Friday, October 30, 2020

Sitting alone not unduly worried

                                                                                       Author Charles J Sharp
Image: Alone Resting and Waiting (here)

Sitting alone not unduly worried
Morning sun blazing hot at midday
Even clouds running fast and hurried
Chased by the incoming evening rays

Destined to be buoyed leisurely
By a slow-moving flight belly full
Life undeniably knocked into inactivity
Not seen its worst heavy and brimful

Resigned to be resting the tired bones
Must you make an unscheduled stopover?
A messy cook up the previous occasion
Your friends too took refuge, remember?  

Bjorn and Sanaa at d'Verse at OLN #277

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

lost in thoughts asking

                                                                                             Author: abogada samoana
Image: Prayer Flags blowing in the Winds (here)

reaching for the sky
finding the truth wondering
lost in thoughts asking
solace in a magic wand
but it is long in coming

lost bidding for time
right a wrong is not easy
running for dear life
folly moving in circles
it is blowing in the winds
(a double tanka)

Jade Lisa's at d'Verse #427 Poetics - folly
Chevrefeuilles' at Carpe Diem - celebrates
its-8th anniversary - blowing in the winds

Monday, October 26, 2020

Restrictive movements may put a damper

                                                                                                         Author: Steve Mays
Image: Halloween 1977 Costume Party 
A thing of the past - no social distancing (here)

'Trick or treats' uttered in jest and in anticipation to force
a response meant to be taken in a light vein just as much.
A nostalgic flood of feelings flowed back in memory on 
how neighborly and fun those occasions were.

It only seemed like yesterday that the friendly neighborhood
came alive. In fact, it was a sure way of getting to know the
immediate neighbors who initially may seem aloof and unfriendly
That may be the underlying reason that it was first mooted  by 
our elders before

Restrictive movements may put a damper on those who 
wish to risk it. It may further subject them to the prospects
of not getting a welcome..  

forays of childhood
innocence face a damper
with the restrictive
movements currently in place
with the new normal enforced 

Frank's at d'Verse Haibun Monday
- happy halloween

hands firmly on the hips standing akimbo

                                                                                    Author:Pearson Scott Foresman
Image: Visibly Upset (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
aura hips eye contact disdain words 
strangers find woman lullaby accent 

showing an aura of authority
with hands firmly on the hips
standing akimbo looking sharply
through direct eye contact her lips

quivering speaking with disdain
words, without doubt, lost in anger
but still in control with restraints
while strangers around sensing danger

slowly retreat making a bee-line
for a safe exit never to mess around
for such a scenario will easily find
an explosive finality, not just a frown

this is not a woman giving a lullaby
not when uttering unguarded accents
to beat it without the normal goodbyes
the unruly scene should come to an end

MLMM's Wordle #212

Friday, October 23, 2020

A logical extension of restraints

                                                                                             Attribution:Arne List
Image:  A Drab Winter Scene (here)

If winter is death, surely, 
red-slashed autumn is the wound that brought it.
A logical extension of restraints 
as colours would have determined

Is it intended that a copper tone is aligned
to reddish hues to beset the season's change

How unkind to view such an outcome
Perhaps unfairly exhorted 
by way of colours for winter 
will be bathed not in
pure and unstained white
but brown to red

Surely the correlation is tweaked more
towards the impending expectations 
of winter's cold and activities curtailed
that it reveals a deathly feeling

Yes, perhaps the feeling is akin 
to making the best of situations 
not unlike adjusting to the new normal
of the pandemic's inconveniences

Dylan's at MLMM's  - First Line Friday

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

much into the unknown

Image: Sadly in Quiet Moments (here)

the 5 charms:
grey life, dim accuracy, pale heat, 
consumed moon, spiritual songs

much into the unknown
a young heart in emotional reflection
clawing in the shadows of misty blues
questioning the grey life looming
in dim accuracy in measured intense
perplexed in a confused state 
of what the future holds

a physical structure of bodily charms
waiting to share blessed moments of love 
yet in the pale heat of a consumed moon
a perfect specimen of Adonis
lay crumpled and contorted 
where is the lovely maiden? 

lost in muted silence
lying prone under the covers
asking in nebulous intent
will spiritual songs help?

Laura's at d'Verse Poetics in
- the Charms of Samuel Greenberg

Monday, October 19, 2020

Magnetized by her presence

                                                                                             Author: The US Senate Office
Image: Big Crowd at a Rally(here)

Magnetized by her presence
Charmed by her outward personality
That carried diversity to another level
A politician and attorney
That mesmerized the minorities

Accepted sexism and racial elements  
Within strong debating strategies
That had opponents stuttering even
Just wanting to say her name 
(44 words)

De at d'Verse Quadrille #114- poetical magnetism

Sunday, October 18, 2020

we are free we are the world

                                                                                          Author:Marry :3 @Madjina
Image: We are taking over (here)

10 of 12 given words:
bend call spill spread hands  
gel scar sting list  frilly 

not driving you humans around the bend
not a desperate call but we are being free
we can spill over an irritant that's the trend
spread our numbers the Covid way entirely

we'll win hands down nothing but a fling
no gel needed but we are just as slippery
leaving no scar we can now attack and sting
the list can go on be on guard nothing frilly 

lots of food left for us you humans are so kind
hurriedly you left leaving the doors wide open
no more strays but owners not unwanted tenants
we are free we are the world that's our song

Carries' at Sunday Muse #130
Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle 477

Thursday, October 15, 2020

ill-defined but understood

Image: Lovingly together  (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
almost, open, define, listen, nights 
expect grew, ways, known screendoor mean

almost an open book 
ill-defined but understood 
listen to the wind in the nights
not expecting an uproar but unusually quiet 
for it grew in ways friendly by nature
in a way to boost your stature

a wonderful soul is known to invest
precious times sometimes awkward at best
to walk past screendoors opening wide
despite locked from the inside

mysteriously swung out with clockwork precision
to accompany goodness accorded unto your person
blessings untold but impacting on my being
when our relationship was left panting 

was often stormy but not anymore
was it written we are meant for each other?

Grace at d'Verse OLN #276

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

the beauty of having a forest cover

                                                                                            Author:Timothy Gonsalves
Image: Life-giving and Meandering (here) 
the beauty of having a forest cover
which doubles as a catchment area
most welcomed a spot in the locality
where rivers are to meander unobtrusively

to quench the regions blessed within
greenery craved of those forgotten beings
in the scorching heat of dry arid lands
but not quite so for some of the lucky ones

what they miss above they can well forgo
the abundance of riches lie hidden below
for Providence is a fair equalizer to behold
bidding its time to gush out - the black gold
Note: forest,rivers,quench is Covent Garden

Sarah at d'Verse in Poetics - three little words

Monday, October 12, 2020

what has bolstered his hopes?

                                                                                                           Author: David290
Image: A Gleaming Roadster (here)

Dare him to look up from his perch. The morning sun slowly moves
competing with lazy clouds across the sky. He has not flinched his tired 
bones. He will bid his time contrary to some thoughts

We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of time 
far from giving in but what has bolstered his hopes. That no one can tell
He liked her but that was long ago before he went away. He is back 
determined to stake his claims

He feels confident. He is no more the struggling wimp those others 
referred to and laughed at before, unkempt and penniless. He has parked 
his Ferrari far down the street. He has made his pile that he is not to 
reveal. He is waiting patiently for a glimpse of her -  for a surprise.

But is she really married? 
(144 words)

Kim at d'Verse:  Prosey - telescope of time

Sunday, October 11, 2020

not to acquiesce in meek demeanour

                                                                                  Attribution: Sunday Muse
Image: Showing the Way (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
acquiesce shrug inhale pity ruffle 
inevitably groan disgust lament grim

not to acquiesce in meek demeanour
for it is not an option 
but to just shrug it off

to inhale pity without a ruffle
is a tragedy for it is conforming 
to bullying tactics

it is necessary to push forward
the guiding light even 
with a puny lantern
to inevitably put up a brave front
against those hiding 
behind the cloak of cowardice
to cause damage

the expected defense is always devoid
of a groan but to confront the 
disgust of not wanting to succumb
under the weight of surrender  
not even to lament 

a grim outcome to a dignified soul

Carrie's at Sunday Muse #129

Thursday, October 8, 2020

saving grace in hardships

                                                 Attribution: Wellcome Collection gallery 
Image: Helping a Stranger (here)

"Always in these friendships
one serves the other," 
-   The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck

never had it been ignored
the chain of relief to assist
deserving for such discord
that happened hard to resist

saving grace in hardships
unexpected entry of a stranger
always in these new friendships 
one serves the other

in reality the help was God-sent
for one's good deeds in return
old act in extending a helping hand
guiding the lights of Providence

Bjorn at d'Verse MTB -  googling

Monday, October 5, 2020

a direct assault on power

                                                                                                           Author: Unknown
Image: The Board of Directors    
of a company in 1852  (here)

10 of 12 given words:
flight assault power strip right  
cast doubt contract board risk

care for a flight of fancy
with a direct assault on power
make a way out real easy 
bring the expectations lower

strip off  measures of strength 
with the right to resist the stance
cast a doubt to review at length
there is still a fighting chance

since the contract is binding
new normal is an inspiration
the Board finds it tempting
to seek likes of arbitration

mindful of sinister elements
lurking in the dark recesses
to striking at weak moments
given half a chance of access

invoke a new thinking
risk a catalyst in bad times 
sacrifice in the beginning
big money comes at the end

Rhyme Scheme: ABAB

Lucy's at d'Verse Poetics - ballad  
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #476

magic of golden copper hues

                                                                                            Author: aimnotboy
Image: Golden brown with distinction (here)

magic of golden copper hues
peeking out of the greenery
faithfully right on time
we are to savour with consternation
of missing Spring but still
blessed before the cold blankets
the landscape

seasons come and go but
provides the beauty of colours
craved for
(44 words)

Merril at d'Verse  with Quadrille #113 -  blankets

Thursday, October 1, 2020

an eighth year and lots of songs

                                                                                             Author Unknown
Image: Happiness Through the Years (here)
 (cc logo cc pd CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication   No Copyright)

wonder reminders
an eighth year and lots of songs
to enjoy moments
that spanned years close to one's heart
no virus mess up but fun

Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem - celebrates-its-8th.html
Mish's at d'Verse OLN #275