Friday, February 28, 2020

sentiments expressed in light terms

                                                                   Anon, reproduction by Palauenc05
Image: Portrait of Paul Trappen,
the world's strongest man (c. 1915)  (here)

sentiments expressed in light terms
sought to share his happiness and laughter
his good upbringing evidently an attraction

sentiments expressed in light terms
invoked a buoyant self not easily learnt
a personality commanding respect with such wonder
sentiments expressed in light terms
sought to share his happiness and laughter

Frank's at d'Verse's MTB - almost a triolet

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

abundantly misty cloudy all in awe

                                                                                                           Author: Colin
Image: Peeled and Unfriendly to the Eyes (here)

is it clearing the cobwebs of time
abundantly misty cloudy all in awe
what is it that bothers the mind
best to get rid of them out the door

peeling them off the surface painstakingly
as onions do tell us to patiently care
(44 words)

Mish's at d'Verse   - quadrille #98 nothing more

Sunday, February 23, 2020

I will give it a pass!

                                                                                                   Author:Sarolta Ban
Image:She stood her Ground (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
child fine line lace green design 
relish bite chase mine  trace

now, what have we here?
she is no more a child
nor is there the familiar red hood
she looks to be too sophisticated
dressed in a fine line of clothing
lace with coverings of green
not red like before

complicated designs whet my appetite
it offers a challenge
for it reveals a highly strung
and a clever sort of person
unlike the innocent little girl
in the simple Riding Hood

she appears too confident though
I relish a bite and here
I can do it even without a chase

a pretty head is an attraction
but not a quick mind
a polished and intelligent
woman is unpalatable
it may not be a clean job

mine is more of a quick one
no arguments no quarrels
and ends without a trace

not likely with this lady
she'll struggle and shout
it'll be a din
for she'll make a scene

I'll be a gentleman
she is a lucky lady
I will give it a pass!

Carrie's Sunday Muse #96
Brenda's Sunday's Whirl Wordle #444

Sunday, February 16, 2020

to turn a key on an event

                                                                                                   Author Daniel Fehr
Image: Nursing the Loneliness (here)

the 11 of 12 given words: 
feel for move left limit turn 
blood side lost air ease

a feel for a move
left on the outer limits
to turn a key on an event 
blood siblings separated
for a long while

but through sheer luck
they found themselves
sitting next to each other
side by side on a day to remember

very much unplanned
but good fortune played a hand
lost and flabbergasted
at an unlikely encounter
but there was an air of relief

they felt the ease in their favor                                           
divine intervention always forthcoming
when prompted with good intentions

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #443
Nekneeraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #303
Lillian's at d'Verse's OLN - from San Diego

Saturday, February 15, 2020

a new DSLR daring for a challenge

                                                                          Author: Unknown (fair use)
Image: Using a DSLR camera near white smoke  (here)

enthusiast called upon for a tryout
a new DSLR daring for a challenge
spectacular surroundings sought
though used to capture conflagration

insisting on less of shock explosions
interspersed with a soft background
what better than billowing sections
snatched on grounds of innocence

rising white smoke on moving platform
made for slow belly dancing swirls
wrought with unending wild forms
still a picture of sexy twists and twirls

creations amidst changing blue lights
smoke screens pushed by a slight draft
reminiscent of skies with clouds in flight
migrating birds in formation flying pass

a chosen picture of poetry in motion

Fireblossom's's Sunday Muse #95
Smoke Background images

Thursday, February 13, 2020

We went camping a long time ago...

                                                                                   Author Evan-Amos
Image:  A Big Mac - Very Unlike Ours  (here)

We went camping a long time ago
stocked with lots of raw and  tinned stuff
but none which we discovered
later had cooking skills
that prompted me to try my hand
seeing many male chefs who made good
and it seemed easy enough
but not so when the burger meat was crusted dark,
hard as a rock very unlike a real McDonnell's
that we civilized teens had to improvise
by soaking them then later topping them
with a generous mixture of ketchup
honey even vinegar
to gobble at them with eyes closed
pretending them to be a real Big Mac
after having burnt all that we brought along
after some two hours of cooking tryouts

Amaya at d'Verse's MTB  - the death sentence

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Winter Yellow

                                                                                            Attribution: Archive Team
Image:  Winter yellow   (here)

winter chrysanthemum,
wearing nothing
but its own light                              Mizuhara Shūōshi

not too much in a hurry
to flaunt its sweet memories            Hank

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem  - tan renga

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

it works the opposite way when one tries too hard

                                                                                                    Author Isiwal
Image: She kept on Trying (here)

paradoxically it works the opposite
way when one tries too hard
to fill the gap

but as a natural reaction
it works itself to maintain
a semblance of balance

a strange phenomena that pulls back
to ensure matters may not be
beyond damage control
(44 words)

De Jackson's at d'Verse's  -
Quadrille #97 – filling the page

Sunday, February 9, 2020

showered her with all loving care

                            Attribution: Pinterest
Image: Happiness on finding a partner (here)

10 of 12 given words:
demons breath murmurs scored 
shower fire future sigh smirk churn

the demons in him with bated breath
invoked the urging of the savage breast
no more murmurs but reality was supreme
scored a future partner what a scream

showered her with all loving care
all fired up to create a lineage of polar bears
with a sigh and a smirk to the eavesdropping moon
determined to churn out youngsters ever so soon

the cold North now blended with all warmth
with love in the air that could well happen

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #442
Carrie's Sunday Muse #94

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Of happenings beyond reason

                                                                                                Author:Lara Zankoul
Image: A nightmare in daylight (here)

the 10 of 12 given words
arm sign rope cringe gawk  
mind mist chopped form across

What could have happened
Arms holding on tight at the window
Forces beyond comprehension
Being airborne and being pulled up
With no sign of a rope from above
One would cringe if a supernatural
power was involved
Of happenings beyond reason

A rage conniving
against the human kind
Behind closed doors
No one to gawk at the phenomena
But the human mind trudged through the mist
It chopped at imagined foes
of whatever form across the divide
It came and went but was still intact

Perhaps just the end of an era
of peace and quiet
So they rationalized, unperturbed
Being airborne seemed all right
It was not over yet!

Nekneeraj at MLMM's Photo Challenge #301

Sunday, February 2, 2020

In all of its mysterious intentions insisting

                                                                            Attribution: Ben Heine Art Photography
Image: Impending Danger Appeared to be (here)

Strangely enough a key was offered to me
In all of its mysterious intentions insisting
Searched the heavens for what it meant to be
No clues nothing untoward and found wanting

Puffed up emotions filled her belly
To register a rationale and tone down the impact
Caught on the wrong foot a rebuff to her ability
So unsettling to her ego for a fact

In all goodness any intention to accept?
Not on her life it further enhanced her anger
Restrained of the pent-up feelings that she felt
But an honorable sidestep to avert untold danger

Carrie's Sunday Muse #93
Magaly's at Poets and Storyteller United
- writer's pantry #5