Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Day 3: Taste of Metal

Day 3! 
Beverly Tan here, your resident anarchist of form with today's prompt "The Taste of Metal" 

We're going to start today's tip with one of my latest favorite poetry forms. This year I started writing cheritas. Cheritas first caught my attention on the blog of one of my favorite indie poets Gabrial Gadfly. His introduction to the form included the fact that it was from Malaysia, being the Malay word for "story." Being of Malaysian-Chinese heritage myself and being a full time storyteller, I had to know more. 
The golden rule about a cherita is that it tells a story. 
What I really love about Cheritas is that it's a very loose form. Cheritas are a stanza based form rather than a syllable-based one. 
It's really simple: 
1 line stanza.
2 line stanza.
3 line stanza.

The lines can be any length you choose. 
Cheritas are also traditionally not titled. 

Now for the word prompts.
Metal. Fun fact:  upon research, I did find a cooking show called "Taste of Metal" where musicians from heavy metal bands cook.
Metals have been associated with everything from alchemy to astrology to chemistry to (the obvious one) geology. Without metal we wouldn't have much of what we call modern civilization. When was the last time you tasted metal? Your fork as you ate breakfast? A dental tool? The iron when you bit your tongue? Growing up with braces? What memories and emotions are attached to those moments? 

Word bank prompt: 

The taste of metal
Ice from the sky
The stars around her
A hollow ring
From the shadows
Under the moon

Visual prompt: 


Cheers & Sunshine, 
-Beverly 

42 comments:

  1. Love your fun fact, Beverly!

    Here is my poem for today. As You Bite Your Tongue

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    1. I love the intensity of this one. I shared the link on my Google+, but forgot to ask first. Is it okay that I shared?

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    2. Of course, we love for people to share, thanks!

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  2. My day 3 poem
    https://mpjethwa.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/o3-octprowrimo/
    Comments and suggestions are welcome !

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    1. it wont let me add comments on your blog .....here is my response....'''this feels like something from a (science)fantasy story..and there is something poignant about it'''

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  3. One of my favorite poems! My poem for Day 3:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/specs-tacular/

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  4. Awesome prompt! This was a quick one, I love to try more of these (both metal and the form): https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/caritas/

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    1. Thanks! Glad to hear you liked the form! I'll be doing a couple more form based prompts :)

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  5. Here is my day-3 post

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/cherita.html

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  6. Day three already.....
    https://theartistsdate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/day-3-taste-of-metal.html

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  7. My day three http://www.katelynthomas.com/2017/10/cherita-octpowrimo-day-3.html

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  8. Day 3. It doesn't follow today's prompt. Please note, not for readers under the age of 18.* http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/03/day-3-octwripomo-hugh/

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  9. Day 3 attempt goes here https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/under-the-moon

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  10. My Day 3 also doesn't follow today's prompt, I had something else in my heart that just had to be written. In fact it pretty much wrote itself... http://februarywriter.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-3-going-off-prompt.html

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  11. http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-3-cheitas-too-hot.html

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  12. Here is my take on today's prompt. For whatever reason, it made me think of the Salem Witch Trials.

    Accused

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  13. I wrote two poems for this prompt, both in the cherita form. The second one is adult-themed and not appropriate for all readers. https://seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/the-taste-of-metal/

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  14. One question has melted upon my mind: What do buildings have to hide?
    'Dionde:gâ'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/dionde-g%C3%A2-775d7937afe2 …
    #OctPoWriMo
    3/31

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  15. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/octpowrimo-day-3-poem-cheritas-empire-fallen-amwriting-poetry-metal/
    Two Cheritas in one poem :)

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  16. I am finally caught up with this prompt--for now.
    Still behind on 30 Days of Haiga and Inktober, though.
    OctPoWriMo 2017: Day 3: Mirage

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  17. https://odhranwrites.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/octpowrimo-day-3-death-metal/amp/

    Having a lot of trouble with adding my link tonight.

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  18. As I read the prompt the first line popped into my head like a narrator voice the rest naturally flowed. I always meant to try to write a risque fan-fic. Kenpo, Kendo, hapkido, Akido, Judo, Taekwando...and now Inuendo http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/the-ancient-art-of-inuendo_3.html

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    1. I really loved this one! I'm super into history and that was great!

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  19. This was fun to experiment with a different poetic form. Thank you! My little poem is here: https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-3-untitled-cherita.html

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    1. That photo is super cool and so is your poem! It's such a sensitive little story

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  20. serendipity756.wordpress.com Here's my Day 3!

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  21. Hello all! here's my entry :

    https://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/cherita-taste-of-metal.html

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  22. Here's mine: http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-3-taste-of-metal.html Trigger warning: it does deal with suicide, so those of a sensitive disposition can consider themselves alerted.

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  23. My day 3 post - https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/supersedure.html

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  24. I woke up yesterday with this on my mind. He was still sleeping next to me.
    I opened the email and read the prompt. I didn't follow the metal idea, but tried my hand at the cherita.
    It worked well for what I had to say.

    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/can-i-sleep-here-tonight.html

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    1. Again that pesky notify me box...

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  25. "Not Yet?"

    Third Prompt: a taste of metal
    Poetry Challenge
    OctPoWriMo2017
    © Anke Hodenpijl 10/3/2017
    https://indoketut.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/octpowrimo-2017/

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  26. I struggled with this, maybe because I have a cold and just couldn't focus but this is what I ended up with. I'm pretty sure it's not a Cheritas though! https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/octpowrimo-3/

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  27. I forgot to share this here day-of. Day 3: https://instagram.com/p/BZzxEpKnmG4/

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  28. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/07/boundaries-are-eclipsed/

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