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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 June 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 30 June 2018 – Lucky Dip!

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

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

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…


The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.

There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:

ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc

For a longer Decuain poem, add more stanzas for a double, triple, quatruple, etc. Decuain.

Example of Decuain

Dear Heart…

Our dearest Susan has a tender heart,
a mother who’s devoted to her son,
her love and wisdom to him she’ll impart,
so when they are together they have fun;
I know their love shall never come undone.
She’s special to her friends and family,
a gift from God, who’s loved by everyone
for truly she is blessed with dignity,
in this I’m sure that we would all agree
because I know she has been good to me.

Copyright © 2008 Shelley A. Cephas

Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/decuain.html (accessed 30 June, 2018)

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Decuain’ – 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.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

13 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 June 2018

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  2. Jules
    June 30, 2018

    Oh… then words, ten lines… even ten syllables…I could do-
    But any regulated meter is not my friend.
    I may have to pass on this one.

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    • weejars
      June 30, 2018

      Haha! No worries! It IS very tricky

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jules
        June 30, 2018

        I can’t even do a proper Limerick…
        sad but true.
        But I console myself with the fact that I can do other things 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • weejars
        June 30, 2018

        Well we need to work with our strengths 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jules
        June 30, 2018

        I may attempt the prompt… but it would be actual ‘work’ – (he, he).


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  7. Jules
    July 2, 2018

    Too hot to work in the garden, so I roused my muse for:
    Well Versed? /strong>


  8. Jules
    July 3, 2018

    So sorry I’ve had to put strands in the ‘private zone’ again…
    Please ask for a look-see and I’ll OK you.

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