Friday, March 30, 2018

Picturesque and colorful

                                                                                                    Author:Peter Smyly
Image:  Spring has arrived in St James’s Park. (here)

The tanaga is a quatrain with four
seven-syllable lines.Traditionally all
four lines rhyme, ie aaaa bbbb or
cccc  One can also try other rhyme
variations, like aabb ccdd, or abab

Spring sneaked in early chock-ful
Greenery galore, it is
Picturesque and colorful
Great time outdoors peaceful bliss

Cold that enveloped the mind
Just passing irritation
Normalcy now all the signs
Appeasing expectations

Frank at d'Verse's MTB  -  tanaga

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Heightened love feelings

                                                                                           Author: Ankita15dombe
Image: A Loving Couple (here)

Heightened love feelings
Treasured diamonds from the sky
When sparkling brightly
Extended for lasting good
Weaving down onto both laps

Chevrefeuille's  Carpe Diem 1399 - beauty-of-heart.
Fireblossom's at Real Toad's  Friday poetic - imagery

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Man, to play with words at bedtime....

                                                                                               Author:Alpha Coders
Image: Secured beyond Doubt (here)

11 of 12 given words:
man play words bedtime best together 
turn English read mail small

Man, to play with words at bedtime
is such a fascinating privilege
It is the best time to just sail along

Creative juices gnawing relentlessly
in friendly banter wanting to sneak out
is a most challenging experience  - a
stake-out of the elusive treasure trove
inherent in one's being  

The quiet of the evening together
with tired bones now rested is a turn
for the better courtesy of an afternoon
nap and an encounter with English
tea earlier in the day

The gap before bed is also an ideal
time-frame within which to read the
mail in preparation for the following
day's events 

It may just be a respite to unlock the
often  small intrusions of seemingly
unwelcomed writer's block 

Stake-out in this instance:  something: to claim 
ownership of or a particular interest in something

MLMM's Photo Challenge #207
Sanaa's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  - treasure

Reflection in the water

                                                                                                    Author: David J. Stang
Image: Violet colored flowers
of the Rabbit-ear iris  (here)

Stealing through the leaves
Reflection in the water
Waving with the winds

Note: Rabbit-ear iris or kakitsubata is
usually found growing in shallow waters

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem - crossroads-3.
- rabbit-ear iris

Monday, March 26, 2018

a big leap forward (all the given words) - a Quadrille

                                                                         Author: Adam Jones, Canada

Image: A Future Egg-head (here)

all the given words:
leap crunch bounce 
rock hard fire egg melt

a big leap forward
what a crunch!

to be able to bounce back
is no mean feat

it may appear insurmountable
but despite a rock-hard foundation
it is a sail-through


an egg-head can melt the resistance
with fair use of his God-given gifts!
(44 words)

Kim's at d'Verse's Quadrille #53  - egg

One's pride and dignity is sacred - A Quadrille

                                                                                       Author: R.123 at en.wikipedia
Image: A Big Cat Bothering a   
Smaller and Helpless Cat (here)

Goaded and pushed into a corner
Egged on by the desire to defend
One's pride and dignity is sacred

No one should be let off scot-free
to insult and cast unfair aspersions
No one should be expected to meddle

My domain is my bother
(44 words)

Kim's at dVerse's  Quadrille  - egg

Sunday, March 25, 2018

that may one day adorn bare walls with its finery

                                                                   Author: Cburnett at English Wikipedia GFDL
Image: A Jaguar at the Milwaukee
County Zoological Gardens (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
broken music soul sharp saturate 
truth veils birth silky shadows rain 

a faraway look towards the distance beyond
paring off broken music that tugs at the soul
sharp twitching that saturates and spawn
truths that veil a longing and a despairing goal

a birth within paradise among spring's greenery
unfortunately captured for its silky and fluffy coat
that may one day adorn bare walls with its finery
shadows a desired longing to be free and about

rain and shine in jungles that showcase colors
convenient for the cause of conservation and beauty
but efforts for fauna are lost within nauseating blurs
of big money for the supply of endangered species

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #344
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #396

Friday, March 23, 2018

Try not to believe

                                                                                        Author: unknown
Image: Dreaming in Deep Sleep (here)

Dreams, tucked in pockets
Released from shackles in time
To dance in colors

Try not to believe
Dreams forbearing the future
Stressful if inclined

Best take it easy
Enjoy as long as it lasted
Ideas to write on

Chev's at Carpe Diem #1395 - dreams
Bjorn's at d'Verse's OLN #216

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

it is morbid, it is evil looking

                                                                 Photographer:Didier Descouens
Image:  Death's-Head Hawkmoth –  dorsal view  (here)

                                                                         Photographer:Didier Descouens
Image: Death's-Head Hawkmoth -  close-up of the thorax  (here)
These moths are easily distinguishable
by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern
of markings on the thorax - Wiki

10 of 12 given words:
morbid giving daylight dangerous 
leave care, friends led trance illness 

it is morbid, it is evil looking in drab
colors a near perfect depiction of bad
spirits giving a scare in broad daylight

it enhances feelings of awe and terror
what is more intimidating is a loud chirp
it emits when irritated and it bites

dangerous to bees as it feeds on honey
and more intriguing is its ability not to
leave the hive for days and not being
stung in there unprotected

does it bother or care to friends and
foes that it seems to be in a trance and
led to believe it will not incur
any illness if touched?

Perhaps not but still it has the uncanny
appearance of a bad omen.

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #154
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif colors

Monday, March 19, 2018

gnarled at mother's conscience

                                                                                                               Author: Lucy
Image:  A mother goose providing
shelter to her goslings (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
peal (loud repeated or reverberating sound)
octave (the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency)
gnarl nightmare negligence nullify
boketto (to gaze vacantly into the distance without thinking)
leash (a line or rope used to walk or control a dog)
muscle misrepresent parasite

peals of baby's desperation
high octaves cause of much concern
gnarled at mother's conscience
a nightmare of negligence

reaction to nullify the fright
enhanced the boketto plight
goslings not on a leash was a delight
freedom to move bound to excite

a sudden downpour was a damper
they muscled their way to be under
no attempt to misrepresent the bother
parasitic rush to be under cover

multiple broods accorded by Providence
mother's privilege never to question

MLMM's Wordle #188
Magaly's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform

Sunday, March 18, 2018

a certain blight on his reasoning

                                                                                             Author: Tomascastelazo
Image: Hand with 'power stone' bracelets
holding a box with smoking incense (here)

11of 12 given words:
blight (a thing that spoils or damages something)
cajole (persuaded to do by sustained coaxing or flattery)
cringe heap called kind close wild wolf means small

a certain blight on his reasoning
he was cajoled into acting foolishly
cringed at the ease of its happening
heaps of flattery working lavishly

called to check on its vulnerability
it was kind of too close for comfort
wild wolf whistles could turn nasty
means of getting attention of sorts

a pretty young lass should not bother
small price to pay but worth the bastions
could be damaging if allowed to fester
let attention seekers resort to other diversions

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #343
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry#395

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Like the old bachelor days

                                                                                         Author Jeangagnon
Image: Just a Slice (here)

Dear All,
The tummy turning
With a strange sounding pleading
Just  not my being
Famished upon waking up
To the galley for some food

What tough luck waiting
Had totally forgotten
Was the maid's off day
Bread and plain water
Like the old bachelor days

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem.-#1390 - the flute weeps
K's at Real Toad's - dear poems

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

a super Blue Moon total eclipse!

                                                                                             Attribution: © Ted Strutz
Image: Being Prepared to Capture
a Historic Moment (here)

Remember the Blue Moon? – so called being a second
of two full moons in one calendar month (it passed through
the Earth’s shadow on January 31, 2018, to give us a total
lunar eclipse) It is also the third in a series of three straight
full moon supermoons – that is, super-close full moons. So
it’s not just a total lunar eclipse, or a Blue Moon, or a
supermoon. It’s all three  a super Blue Moon total eclipse!

It is the first Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years

the 11 of 12 given words:
burning burns appear hope cave 
bonds frailty read flowers sugars flares

what a scream!
the first Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years!

it creates a burning desire that
burns ever since he got news of
its impending will to appear

his hope is a clear night
on a beach definitely
not in a cave

his bond with astronomy
is a romance with the cosmic
mysteries ever since the day he
received a telescope for
his 10th birthday

the frailty of a rainy night though
reads like flowers and sugars
that flares in his mind

but he is unperturbed
he is determined not to miss the
unique opportunity of a lifetime
(100 words)

Rochelle's Photo Prompt - 16th march 
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #153
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif -  scream

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

No more zooming in Aston Martins

                                                                                               Author Paul Anderson
Image: The Super-heroes wannabes (here)

Super-charged, super strength
Extended technology
Computer animated
All combined to redefine
the ability that defied odds
of Super-power heroes

No more stalking
No more running-around, punching
No more zooming in Aston Martins

It is now flying through the air
wielding firepower from within themselves
that can inflict untold and tragic outcomes
coupled and supported with sci-fi works
flashers and explosions

It has brought Super-hero
exploits to a whole new level

It is fun growing up for the youngsters!

Lillian's at d'Verse's super-me

Monday, March 12, 2018

dreaming in cyan surroundings

                                                                             Author: Christopher Michel
Image: In a trance (here)

10 of 12 given words:
nod gradual mumble gradual
vaunt (verb) (to boast or brag)
asleep scantily tragedy tradition
cyan (a greenish-blue color used in photography and color printing)
Koi no Yokan (Japanese) (the sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the
two of you are going to fall in love)

a nod a gradual mumble
a vaunt regarding his prowess
yet sound asleep still dressed
scantily in pajamas
dreaming in cyan surroundings
lulled in a Koi no Yokan
with an angel of his imagination
all too familiar a ritual
some mornings

a tragedy of sorts

he went against the tradition
of not washing his feet prior to
jumping to bed the night before

is it true or just old wife's tale?

MLMM's Wordle #187
Sanaa's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform

Sunday, March 11, 2018

an ideal choice to let off steam

                                                                                                   Attribution: Pegman
Image: Paradise unlimited (here)

10 of 12 given words:
fry gift manner star silence sand 
mar charge stormy wired

having other fishes to fry
a gift to reward one's efforts
in a manner not on the sly
to the Bahamas southwards

star offering not known to silence
golden sands on a scenic beach
crowded vacation destination
to mar the natural-like peace

charged up with urban life's challenge
an ideal choice to let off steam
away from stormy unsolicited tensions
to bask in peaceful heavenly dreams

could one be faulted on an indiscretion
that could go a long way to appease
a mind all wired up with office problems
be kind to oneself to be well at ease
(98 words)

Rochelle's Pilgrimage
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #394

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sunny and Bright all Year

                                                                                         Author: Judgefloro
Image: Benguet-Baguio Ciy road scenery  (here)

The tanaga is a quatrain with four
seven-syllable lines.Traditionally all
four lines rhyme, ie aaaa bbbb or
cccc  One can also try other rhyme
variations, like aabb ccdd, or abba

Tanaga from Philippines
Time to visit in between
Sunny all year and green
Whereas the West is snowing

Marian's at Real Toad's  -  fussy
little forms - tanaga

Friday, March 9, 2018

Is there a way out of the doldrums?

                                                                                          Attribution: anon 
Image: What is There Beyond (here)

Contemplating life's challenges
Quietly assessing and reviewing
Is there a way out of the doldrums
Looking outwardly is inspiring

Archway  an open book inviting
Lamenting in the shadows sadly
Venture out decisively by stepping
Under and across perhaps awkwardly

Nothing to stultify a progress desired
Sincere efforts will be aptly rewarded

Sue Vincent's Photo Prompt - arch
MLMM's  Saturday Mix  -  fables

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The final curtain to herald the end of the road

                                Attribution: Michael Trolove / End of the road, Little Stukeley / CC BY-SA 2.0
Image: A Sad End (here)

The heart booming in little cautious palpitations
This is it the outcome of many uncanny episodes
A finality to the goings-on of varied situations
The final curtain to herald the end of the road

Wonder what little pieces of news along the way
What can transpire before the closing of the chapter
Ought to be serials of lively moments that hold sway
Life will be dull devoid of highlights that inspire

A pull-back on memorable moments and fears
Love and all the permutations with 'little darlings'
The highs and lows, of laughter and sad tears
Generally feature most that makes life worth living

Sanaa at Real Toads  -  curtain falls
Grace at d'Verse's OLN#215

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

writing a poem can be frustrating

                                                                                        Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Image: Reading for Inspiration (here)

10 of 12 given words:
poem waves glides sleek made things head cuts 
murk (darkness or thick mist that makes it difficult to see)
balsa (balsa wood is a very lightweight material)

writing a poem can be frustrating
it comes in waves of inspiration
it glides easy at odd times feeding
the sleek inquisitive self at random

wading through the murk is plain silly
unlike balsa wood lightweight and easy
things made difficult with no big money
tensions to the head makes it giddy and guilty

it is best not to hurry matters at hand
a rest between takes to cut off the gloom
just heavenly to work with a rested mind
to let the creative juices space to bloom

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #152
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  money

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

nothing like kingfisher diving into it

                                                                                     Attribution: Hossein Zare
Image:  A 3-in-1 Choice

the 12 given words:
sweep foot virtue void bridge hurry kingfisher Nitendo
shimmer (quivering image as produced by reflecting faint light)
tonal (relating to the tone of music, colour, or writing)
grove (a group of trees planted close together)
Burgundy (a red wine from Burgundy) 

A sweep of the intended journey
by foot by virtue of uneasiness 
revealed a void as opposed to
clear directions 

The desire to bridge the chasm
for the token of love was a 3-in-1
choice but a friendly shimmering
light shadowed by an accompaniment  
of light tonal music was the pull factor

He hurriedly proceeded towards 
an unlikely and mysterious orange 
grove that appeared Burgundy red
in the far distance hoping for a find

Nothing like kingfisher diving into
a no holds barred situation just as a  
skillful Nitendo practitioner for which 
he had occasioned his talents

MLMM's Bonus Wordle - Sam's Choice
MLMM's Photo Challenge #204
Sarah's at d'Verse's Poetics : thread's of feelings

Sunday, March 4, 2018

sometimes frustrations stifled our yearnings

                                                                      Attribution: © Jade Wong
the 12 given words:
saw arms small mind scar bar apart haul snarling sharp trunk 
hearth (the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick)

saw with arms outstretched but still without
dilemma for many in grave situations
where small inconveniences were often fraught
with added difficulties in the long run

snowman in mind and body meant to bring joy
a scar to wishful intentions much desired
devoid of movements was not a ploy
but a bar to effectively socialize as required

gregarious living in an urban environment
not apart from society but hauled aside
snarling neighbors added to the amusement
sharp contrast to the quiet of the countryside

place your trunk then next to the hearth
to experience the warmth of human gathering
beg your pardon you were all plainly just ice
sometimes frustrations stifled our yearnings

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #341
Sunday Photo Fiction March 04
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #393

Friday, March 2, 2018

faith in high esteem likely

                                                                          Author: Martin Falbisoner 
Image: Towards Uncharted
Territory (here)

pretentious actions
set to impact on innocents
to make things simple
to know and to appreciate
faith in high esteem likely

Chèvrefeuille's Carpe Diem #1380
- present life