October 15th, 2018

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Monday Update 10-15-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Indispensable to Each Other"
Sunday Yardening
Saturday Yardening
Poem: "Homemade Families"
Chia Pudding
Today's Adventures
Poem: "Close to the Brokenhearted"
Thursday Yardening
Modeling for Chores
America is Bottom-Ten
How to Prevent Compassion Fatigue from News
Emotional Intimacy Question: Personal Problem
Watch the Sandy River Return
Poem: "My Heart Is a Prison"
Today's Adventures
Good News


There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week, which I'll post shortly.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Now Shiv flibbers over being unable to earn ALL the pretty colors at once.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 11 new verses. Pain's Gray deals with Ham picking on Keane.

"In the Depths of Your Grief" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink and has 29 new verses. Ansel finally gets to see some action in the raid.


The weather has been much colder here.  We got a little rain last night.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, house finches, a male and a female cardinal separately, a goldfinch, and twice a bluejay.  They're more interested in the feeders as the weather gets worse and other sources begin to dry up.  In bloom: marigolds, gazania, zinnias, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, dianthus, morning glory, sedum, and goldenrod. There's also some pink thing in the prairie garden. Not much on the Criterion apple tree, but the crabapples and pears are ripening. Leaves are just beginning to turn colors in a few places, but not much yet.  Almost all of the fields have been harvested.
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2018 October Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Monday, October 15 through Sunday, October 21. This series is superhero fantasy. It features themes of heroism, coming of age, diversity, identity kink, family of choice, friendship, and cultural engineering. Sale prices range from $5 to $363.50, so hopefully there will be something for everyone. There are three open epics at present, so no more until at least one of those concludes.


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Poem: "Kawaii Robotto"

This poem is spillover from the September 18, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] erulisse, [personal profile] siliconshaman, and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "safety" square in my 9-30-18 card for the Fall Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Big One thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "An Opportunity to Develop"

This poem came out of the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles , [personal profile] alexseanchai , [personal profile] dialecticdreamer , [personal profile] erulisse , [personal profile] chanter_greenie, and rix_scaedu. It also fills the "opportunity" square in my 9-1-18 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "Uncovering the Complete Truth," so read that first or this won't make much sense.

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Poem: "His Kitchen Garden"

This poem is spillover from the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] curiosity. It also fills the "thyme" square in my 9-5-18 Spices card for the 1000 Words or Less Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] zianuray. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.  It follows "Creating a Community Around Food."


"His Kitchen Garden"
-- a triolet


For Shiv, his kitchen garden is a drawer.
He's running low on sage. He's out of thyme.
To make the soup he wants, he needs some more.
For Shiv, his kitchen garden is a drawer.
It's filled with herbs and dirt his hands explore.
He picks and cooks, when not engaged in crime.
For Shiv, his kitchen garden is a drawer.
He's running low on sage. He's out of thyme.

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Notes:

Read about the triolet form.

Shiv's herb box contains (from left to right, top to bottom) rosemary, chervil, thyme, oregano, sage, and mint. It is upcycled from an old wooden drawer.