enjoyable hiking with dear friends
is the best holiday

better than any device trends
for they seldom repay

dinner by the library fire
laughter and cosy chat
warms us

worldly fatigue, worries retire
receding as we sat
calm plus

Memento, created by Emily Romano is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary, consisting of two stanzas as follows: the syllable count should be 8 beats for line one; 6 beats for line two; and two beats for line three. This is repeated twice for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.

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  1. A few days, with friends, a warm fire, to actually sit down together, and have a real chat … that’s the holiday we need at the moment … to calm our frayed edges, .. May Normality Return Soon Kate … 😊💛

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  2. I can just picture the scene from your words Kate. A warm feeling envelopes me, such a good vibe, thank you for sharing this feel good poem. Good company and a simple meal is something to treasure.

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  3. Kate I am writing this form down and adding to my file. I’ve got to get my groove back for celebratory thoughts so don’t want to force it… perhaps next week. But this one is so very happy – it feels like a big hug!!! Just what I needed today!

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  4. Oh, so beautiful, SweetKate!
    “calm plus”…I love it! You’ve captured some of the most joyous joys we have in life! 🙂
    Oh, yes, friends over devices every day! 🙂
    Good friends are like the positives of fireplace-fires…warm, cozy, bright, mesmerizing, brilliant, dream-inducing, memorable, etc.! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    🔥 ❤️ 🧡 💛 🔥

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  5. Lovely poem and photo sets the scene very nicely. I am not a poet, so I have a naive question. What is meant by ‘The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas…’. I don’t understand the a/b/c.

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    • ok so whatever word is it at the end of your first line becomes a, end of next line becomes b in sequence … then a word that rhymes with that sound must be used in the pattern required. So if my 1st line ends with the word “care”, I might use the words “dare or bare” next time it says a. So we are not just writing a poem, there is a rhyme pattern and a syllable count to adhere to, a bit like a set recipe 🙂

      does that make sense?

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  6. Fabulous Kate, you’ve effortlessly captured the wonder of friendship and I love the comparison with devices. Soulfulness versus soul destroying

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