Y is for Yoyo

A poetic form created by Lencio Dominic Rodrigues, the Lento is named after it’s creator, taken from his first name Lencio and rhymed to Cento, an existing form of poetry.

A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, but not required, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and forth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd. The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme. There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but keeping a good, flowing rhythm is recommended.


like a yoyo, you play with it, make it spin
suchlike it, there’s always a string attached
bike and roller-skate and other games, such fun
hike, climb, run, hide-and-seek and some match

back to yoyo and games we used to play
track and field, football and volleyball
knack for it or not, doesn’t really matter
jack of all trades, depending on the call

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Just one day left in NaPoWriMo and Y – You, Your, You’re and You Are “AWESOME”

Spiralizer, Chocolate Cake and the Attic

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

our new gadget – spiralizer – we’ve been spiralizing everything, from carrots, cucumber, zucchini, so instead of having pasta, we’ve got vegetable noodles!

went out for coffee with my friend and we had a slice of this wonderful chocolate cake – heaven!

nice to be home again and chill out in our attic, our favourite room in the house! cheers everyone!

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Three Things Thursday: March 3, 2016, Weekly Smile Week 9 #weeklysmile and Thankful Thursday: First Sign of Spring

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