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I Have a New Website

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Jone Rush MacCulloch

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Sunday Solace: Week 39

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Poetry Friday: Such Sadness and An Invitation

Thanks to  Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme for hosting Poetry Friday.

Today was a day that I should have written my post earlier in the day. I have this poem about smoke and ash in my head that is figuring itself out. I was going to work more on it until the news at 4:50 PM which announced the passing of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I am gutted. What more 2020, what more? I have no words.

From my trip to Washington, DC in 2018

My invitation is to stop by next Friday, September 25 when I host Poetry Friday. Consider a poem about bravery or a math story problem.I

NATIONAL MATH STORYTELLING DAY #MathStorytellingDay is September 25

A little history. It was created in 2009. It’s a day to tell stories using math.

The fourth Friday of September is #NationalBRAVEDay. September 25th is that Friday.
This began in 2017 to uplift and honor the women who make up feel brave.

How about the theme of poems that tell a math story or honor a brave woman might be fun.

Need help with some mathematical poetry types?

Poem Types

Poem TypePattern

Arun
An Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines.  Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x). By  if you want kin, you must plant kin 
FibonacciSix-line, 20-syllable poem, 1-1-2-3-5-8 by Greg Pincus
SepterceptEach verse (as many verses as you want) needs to have three lines, each with seven syllables. It can be rhymed or not. Inventor by Jane Yolen
ShadormaThe Shadorma is a Spanish style form of poetry with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable pattern
ZenoA pattern featuring syllables of 8-4-2-1-4-2-1-4-2-1 with an “abcdefdghd” rhyme scheme. Created by J.Patrick Lewis

PLUS…I have some VERY EXCITING news about the latest collaboration from Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell. PLUS a GIVEAWAY or TWO!!

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Wordless Wednesday: Week 38

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Sunday Solace: Week 38

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Poetry Friday: Remembering 9/11 and Oregon Fires

Thanks to Kiesha at Whispers From the Ridge for hosting our poetry community.

This has been a week. It’s difficult to believe that on Monday, we traveled to Central Oregon for grandgirl’s drop off. Understanding the wind and traffic we chose a different route. Little did we know that were on a road that within 12 hours would be engulfed in flames. Little did we know that the place we ate dinner would be flattened by fire overnight. The smoke has moved in and settled around us, it’s an unwelcome guest.
Here are two thoughts about the week.

And today marks 19 years, since once again innocence was destroyed,

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On September 25, I will be hosting Poetry Friday.

NATIONAL MATH STORYTELLING DAY #MathStorytellingDay is September 25

A little history. It was created in 2009. It’s a day to tell stories using math.

The fourth Friday of September is #NationalBRAVEDay. September 25th is that Friday.
This began in 2017 to uplift and honor the women who make up feel brave.

So why am I focusing on September 25, 2020? Because I will be hosting Poetry Friday.

How about the theme of poems that tell a math story or honor a brave woman might be fun.

Maybe your poem will feature a poem steeped in a mathematical structure: Fibonacci, Zeno, Cinquain, Nonet, Sijo, or Arun. Or any poem with a mathematical structure.

Maybe your poem will combine both BRAVE and a Math Story. 

Need help with some mathematical poetry types?

Poem Types

Poem TypePattern

Arun
An Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines.  Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x). By  if you want kin, you must plant kin 
FibonacciSix-line, 20-syllable poem, 1-1-2-3-5-8 by Greg Pincus
SepterceptEach verse (as many verses as you want) needs to have three lines, each with seven syllables. It can be rhymed or not. Inventor by Jane Yolen
ShadormaThe Shadorma is a Spanish style form of poetry with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable pattern
ZenoA pattern featuring syllables of 8-4-2-1-4-2-1-4-2-1 with an “abcdefdghd” rhyme scheme. Created by J.Patrick Lewis
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Wordless Wednesday: Week 37

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Sunday Solace: Week 37

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Poetry Friday: Kayaking

Thanks to Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink for hosting Poetry Friday this week.

Last week, I discovered kayaking. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. And it felt like I had been doing it a long time. By the time actual Friday arrives, I will be getting ready for my third time kayaking in about 10 days.

My notebook entry for August 29, 2020

I wrote a Shadorma, which is a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable Spanish poetry form.

kayaking
estacada lake
sunshine warms
calm waters
osprey observes visitors
waits for the corn moon

 © jone rush macculloch (draft, 2020)

Tomorrow I take my three grand girls kayaking at the lake. It will be warm and hopefully we can make it to the bridge and back.

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 CELEBRATES?

NATIONAL MATH STORYTELLING DAY #MathStorytellingDay

A little history. It was created in 2009. It’s a day to tell stories using math.

The fourth Friday of September is #NationalBRAVEDay. September 25th is that Friday.
This began in 2017 to uplift and honor the women who make up feel brave.

So why am I focusing on September 25, 2020? Because I will be hosting Poetry Friday.

How about the theme of poems that tell a math story or honor a brave woman might be fun.

Maybe your poem will feature a poem steeped in a mathematical structure: Fibonacci, Zeno, Cinquain, Nonet, Sijo, or Arun. Or any poem with a mathematical structure.

Maybe your poem will combing both BRAVE and a Math Story. 

Are you in?

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