Thursday, June 23, 2016

Remember the Modern Day Explorer Yusuf Hashim?

                                                                                            Atteibution: Yusuf Hashim

Yusuf Hashim was featured in Alex's 2014 A to Z April Challenge in a number of Hank's postings (here)? He is still at it. His resilience and enthusiasm knows no bounds. A snapshot on his FB wall posting (above) a few days ago.attested to this. Yusuf was aboard an aerobatics fighter bomber that prompted a comment from Hank (excerpts below)

Hank says:
Fantastic! Keep at it OP Yusuf Hashim. You have your pilot's licence. Not clear here if you were at the controls! Given your many talents we can expect anything from you!

Yusuf Hashim says
Ha ha Hank, there are dual controls on both the front and rear cockpits. I am not rated for aerobatics so I wasn't permitted to touch the stick and pedals during aerobatic manoeuvres. The captain only allowed me to take the controls briefly, on the more civilised parts of the flight. Quite scary really, because the controls were so light and twitchy, compared to the controls of the Cessnas and Pipers that I am rated to fly.

He has his plate full till 2018. Yusuf already lined himself up as shown below:


Just can't keep up with the pace that Yusuf had set himself

For Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  resilience

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Such is the wonder of nature

                                                                                           Author: Eric Hill
Image: Poppies in the Sunset on Lake Geneva (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
innocent single wanton dandelion wildflowers aflame coastal   
flaring (bright or showy spreading gradually outward)
poppies empty

3WW
taboo taut tattered

Every spring it sprouts from the ground
Unwanted waif in all innocence 
Not as a single homeless but a wanton
yellow the ubiquitous dandelion

Other summer annuals that come later
The variety of colorful summer starters
That germinate during spring and mature
right through autumn of the same year

Wildflowers or fondly grown in the garden
Setting aflame the backyard, the lawn
or at coastal areas competing for sea breeze
that intrudes inland

All the greenery flaring colors and beauty
Red and yellow dahlias or in rosy purple daisies
Gloriosa with golden petals and chocolate centers
Poppies flaming red now taboo in measured whispers
as the drug scene is still potent with upheavals

The ground stretches taut with no other
but flowers only to be embarrassingly seen before
the cold months withered and tattered as ever
Eventually just empty waste with advent of winter
Such is the wonder of nature

For Grace's OLN #175 at d'Verse and
rather late for Walter's at d'Verse's Tuesday Poetics: summer starter
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #65 with the given words and
Thomg's at 3WW week #485

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Shuuchuugouu has a way with moods - a Haibun

                                                                           Author : Léonard Misonne (1870–1943)
Image: April Showers (here)

shuuchuugouu (severe localized downpour)

The shuuchuugouu has a way with moods. It revels in afflicting an innocent
soul sitting at the front porch. One who is looking forward to enjoying a puff.
Playing with a pipe in his mouth nonchalantly twirls it a little as the clouds
above move ever so slowly across the blue skies. He dreams of a beautiful
flower his mind far away his eyes remain close he smiles every so often.

Suddenly a gust of wind swung hard against the open windows with a
loud bang.It signals a turn in the weather and so also his mood. A sudden
chill and the sky turns grey. He is now no more in a dream and he waits

It is bound to happen. In that part of the country that is how the drama
unfolds. A sudden shriek the trees in the distance swaying each trying
to uproot itself to seek shelter. A grimace slightly not outwardly
depressing but thankful that Providence sees it plain he ought to
be doing something.else

The heavens come down suddenly with vengeance. He gets up to stretch
himself. He walks slowly in through the door. He is to fulfill his obligation
inspired with ideas as prompted by the April showers.

Squalls and biting rain
Conscience ignited brilliance
Thankful to nature

For Toni's at d'Verse's Haibun Monday - 50 shades of rain

Monday, June 20, 2016

Harbored a long-standing dream

                                                                      Artist: Tintoretto (1518–1594)
Image: Bearded Gramps (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
dream hesitation license climate 
random length obstruct
atrabilious (gloomy morose irritable bad-tempered)
singe (to burn or be burnt superficially)
cerise (moderate to deep red)

Harbored a long-standing dream
Spied some hesitation making an entry
On rare occasions Gramps would slip in
Of silken white for others to see

For as long as he could remember
Gramps been sporting his prized trophy
Licensed in a climate of regular honor
Of random length not without dignity

Twitched incessantly when atrabilious
Wisely not to obstruct his pugilistic actions
But once it did singe the white tresses
Lighted cerise cigar that malfunctioned

MLMM's Wordle #114 and
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

Sunday, June 19, 2016

He skillfully painted a beautiful picture

                                                                                     Author: Juan Tomas Valenzuela
Image: Skillful speaker (here)

the 12 given words:
boiling fury erupt crow shadow rise 
shimmering ripple park sweep swarm paint  

Boiling with fury it came off suddenly
It erupted beyond reason he was overwhelmed
It was nothing to crow about so he thought

Without a shadow of doubt he 
had then woefully anticipated trouble
It was beginning to give rise
to cries of dissatisfaction 
and misshapen unfairness     

It was shimmering in his heart
It caused a ripple initially but he
thought it was just a walk in the park

There was an attempt to sweep
it under the carpet but he was 
swarmed with loud protests

He skillfully painted a beautiful picture
something akin to what  they had wanted 
and hungrily waited all these years

He got away with it!
Politicians like talented composers
gleefully played by the ear

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl's Wordle #254 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #307

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chosen through divine assertion

                                                                                     Attribution: Leon S.K.
Image: Joy of Motherhood (here)

Made for it in stellar fashion
Chosen through divine assertion
Specifically for a special function
One so structurally efficient

The feminine body dubbed the weaker sex
Demure sexily refined profusely decked
Of charming personality for a fact
When unashamedly upstaged could favor a fight-back
With a sharp even odious gift of the gab

One outrageously though in their favor
To provide an heir when asked for
Risks and sufferings of becoming a mother
A justified rest thereafter
the sweet sauce of labor

For Sanaa's Prompt Night's (6)
-  rest is the sweet sauce of labor

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rose by any other name

                                                                                                   Author:  MM
Image: Exquisite beauties (here)

the 12 given words:
plea  roses thorns bud sins, ,
loathsome thief, sweet mud
canker (that corrodes destroys, or irritates)
love sense

3WW given words:
sassy (lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky )
raw quick
A plea for the exquisite
Rose by any other name
are always acceptable to the tormented

They are safely surrounded by 
thorns to ward off uncertainty of 
bloom from bud to 'sinful' flavor 
of its flower

The myriad of colors seem
loathsome to mention but adored 
as a thief of the heart blessed
with the sweetness of aroma

Even wallowing in the mud it can hold
out on its own nothing cankerous
but sassy in all of its potential

As a flower of love, it is raw in its bid
but quick to be accorded pride of place

In a sense it is providing the energy
of strong wind power to match the 
inherent beauty nature had chosen

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #64
Thomg's 3WW #484
PU's Midweek Motif  -  wind power

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Acrobatics on a mountain bike - a Quadrille

                                                                                            Attribution :Thiagonegris
Image: Challenging man-made
wooden tracks (here)
Acrobatics on a mountain 
bike taken too far ended with 
a nasty spill. Padded yes, 
physically bruised not a 
bother but an ego bruised
was more telling

Took up a challenge as a 
show-off of his prowess but 
a sharp turn was his downfall

(44 words)
For De's Quadrille #11 of 44 words
at d'Verse and to include the words spill

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Milking by hand tediously

                                                                                        Attribution: Bob Embleton
Image: Milk churns placed on a stand for 
collection from small farms by lorries in 
the olden days. Now purely ornamental. (here)

11 of 12 given words:
churn whirring splatter chat smirk 
trim left chisel dig tin lemon 

Milking by hand tediously
Used to be stored in milk churns
To be picked up later by lorry
Off to the market in the gallons

Now it is the faint whirring
of the suction milking machine
No splatter and very clean
Easy chats with cows smirking

Milking time considerably trimmed
Per cow increased to 12 gallons a day
Left farmers time with other things
To chisel around to dig whichever way

Tin tankard of a beer or a lemon drink
The order of the day upon finishing

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #255 and
Marian's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Some may go berserk at some point in the night

                                                                                   Attribution: Thomas Bresson
Image: A Bright Moonlit night (here)

Sweltering summer heat that beats down hard
Rivulets of sweat profusely racing downwards
Justifying notions of cooling off hot on the cards
A moonlight swim is a likely option considered

Or let us just walk together in the moonlight
As darkness beckons the two young lovers
On sultry evenings of holding hands so tight
Ostensibly afraid but confidence being together

Lunar shines may not rightly be that romantic
Some may go berserk at some point in the night
That's why they are fondly referred to as lunatics
Forces unexplained but lots to do with moonlight

For Sanaa's Prompt Nights  -  #18
Let us walk together in the Moonlight
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #306

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Had seen better days now neglected

                                                                              Artist :Andrew Wyeth (1992)
Image: Neglected Lawn Chair (here)

Sitting pretty, forlornly by itself
Had seen better days now neglected
Mystical and mysterious of elements
Seemed slowly inching away from
its usual spot at the corner of the porch

It appeared suspiciously in a
despicable attempt to run away
to follow Gramps to his last journey

Fickleness in perfection
Was at one time under the oak tree
Then in the middle of the backyard
Now out there nearer to the
rolling meadows of long grass

Strangely enough no one from
the house had ever confessed nor
remembered having touched it

Used to be Gramp's favorite chair
He had carried it to various spots
around the compound of the house
before sitting depending on his mood

He liked a change of scenery
every now and then he reasoned
Was it programmed to eerily move
by itself now that Gramps had gone?

For Bjorn's at d'Verse's OLN #174 and
Margaret's Artistic Interpretations on
A. Wyeth's works at Real Toads

Windmills, Delft Blue, clogs

                                                                            Attribution: Johan with GFDL
Image: Windmill "De Zwaan" in Ouddorp,
The Netherlands (here)

Windmills Delft Blue clogs
Diamonds cheese and raw herring
All uniquely Dutch

Advent of Summer
Anglers at many canals
Fresh interactions

For Chev's CARPE DIEM  #972  -  The Netherlands

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It altered her ego and distorted her mind

                                                                                         Attribution: Zack Sheppard
Image: Waiting for Harry Potter's book
#6 the Deathly Hallows in a Californian
bookshop (Borders, Sunnyvale) 5 minutes
before the book's official publication (here)

Sunday's Whirligig 12 given words:
came sister uneasy flashes recall moments 
writing three weeks altered, distorted years

3WW given words
 perplexed outlandish  nibble 

She came crying a kid sister 
Uneasy and in despair
There were flashes of brilliance
She could recall moments of happiness
after writing only for three weeks
it was an outright fulfillment
when suddenly it happened!

It altered her ego and distorted her mind
Perplexed she just could not understand it
She had outlandish ideas 
Designs of being an JK Rowling 
in years to come
a commitment she promised herself
but now it just came in nibbles
She had to be consoled
Writer's block was a rude shock
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #63
Thomg's 3WW #483
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  commitment

Monday, June 6, 2016

'I remember marrying only half of you' - a Haibun

                                                                                Attribution: Tiago Lima
Image: Lone Figure in Early Morning Walks (here)

It was slowly beginning to take the semblance of a daily routine
Had never thought much of it nor had wanted to delve into
its  pros and cons. It just happened to be noticed by the good
wife who remarked,

'dear, you know something?'

Any kind of question that one needed to wait a while for a
continuing barrage meant something was obviously wrong and
noticed by the good wife and needed to be acted upon by the
hubby. But thank goodness this time though there were no
berating narratives ,no sarcasm, no veiled reprimand but just
an innocent statement that caught hubby off-guard

'I remember marrying only half of you'

There, finally confirmed! Hubby had been worrying about
his ever increasing girth around the belly. How his normally
trim self was now being made to struggle to get into the 'ever
shrinking pair of old slacks' which was a perfect fit not many
years ago. Hubby was beginning to be rotund and round and
it was nobody's fault. The good wife guiltily thought it was her
fault. Providing the tender and loving care which took the form
of good food on the table whenever hubby looked hungry - not
realizing hunger was genuinely registered but prompted not
for the taste buds but the wild imaginations over her supple
self that had sustained his cravings for all these years.

So that was how the early morning walks took precedence
over anything else in the ever loving household since then.

Love for the hubby
Good wife subtly voiced concerns
'Morning walks were fun!'

For Toni's at d'Verse Haibun Monday #15  -  everyday matters
Kerry's at Real Toad's Tuesday Platform!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Less concerned of the split on his head


                                                                                       Attribution: Nic McPhee
Image:  Light air-craft (here)

the 12 given words:
break less split cover howling draw 
lost food maps rear still move

Exhausted he decided to take a break
Less concerned of the split on his head
There was blood that oozed out freely
Took cover at the buttress of a big tree

Darkness approached night was falling
Concerned more of a distant wolf howling

Desperate with the engine spluttering
It took a dive instead and kept falling
Tried to draw the controls backwards
Lost the gamble the last he remembered

No food nor maps his rear was aching
Was still breathing when they found him
Head hideously caked with dried blood
Gently moved no wallowing in the mud

Note: True event of a light-aircraft
pilot who miraculously survived
a crash a long time ago. The plane 
landed on the jungle tree-tops and 
he was flung out onto branches and 
thick foliage with no serious injuries

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #253

of fragrance in sudden whiffs

                                                                                                  Author: Bff
Image: Of Fragrance not Seen (here)

Inspired by lyrics of Tears In Heaven 
sung by Eric Clapton 
Beyond the door
There's peace, I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in heaven
strolling hand in hand
leisurely without a care
a world ours not to offend
but mindful to be aware

of fragrance in sudden whiffs
that many are constrained
to unwittingly miss
but for a moment be restrained

stop to smell the roses
of nature's gift to young lovers
to wantonly disregard boasts
of grandiose endeavors
(55 words)

For Sanaa's Prompt Night  -  stop to smell the roses
Kerry's Flash 55 PLUS at Real Toads

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Set to be on the go

                                                                                     Attribution: Hywel Williams
Image: Family of Giraffes at a Wildlife Park (here)

Set to be on the go up high in the sky
Sitting pretty by the snow
up Mount Kilimanjaro
Gleefully to spy
On the vast hinterland
of game animals roaming
in their natural habitat
That was the feeling for a start

Through the game reserve, driving
all from safety of their cars
Watching and feeding
Zebras,deer, elk, bison giraffes and llamas

Just as well as each car was well placed
with animal food before proceeding
to explore the Safari at a leisurely pace

As if that was not enough they could then
breeze through the Safari Junction
meant for walking at another section

Breeding and conservation efforts
focused on white zebra and giant eland
as well as other rare species selected

To be ogled at by later generations
to wonder at near extinct species and they
were not even on the African Continent!

Note:The African Safari Wildlife Park is in Port Clinton, Ohio
Visitors can drive through the 100-acre (40 ha) preserve and
watch and feed the animals from their cars. before proceeding
to walk through part of the park, called Safari Junction.

For Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #305

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Measure of success

                                                                                 Attribution: Robert Debowski
Image: Berlin (here)

Wall long forgotten
Reassuring to all from
both sides of divide

Welcome to summer
Enhanced blessings for good life
Measure of success

For CARPE DIEM #968  -  Germany

The Dish ran away with the Spoon

                                                                                          Author: Caldecott, Randolph
Image: The Dish ran away with the Spoon
- fair use of image (here)

Hey diddle diddle
He was all befuddled
The cat and the fiddle
His mind split down the middle
The cow jumped over the moon
.Accompanied with lots of swoons
The little dog laughed
Seeing such a farce
To see such fun
Now thinking of ways to run
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
So that was it, and have a hearty meal all afternoon

For MLMM's fairy tale prompt #70 (here)
(to expand the fairy tale as an option)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Seemingly a guarded smile

                                                                           Attribution: Kleynia R. McKnight                               
Image: A Beauty Queen's Guarded Smile (here)

Whirligig's 12 given words:
pouts hazel cheeks softens glances limp 
months letting tight spirit scar small

3WW given words:
kook (a crazy or eccentric person)
maniacal lethal

Seemingly a guarded smile with pouted lips
Hazel brown eyes twinkling in the summer's heat
Warmed rosy cheeks pinkish as a new-born baby
Was it not enough to soften the hearts of many?

What when she stole glances to render men limp
Confounded the male admirers after months of letting
Tight and tensed they tried to liven up their spirits
Scars imprinted in their minds told of likely defeats

What a kook it was to pass off a beautiful life partner
Not maniacal enough to ward off blows of other suitors
Not a semblance of something lethal nor a small matter
Mistake perhaps for she was a beauty queen years later

MMT with Old Egg's words at Sunday's Whirligig #62
Grace with CC's at dVerse's Poetics: even monkeys fall from trees
Thomg's at 3WW #482

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's a breeze to be allowed priority - a Quadrille

                                                   Author: Béria L. Rodríguez @ Wikimedia Commons (here)
Image: A Charming Lady (here)

Nice to be growing old gracefully
It's a breeze to be allowed priority

Seats offered taken with a smile
Abundance of presents on the lap piled
Would they really bother if we were senile
Not on your life for we accepted them in style
(44 words)

For Bjorn's Quardrille 10 at d'Verse
and to include the word  'breeze'

Monday, May 30, 2016

The BMOC - Safeguarding One's Own Turf

                                                                                Author: InSapphoWeTrust
Image: The Thinker, Rodin's best-known
sculpture depicting a muscular man  (here)

secret keeper's 5 given words:
cover dance clear dare paint

MLMM's 12 given words:
effusive (unduly demonstrative, exuberant talkative)
facility drowsy upset gurgle notice supple
spool (any cylindrical piece on which something is wound)
poppet (a term of endearment for a young girl)
steal 
medulla (the marrow of the bones)
miasma (a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere.)

Of an effusive personality
Restlessness overtook his facility
Drowsy uneasiness upsetting to his 
gregarious self now
gurgling with impatience

It would be a good cover he bemused
to unwind from the spool of boredom

From the other corner of the dance-floor
he noticed a supple Poppet of a beauty
stealing glances at him a clear indication
of the same ailment of boredom

Would he dare nudge her medulla of
coyness perhaps to paint a glowing picture
of his usual self the way he knew best?

Yes, it was a challenge
but lo and behold!

The hustler he had crossed swords before
sent a miasmatic foreboding through his
system for he was there nearby too
waiting to pounce on her

He ought to move fast with outright confidence
the mark of a popular BMOC!

Note: BMOC = big-man-on-campus

MLMM's Wordle #111
The Secret Keepers' Weekly
writing prompt #39 and
Marian's The Tuesday Platform
at Real Toads

Sunday, May 29, 2016

how diverse souls find solace

                                                                                            Attribution: Allan warren
Image: It is yet another day (here)

11 of 12 given words:
crack mist chills creeps 
lucid (easily understood rational)
mad diverse trap vine
tawny (dull yellowish-brown color)
tassel (strands hanging from a roundish knob on curtains)

At the crack of dawn with thick
mist mischievously accentuating the
chills it gives the creeps to likely
rebuff any kind of activity

In that lucid moment of madness
diverse souls find solace in
defining a living

Truck drivers, nurses, the police
trapped in the vines of life's tawny
challenges hanging listlessly by the
tassels often at risks to their well-being

As a balance though enterprising
elements thrive in adverse
situations to fill the gap

They rise at that unearthly hours
to prepare their wares for the
early breakfast crowd some even
starting much earlier shouting hoarse
like the balut sellers

Life with its own set of players
to welcome yet another day no
different from the one yesterday
-  ask the homeless!

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle # 253 and
Mary's Poetry Pantry #304 at Real Toads

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Reflecting on life's blessings

                                                                                   Attribution: Tomas Castelazo
Image: Were these all the choices then? (here)

Reflecting on life's blessings
Little nudges to the memories
Retracing paths trudged wondering
What otherwise could be the stories

A touch of gray on decisions taken
If she had managed to steal his heart
But he had rejected it oh, so brazen
Would they be better off for a start

Would riches pile high all their life
Shrieks of beautiful children heard
Instead of struggling to survive
Sadly childless amid cries of hurts

What then of the path not taken
And had lady luck smiled often?

For Grace's at d'Verse's OLN #173 and
Fireblossom's Friday at Real Toad's
- a touch of gray where even good
things can have a tinge of regret to them

colors to savor calmness

                                                                                                Attribution: Kaz Andrew
Image: Apple Blossoms (here)

silence
in the blind wind's dance
blossoms                                           (Jane Reichhold)
into unending waves with
colors to savor calmness                   (Hank)

silence
in the blind wind's dance
blossoms                                           (Jane Reichhold)
in all directions softly
with brilliance of light whispers           (Hank)

For Chev's CARPE DIEM Tan Renga
Challenge  -  silence - by Jane Reichhold

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hesitation was a potent element

                                                                                         Attribution:  Adam Hague
Image: MLMM's Photo Challenge (here)

Dawned on him it was a mistake
He could have acted fast
Though others deemed it as unfortunate
How was it allowed to happen, he asked

He could not forgive himself
That was what happened
He fought against the distress
Hesitation was a potent element

He had to live with it
It shadowed his every movement now
His waking hours or his disturbing sleep
He could see it in his dreams, he vowed

The friend was in the water struggling
The maroon shawl wound mysteriously
Around the neck in a choke hold strangling
Could have jumped in but not, regretfully

A good swimmer he should have
Not a picnic to retain such a conscience
But to be borne solely now on himself
A sad farewell to a good friend

MLMM's Photo Challrnge #114
For ABHRA's at d'Vserse's  -  unintended farewell
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  picnic

Monday, May 23, 2016

debts to society

                                                                                         Attribution: Steve Johnson
Image: Soup Kitchen for the Homeless (here)

Note: Sacrifices involve too many minds of those committed to their cause

The Prose
Sacrifice as one understands it involves the offering of animals fruits or food. This is in particular reference to religious beliefs such as Judaism’s Korban and the Muslim’s Qurban. Live animals are sacrificed in ritual killings where portions of the animals are later distributed to the poor

Sacrifice more as of choice were the heroic exploits of Japanese pilots in WWII. They crashed their planes in hara-kiri fashion onto their targets to inflict maximum damage.. Another was the ultimate act of suttee which was imposed rather than of choice ( a widow’s sacrifice at her husband’s funeral pyre) which had since been banned.

On a personal basis was Sir Timothy Berners-Lee’s insistence not to profit from his invention of the world-wide-web ‘which is rather for the benefit of mankind’ he said. One could not ignore that of Nelson Mandela’s who did away with any thoughts of vengeance against his detractors or that of the Dalai Lama’s who soldiered on. To round off was the sacrifice of the world’s biggest philanthropist  Bill Gates of his billions!

The Poem (tanka)
11 of 12 given words:
bell gloss itch spring track lost 
mission sense willing stand pay 

Does it ring a bell?
To gloss over past glories
Itching to spring forth
To back-track and not moving
forward. It is a lost cause!

Mission in life is
better served with sense of pride
Willing to take a
stand with debts to society
paid off with sacrifices

For Toni's at d'Verse Haibun Monday #14  -  too many minds
MLMM's Sunday Whirl Wordle #252

Ancient Ninja’s power-play

                                                                          Attribution: un amigo
Image: Ninja (here)

one step outside
the temple gate, it’s Japan --
a tea picker's song   -    © Tagami Kikusha
done with tea ceremony
dazzled by intricate steps    -   ©  Hank's

one step outside
the temple gate, it’s Japan --
a tea picker's song   -     © Tagami Kikusha
mixture of modern times to
ancient Ninja’s power-play    -    ©  Hank's

For Chev's CARPE DIEM  -   Tan Renga Challenge:
"one step outside" by Tagami Kikusha

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sprawled Spring's brightness

                                                                                        Attribution: Gerald England
Image: Nature's brightness (here)
Bright
Sunshine
Nature's rights
Spring's brightness sprawled
on mankind though not
all got same benefit 
Limits of locations and
seasons imposed some restrictions
So also political conflicts
Sunshine savored was not equitable

For Mary's Poetry Pantry #303
Victoria's Etheree at d'Verse

Friday, May 20, 2016

Turning over a wild horse

                                                                                              Attribution: Waugsberg
Image: A Spanish Walk (here)

the 12 given words:
lucid (very clear and easy to understand)
lisp (to speak falteringly, childishly)
lope (run in a relaxed way with long strides)
gravel heel 
wile (intended to ensnare or deceive)
hoop (a circular object : a large ring)
rave rant pent acid
rasp (to speak in a way that sounds rough or harsh)

Turning over a wild horse is no mean feat
Lucid in manner even lisp to a fault
Just so confidence is established

Loping around leisurely within the paddock
Not even disturbing the well-grained gravel
Or across the field digging the heels
No wile  maneuvers or intimidating hoops to be used
Rave and rant of pent-up frustrations
and rasp in a manner of speaking
are all an absolute no-no

Just to create rapport of partnership
The underlying acid test of success
Is when the going is easy
Horse and trainer can understand each other

For grapeling's at Real Toad's  -
get listed with the given words