Thursday, June 21, 2018

emptiness in the sky

                                                                                    Author Ximonic (Simo Räsänen)
Image: Uninviting Summer evening (here)

Evening lull but an
emptiness in the sky to
bring throes of longings

where you were but now
shadows of apparitions
dancing in the void

sudden and mysterious
you left unannounced

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem #1459- evening lull (yuunagi)
Today's summer kigo is evening lull (yuunagi)
yuunagi means evening peace, silent evening
Marian's at Real Toad's - unhappy refrain

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

gaze into the future

                                                                                              Author Charles J Sharp
Image: Gazing into the Future (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
toe while cooling gate gaze glint
taste, sweltering, without, forward

toe the line
follow the leader
to follow the rules
while it is cooling
it is an assurance
to meet at Heaven's gate

gaze into the future
with a glint in the eyes
to taste success
by doing things right

no sweltering heat
to dampen the feeling
to move forward
without a doubt

to do good
is only human
is not to dilly-dally
to act the immediate
and not to be late

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #167
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  - human

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

often missed by admirers

                                                                                                     Author USCapitol
Image: Summer Blooms on Capitol grounds (here)

hidden yet but seen
camouflaged by undergrowth
luxuriantly rich
flagged out by its beauty but
often missed by admirers

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem.#1457- luxurance-shigeri.
Luxurance (shigeri) is a rare summer kigo specifically
used to describe the beauty of foliage, beautiful trees,
bushes and flowers that are in full bloom.

Her mind encircled - a Quadrille

                                                                                                   Photo: Enzzo Barrena
Image: A Tortured Mind(here)

Within entrenched
Her mind encircled
Thoughts confined
Great pain recycled

Why was she tortured
Sharp barbed wires
Nothing so feared
Mercilessly pierced

Searched her conscience
Where was the muddle
Answers all entwined
Her mind all befuddled

Karma perhaps at play
Pay-back time held sway
(44 words)

MLMM's Photo Challenge #219
Kim at d'Verse's Quadrille #59
- to include the word - cycle

Monday, June 18, 2018

with lots of counterweight efforts

                                                                                                         Author Wisniowy
Image: Excitement at its Best (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
thewless (adj. lacking vigour or energy)
deasil (clockwise motion in a variety of rituals.)
counterweight (an action that is intended
to balance or counter other actions)
drab envy correspond pressurize 
qualify ginger revolve 

nothing thewless a counter-deasil
with lots of counterweight efforts
nothing drab but lots of excitement
the envy of other manly sportsmen

corresponds to a pressurized
activity exacting a boiling point
of the adrenaline at all times

to qualify as expected
a contending participant needs
to gingerly control the speed
of the wild machine

that should help resolve
all of the worries and concerns
of their loved ones

MLMM's Wordle #201
Sanaa's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform

Sunday, June 17, 2018

I don't owe anyone a living!

                                                                                      Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding
Image: Happy-go-lucky! (here)

the 12 given words:
treat alone breath harm tell honey 
call pass late shot tower fiddle

What a treat!
To be sitting atop the table all alone
Seeing the world go leisurely by

It may take your breath away
Seeing an unusual stance
But it is not in harm's way
to any one
In fact, even the duck is able to tell
That I'm a safe bet to be with

How I sit is my bother, honey
You may call it a passing fancy
but it is none of anyone's concern!

It may be late in the day
but as a parting shot let us say
that I need not tower over others
to earn my keeps
nor do I need to fiddle over their affairs

I don't owe anyone a living

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle #356
Susan's Sunday Photo Fiction
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #407

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lust for travels is such a wonder

                                                                       Author Dailynetworks at English Wikipedia
Image: Car Travels at own Pace
not through an Organised Tour (here)

the 12 given words:
travel, wonder, surf, road, rocking, defy,
years, smile greatness, car whipping,tucked,

Lust for travels is such a wonder
To surf cyberspace or physically
on the road one is happily rocking
along to defy years of longing
with a big smile

The greatness of accessibility as a
convenience can never be denied
If one has the leisure of time and
space then a car tour can uncover
lots of pleasant surprises not
anticipated or expected

No way one is to skip an interesting
feature within reach nearby to be
tucked under the belt

For to come back again sometime
later in the future to the same place
is just wishful thinking and plainly
a foolish option

Whipping up an itinerary is not easy
Implementing it to the letter is a mistake

Freedom of movements and mobility
and later subsequent adaptations if
need be are all  important elements
of success and joy

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #166
Sumana's at PU.s Midweek Motif  -  lust

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

suzushi sneaked in

                                                                                                    Photo: Duks Visuals
Image:  Reversed bird's eye-view
from above their heads (here)

suzushi sneaked in
with sweltering heat dampened
birds fly in the mist
lovers drawn out from hiding
nature kind equalizer

MLMM's Photo Challenge #218
Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem #1452 - cool
(suzushi) is normally used as a kigo for the
occasional cool summer evenings in Japan

Monday, June 11, 2018

There are occasions when one gets duped

                                                                                                Photographer Cephas
Image:  Not the Familiar Bark of a Tree 
that I am Used to (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
decathect (v)) to withdraw one’s feelings of
attachment in anticipation of a future loss)
objurgate (rebuke severely)
alien revert quickening dissolution enhance possibility duck tangible

There are occasions when one gets duped
Someone suggested this to be an ideal bark
I would rather decathect in disbelief
but not to the extent of objurgating the kind soul
who was perhaps trying to help

It certainly looks to be alien

I may have to revert to the previous
modus operandi,
by quickening my pace avoiding time wastage
leading to faster dissolution of doubts
so as to enhance possibility of success

I should then be able to duck some issues
to get to something more tangible
like my favorite oak tree

MLMM's Wordle #200
willow-switches' at Real Toad 's  the tuesday platform

Sunday, June 10, 2018

We belong in the wilds

                                                                                         Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding
Image: Made to Live like Humans (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
dig bear dulls earth prosper spirit 
sacred years writing act breath

I don't dig this
I just can't bear it
It dulls my mind
We belong in the wilds
Why on earth is the bother

We need to prosper
That was the contention

But shoving us to be with humans
is not the spirit
We belong in the wilds
I'll say it again

It is sacred!
At least provide a wild environment
Like the Sea World where we were for years

The writing was on the wall
We were supposed to be progressive
To interact more with humans
To live like humans
To eventually take over the human race

We are expected to rule the world
We are allowed to take on a couple of humans as pets
Just as how they have been doing to us

Come to think of it
That is not a bad idea
Yes, that will be fun

Now I can breath easy
That will be the day!

Susan's Sunday Photo Fiction
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #406
Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle #355

Friday, June 8, 2018

sadly you had missed the cue

                                                                     Author: Matthew Henry matthewhenry
Image: Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do (here)

It is not that it's such a big issue
But sadly you had missed the cue
It is not that I had not given way
But you had lately looked away

Save the situation, what am I to do
I'm all miserable and feeling blue
You seem to enjoy it all the more
When I dread it all unlike before

Give me a break
Sane thing to take

You know how much I had loved you
Was it not a shock that we are through?

Bjorn's at d'Verse's MTB  - negativa

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

'Sustenance is the problem,'

                                                                                 Author Kalamazoo Public Library
Image: The Reading Habit
Should Start early (here)

the 12 given words:
why, wait, pick, book, read, until, 
end, lucky find how, reader, friend

Why wait to pick up a book
It is to read until the end
that presents the greater challenge

Cultivating good reading habits
cuts across the sedentary comforts
It is being lucky to find it easy
to reach out for a good title

How then to finish it fast?
How then to keep on running?
as chalking up a bundle spells success

A frequent reader and a friend
has this strategy that works

An interesting read keeps one glued
to its pages which is not a problem

'Sustenance is the problem,' he said

This can be overcome
like many boring situations
by a break in between

Read, continue reading but multiple titles
Switch one to the other when boredom sets in
Eventually many books can be completed
The friend says it works!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #165
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif - running

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

soothing inner souls

Image: Pouring Green Tea (here)

shincha heading this
way with the coming of June
soothing inner souls

hot new tea shared with
someone close will open new
horizons beyond

Note: The kigo for  'early summer': is new tea,
shincha. Shincha is the very first picking

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem.- #1447 shincha

Monday, June 4, 2018

Wrought with hazy lines entangled beautifully...

                                                                            Artist: Monet , Sunrise (1872) (fair use)
Image: Monet was attributed to be the
founder of the 'impressionist movement'
in art with his painting, 'Sunrise' which
depicts the port of Le Havre at sunrise

the 10 of 12 given words:
wrought rust Monet peer 
tangle (to unite or knit together in intricate confusion)
epigrammatic (adj)) of or like an epigram;
terse and ingenious in expression
tenon (v)) A projecting piece of wood made for insertion
into a mortise in another piece, to join securely)
oblivescence (n) (adj)) witty, concise saying
vase overslept

Wrought with hazy lines entangled
beautifully in a confusion of a rusty aging
in a misty pastel background Monet
was hailed by his peers as the master
of an impressionist mind

Epigrammatic in an art sense 'Sunrise'
fitted squarely like a ‘a mortise and tenon joint’
into the art scene when first exhibited in 1874

It was akin to the equivalent of an oblivescence
of Shakespearean brilliance expressed in an art masterpiece

Even better yet with a vase of fresh water- lilies
next to it (Monet's signature flower) to
complete the picture

One would have been caught in an overslept
mode not appreciating this form of the art world

MLMM's Wordle #199
Sanaa's at Real Toad's the tuesday platform

Sunday, June 3, 2018

blast from the past

                                                                                                          Author: Andreas Tille (http://fam-tille.
Image: Strokkur geyser eruption (here)

the 12 given words:
slam blast lost chance crawl back 
channel suspect bad link cycle race 

slam it down hard
blast from the past
not lost even for a day
chances are to crawl
back along the channel

to relent is suspect
may not have to look bad
just link it to changes in weather conditions
and one has an answer

cycle of happening
continues throughout the day
not to race against time
so nature has an answer
to bore one to tears

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #354
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #405

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A bird's eye view of a spectacular scene

                                                                                       Photo: Andre Kertesz (1932)
Image: Clock of the Académie Française, Paris (here)

Cool Parisian Springtime morning
Found at the same spot standing
Where the photographer had been
A bird's eye view of a spectacular scene

An artist's perspective creation
Set to stop in time at a distance
The Roman numerals unmoved unconcerned
But the hands  ticking away in motion

High above for a moment in time
Meditating alone on life's challenge
Undisturbed but peacefully aligned
Appeased in dreams that seemed blind

Kerry's at Real Toad's  - camera flash

Thursday, May 31, 2018

he protested but reigned in his anger

                                                                                              Author Tomwsulcer
Image: Scaffolding erected to protect pedestrians
from falling debris. This overhead scaffolding was
built around the tree to keep it alive. (here)

the 12 given words:
protested, reign houses money chair outside 
bed falling street month city, country

he protested but reigned in his anger
been through this many times before
houses in a tenement area subject to onslaught
an experience that money could not buy

occasionally debris floated down from the upper floors
one time it was a chair together with a whole table

he was looking outside from his bed one morning
about to thank Providence hoping for peacefulness
for the rest of the day

they suddenly came falling onto the street
below amidst commotions just above
there wasn't a month when nothing happened

civic consciousness in a such a city and a country
should be a thing of the past but contrary to beliefs
there was no let up
it appeared to be fun for some wayward weirdos

Note: This is totally fictional not related to any
city or country on the face of this earth - Amen!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #164
Grace's at d'Verse's OLN #221

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

memories linger freely

                                                                          Author David Baggins (David Almeida)
Image: The Andes' Clean mountain Air (here)

                                                                          Author Didier Descouens
Image: Pan-flute of Reed and Bamboo (here)

nostalgic pan-flute
strains flowing over Andes
high, comes to a close
truth in memories linger
rekindles sweet emotions

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem 1443
-music-to-close-our journey
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif - truth

Monday, May 28, 2018

no more destined for the market - a Haibun

                                                                                      Author VasenkaPhotography 
Image: Parched lips (here)

the 12 given words:
behavior particular maternal numerous
woebegone (sad or miserable in appearance)
nestle muted parched
deleterious (causing harm or damage).
acerbic (sharp forthright)
amass absent

farmer's pail of freshly squeezed milk
no more destined for the market
arising from a group behavior in particular
that duplicated maternal instincts to provide
numerous options in young minds
no more woebegone spied of eager innocents

nestled conveniently around the edge
muted in silent sounds of concentration
like pretty maids in a row
without being deleterious in following the leader
parched lips forced acerbic initiatives
righteously focused to amass all the goodness
for hungry and empty tummies in the absence of mummy

forced circumstances
opened gates to solutions
in a group effort

MLMM's Wordle #198
Frank's at d'Verse's Haibun Monday - silent sounds

Sunday, May 27, 2018

insects and bugs do bug me

                                                                                                         Author shankar s.
Image: A Good Solution - Fried Bugs
for the Untried Palate (here)

11 of 12 given words:
hiding close invisible cardboard black 
corners belong laugh put strip home  

insects and bugs do bug me
hiding but still close by
invisible yet they scurry along
even under cardboard boxes
black dark corners are game
their domain where they belong

not to laugh it off
besides the nuisance
health is put into question
heath is on the line

what then is the solution?
not to strip the abode of fittings
nor to share the peace of home
with such unwanted distractions

they don't read of any 'shooing'
perhaps blow them off to kingdom come
'cruelty to living creatures' may have to be sacrificed

it all boils down to a matter of 'choices'
the choice of unhealthy surroundings
of doing nothing or
the array of spray insecticides
which health-wise is of a lesser danger

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle #353
Kim at  Real Toad's Weekend Mini Challenge  -  insects and bugs

Friday, May 25, 2018

it bared its fangs when approached

                                                                      Author Hugo.arg at Lithuanian Wikipedia
Image: Looking Innocent (here)

The thieves took everything except the dog,
perhaps because:
they dislike dogs
it bared its fangs when approached
it barked incessantly
hid behind the cupboard
too big to carry
or too timid
unkempt and neglected
it bit one of them
or looked to be a big eater
in the family way
well..... just as well!
(55 words)

Sherry's at Real Toad's - wordy thursday 
Joy's Friday 55
MLMM's -  first line friday
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #405

Thursday, May 24, 2018

is there no regret? - contrapuntal poetry

                                                                                                      Author Khunkay
Image: Looking for a Group Solution (here)

set in motion                                      tendency of a tell all
what is the hurry                                why to be in such fury
is there no regret                                from the expected fall-out
revelation galore                                not to provoke
but really?                                          isn't there something missing?

the conscience is clear                        so why the bother
it is just among the family                    can be brushed off easily

mindful of the consequences               if it is to be retracted
as long as it is not material                  as long as it is not complicated
the impact is not long lasting               to live with it is acceptable
some secured tact will help                 relationships balanced with loving care
a short route to repair                         perhaps beneficial to the learning curve
to be exposed early in life                   on needs to be prepared
that on looking back                           it is not a bad experience after all
a silly mistake perhaps

Paul at dVerse's MTB  -  contrapuntal poetry

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Selfishness grew out of deprivations

                                                                             Attribution: delphine gemini
Image: Seeing double (here)

10 of 12 given words:
daughters pure pockets shakes trust moves
welter (a large number in no order; a confused mass)
bedside wisdom blossoming,

Having lovely daughters in reality
Growing from pure dainty little darlings
Pockets of innocence in sibling rivalry
That shook trust into petty bitching

Moves of wants unfairly imposed
In a welter of confusing house rules
Contrary to belief often supposed
Smacked into unnecessary ridicules

Envious tendencies were often inborn
Had beginnings from bedside of infants
Selfishness grew out of deprivations
Held tenaciously by elements of favoritism

Fortunately blood seen thicker than water
Wisdom and tact ultimately prevailed
Blossoming into sophistication perhaps later
A tribute to sisterly feelings rightly entailed

Photo at Pintrest Sunday Muse #5
MMT's Sunday Whirligig Wordle #163
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  tribute poem

pocket wipe

Monday, May 21, 2018

April showers bring May flowers - a Quadrille

                                                                                           Author Korona Lacasse
Image: April Showers (here)

10 of 12 given words:
beast escapist negatives untoward 
mellow material rapid sequence 
amaryllis (stunning red flower)
neurochemicals (a drug that affects the nervous system)teri

rain or shine
appreciating nature's blessings
is not beastly but more escapist
than a negative stance

an amaryllis neurochemical
there has to be some good
April showers bring May flowers

nothing untoward mellowed
nor material but consequential
to rapid thinking

sequential take is recommended
(44 words)

MLMM's Wordle #197
Kim's at d'Verse's Quadrille #57 - don't rain on my parade

Sunday, May 20, 2018

a second home invariably is set at happy hours

                                                                                           Author Dwight Burdette
Image: The Happy Hour as yet to Commence (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
family wait drunks hearts loud win 
laugh animated eagles check bar

a second home invariably is set at happy hours
a family of strangers to start with but not for
long for it is not necessary to wait to make friends

contrary to contention and a belief that drunks
are unruly and found to be rowdy they are not

eat your hearts out for they are overly friendly
ready to help and even to part with their money

the wildness may be tempered down in a crowd
and loudness is not a virtue but instead they can
win over each other with just a few laughs

like animated eagles ready for a swoop
they check the options still very much in control
if they get to meet their heroes usually they do for
life-long friends do often begin at the long bar

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #342
Brendan's at Real Toad's  - if you meet your hero

Saturday, May 19, 2018

a split in opinions in a dichotomy of ideas

                                                   Author: Dietmar Rabich / Wikimedia Commons / “Nordkirchen, 
                                                   Naturschutzgebiet Ichterloh -- 2018 -- 2094-99 (bw)” / CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: A Bulwark Against Intrusions (here)

to use the synonyms in a poem:
fork  - diverge split dichotomy
cushion -  buffer bulwark
time - duration era occasion
roof  - ceiling palate
water - saliva tears spray sprinkle

a split in opinions a dichotomy of ideas
to buffer divergent views in a diverse crowd
an occasion  to ponder without fears
that's democracy palatable for a shout

perhaps a sprinkle of dissension 
as a bulwark to buffer a raucous reaction
in an era of progressive governance
for which tears shed are an indignation

MLMM's Saturday Mix  -  same but different
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #404

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

revelation of untold Midnight Poisoned surroundings

                                                                                                  Author Ian Norman
Image:  Happiness is Elusive (here)

16 of 18 given words: Perfumes Category
insolence obsession reveal untold Midnight Poison 
ambush beautiful White Linen Red Doom allure Romantica 
My Sin  diamond opium English Leather taboo 

insolence of an obsession crazed being
revelation of untold Midnight Poison feelings

to get away but preempted by ambushed leanings
put paid to beautiful thoughts of White Linen longings

but happiness is an elusive Red Doom to an allured soul
caught in a Romantica of sorts but still showing them bold

My Sinner's diamond thoughts are opiumed English Leather
taboo to any hopes of achieving and satisfying the desire

Note: Hank trying to put some sense into
using as many words instead of just 3 words

Lillian's at d'Verse's  Brand Name Noodling  - perfumes

Sunday, May 13, 2018

beating around is a technique of deception

                                                                                                  Author PumpkinSky
Image: Secured in Soft Colors (here)

the given 12 words:
game streak simple rattle
sheen (shine or cause to shine softly)
beam beat seams list string still fasten  

it is a game with a streak of delusion
appearing simple but they are not rattled
though a beaming sheen on faces of innocents
much concerned of the impending battle

beating around is a technique of deception
knocking off confidence at the seams likely
a listing ship is easier all the more convenient
string of repressions imposed incessantly

big brother image is still tactfully extended
greed the push factor that will readily fasten
onto the weak minds of those targeted
reduced to hordes of the forsaken

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #351
willow's at PU's Real Toad's -  tuesday platform

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Utterly wrong to pin down the blameless

                                                                                       Author: Failx
Image: This is wrong* (here)

the 2 given sets of homophones:
cedar (an evergreen tree)
seeder (person connected to a peer-to-peer network
who has a given file and makes it available for downloading)

days (more than one day)
daze (to bewilder)

Dare to be different
Where is the allotment of shame?
Sifting through the claimants
Contending to shift blame

On days of unsolicited meanness
Leaving one dazed with a given choice
Like a cedar pleasing with its greeness
Be a seeder extending a fair voice

Faces may be nameless
Fairness is still to be maintained
Utterly wrong to pin down the blameless
For which one is expected to explain

Sincerity is not just a virtue
When righting wrongs with reasons
Bless be the soul to seriously view
Divine rights of innocents

* dividing 19 into 4

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Off guard she groped for answers - a Friday 55

                                                                                                    Author: DeFacto
Image: Wings of Windmills would
indicate 4 Possible answers (here)

The crash of wave and snap of sail sung to her
Off guard she groped for answers

Life-line needed but what to trim off
Knowing the extent first
Would solve half the bother
Damage control would then be clear

Not to turn manic
Avoid panic

A clear path invariably loomed
Otherwise muddled minds were doomed
(55 words)

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Joy's Verse Escape Friday 55