from poetry ║ c.l. irwin
“Your long green tresses
Flow wild and free in the wind.
Time for a haircut.”
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from poetry ║ c.l. irwin
The angry pink sky
Spews her vitriol across
Night's weeping canvas.
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from poetry ║ c.l. irwin
Incandescent sun, Our solar system's lightbulb and central heating.
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from poetry ║ c.l. irwin
First base, second base,
Third base, home plate. You promised.
Give me ice cream now.
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from poetry ║ c.l. irwin
Paper thin magic on string,
You fly without wind.
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from poetry challenges
55 Types of Poetry Forms Challenge: Write one poem per day of each of the below types (55 days total): 1. ABC/Abecedarian: A poem that has five lines and creates a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter. 2. Acrostic: Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence. Example: Edgar Allan Poe's “A Valentine.” 3. Ballad: A poem that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend which often has a repeated refrain. 4. Ballade: Poetry which has three stanzas of seven, eight or ten lines and a shorter final stanza of four or five. All stanzas end with the same one line refrain. 5. Blank verse: A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter and is often unobtrusive. The iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of speech. Example: Alfred Tennyson's “Ulysses.” 6. Bio: A poem written about one self's life, personality traits, and ambitions. Example: Jean Ingelow's “One Morning, Oh! So Early”. 7. Burlesque: Poetry that treats a serious subject as humor. Example: E. E. Cummings “O Distinct”. 8. Canzone: Medieval Italian lyric style poetry with five or six stanzas and a shorter ending stanza. See an example here. 9. Carpe diem: Latin expression that means 'seize the day.' Carpe diem poems have a theme of living for today. 10. Cinquain: Poetry with five lines. Line 1 has one word (the title). Line 2 has two words that describe the title. Line 3 has three words that tell the action. Line 4 has four words that express the feeling, and line 5 has one word which recalls the title. Read more about cinquain poetry. 11. Classicism: Poetry which holds the principles and ideals of beauty that are characteristic of Greek and Roman art, architecture, and literature. 12. Concrete: Also known as “size poetry”. Concrete poetry uses typographical arrangements to display an element of the poem. This can either be through re-arrangement of letters of a word or by arranging the words as a shape. Read more about concrete poetry. 13. Couplet: This type of poem is two lines which may be rhymed or unrhymed. Example: Walt Whitman's “To You”. 14. Dramatic monologue: A type of poem which is spoken to a listener. The speaker addresses a specific topic while the listener unwittingly reveals details about him/herself. See an example here. 15. Elegy: A sad and thoughtful poem about the death of an individual. Example: Gary R. Hess's “1983”. 16. Epic: An extensive, serious poem that tells the story about a heroic figure. 17. Epigram: A very short, ironic and witty poem usually written as a brief couplet or quatrain. The term is derived from the Greek epigramma meaning inscription. 18. Epitaph: A commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written to praise the deceased. Example: Ben Jonson's “On My First Sonne”. 19. Epithalamium (Epithalamion): A poem written in honor of the bride and groom. 20. Free verse (vers libre): Poetry written in either rhyme or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern. Read more: What is Free Verse Poetry? 21. Found: Poetry created by taking words, phrases, and passages from other sources and re-framing them by adding spaces, lines, or by altering the text with additions or subtractions. 22. Ghazal: A short lyrical poem that arose in Urdu. It is between 5 and 15 couplets long. Each couplet contains its own poetic thought but is linked in rhyme that is established in the first couplet and continued in the second line of each pair. The lines of each couplet are equal in length. Themes are usually connected to love and romance. The closing signature often includes the poet's name or allusion to it. 23. Haiku: A Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five morae, usually containing a season word. Read more about haiku poetry. 24. Horatian ode: Short lyric poem written in two or four-line stanzas, each with its the same metrical pattern, often addressed to a friend and deal with friendship, love and the practice of poetry. It is named after its creator, Horace. 25. Iambic pentameter: One short syllable followed by one long one five sets in a row. Example: la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH. Used extensively in sonnets. 26. Idyll (Idyl): Poetry that either depicts a peaceful, idealized country scene or a long poem telling a story about heroes of a bye gone age. 27. Irregular (Pseudo-Pindaric or Cowleyan) ode: Neither the three part form of the pindaric ode nor the two or four-line stanza of the Horatian ode. It is characterized by irregularity of verse and structure and lack of correspondence between the parts. 28. Italian sonnet: A sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba followed by six lines with a rhyme pattern of cdecde or cdcdcd. Read more about Italian sonnets. 29. Lay: A long narrative poem, especially one that was sung by medieval minstrels. 30. Limerick: A short sometimes vulgar, humorous poem consisting of five anapestic lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables, rhyme and have the same verbal rhythm. The 3rd and 4th lines have five to seven syllables, rhyme and have the same rhythm. See an example here. 31. List: A poem that is made up of a list of items or events. It can be any length and rhymed or unrhymed. See an example here. 32. Lyric: A poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. Many songs are written using this type of writing. Read more about lyric poetry. 33. Memoriam stanza: A quatrain in iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abba — named after the pattern used by Lord Tennyson. 34. Name: Poetry that tells about the word. It uses the letters of the word for the first letter of each line. See an example here. 35. Narrative: A poem that tells a story. Read more about narrative poetry. 36. Ode: A lengthy lyric poem typically of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanza structure. Example: Sappho's “Ode to a Loved One”. 37. Pastoral: A poem that depicts rural life in a peaceful, romanticized way. 38. Petrarchan: A 14-line sonnet consisting of an octave rhyming abbaabba followed by a sestet of cddcee or cdecde. 39. Pindaric ode: A ceremonious poem consisting of a strophe (two or more lines repeated as a unit) followed by a an antistrophe with the same metrical pattern and concluding with a summary line (an epode) in a different meter. Named after Pindar, a Greek professional lyrist of the 5th century B.C. 40. Quatrain: A stanza or poem consisting of four lines. Lines 2 and 4 must rhyme while having a similar number of syllables. 41. Rhyme: A rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line. Read more about rhyme usage. 42. Rhyme royal: A type of poetry consisting of stanzas having seven lines in iambic pentameter. 43. Romanticism: A poem about nature and love while having emphasis on the personal experience. 44. Rondeau: A lyrical poem of French origin having 10 or 13 lines with two rhymes and with the opening phrase repeated twice as the refrain. 45. Senryu: A short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure that treats human beings rather than nature: Often in a humorous or satiric way. 46. Sestina: A poem consisting of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy. The end words of the first stanza are repeated in varied order as end words in the other stanzas and also recur in the envoy. 47. Shakespearean: A 14-line sonnet consisting of three quatrains of abab cdcd efef followed by a couplet, gg. Shakespearean sonnets generally use iambic pentameter. Example: Shakespeare's “Sonnet 2”. 48. Shape: Poetry written in the shape or form of an object. This is a type of concrete poetry. 49. Sonnet: A lyric poem that consists of 14 lines which usually have one or more conventional rhyme schemes. Read more about sonnets. 50. Sound: Intended primarily for performance, sound poetry is sometimes referred to as “verse without words”. This form is seen as the bridging between literary and musical composition in which the phonetics of human speech are used to create a poem. 51. Tanka: A Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the other seven. See an example here. 52. Terza Rima: A type of poetry consisting of 10 or 11 syllable lines arranged in three-line tercets. Read more about this form and see examples here. 53. Verse: A single metrical line of poetry. 54. Villanelle: A 19-line poem consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain on two rhymes. The first and third lines of the first tercet repeat alternately as a refrain closing the succeeding stanzas and joined as the final couplet of the quatrain. 55. Visual: The visual arrangement of text, images, and symbols to help convey the meaning of the work. Visual poetry is sometimes referred to as a type of concrete poetry.
(1) “55 Types of Poetry Forms”
(2) Poetry Glossary | Poets.org.
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from 📋صالح اكيكي🖋
ﻗﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﺭﺑﻴﻊ ﺑﻦ ﻫﺎﺩﻱ ﺣﻔﻈﻪ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ :
” ﻧﺼﻴﺤﺘﻲ ﻟﻜﻢ ﺃﻥ ﺗﺪﺭﺳﻮﺍ ﺇﺫﺍ ﺗُﻜُﻠﻢ ﻓﻲ ﺷﺨﺺ، ﺃﻥ ﺗﺪﺭﺳﻮﺍ ﻋﻨﻪ، ﻭﺗﺄﺧﺬﻭﺍ ﺃﻗﻮﺍﻝ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﻗﺪﻳﻦ ﻭﺗﻔﻬﻤﻮﻧﻬﺎ، ﻭﺗﺘﺄﻛﺪﻭﻥ ﻣﻦ ﺛﺒﻮﺗﻬﺎ، ﻓﺈﺫﺍ ﺗﺒﻴﻦ ﻟﻜﻢ ﺫﻟﻚ ﻓﻠﻴﺤﻜﻢ ﺍﻹﻧﺴﺎﻥ ﻣﻦ ﻣﻨﻄﻠﻖ ﺍﻟﻮﻋﻲ ﻭﺍﻟﻘﻨﺎﻋﺔ ﻻ ﺗﻘﻠﻴﺪﺍ ﻟﻬﺬﺍ ﺃﻭ ﺫﺍﻙ، ﻭﻻ ﺗﻌﺼﺒﺎ ﻟﻬﺬﺍ ﺃﻭ ﺫﺍﻙ، ﻭﺩﻋﻮﺍ ﺍﻷﺷﺨﺎﺹ فلاﻥ ﻭفلاﻥ، #ﻫﺬﻩ #ﺧﺬﻭﻫﺎ_ﻗﺎﻋﺪﺓ #ﻭﺍﻧﻘﻠﻮﻫﺎﻟﻬﺆﻻﺀﺍﻟﻤﺨﺎﻟﻔﻴﻦ #ﻟﻴﻔﻬﻤﻮﺍﺍﻟﺤﻘﻴﻘﺔﻓﻘﻂﻭﻳﻌﺮﻓﻮﺍﺍﻟﺤﻖ_ #ﻭﻳﺨﺮﺟﻮﺍﺃﻧﻔﺴﻬﻢﻣﻦﺯﻣﺮﺓﺍﻟﻤﺘﻌﺼﺒﻴﻦ #ﺑﺎﻟﺒﺎﻃﻞ، ﻭﺃﻧﺎ ﻻ ﺃﺭﺿﻰ ﻷﺣﺪ ﺃﻥ ﻳﺘﻌﺼﺐ ﻟﻲ ﺃﺑﺪﺍ، ﺇﺫﺍ ﺃﺧﻄﺄﺕ ﻓﻠﻴﻘﻞ ﻟﻲ ﻣﻦ ﻭﻗﻒ ﻟﻲ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺧﻄﺄ ﺃﺧﻄﺄﺕ، ﺑﺎﺭﻙ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻓﻴﻜﻢ.
ﻭﻻ ﻳﺘﻌﺼﺐ ﻷﺣﺪ ﻫﺬﺍ ﺃﻭ ﺫﺍك، ﻻ ﻳﺘﻌﺼﺐ ﻟﺨﻄﺄ ﺍﺑﻦ ﺗﻴﻤﻴﺔ ﻭﻻ لابن ﻋﺒﺪ ﺍﻟﻮﻫﺎﺏ ﻭﻻ ﻷﺣﻤﺪ ﺑﻦ ﺣﻨﺒﻞ ﻭﻻ ﻟﻠﺸﺎﻓﻌﻲ ﻭﻻ ﻷﺣﺪ، ﺇﻧﻤﺎ ﺣﻤﺎﺳﻪ ﻟﻠﺤﻖ ﻭﺍﺣﺘﺮﺍﻣﻪ ﻟﻠﺤﻖ ﻭﻳﺠﺐ، ﺃﻥ ﻳﻜﺮﻩ ﺍﻟﺨﻄﺄ ﻭﻳﻜﺮﻩ ﺍﻟﺒﺎطل.
from 📋صالح اكيكي🖋
◀️مَن كان قليل الذِّكرِ ،فعليه بالذّكر المضعّف فإنّهُ مِن أعظمِ أبوابِ الخَير ، وَهو أكثرُ أجراً وأقلّ جهداً. ومِن أمثلته 👇
◀️عن أبي أمامة ـ رضي الله عنه ـ قال رآني النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأنا أحرك شفتي فقال لي: بأيِّ شيءٍ تحرِّكُ شفَتَيكَ يا أبا أمامةَ ؟ . فقلتُ : أذكرُ اللهَ يا رسولَ اللهِ ! فقال : ألا أُخبرُكَ بأكثرَ وأفضلَ من ذِكرِك باللَّيلِ والنَّهارِ ؟ . قلتُ : بلى يا رسولَ اللهِ ! قال : تقولُ : ( سبحان اللهِ عدَدَ ما خلق ، سبحان اللهِ مِلْءَ ما خلَق ، سبحان اللهِ عدَدَ ما في الأرضِ [والسماءِ] سبحان اللهِ مِلْءَ ما في الأرضِ والسماءِ ، سبحان اللهِ عدَدَ ما أحصى كتابُه ، سبحان اللهِ مِلْءَ ما أحصى كتابُه ، سبحان اللهِ عددَ كلِّ شيءٍ ، سبحانَ اللهِ مِلْءَ كلِّ شيءٍ ، الحمدُ للهِ عددَ ما خلق ، والحمدُ لله مِلْءَ ما خلَق ، والحمدُ لله عدَدَ ما في الأرضِ والسماءِ ، والحمدُ لله مِلْءَ ما في الأرضِ والسماءِ ، والحمدُ للهِ عدَدَ ما أحصى كتابُه ، والحمدُ لله مِلْءَ ما أحصى كتابُه ، والحمدُ للهِ عدَدَ كلِّ شيءٍ ، والحمدُ للهِ مِلْءَ كلِّ شيءٍ ) .
📄الراوي : أبو أمامة الباهلي | المحدث : الألباني | المصدر : صحيح الترغيب | الصفحة أو الرقم : 1575 | خلاصة حكم المحدث : صحيح | التخريج : أخرجه أحمد (22198)، والنسائي في ((السنن الكبرى)) (9994) مختصراً؛ وابن أبي الدنيا في كما في ((الترغيب والترهيب)) للمنذري (2/287) واللفظ له.
from Brian Johnson
As Fediverse platforms such as Mastodon get more attention, there are suggestions that companies, governments, organizations should “join Mastodon” or even create their own “Mastodon instance.”
Yeah, that would be good, but think bigger – much bigger. Add ActivityPub support to your existing web site. This provides endless opportunities.
Many sites today still support RSS (Really Simple Syndication). With an RSS feed reader, you can subscribe to the organization's web site and when a new article is published, you see it in your RSS feed reader. Why not use ActivityPub in the same way? With ActivityPub support, someone on Mastodon or Frendica could “Follow” your organization. If you are a news site, a post would appear in Mastodon whenever a new article appears on your web site. If you support feedback, a Mastodon “reply” would show up as a comment.
Are you a local government? You may have RSS enabled articles today for meetings, police reports, fire reports, emergency notifications, etc. Permit someone on Mastodon to “follow” those reports the same way you would for RSS.
Of course, you can also include full blogging, microbloging, image and video support so that your staff can interact with the Fediverse just as they would with Mastodon, Pixelfed, PeerTube, and more.
And by doing it this way, all of the data is on your own server, under your control. You can block malicious fediverse instances or users, identify and block bots, etc.
Yes, ActivityPub is great for building Twitter alternatives, Facebook alternatives, and Snapchat alternatives. But you don't have to limit yourself – you can offer the precise combination of publish/subscribe services that meets your organization's needs, all under your control.
It's time to think outside the box.
#Fediverse #Mastodon #ActivityPub
Is it really this simple?
Have we finally reached a point in the world where social and technology coexist in reality.
Your digital existence lines up with your actual existence.
With decentralized platforms I believe it's coming closer to that because you don't have the constructs of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, or Instagram walls to hinder your freedom.
As humans we all want freedom and to be able to have free choice or free will.
Some of us understand that responsibility while others shy away from doing such and let life just be happenstance.
They have no accountability but this is where it gets interesting.
Decentralization means you have to have integrity about what you do. You have to hold yourself accountable if you screw up but it also gives you the chance and opportunity to be as bold as ever.
Without control. Anarchy cannot exist. Without anarchy. Control cannot exist.
I think we're reaching a point in society where where the intersection or crossroads of technology and freedom and life for certain you become a huge mesh. Some people will adapt others will ignore it and die off like the dinosaurs but there's some that will just thrive.
Web 2.0 has been a scale for a while and I lived through web 1.0 and its simplicity. I kind of feel like we're going back to Internet relay chat on a larger scale.
Quite a few people in the world are now fixated on what web 3.0 will look like but I don't think it's going to be the cryptocurrency market.
That could change but I don't know because right now that market is kind of in the tank.
Anyways, I hope to be more involved in the fetiverse and activity pub instances along with this blogging platform even though I have wordpresses and Tumblr.
This feels more open, especially on the expression end.
Who knows what's next, maybe a million dollars.
I keep saying that since I joined the gym last year.
from Brian Johnson
I have seen more than one conversation or post that goes something like this:
As Mastodon gains in popularity, it will (soon) reach the point at which a user will not be able to keep up with all the posts appearing in their feed. They will get frustrated and leave unless Mastodon develops some sort of curation algorithm that is more than chronological.
No. Please, just – no. A key principle within Mastodon is that posts will appear in (reverse) chronological order. Algorithmic curation is not the way to manage a busy feed.
First, there are already a number of ways that I can manage my incoming info: – I choose which accounts and hashtags to follow. My home feed will contain only that. – I can set notifications for accounts for which I want up to the minute info. – I can create lists to sort my account follows into interest categories and choose to look at only one list. – I can look at only one hashtag (with or without following it) – I can exclude what I don’t want through mutes, blocks, and filters.
Second, the “cost” of turning such curation over to someone else can be high. The most obvious is that there is no guarantee that someone else’s algorithm truly serves me, even if it is well intended. Do a quick Google search on “feed algorithm” and near the top of that list (which is itself curated) are links to numerous web sites telling you how get your message prioritized in others’ feeds. Advertisers, malware agents, disinformation spreaders, and criminal entities exploit this all day, every day.
There are less obvious costs as well. Search the iPhone App Store for “Facebook” to see all the Facebook client apps. I only found the official app. There are likely multiple reasons for this, but if your curation algorithm includes watching each and every action you take while reading your feed, you can’t expect third party apps to collect and provide this, so this becomes another reason to prohibit third party apps. Twitter is shutting down or severely limiting third party apps in order to reduce or eliminate the ability to bypass whatever Twitter is putting in place to manage what you read.
Personally, I like third party apps and services. I see a thriving development community as an asset, not a liability.
And let’s face up to it – a centrally curated feed at a profit driven site will benefit profits. Benefits to the users, if any, are entirely coincidental.
Finally, I’ll state the obvious. If you are receiving more posts that you can read, then you will end up not reading some of them. There is no way around that. I’m already there. But I would much prefer to manage posts using tools I control, and accept the fact that I will miss some posts, than turn that duty over to someone else and have them decide what posts I will miss.
That may mean accepting slower growth as new members find there is a learning curve to managing information. But I can accept that. And offer to help them learn.
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from Brian Johnson
Just setting up an account on this blogging site. I haven't blogged before, and don't really have anything in particular in mind, so why set up the site, and why this one?
Well, to put it simply, I have long been fascinated by the potential and promise of social media, but have been repeatedly disappointed in how it has developed. I have had accounts on a number of social media sites, and pretty much stopped using every one of them. Some of the sites folded on their own, on some I closed out my account. A few have been left to languish.
When Elon Musk purchased Twitter and started making all of those changes, it got a lot of media attention. That is where I started to learn about the Fediverse and Mastodon, and as I read more, it appeared that Mastodon was deliberately set up to avoid or minimize all the ways I had been disappointed in other networks, so I decided to give it a try.
Mastodon is a microblogging utility, and microblogging, by its nature, limits the size of each post. I am fine with that. But there are always the one-off times when I don't feel I can say what I need to within posting limit, and I personally feel that getting an account on a federated blog site is preferable to breaking up my thoughts into multiple threaded posts.
So here I am.
You can find me on Mastodon at BrianJohnson@universeodon.com
from 📋صالح اكيكي🖋
Für ein neues Blog. Erste Gehversuche.
from Buhály Attila blogja
Ez most egy első blogbejegyzés... Kellene egy minimalista, minden fancy nélküli blogfelület, ahol a gondolataimat közzé lehetne tenni... Lehet, hogy ez lesz az? #minimalista #személyes #blog