Thursday, May 19, 2022

a soft sigh in the misty morning

                                                                                         Author:Tanya Grant
Image: The Heightened Tuallang (here)

in the misty morning with a soft sigh 
to limber up lithe supple and stout
to rally and mimic a chime to try 
for a person who is down and out

to detect a signal perhaps rightly
suggest to look up to the sky 
and not to just walk aimlessly
kicking a pebble to keep mobile

slowly move along the road for inspiration
there is never a right nor a wrong way
to shore up the inner self's determination
into an active being early in the day

weejar's at  MLMM's Photo Challenge #414

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

She searched her conscience

                                                     Author:Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington
Image: Depressingly Red skies  (here)

She searched her conscience calmly engrossed
He left without a decent word to allay her fears
Just another gullible victim beginning to be obvious
Believing his words which now seemed spurious

The skies never been this red she recalled in dismay
Perhaps angry in sympathy with her sincere yearnings
Not to appear slovenly and unkempt during the day
Time better accorded instead to counter human failings

The compound word - daytime

Lillian at d'Verse Poetics : compound me

Friday, May 13, 2022

a gaze of wonder

                                                                                            Author: Linda Trarbach
Image: Merrily doing a selfie (here)

curiosity kills the cat
we've always been reminded 
it can lead to a spat 
that one discovers
such like life is made

a gaze of wonder 
full of amazement
moment in time laced with
memories of days long gone

unpretentious subdued and quiet
festivities post pandemic
just days before
with the end of Ramadan

now the lull before the storm
still just as quiet
recording more snapshots
no more squinting behind the lenses
but for the presence of the smart handphones
to merrily focus on selfies
where everyone are in
without having to rush back
to beat the self-timer

that was how she had captured
many years ago of herself
in precious black and white snapshots
tattered at the edges now

there are not many of these anymore
now treasured for posterity
to whet the yearnings of curiosity

Rommy's at PSU - Poets and Storytellers United.
with -  Friday Writings #26: curiosity 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

bare of any pretenses of luxury

                                                                                                   Author:Wouter Engler
Image: Cramped in a Small Craft  (here)

definitely a window of opportunity
not to pass off the joys of boating
though crammed in a small craft

bare of any pretenses of luxury
and seemingly deprived 
but lots of fun to a teenager

that was a long time ago
when given the chance
what a thrill!

it was a lucky break unplanned
but was invited on board
with kaleidoscopic hallucinations then
on how it could have been a luxury yacht

it brought back memories
of that day in May
unreal in thinking perhaps
but dreaming of the good life!

Sanaa at d'Verse OLN - LIVE May Edition

Nature’s orchestra

                                                                                                  Author: Qazwsx96
Image: Fried Crickets, a Delicacy 
ready for the Palate (here)

Awakened from sleep
Wee hours of the morning
In cool mountain air

Heard from the thickets
Little creatures rarely seen
Among them crickets

Shrieks from one so small
Repeated musical sounds
Nature’s orchestra

Crunchy little things
To satisfy curious bids
But smooth down the throat

Note: A set of  Haiku

Misky at d'Verse Poetic Tuesday

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Full impact from all directions

                                                                                                Author: anon
Image: Wind swept (here)

Spring sneaked in so colourful
Greenery galore, it is
Picturesque and beautiful
Great time outdoors peaceful bliss

Cold that enveloped the mind
Was just a passing irritation
Normalcy now all the signs
Appeasing much expectations

The wind taking a cue
Full impact from all directions
Messed up all the hairdo
Lining up all the fun but forgiven 

Carrie at Sunday Muse #209

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

they throw tantrums in their anger of need

                                                                                               Author:Daniel Case
Image:  Children at Play  (here)

need we go far, to take a peek
to see for our own self the situation 
the upheaval affecting not just the meek
but those bashed beyond recognition

not physically but more emotionally
best liken in those of children
who exhibit feelings most naturally
of anger and bargaining without inhibitions

untold joy in having small children around
always the urge to catch one to kiss and hug
like twinkling stars of the night ever present
shrieks and shouts are music unplugged

get two together they readily communicate
in a crowd they'll bring the house down
boisterous and noisy they sometimes irritate
expected of them and not to be frowned upon

they throw tantrums in their anger of need
minders reason to instill discipline and acceptance
in reality a child of whatever bids often slips
the minders are the ones to learn compassion

Note: Delicate reasoning of anger 
and acceptance with children

Jade's in d'Verse' Poetics:  Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief

Saturday, April 30, 2022

hands-free and non-rehearsed

                                                                               Author: Brocken Inaglory
Image: Young Lovers Kissing  (here)

Z for Zest for the Best

to be kissing and planted with a purpose
awkward at times but zest for the best
even hands-free and non-rehearsed
boosted beyond endurance or at rest

neither subjected to prior screening
natural attraction with good feelings
just a peck to keep the heads spinning
for the young lovers it was a scream

A to Z April Challenge  - Z

Friday, April 29, 2022

Golden rays fading

                                     Author: Pepina
Image:  A Sunset (here)

Y for Yearning  to Record

Golden rays fading
A photographer’s delight
Artists and poets

Yearning  to record
Beauty an awe to behold
For posterity

A to Z April Challenge -  Y
Grace at dVerse OLN #315

pine wilt nematode

                                                                            Author S.E. Thorpe
Image:  A Xylophilus female Beetle  (here)

X for Xylophilus female beetle

Note: The xylophilus, commonly known as 
pine wood nematode or pine wilt nematode 
(PWN), is a species of nematode that infects 
pine trees and causes the disease pine wilt.

While native to North America, it spread in the early 20th century 
to Japan and in the latter half of the century to other areas of Asia,
including China, Taiwan and Korea, as well as to Europe, 
including Portugal and Spain.  -  Wiki

A to Z April Challenge  - X

Thursday, April 28, 2022

expectations run high

                                                                               Author: Sarah Goodridge
Image:  Studious Youth (here)

W for Working Smart

just where does the wind blow
on an early summer morning
blinkered looks that sadly glow
empty pockets sincerely hoping

expectations run high quietly vying
to create a fortune westward bound
'go west young man' constantly goading
where riches-lining pavements are found

some get bored will sadly discover
unwittingly they let slip opportunities
but those who painstakingly endeavour
will rise atop a pile of sanity

tremendous luck will give a hand
but luck alone flows a trifle slow
nothing like using the head and mind
as working smart steals the show

A to Z April Challenge  - W

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

passing through the woods

                                                                                          Author: Jeremy Corbyn
Image:  Happiness for Gramps (here)

V for Visiting Gramps

she was going to her gramp’s
not wearing red nor with a hood
delicately dressed a little risky
for passing through the woods

brought along reinforcements
her sister and the neighbor’s girl
to be safe but not a requirement
were two lunch-boxes of edibles

no adults to accompany them
nor any weapons as a defence
resolved to reach their destination
hoping bad wolves not marauding

if wolves were to approach them
they were then in for a surprise
neighbor’s girl a karate exponent
they were not known to be nice

A to Z April Challenge - V

Monday, April 25, 2022

credibility is a potent ally

                           Author: Kartikasarichai

Image: Integrity is supreme! (here)

U for Unstoppable

it has finally come to a boil
lost in the woods
ditched in the middle
of nowhere

not wanting to make light
of rumours garnered through
the grape-vine nothing is
more appreciated than to
hear tell it is the truth

the might of the mighty
can be seared at the seams
just through sliver thin
confirmation of unsolicited
credibility is a potent ally
it is unstoppable!

A to Z April Challenge  -  U

Saturday, April 23, 2022

danger of an unfettered pleasure

                                                                                         Author: James Gathany
Image: Spinning its Web 
to prepare for Mating (here)

T for:   Tomorrow Never Comes

The danger of an unfettered pleasure
and an unguarded moment
Right there at the spider's bridal chamber 

Guess why the bigger-sized 
female could live for three years
but the male for only three months on the
average if lucky enough

For in a fleeting moment it had all happened
He was minding his bother beside her
and why the next moment was there inside her

Should the female be having a lover
or should it be left in hunger!

And should the male gamble with its wants
and finds tomorrow never comes!


A to Z April Challenge -  T
Bjorn at d'Verse MTB - guess right or be devoured

Friday, April 22, 2022

van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'

                                                                                    Author:  van Gogh
Image:  'Sunflowers'  (here)

Is Van Gogh 'Sunflowers' a fake?
'Sunflowers', which set an auction record when the 
Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Tokyo 
purchased it for $39.9 million (£24.75 million) in 1987, 
was dismissed as a forgery. With millions of dollars at 
stake and reputations on the line, the world of van Gogh 
scholarship was roiled as never before  -  Wiki

S for Sunflowers

Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers'
Series of still life paintings
Bright yellow pigment

A Christie’s record
In the year eighty-seven
The Yasuda fake

Brewing and intense
Mired in controversy
Blow to  the art world

A to Z April Challenge  -  S

Thursday, April 21, 2022

not a drop this time around

                                                                                          Author: Lauri Väin
Image: Only Soft Drinks for Now  (here)

R for Reverie

a reversal of a fortune
a shift to manhood to a higher order
a swap of a kind
a coming of age for a teenager
from the ground up onto a higher plain
the stage is set

the brilliance providing a sparkle
the gloss of a luster
isn't it fun to be considered an adult
doing adult things?

fat chance! without freedom  
but a conjecture
hoping to mirror 
an adult is not just yet

this is a special birthday dinner for you
you've just turned 18, an adult legally yes!
but in my eyes as a parent
you're still a child, my child.

no drinks for you, just Adam's ale
you may have tears in your eyes
but you're showered 
with love as a substitute
are you listening
get real out of your reverie
good things in life
will exert its influence later
not a drop this time around
you're wondering why?

well, we need someone sober
to drive us home!

A to Z April Challenge R

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

questions, questions!

                                                                                                          Author: putnik
Image: The Silent Majority (here)

Q for -  Questions

silence is not really an option
being noisy irresponsibly 
is not right either

treading on a fine line
whether an aspiring contender
or politically unknown will alert 
impacts on making an appearance

with online media being in the open
will it be a savior from the wiles of
shenanigan politicians 
or can assertions of wild politics 
is to be kept in check?

questions, questions!

though the euphoria of supporters
is still on the high the voice 
of skeptics are just as deafening

A to Z April Challenge  -  Q

Peace - but no end to hoping

                                                                                           Author: Raymond Knapman
Image: A Peaceful Scene  (here)

P for:   Peace on Earth

An adventure often withheld
Clambering in heavens shrouded
Likened to a gazelle ensnared
Across leaps of many white clouds

Peering down below wondering
Skipping through whims of fantasy
In guarded joys of blessed wailings
A pleasant surprise unlikely

Where are all the violence and fights
None are perceived no untoward signs
Conflict resolution questioning rights
To dispossess nations and all of mankind

Having their fortune in their hands
Are bared as an open book to see
Wealth and expanse of good lands
Blessed with food for the needy

Chunks of greenbacks aplenty
Not grabbed nor fought but to hold
Thrown to the winds extravagantly
And no takers for the bags of gold

If only Paradise is staged unabashedly
On earth with such ideal settings 
The world is a safe place to live in truly
Not to be but no end to hoping

A to Z April Challenge -  P

Monday, April 18, 2022

Soothing to the eye

                                                                                        Author: Judgefloro
Image: Colourful and Fresh  (here)

O for Mesmerizing Orchids

Willow leaves that swayed
in tandem with the slight breeze
Soothing to the eye

Wintry nights broken
by sounds of heavy traffic
eager to be home

Orchid’s aroma
Subdued enough to welcome
tired visitors

Anger discarded
Tiff forgotten friends made-up
To start a new day                                            

Note: A set of Haiku                             

A to Z April Challenge  -  O

Sunday, April 17, 2022

never get estranged from the group

                                                                                               Author: Britchi Mirela
Image: Being Good Friends (here)

N for Never get estranged

the given words:
harness moonlight grave
shivers vacant dreary

extending the hand of friendship
to create a relationship to harness
a yearning unleashed in the moonlight

a grave situation but it is true
stuck-up immaturity can send shivers
creating obstacles with vacant looks

desire unfulfilled is a dreary outcome
an ostracized soul now left all alone 
should never get estranged from the group 

A to Z April Challenge  - N for NEVER
Fireblossom at Sunday Muse #19 
with Word Garden Word List

Friday, April 15, 2022

Privileged with 24 hours everyday

                                                                                      Author: Andreas Eichler
Image:   Laying in Wait for More Victims  (here)

M is  for More

what can be more damning than
to be labeled a 'time squanderer'
privileged with 24 hours everyday
a luxury to be utilized but not
in any way maximized nor exploited
yet whiners are aplenty
pathetic excuses of not having time

haven't they heard time is a thief?
given half a chance time will outwit

Let not other's insistence drown our
inner voice but pleading for more
-  it is futile

Manage it intelligently 
You'll see what you'll get, just 24 hours
To beg for more is unrealistic

A to Z April Challenge M

Thursday, April 14, 2022

a success after all the tears

                                                                   Author: Ministério da Saúde Brasil
Image:  their most precious (here)

L -  saving the Best for Last!

as he eyed junior's presence
he could not hide his excitement
it brought tears to his eyes

they were in the midst of an anticipation
much maligned to a point of confusion
yes, that was how he felt
he paused for a moment
his thinking took a backseat
looking blankly at the wall
to reflect on the situation
he remembered

unfolding in front of his eyes now
all the years of frustrations and hurt
of anger and feelings of a let-down

his 'emo' now took charge
he was 'emotions-charged'
that was how he explained
to his ever smiling wife

she was at a loss for words too
just sporting big grins
as she acknowledged
the congratulations of those around
with an occasional nodding of her head

it had been a success after all the tears
now they were still in tears
but tears of joy
absolute joy!
she was cradling in her arms
the result of the in-vitro
their most precious and first
bundle of joy, a new beginning!