Monday, November 30, 2015

A Marriage made in Heaven

 Image:1 Anne the Elegant Bride

 Image:2 The Newly-Weds

 Image:3 Backed byThe Faithful Support Group

 Image:4 The Playful Gesture of the Traditional  'Cake Tasting'

Image:5  A Few days Preceding - Anne's
Bachelorette Party on Nov 22, 2015

Image: 6  Friends of the Bride - They were there too!
(Images courtesy of Azlin)

the 10 of 12 given words (here):
white docile dew dress emotional errant cake
shivaree (a mock serenade with kettles, pans,for a newly married couple)
prodigious (extraordinary in size, amount or extent)
telesthesia (sensation or perception received at a distance without
the normal operation of the recognized sense organs.)

The bride wore white of Victorian tradition
Demurely chic perhaps even docile as a choice
Not strapless nor sleeveless just as elegant
Cool as dew-drops of a misty dawn awash
Matched with the groom
dressed in Malay costume

Teary eyed Mom emotional as seen often
Not on this occasion though brave as ever
Dad and family in epic relevance
Extending support with their presence together

Friends of the bride threw in their lot
Accentuating their all, exulting unselfishly
Not any raucous shivaree, errant in thoughts
Rollicking they squeezed in a Bachelorette Party

Not overly prodigious, not at all adamant
Still lots of felt telesthesia of sensations
Friends sacrificed time for three separate occasions
The Bachelorette, the akad and wedding reception
Drawing on experiences and variety of  talents
On hand with all the food and preparations
Pot-luck of cakes and home specialties even
Hurriedly but perfect in execution

Hendricks and Anne in matrimonial bliss
Uniting the families from two continents
For them both we would gladly wish
For that wonderful marriage made in heaven

Note: This is in commemoration of Hendricks 
and Anne's marriage which was solemnized (akad) 
on Nov 27th. The Reception was held the next day. 
The prompt of 12 words relevant for nuptials was 
most opportune when offered  at MLMM on Nov 
30th. It augurs very well for the loving couple!

For Amber's at MLMM's Wordle #87 and
Marian's at Real Toad's - the Tuesday platform

Saturday, November 28, 2015

developed by consensus

                                                              Author: 1971 markus
Image: A Reasonably Priced Lounge (here)

Note: Hay(nu)ku: A tercet with just 6 words
- line one is one word 
- line two, two words and 
- line three, three words
There’s no syllable count or rhyming requirements
Can also be in a reversed form of 3,2 and 1 words

life’s
journey carved
out of idealism
no preparations sought
mainly just
reflections

mental
picture discerned
construed for implementation
ideas to accord
reality of
purpose

brilliance
shoved its
head and plans
developed by consensus
with spouse’s
inputs

guided
by principles
that intruded out
of necessity through
the subconscious
mind

proper
thoughts on
financing necessary as
grandiose project costs
could cause
overruns

Georgia's at MLMM's , a Hay(nu)ku and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry # 280

Friday, November 27, 2015

Drats! Feeling scared?

                                                                           Author: Luis Miguel Bugallo S├ínchez 
Image: Olin's Kins are not that Mean (here)

Drats! Feeling scared?
Not this Cat.
Orlin at Pat’s  (here)
Holds the trump card
Rhyming smart

Sets its mark
A morning lark
Gets ready at 7
Sets in motion
Great motivation

To be #1

There’s usually a scramble
For those who are able
Though some still on the road
Others cashing in on a load
Missing the boat

Some still snoring
Perhaps a good dream
While some had gone missing
Lately are not seen

Where are the good guys?
No, not dropping from the sky
Do come by
No, not likely to cry
Just a good buy
To have a try

To keep company
For a morning spree
Blue’s cut and paste
Hank chasing in haste
Blue holding onto #1
Gives Hank a fine run
All in good fun!

For Bjorn's hosting at d'Verse OLN #161 and
Yves' at MLMM's Music Friday Prompt #18:
 - Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thrilling Shotover Jets of Queenstown

                                                                                 Attribution: Alex Proimos
Image: The Shotover Jet 'Big Red' (here)
(Skimming past rocky outcrops at close range 
twisting and turning through narrow canyons 
at breath taking speeds  -  Alex)
.
3WW given words:
wiggle distracted venom

Starting rather small perhaps a trickle
Wiggling along the heavy jungle clusters
Then madly tumbling over falls that sparkle
Rushing through rapids and rounded boulders

Canoeing and rafting pastimes for enthusiasts
Or drastic and thrilling Shotover Jets of Queenstown
Midstream distracted by trade and commerce
With infrastructure of hydro-power generation

Snaked across plains would have been spent
But venom spilled through floods and destruction
Damages and sufferings disgraced it as a friend
Such were rivers extending mixed collaboration

For Sumana's PU's Mid-week Motif - rivers and
Thomg's 3WW week#453

Monday, November 9, 2015

He was utterly Figimaled

                                                                                     Attribution: Aleksandr Abrosimov
Image: Osmussaar Lighthouse(here)

the 11 out of 12 given words:
Aarambham (via Two Paise Poems) Indian for the beginning.
Avasaanam (via Two Paise Poems) Indian for the end.
Figimaled (via Jules) Primarily Farklempt; distressed,
confused, annoyed, dismayed.
Shiprighteous (via KO) A smugly moralistic ship.
Cagestruck (via Yves) to be clueless of the customs,
dialect/language/slang, and haunts of an unfamiliar city.
Skuddling (via a darkened house) side-ways, skitterish motion
Ardle (via Michael) a person who urinates whenever
and wherever the mood strikes them.
Maganda (via Ladyleemanila) Filipino word for beauty,
refers to the beauty of both form and spirit.
Sayang (via Hank) Malay/Indonesian word referring to a
loved one. Also used to express one’s affectionate
feelings to a lady – whispered softly while nibbling the ear lobe.
Appraisal (via Ranted Crow); The act or result of judging
the worth or value of something or someone.
Punarjanmam (via Two Paise Poems) Indian for rebirth
or reincarnation.

Was it an Aarambham or
Was there an Avasaanam
He was utterly Figimaled
How he wished to be in the
Shiprighteous mode

Lost in this big city
How did it happen?
Stuck there for the past week
Cagestruck he could only stare
Right through the open window
Staring into nothingness

His thoughts went the far distance
He looked out again
He could spy down below
aiming precariously
in a Skuddling manner
an Ardle
Something familiar at least
Reminding him of home

But he would rather savor the lighthouse
at sunset further yonder
Awe inspiring Maganda
His mind went haywire to the far distance
again!

How he instantly missed his Sayang
How he missed those lingering hours
When time stood still
When together they shared
Dancing slow fox-trot
nibbling

No, an appraisal was in order
Even though the salary offered was fantastic
He was certain he could not survive
Not even following a Punarjanmam 
He thought hard

A lower-paying job was still bearable
He would have to go back home
For his Sayang and more!

For Amber's hosting at MLMM's Bonus Wordle and
Marian's at Real Toad's the tuesday platform

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Poppies evoked poignant feel


Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag (here)

Poppies evoked the
poignant feel to relate to
heroic exploits

Happiness to the
soldiers to be remembered
How we were steamed now

When knowing ills of
the drug scene emanated
from the poppy plants

For Tess' Mag #293- the remembrance day
Chev's CARPE DIEM #854 -  happiness and
Haiku Horizons  - steam

A dance so queer

                                                                                                    Attribution: Dantor
Image: A  Katzenauge (here)

the given words:
dance dream trample
vapid (flat,flavorless,dull)
pictures,spin,stun,pan
translucent (allowing light to pass
through but not transparent)
seem
grid (network of lines)

A dance so queer in his dreams
Passed fleetingly through
Trampling on various occasions

Rather vapid it registered vague pictures
Whereas ocean waves lapping the shore
Were rightly more consistent

He could spin a story most likely to stun
And to pan to the curiosity of friends
But he held back

It was translucent and
Seemed nebulously myterious
It was picturesque and grid-like
A dramatic concert but still
Frighteningly kaleidoscopic

Never had it so good
But at odds to have it shared

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl #224 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #277

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Pressures can impinge

                                                                        Attribution:  Dietmar Rabich
Image: Labyrinth “Werschrummschloeff” in Berdorf, Luxembourg (here)

High walls moss-laden
Like maze runner stultified
Standing dumb-founded

Beauty is neutral
In eyes of the beholder
Fulfilled desires

Pressure can impinge
But high resolve is savior
To each his own whims

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #853 Mother Earth/Mother Nature and
Kerry's the Eye of the Beholder - micro poetry at Real Toads

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Strokes from a master's hand - A Haibun

                                                                                                        Artist : Van Gogh
Image: View of the Church (here)

The Prose
The beauty of Autumn is in the anticipated change of visual rapport of man to nature. 
It alleviates the extremes of sweaty Summer on two fronts.The reduction 
progressively of the warmth of the weather to the progressive change of the 
visual greenery to the copper brown

The beauty of Van Gogh is also on two physical aspects that impact hard on the
consciousness. They are the wavy lines and also the tendency to fill the whole of the 
canvas with such a wavy spectacle.Lesser known or otherwise, this masterpiece 
can immediately be recognized as that of the old master's on account of the 
two characteristics.

The other that leaves imprints on the mind is the signature facet of the 
sunflower as a subject. Van Gogh perhaps wants to maintain the adherence 
to hues of yellow,orange and gold apparent in the above masterpiece and 
in many others. The yellow tallies also to that of the sunflowers' colors. 
Van Gogh's still life of sunflowers is a stimulant to the art scene 
most profoundly accepted.

                                                                                      Artist: Van Gogh
Image: Three Sunflowers (here)

The Haiku
Strokes from a master's
hand to relinquish burden
of talents bestowed

For Bjorn's hosting at d'Verse - Haibun Monday #3 and
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads