short, pithy five-liners with the rhyme structure AABBA and range from the silly and nonsensical to the rude and crude. They were made famous by Edward Lear, who wrote the “Book of Nonsense” in the 1800’s.

The limerick’s features:

  • has one stanza with five lines
  • the first, second and fifth lines use one rhyme and typically have 8 to 9 syllables
  • the third and fourth lines use a different rhyme and typically have 5 to 6 syllables
  • make readers smile, laugh, giggle, snort…..

One very popular limerick which kids learn as a rhyme is Hickory, Dickory, Dock!

My Example Limerick

I will post one on National Limerick Day (May 12th)!

Last Week

On My Blog and Home-front

I celebrated Children’s Book Week on my blog this past week; and all my posts were about/related to children’s books. And my garden is progressing slowly but steadily. My mom and mother-in-law loved the roses, as well as the new flowers and plants I planted these last few days during video calls with them; their pleasure and comments truly made my week!!

My Most Recent Posts

Elsewhere

This week, I was inspired by Alice’s post and hope to get to painting rocks and leaving it around during our walk (had planned to this weekend, but not yet). The photo below is from Alice’s post. Isn’t it beautiful? And Alice is truly multi-talented. Her posts inspire and inform each and everytime!! Check out her blog – Alice’s Grand Adventures – here.

a rock painted by Alice and placed for someone to find..

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Here are a few selections from my insta-feed this past week.

Upcoming

On My Blog and Home-front

I have a couple of different ideas in mind for posts this coming week; as well as some book reviews as well. So keep your eyes open for them here!

And those celebrations…

  • It is National Eat What You Want Day on the 11th of May!! Haven’t be all been doing just that these last few weeks?? With experimenting with recipes and trying out new dishes, our kitchen has been a mix of a lab, a disaster, and an aspiring master-chef area all in one!
  • Have you ever done this? If not, you should! On May 14, it is National Dance Like a Chicken Day, and the Chicken Dance is sure to leave you smiling while getting you moving a bit at the same time. Dance with the younger ones and make it all the more fun!!
  • In 1993, the UN’s General Assembly resolved that the 15th of May should be observed as The International Day of Families. And the importance of families has become even more clearer with the current crisis. I recalled the popular saying – Charity begins at home. Likewise, character begins at home as well, and all this time at home has provided and continues to provide so many opportunities to do so for us as parents.
  • It is National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day on May 16. And again, this situation has provided us many many opportunities to do so!
  • There are always droolworthy dessert days, each and every week, to satisfy our sweet tooth (and you already have National Eat What You Want!). We have National Nutty Fudge Day on the 12th and National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15th followed by National Cherry Cobbler Day on the 17th, so a week to indulge that sweet tooth!!
  • And one of my favorite types of celebrations – to do with writing and reading – it is National Limerick Day on the 12th of May to celebrate the birthday of the one who made them popular – Edward Lear.

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, this was it for my Sunday Scribblings. I would love to hear your comments on my post and if you had any favorite from the posts this week. And which of these days do you plan to celebrate (or any other)? Any thoughts about the return to a better world?

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

9 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #32: Happy Mother’s Day

  1. I enjoyed your Sunday Scribbles and love the Mother’s poem! I loved Alice’s painted rocks! We paing seashells! Hope you had a wonderful day!

  2. Thank you for the link and for the photograph of my rock!
    I’m going to write a limerick on May 12th, too!
    And I suspect that it will be very silly.
    Your Sunday Scribblings are delightful.

  3. I love your photos. There is something wonderful about seeing photos of people and nature during this time that always lifts my spirits. I keep thinking that now would be a good time to do more on Instagram. Maybe this week I shall.

    Limericks are so funny and silly, with a bit of cleverness, too. Ogden Nash was great at limericks.

    I remember the M-O-T-H-E-R poem as a song. I looked for it online, but I couldn’t seem to find it. My mom used to sing it when I was little.

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