Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 5 May 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 5 May 2018 – Lucky Dip!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Clarity Pyramid. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Clarity Pyramid?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Clarity Pyramid

The Clarity Pyramid is a poetry form designed and constructed by Jerry P. Quinn.

A Clarity Pyramid is a poem consisting of two triplets and a single line (7 lines in all). Usually, this poem is center aligned when displayed.

The first triplet has 1, 2, and 3 syllables. The title of the poem is the one-syllable word of the first triplet, which is displayed in all capital letters. This line is followed by a two-syllable line, and then a three-syllable line, both of which clarify the definition of the poem, or are synonyms for the title.

The second triplet has 5, 6, and 7 syllables. Its design is based around a life event contained within the triplet which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line (title).

The last line is 8 syllables, and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first word (title).

Example of Clarity Pyramid 

               HOPE
             outlook
         firm mind-set
     bees seek fresh nectar
    explore today’s bouquets
   return pregnant with pollen
   "envision tomorrows’ honey"
Copyright © 2002 Jerry P. Quinn

Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pyramid.html (accessed 5 May, 2018)

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Clarity Pyramid’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

18 comments

    • I’ll have to come back… I got up early to do the rounds (well just some, this Saturday morning) of the neighborhood garage/yard sales. Put 5,000 steps in (about 2 miles – and my brain is still foggy.

      Thanks for another new form. Might have to wait until I have a chunk of time to digest it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Oh – I think host should try their own prompts – If you enjoy writing why not?
      I do not recall ever reading that a host couldn’t or shouldn’t write to their own prompts. Though some do not, I think more hosts do write to their prompts – some write first off like Charli at CR, and others like to wait until everyone else has written. I generally write before I read anyone else so it doesn’t matter where the host or anyone else writes in the cue (line-up). I just wish I had the time to read everyone!

      Thanks for your challenges. 🙂

      Like

Comments are closed.