Tuesday, September 29, 2020

to foil a fox

                                                                                   Author:Renee Grayson
Image: Eyeing its Next Move  (here)

to slice ones' desires to shove some
hidden from view under the lunch box
lest one forgets 

to foil a fox known to be sneaky 
is to trust one's conscience
not wanting to ask why 
but to defile a hoax 
the hypocrisy of a twisted mind

it is sad that liars and scammers
rule supreme in the market place
social media is open to the world
given half a chance
will do you in and laugh 
surrounded by their ill-gotten gains

forget the fox for other furry alternatives
a cat is just as cuddly with all its innocence
to let instinct to roll the red carpet
revile in one's own judgment
and live another day!

JadeLi at d'Verse Poetics - the vatic voice

illuminating the skies on most romantic nights

Image:: The Moon over Acropolis 
of Athens in the evening light. (here)

Apparently, you're the planet's only natural satellite. You maintain a  
rotation with Mother Earth so that we can only see the same side of 
you. It is beautiful! 

Romances accentuating your beauty have commonly alluded to your 
stature and they are very unlike the rough surfaces unfairly shown.
during the moon landings - very unflattering to what we have been 
used to.

You are being the second-brightest after the Sun but unlike the Sun 
you can safely be ogled at by loving couples enamored by your presence. 

Most fortunate that you are now given a respite with no more instances 
of interruptions of human presence 

faithfully therein
illuminating the skies
keeping a vigil

Frank at d'Verse Haibun Monday - the moon

Sunday, September 27, 2020

brushing aside all of the likes of coldness

                                                                                             Author: Vladimir Pustovit
Image: Happy to be Accorded
the Blessings (here)

it came as no surprise to anyone 
when she entered the arena and found it 
inhabited by fluffy cuddly creatures

she had very much liked to hug someone
or something warm and compromising
the tendency of the new horizon of offering
such an opportunity seems endless

brushing aside all of the likes of coldness
as dark clouds race across preceding the
downpour unexpected to dampen her ego

daring to pick up the pieces she makes a show
of reluctance imbued with braveness in quick
takes of succession of cuddling and of running

she is glad to have found the reason to be 
accorded the goodness in a moment of despair

Michael's at MLMM's  - creating a context

Saturday, September 26, 2020

second chance with the new experience

                                                                                                   Author:Jannes Pockele 

Image: Blissful partnership (here)

– divorced and married 
– exit and entrance

to be divorced and married again
is it a mistake meant as a repetition
is it risking the episode without restrain
how's second time around in anticipation

is directly an exit and an entrance
not exactly from the pot into the fire
but second chance with the new experience
to make amends a good start without fear

a lesson in love is always welcomed

weejars at  MLMM's Saturday Mix - opposing forces

Friday, September 25, 2020

but my life is not of my own

                                                                                            Author:Tahsin Shah

Image: Trained for Begging 
with Showmanship (here)  

had never had it so good
good provider all along
gave me shelter and food
not complained for so long

but my life is not of my own
being controlled at his whims
slavery here right at home
to do things that please him 

Grace at d'Verse MTB - protest poetry

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Scary but True

                                                                                              Author: Catrin Welz Stein                                      Image: In a Dream (here)

A moment in time a moment of reflection
Life has been in turmoil on many occasions
Never had it been this way
Impinged on life every day
Invisible to the naked eye but such destruction

Wither the answer on many minds asking
It gets tedious with eyes closed, frightening
Innocent lives are waiting
Sadly it is long in coming
Scary as it progressed, come by the vaccine

Lillian's at d'Verse's Poetic - let your 
words be a paintbrush

Monday, September 21, 2020

both exude scenic beauty

                                                                                  Author:Jason M. C., Han
Image: Blue Skies over the Blue Danube (here)

Blue sky, Blue Danube both exude 
scenic beauty providing life-giving 
water facilitating long-distance travels 
accentuating  economic activities 
for sky is the limit. 

Seasonal changes affect the moods 
and lifestyles a damper to nature's 
blessings. However, it makes it more 
interesting with variety in life.
(44 words)

Whimsygizmo's at d'Verse Quadrille\
#112 with 44 words and -  sky

Sunday, September 20, 2020

to bask in nature's blessings

                                                                             Artist David Cox Jr.  (1809–1885)
Image: A Lonely Desolated Moorland (here)

moorland (upland areas in temperate shrublands 
characterised by low-growing vegetation) 

peacefully quiet
greenery kind to the eyes
a reassurance
to bask in nature's blessings
of cleaner air and beauty
(a tanka)

Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem time-challenge #3-moorland

Saturday, September 19, 2020

unashamedly laid bare

                                                                                      Author:Brooke Shaden

Image: A Flaming Heart (here)

drowned my sorrow 
with a flaming heart
is there no tomorrow 
now that it is apart

rightly open to abuse 
set to be duly warned
is it of any excuse
to discard all the warmth

unashamedly laid bare
exposed fully my soul 
aren't you to forebear
and rightly be bold

my blood my life sentence
not for an empty sacrifice
despite being overwhelmed 
just don't believe their lies

Fireblossom's at Sunday Muse  #126

Friday, September 18, 2020

trudging in slush

                                                                                                   Author: asoqpathak
Image: Muddy road (here)

sitting in deep thoughts
emptiness across the eyes
brightness far beyond
blind to the present sometimes
trudging in slush for some days
(a tanka)

Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem Haiku Kai
- Hosomi, preview of Basho's school for haiku

Thursday, September 17, 2020

where have the blackbirds flown

                                                                         Author:Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
Image: A Red-winged Blackbird (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
rumpled (ruffled or dishevelled appearance)
waving sparse rusty seed shawl gate line 
gone conducting

where have the blackbirds flown
to leave a rumpled bed of roses empty 
of  feelings without waving a goodbye
reminiscent of dementia afflicted being
sparse of ideas and rusty in thoughts 

a pity that seeds of memory are cloaked
under a shawl of emptiness not having
the luxury of surmounting beyond the gates
of decency, much sought by those unfortunate
enough to have gone across the line of 
reasoning memory and thoughts that
conducting normal chores are beyond them

MMT's The Whirligig #284
Bjorn's at d'Verse OLN #274

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Those gleaming green once of a Spring's showcase

                                                                                                              Author: Bigmouth

Image:  Raking and Blowing into Bags (here)

 Those pale flowers might still have time to fruit 
-  Karina Borowicz’s ‘September Tomatoes’

Those gleaming green once of a Spring's showcase
pale in comparison now transformed with
flowers leaves and branches straddling across which
might incur the wrath of those with the back-breaking tasks of
still having to rake them - courtesy of Autumn leaves that
have fallen much to be expected as a welcome  It is
time to exhibit the male prowess before coming 
to the cold months of restricted activities to the
fruit of labour's lost rightly gained.    

Laura's at d'Verse's: Poetics

Thursday, September 10, 2020

it surged through her being

                                                                                 Artist:Johanne Cathrine Krebs (1924)
Image: Contemptplating (here) 

the 11 of 12 given words:
surge drown thoughts heart spinning 
body bulwark bed faults finds luck

it surged  through her being
to drown her sorrows with 
thoughts of him in her heart

spinning without control 
her body a bulwark of resistance
still in bed and still contemplating
were they her faults that drained
her wits through her belly

she realised with finds of queer 
habits still there in him much to 
the annoyance of any 
self-respecting souls 

wanting to make amends
she was praying that with a bit 
of luck the baby would turn out
to be a gem of an angel

Sarah at d'Verse - take a selfie
MMT's at The Whirligig #283

Monday, September 7, 2020

eavesdropping outside the window

                                                                                                     Author: Keithbob
Image: What Can I Get (here)

crying shame
been raining all morning
rainwater gushing from the eaves
little squirrels 
emerging out from their lair
eavesdropping outside the window
spying for crumbs while 
waiting for the rain to stop
no negative intrusions
as humans do
putting their ears to the door
(44 words)

Kim at d'Verse with Quadrille 
Monday #111 with -  ‘eavesdropping’,

Sunday, September 6, 2020

To carry a load on one's shoulders

Image: A Burden to Shoulder (here)

To carry a load on one's shoulders
Unwanted burden that shudders
Careful not to create blunder
Confront head-on the answer
Clear conscience with no upsets
Rid it off at the onset
To carry a load on one's shoulders
Unwanted burden that shudders

Note: The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, 
with a syllable count structure of 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 
and the rhyme scheme of aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two 
lines and the last two lines are identical.

wee jars at MLMM's Saturday Mix Lucky Dip -  an Octelle

Thursday, September 3, 2020

using the stepladder format

                                                                                                     Author:Tom Parnell
Image: Looks to be a Strike! (here)
the 10 of 12 given words:
stepladder (where the winner 
advances and the loser leaves)
adjusting stepping back room
luck thing change board

using the stepladder format provides 
the drama for it flags itself out naturally

it needs no adjusting but just stepping 
back to see the appearance of a fresh 
face as a contender every time 

there is room for luck to interfere 
though but this is a thing expected 
in any competition 

the change of different persons provides 
more excitement as demanded by viewers 
who pay big money for any grandstand 
views with privileges on board

Michael's at MLMM's Tale Weaver #291  -  flag
MMT' The Whirligig Wordle #282
Grace at d'Verse's OLN #273

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

a peculiar accent of speaking

                                                                                        Artist Adolphe Joseph 
                                                                           Thomas Monticelli  (1824–1886)
Image: A Conversation Piece (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
impact accent breath captive power love
vanguard (the forefront of an action or movement)
glancing journey moon scent

the impact of the discovery was telling
it was more of a long lingering drawl
they had a peculiar accent of speaking
breathed out of a warmth lying sprawled

with power more pronounced than love
that can take ordinarily in usual talk
but caresses eagerly sought to move
sweet nothings whispered to the dot

is it not the way of stealing the heart
to be a likely defense of maneuvering
for it can measure up as a vanguard
against a hiccup of ideas gone missing

it is good glancing over the shoulder
every so often as a respite to draw out
some brilliant moves coy to a young lover
such is the journey of survival to be bought

the situation belies a good talker to adore
rather than implore his presence pleading
to moonwalk and offer the scent of pleasure
a knight of armour transformed for a Queen

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle #471
Michael at MLMM's Sunday Writing - discover
Sanaa's at d'Verse's Poetics : exploring erotica