Siblings Day & Surprise Poetry

A belated Happy Siblings Day to you all! I didn’t notice the holiday until after my post last night, while scrolling through Facebook. (For better or worse, Facebook is the way much of my generation finds out about holidays, birthdays, news events, etc. Connect with me on Facebook on the right panel of this blog. –>)

I feel bad, because my sibling didn’t forget! Look at this adorable collage she made of us:

Collage Jennifer made of the two of us. Clockwise from top left: Geeking out before "The Hunger Games" movie premiere; getting ready before the Marianjoy Gala 2012; traditional sister pic at Walt Disney World; at the Marianjoy 2012 Toys for Tots event; after Jennifer's royal tea party birthday 2012; enjoying a hot toddy in Williamsburg, VA

Collage Jennifer made of the two of us. Clockwise from top left: Geeking out before “The Hunger Games” movie premiere; getting ready before the Marianjoy Gala 2012; traditional sister pic at Walt Disney World; at the Marianjoy 2012 Toys for Tots event; after Jennifer’s royal tea party birthday 2012; enjoying a hot toddy at Christmastime in Williamsburg, VA

So, Jennifer, Happy Siblings Day to you, too! ❤ Throughout most of our lives, people have had trouble telling us apart, both in person and over the phone. Many people think we’re identical twins, as I mentioned in my first post, not just from finishing each other’s sentences and reading each other’s minds, but also from appearance–which is so funny to us, because we usually think we look nothing alike. 😉 But, if you are having trouble (and I forgive you, because this blog is so new), in the large picture on the upper left, Jennifer is on the left, and I am on the right. Another easy way to tell is that she has bangs, and I do not.

Tonight’s NaPoWriMo prompt was another rhythm challenge:

Write a tanka. This, like the “American” cinquain, is a poem based on syllables, with the pattern being 5-7-5-7-7. They work best when those final two 7-syllable lines contain a sort of turn or surprise that the first three lines might not wholly anticipate. They work best when those final two 7-syllable lines contain a sort of turn or surprise that the first three lines might not wholly anticipate.

———-

“The Gentleman”
By: Amanda K. Fowler

Handsome gentleman,
His hair shining in the light–
All eyes in the room
Are looking at him, but he
Never wanted that, only
Hoped, someday, to share his love.

His innocent face,
With his two dark, shining eyes,
Pert nose and small mouth,
Does not betray how clever
His mind is, always thinking.

He’s always well-groomed,
Dapper in his tuxedo,
His full attention
Is reward for whatever
Story or worry you tell.

I’m certain it’s love
I feel; he fills all my thoughts:
My life has purpose.
He has bettered all he’s touched,
Heavy talent for two pounds.

————

Did you figure out the mystery? 😉

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