Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Verse First ~ Patterns




Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 



Today's notion?


PATTERNS

In simplest terms, a pattern is the repetition of particular objects, like dots, stripes or zig-zags, the cells of a honeycomb or ribs of a palm frond. Millions of patterns occur in nature.  Think Fibonacci!

In humans and other animals, a pattern is an repetitive, predictable type of behavior. Habits develop from patterns, repeated. 

Mathematics is sometimes called the science of patterns; and computer programming is based on reusable, repeatable lines of code - patterns. 

A pattern can be a template or a guide used to recreate an existing item, like an architectural element, an item of clothing or a piece of furniture.


Patterns. Look around. Look inside. They're everywhere. Now write about one!

Ribbed Pattern in Mediterranean Fan Palm

Child's Magnetic Patterning Kit

Patterns for Period Costumes
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Looking forward to reading some amazing poems! ~ Kim





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28 comments:

  1. exciting, so many patterns in life

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  2. I've gone for an ode to mathematics again, I just couldn't resist :)

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  3. Thanks Kim.
    In my present state I can only do daft and simple.
    I've gone for notions.

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    1. Loved your poem!! It's sitting written in ink on my desk right now!

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    2. Daft and simple? I say not, dear Aprille!

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  4. Mine is far too heavy, but it's what emerged.

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    1. Actually, I appreciate poems that are heavy. Never apologize for this.

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  5. I just drew the pattern of "HOPE" stages. Hope my (horrendous) drawing can speak for itself! :)

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    1. I love a little nonsense... but I saw a lot of depth in your offering.

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  7. This is a poem I wrote awhile ago and revised and shortened for today's prompt. Really enjoy the Wednesday poetry prompts, pushes me to try something new.

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    1. So glad you like the prompts, Lisa. Thanks for letting us know. Sometimes it is difficult to know if we are reaching the writers in a meaningful way.

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  8. Tried a Fibonacci and worked on a pattern with an old painting, i think it works :)

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  9. I love patterns in nature! Are you watching TOUCH?! ;D
    Fun prompt~

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    1. Haven't watched TOUCH. Heard about it though and see why you make that connection.

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  10. I shared mine, Kim! I thought about 'patterns,' and this particular poem resulted. I greatly appreciate your prompts...as without your prompt this particular poem would not have been written!

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  11. Kim, I have spent the day running around seeing doctors and being fitted with a halter monitor. I am too fizzled to write, but maybe tomorrow something will surface. I will enjoy reading everyone else's, at any rate!

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    1. And now you must br exhausted! Look forward to whatever you produce, as always, Sherry!

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  12. Hi Guys!! I can see a lot of readers and poets reading this blog... I'm starting to write poems again myself... and i'm posting my prev poems one by one... Here's my first poem posted in my blog..

    http://iammar13review.blogspot.com/2013/02/poem-youre-my-music.html

    Hope you give it a chance to read!! thanks.. ;)

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    1. Glad you found us and hope you'll consider linking in and visiting others in the community. There's such support here, if you choose to partake!

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  13. WONDERFUL PROMPT!! ll come back to read the others...soon!! :)

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  14. I like the way these prompts trigger things which otherwise I would probably never write.

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    1. I like that about prompts, too. Glad they are working for you, Rosemary.

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  15. Thanks Kim for the interesting prompt. Came in pretty late...I am sorry. Have been a little busy :)

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