Wednesday, 6 April 2016

E is for Euclid




 is for Euclid




Euclid and the science of SMS


Euclid’s Elements was a most popular text

in the first millennium, and also in the next.

For two thousand years in a row

studied by students, and no,

not a single thing to do with phones or sext.



Since my D-post was humongous yesterday, I Elected to keep this limerick as short as possible. 

And E is for Easy peasy : upto E the A-Z is Easy.  You don’t Even feel you’re on the challenge.  From F things take a subtle, Elusive turn. 


The reading gets to you, you want to go on and on, but your Eyes are falling flat on their faces in the middle of the road, weaving drunkenly in and out of sleep, your Energy is Ebbing, leaking out between your fingers on the keyboard. 

Yesterday as I was reading however, I also came across a post, based Essentially on Entertaining strangers and so hosting angels unaware. And it was so well-written, a thing of Exceptional beauty - it moved me greatly. You never know what you will find on an A-Z day, where you will strike gold, and how it can lift your mood on to a different plane altogether, restoring your Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic, Enquiring, Engaged and Ever-ready to read! That’s the Elixir that can keep Everyone going over the bumps and humps of J and Q and onto the last, most dreaded high altitude horrors of X to Z.

(And there goes my non-resolution not to Endlessly Edit my posts once done!! Can’t stop tinkering. Once a pantser always a pantser... sigh…)



Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016 













56 comments:

  1. How I love the Elegant sufficiency of this post. Clever, and an Education in itself.

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    1. That's the thing with everything really - you never know where you will strike gold...thanks for playing along in the comments, EC! :)

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  2. You are right, you never know what you will find as you tour A-Z. Finding Eliza

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    1. And you don't know also who will come by to yours, and which bit of your thought will resonate with them, and tada! a new friendship is forged...

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  3. Even us plotters endlessly edit...

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    1. I am so glad to know that! I thought I was some kind of abnormal or something....

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  4. You achieved your goal and beautifully so, even in poetry less words work too!

    Happy A to Z ing. And yes, tomorrow or is it today it's also the IWSG post. Oh my!

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    1. Less is always more..

      Happy A-Zing and ISWGing to you! :)

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  5. Gracious! Love all your uses of E words!! So creative.

    Joy @ The Joyous Living

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    1. E is one of the widely used letters...so E posts are simple...thanks for stopping by

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  6. Another entertaining post.
    Yes, we're still sailing along at the moment.
    It's still early in the challenge...give it another week and then see...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. I know...next week the winds will change and puff right out of our collective sail if we aren't mindful

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  7. ahh Limerick...nicely done.
    And yes you are right,from now starts the big trouble juggling with the alphabets ;)
    check my poetic form today at https://uniqusatya.wordpress.com/

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    1. That's a great form to showcase as your E post! And all the best for juggling with the alphabets.

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  8. I agree, after the first week it gets harder to keep up with visiting new blogs and returning visits to those who have commented on your own blog.
    I am determined to keep going with visits this year!
    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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    1. Determination will do the trick just keep on. Coffee helps too :)

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  9. Such an entertaining read. This is almost always where I pullover first. And yes am pretty nervous about next week.. posts are not ready and I so want to persevere!
    Cheers
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge- E is for Eating for two

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    1. You'll do fine, your theme has loads of breadth and flexibility :) I myself get too jittery if I haven't got the writing out of the way first ...good luck with the writing !

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  10. What a fabulous use of E words. Love it!!! Thank you.

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    1. Fabulous - now that's a fantastic idea for tomorrow's letter :) thanks

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  11. My favorite AtoZ panster, keep at it! You are right, my eyes are popping out...going getting tougher! Why oh why didn't I preschedule! And Euclid would be writhing under his tombstone I assure you!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. It makes for less stress if one gets the writing done, scheduled or not is a preference. I have never scheduled any of my A-Z posts before now, always on the day or just the day before. This time I scheduled to max reading/commenting time, but four days it seems is my max limit for hands off stance..

      Best of luck!

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  12. What wonderful E words, I'm feeling very encouraged and ready for a new day.
    ~tinbugs at Travelling Spoons

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    1. Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by

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  13. I knew the name but I wasn't sure and had to look Euklid up in the Internet. Yes, one of the "good old greeks" ;-)

    Claudia
    www.claowuepotpourri.wordpress.com

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    1. He was also from one of my fav places - good old Greek from good old Alexandria! :-)

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  14. Love the way you have used the words from 'E' and I must say that was a wonderful Limerick!
    Yes at times reading so many blogs gets on you but one single post can completely lift your mood :)

    Great post :)
    Cheers,
    Srivi
    The Piscean Me | Twitter

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    1. And happy to say I found several mood-lifting posts this morning as well :)

      Thanks for coming by

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  15. Beautiful rhythm to your verses. And Kala's comment, are you pantser doing these posts? Wow! Thanks for you comment on my blog. I'm now following you.

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    1. Oh, no, no no. The limericks are all written in advance! no pantsing there. The rambling addendum is the result of pantsing gone horribly wrong :) NOT good. I promised myself I wouldn't spend a second more than necessary on my own blog this A-Z..

      Thanks for coming by and for the warm words! And welcome to my blogspot!

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  16. Fun post. Even that man from Nantucket would like these.

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    1. I'd be seriously glad of his approval..bolster my self-esteem no end, he would!

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  17. I loved the limerick. I think there's something extra special about pansters. Not everyone can just jump in head first and come out swimming.

    Crystal Collier

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    1. Yes, agree. I'm not an A-Z pantser though, I just get the pantsing itch at the most inconvenient of times..

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  18. Looks like you used Every E word there is.

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    1. E is the most prolific letter in the English language, but not the most prolific in terms of the starting letter...its not even among the top 5, surprising or what? :)

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  19. That's the most e-words I've seen in one post today! Extraordinary!

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    1. I should have used Eleven, but Exceeded that :)

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  20. Elegant, Entertaining, and Effective!

    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge http://www.kathleenvalentineblog.com/

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    1. You're talking about Euclid's Elements...yes, he certainly was!

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  21. Masterfully done. Extraordinary and excellent.

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    1. Executed? :) I think I have finally run out of E-words

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  22. especially entertaining. Love the extended E words too

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    1. Exasperating when the Extensions go out of control though :)

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  23. Lovely, This post made my day..Your words dance in tune...

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    1. Thank you for your Effusive words :)

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    1. Enough is a brilliant word for E! Thanks for being here

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  25. Quite an interesting post. A limrick and a bit of banter. Love it. :)

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  26. This is a fascinating and beautifully written blog:) thanks for making me smile and for what I am learning along the way:)

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  27. I'm very impressed by your poetry! Wonderful and elegant.

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  28. Edit and more edit are my thing too but alas could never expect to be even half as entertaining :)
    @mysilverstreaks from
    Storiesandmore

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