General Poetry posted January 27, 2019


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100 Metric Tons of veggie fun in Bunol, Spain

La Tomatina

by Y. M. Roger


lovely day for a food fight

thousands gather to throw tomatoes

people pasta, extra sauce

 



Wow! That's a Holiday? 7-9-7 writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
There are official holidays in countries all around the globe that most folks who are not from that part of the world have never heard of.... Examples are Kamuzu Day in Malawi or Fiji Day in Fiji or Nari Debas in Nepal...the possibilities are in the hundreds (maybe more)! In this contest, you are to write a 7-9-7 to shine some light on one of these for everyone to be able to join the fun! Your entry can be funny or serious or anything in-between -- just make it celebration for all! :)

A 7-9-7 is a three-line poem with 7 syllables in the first line, 9 syllables in the second line, and 7 syllables in the third line.


La Tomatina (Spanish pronunciation: [la tomatina]) is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Bunol, in the East of Spain 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. Since 1945 it has been held on the last Wednesday of August, during a week of festivities in Bunol. In 2002, La Tomatina of Bunol was declared Festivity of International Tourist Interest by the Secretary Department of Tourism due to its success. [http://latomatina.info/en/la-tomatina/history-of-la-tomatina/]

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