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Saturday’s Mix–17 June 2017

Welcome back to Saturday’s Mix!  Today is all about 17.  Yep.  The number 17–


  • Seventeen is a prime number.  It is also the sum of the first four prime numbers
  • Louis XVII had the misfortune to be next in line to the thrown during the French Revolution and was never actually king, instead dying in prison at the age of ten.
  • Q is the 17th letter in the alphabet.
  • The 17th Dynasty of Egypt was from 1580 – 1550 BCE.
  • The 17th hour is 5:00 pm.
  • Chlorine’s atomic number is 17.
  • Andrew Johnson was the 17th president
  • The Roman numeral is XVII
  • Urban I was the 17th pope, serving from 14 October 222 – 23 May 230
  • The number 17 denotes strength, responsibility, and compassion.
  • Fear of the number 17 is called  ‘heptadecaphobia’ or ‘heptakaidekaphobia’.
  • There is no poetry type with seventeen lines; although, we all know the haiku has seventeen syllables.
  • Some cicadas have a 17 year life cycle.


Feel free to focus on the number seventeen or use one of the tidbits of information above as inspiration for your writing.  You can write a seventeen word or seventeen line poem.  You can also choose to write in prose (170 words or less).

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10 comments on “Saturday’s Mix–17 June 2017

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  3. flashpoetguy
    June 17, 2017


    My mother did not like the number 17.
    She said back in Sicily it stood for bad luck,
    that when things went wrong on that date of any month,
    they could only get worse. We asked her to explain.
    She could not. It was simply the way things were.
    October 17th Sharon and I married
    Again, this time in church before Father Ed.
    I can still imagine Mama’s eyebrows lift up,
    a kind of gentle scowl cross her thin lips,
    though she said nothing negative about 17.
    All those years I never did discover the curse
    that 17 carried twelve months through the calendar.
    On her hospital deathbed, Mama lay there.
    It was September 17, 2010.
    Would she pass away? Was that fear of 17
    coming to prove its wrath to us? Mama held on
    And died the next morning, on the 18th.


  4. flashpoetguy
    June 17, 2017

    At seventeen, I drew a mustache on my face with Anna’s black mascara. A man at last!

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