Type(Paragraph): Process 1

Since my word was ‘austere’ I had to search for a paragraph that is opposite in meaning, so I went back to the very beginning of the word project; when I was still undecided with my word and had already researched austere and ornate in both languages. For this project I started off from there, but found myself finding other meanings or other things related to the word like this first paragraph I found.

I found it interesting how the word ornate is associated here with turtles:

“Ornate box turtles have one of the largest natural ranges of any box turtle species – occupying nearly all of the American Midwest. Ornate box turtles are easily identified by their dark brown carapace with bright yellow markings radiating from the upper posterior section of each costal shield. The bodies of ornate box turtles are mottled brown and yellow/cream with yellow, orange and/or red markings on the face and forelegs. Like all other species of American box turtle, ornate box turtles possess a hinged plastron. Male ornate box turtles usually have a slightly concave plastron and possess red irises, and female ornate box turtles have a flat plastron with brown or yellow irises. Males also have longer, thicker tails.” Ornate Box Turtle Care Sheet  BY IAN JESSUP

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Ornate-Box-Turtle/

Another Paragraph related to decorating cookies…

“I want you to be successful with cookie decorating, and the only way I know how to do that is to share what I know with you. Here you will find all of the baking and decorating tips and techniques that I use personally. They are tried and true methods that have been proven through the decoration of literally tens of thousands of cookies.

Remember, a lot of your success depends on using the right tools. I’ve made available just about everything you’ll ever need for cookie decorating on our online store. From cookie cutters to decorating and baking supplies, ingredientspackaging and presentation suppliessugars and sprinkles, and much more!…Happy cookie decorating!” http://karenscookies.net/Cookie-Decorating-Tutorials_ep_41-1.html

Another one about decorating stuff that doesn’t have to be decorated:

“There is an on-going boom in ‘decoration’ among Japanese women, who are known to love cute things. It is all the fashion to embellish every-day items with beads and rhinestones etc. that sparkle like jewels. The attraction lies in being able to transform smartphone cases and stationery, cosmetics, digital cameras, and so on, into personalized, original items with just a few ideas and a little hand crafting. Just casually carrying your treasure around in the office, or at school, is bound to create a topic of conversation, as people exclaim “Oh! How Cute…” And new decorative accoutrements are coming onto the market, such as shiny, miniature fruits and sweets made of resin.” http://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas131125.html

I started to look for ‘ornate’ poems, because the word has a meaning of being fancy with words.

“Vivid Red Barn Vivid red barn juxtaposed against a green pumpkin field. Cloudless sky with bright sun hurt my eyes. Starkness of the scene burnt into my mind. Beautiful! Time passes. Sun lowers in the sky with fat orange orbs all around. Bright reds, yellows and orange ornate the trees. Hayride swinging through. Artist easel in the field. A painting just waiting to be alive. Sun lowers still. Winter, snow deep, cold white drifting toward the barn, glistening. Snow Hare tracks everywhere. Black crows in the sky warning out their calls. Mud season, sun moves higher in the sky banishing the white until next year. Sun, still on the move. New baby green in the field reappears. Cycle continues year after year

Content from PoetrySoup.com. Read more at: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/vivid_red_barn_847523
Copyright © PoetrySoup and Respective Poets.” written by poet JG Collins.

“Solstice

They came in their white robes leaning on ornate wooden staffs. Witches too, carrying crystal globes and the wizard loudly them chaffs. The moon shines fat and full casting silvery rays of light. All together they made an eyeful as they danced through the night. Worshiping this special time the priests following the trail up the hill to the stones they climb each seeking the mysteries to unveil. The stones look forbidding crested up high surveying the valley. With sword held high he chanted his words were full of testimony. After the rites were finished a blessing given and received. Leaving the circle spiritually replenished with solstice duly loved and cherished.” by Shadow Hamilton

Content from PoetrySoup.com. Read more at: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/solstice_794390
Copyright © PoetrySoup and Respective Poets.

I’m still indecisive and I don’t know if I was doing my research right, I think I went for the abstract meaning of the word ‘ornate’ more that a direct approach to the meaning. The last two paragraphs came from the other meaning of ornate which is being fancy with words so I searched for ornate poetry for those.

I found two more just to make sure that what I chose before were good enough, I’ve been so indecisive about the paragraph it’s driving me crazy.

Open the ornate gates, what do you see?
I see spinning stars and dancing galaxies.
Lower the drawbridge, what do you find?
I find a beautiful place ravaged by time.
Unlock the palace door, what is inside?
I spot rolling green hills stretched far and wide.
Look into my eyes, what lies within?
Inside lies a boy with patience wearing thin.
What do you see? What do you find?
What within do you think lies inside?  

Skye Applebome

 

Dazzle of diamond
Richness of gold
Freshness of pearl
Simplicity of silver
A bit of
Rust from iron too
Thread it all in the string of time
To create a jewellery that glows
Adorn that with grace to see
How life grows
Everyday!

Bharti Singh

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At the end, I decided to choose this one below because I felt that it was the most ornate/fancy with words, it suits the meaning I’m going for ornate the best.

“Solstice

They came in their white robes leaning on ornate wooden staffs. Witches too, carrying crystal globes and the wizard loudly them chaffs. The moon shines fat and full casting silvery rays of light. All together they made an eyeful as they danced through the night. Worshiping this special time the priests following the trail up the hill to the stones they climb each seeking the mysteries to unveil. The stones look forbidding crested up high surveying the valley. With sword held high he chanted his words were full of testimony. After the rites were finished a blessing given and received. Leaving the circle spiritually replenished with solstice duly loved and cherished.” by Shadow Hamilton

 

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