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Sunday Scribblings #50: A Collective Whoop of Victory

Oh yes, I know there are definitely those who might not agree with the sentiments in the title of the post today; but for many of us, including me, we are all letting out a collective whoop of victory, from wherever we are!!

Definitely glad and proud of the pair on the way to the White House now. And doubly so too…

Where there is unity there is always victory. — Publilius Syrus

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Poetic Sundays

The Con-Verse

As I continue exploring invented forms, I looked to ShadowPoetry this week and returned with the con-verse. A fun and short poetic form that I know you will enjoy trying out, and hopefully shout out a whoop of victory when you do finish writing it!! (that is not me though…)

h/t: ShadowPoetry

What is the Con-Verse?

The Con-Verse is all about couplets, three or more, with the first couplet having lines of 7 syllables each, and each couplet after that having one additional syllable until you reach a couplet of 11 syllables. And you can then repeat starting at 7 if you wish to continue the con-verse. This was created by Connie Marcum Wong.

The Con-Verse’s Characteristics

So here are this form’s key elements:

  • metered and syllabic: 7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,11
  • rhymed: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee
  • make it your own: chose to have only three couplets, or have repeated verses of 5 couplets for as long as you wish, or a 5 couplet verse followed by three to five couplets.

My Example

As the title of my poem states, this is (at least, in my opinion, for my son says it is not cringe-y)

A Cringe-y Con-verse-ly Ode to the Elections (aka A Whoop of Victory!)
laughter sounded everywhere (a7)
surrounded by whoops and cheer
people watched as the map turned blue
optimism along with hope grew
you see, fairness does win finally
this pair of winners fills us with glee..
vidya @ ladyinreadwrites


On the Home Front

I mentioned the pair of benches my teenager made as part of his Eagle Project recently for his middle school. And he has since created an Instructable on how to make them yourself. Check it out here or click on the image below

My Blog Posts

From my last Sunday Scribblings

Saying Goodbye

We bid a sad adieu to Alex Trebek as he finally lost his battle with cancer. And I know I definitely wished I could have met him someday or be on the sets of Jeopardy even if as a audience member, instead of playing along while watching on TV.


Bookstagram Attempts
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Book Review: The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America’s Presidents by @katemessner and illustrated by @mr.adamrex from @chroniclekidsbooks! A fun and fast read to get an interesting and brief look at the presidency and the presidents themselves. Perfect for the intended audience, and for just about everyone else as well! Check out my full review out on my blog now at . . . #nonfictionbooks #nonfictionnovember #bookcommunity #bookstagram #booklover #bookish #ladyinreadwrites #booklover #nonfictionreads #nonficnov #cybils2020 #AdamRex #TheNextPresident #UShistory #childrensbook #themoreyouknow #bookish #bookishlove #bookobsessed @shelf_aware_ #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #readingismagic

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The Others


On My Blog and Home-front

Nothing new here… oh well, there is one of the most awaited festivals we celebrate – Deepavali (literally meaning a row of lights) – coming up this week. So I, like many Indians around the world, am going to (try to) make a few special treats for the festival. While we normally meet friends and family for the occasion, this time, is of course, going to be different. We will be celebrating virtually with loved ones. But the joy and warmth will still be present, I am sure of that.

This Week’s Celebrations

For this week, including today…

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(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

13 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #50: A Collective Whoop of Victory

  1. I hope you will share photos of your festival of lights celebration. And I would also love to know more about this celebration.

    I always enjoy seeing your photos. Great photo of the spider.

    The con-verse is completely new to me. You provided a great example of a con-verse.

  2. I love your Sunday Scribblings. I feel women everywhere should be celebrating the election. History has been made! The con-verse is a new poetry style and one I would like to try. Enjoy your celebrations this week!

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