Tuesday, December 29, 2020

to plant its balloon

                                                                                 Author: Annija Veldre
Image: Fly Me to the Planets (here)

The 10 of 12 given words:
trail fly up date words 
still cold late say change 

to set a trail to fly up 
to visit each of the planets 
to plant its balloon
each on an auspicious date 

reaching out in other words
to throw some light
to resolve life's mystery
still begging for an answer
a cold fact for a finality

say it is not too late in the day
to change the prevailing wisdom
that plagued mankind's thoughts
since time immemorial 
is there life in the universe?

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #488
Nekneeraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #347

Saturday, December 26, 2020

living is lean in the year ahead

                                                                                                         Author: anon
Image: Lights to lead the Way (here)

The  10 of 12 given words: 
down path trees apart naked 
chased fields whisper lean silver  
contending to be well at ease
down the path with trees far apart
rather naked seeking out peace
with the plea of avoiding false starts

chased in the preceding year 
by the fields of confusion straying 
through the new normal in a whisper
into the pandemic without warning

living is lean in the year ahead
to forget all the surprises that rocked 
hoping for the normalcy of old instead
no resolutions to temper the shock

praying for a whimper of silver lining 
loss of life of jobs and broken homes 
but craving for answers in between
with hopes to let the imagination roam 

Chrissa's at Sunday Muse #140 - in between
MMT's Sunday Whirlgig Wordle #298

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

a shine that lights up the morning shadows

                                   Photo by cottonbro
Image: Dignified and of Regal Bearing (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
shine light morning gasp divine 
breathe sigh  follow show open

a shine that lights up the morning shadows  
to a gasp of delight of divine assertion
to breathe a sigh of relief that follows
never to show true feelings of dejection

a lovely lady dignified of regal stature
open to critique friendly in attitude
progressive in outlook tolerant by nature
a valuable find to keep in all gratitude

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle#487
Nekneeraj at MLMM's Photo Challenge #346

Saturday, December 19, 2020

the present is leading to despair

                                                                                              Picture: Laura Nyro
Image: Drowning her Sorrows  (here) 

the 10 of 12 given words:
seem fly stream swim present 
lean mouths trim after fire 

time seems to fly away
just as the stream glides fast
to swim the waters at play
is a thing of the past

the present is leading to despair
lean in outlook prospects a gamble
mouths to feed jobs getting rare
politics may head into a muddle

to trim down after-effects of division
among opinions of the elusive vaccine
is providing fire in the imagination 
hoping a happy solution is forthcoming

Fireblossom at Sunday Muse #139
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #486

Friday, December 11, 2020

strengths for all those blessed

                                                                                             Author: Basile Morin
Image: Benevolent Cloud Cover (here)

mysterious landscapes 
rise and unfold before my eyes 
worlds of clouds   -   Chevrefeuilles

mysterious landscapes 
juxtaposed in loud colors
a seeker's secret

rise and unfold before my eyes 
astound doubtful minds 
enticing scene

worlds of clouds
divine cover for fair-hearted souls
strengths for all those blessed

Bjorn's at d'Verse OLN #280
Chevrefeuilles' at Carpe Diem - a troiku
(only one troiku posted)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

large expanses transformed

Image: Barren Landscape of Melting Glaciers(here) 

to melt and be like a running brook 
that sings its melody to the night  (Gibran)

comes fast depriving nature's might
to melt and be like a running brook 
that sings its melody to the night                         
foraging asunder sans a second look

environment due for a drastic change
large expanses transformed affecting
life forms in a barren iceless  terrain
subdued facing rage of global warming

Laura's at d'Verse Poetics - stepping-off-the-sidewalk

Monday, December 7, 2020

Staying calm is a virtue

                                                                                                   Author:Michal Klajban
Image: Calm Day before Sunset (here)

the 11 given words:
yes type outside rhythm perfect 
swim down answer clump wall  
tirrivee  (tantrum) 

Reading what I have just written, I now believe in the sanctity of patience. Yes, it is a type good on the inside and reflects well on the outside. It maintains a rhythm to perfectly able to swim smoothly down the line Staying calm is a virtue not readily enjoyed nor bestowed on everyone. The answer is all stacked in the clump of bushes mixed but unruly and unplanned. 

Thinking twice before taking the plunge into deciding on issues is paying. To do things fast is to do them one thing at a time Not creating walls at every turn when finishing one item before proceeding to the next can avoid tirrivee. It is less necessary for corrections and time wastage is controlled to a minimum. It certainly is less stressful and It makes it well for maintaining some semblance of dignity for oneself  (144 words)

MLMM's with Wordle #218
Lillian's at d'Verse - some prosery cheer

Saturday, December 5, 2020

beauty of its weathered texture

                                                                                                                                  Author: anon
Image: The strength of old age (here)

old windows and old doors on old buildings
ubiquitously holding out tenaciously bidding
it's oak of old, sturdy strong materials being
replaced by new flimsy panels now seeing
but the beauty of its weathered texture 

much as the maturity of old citizens who 
braved out the debilitating forces of nature
to stake a claim of the privileged few 
under testing conditions to adequately prosper

such is the tenacity of the old and the aged
physically frail in a seemingly weakened frame
but strong in mind who surprisingly managed
to survive with their self-respect maintained
Carrie's at Sunday Muse #137

Friday, December 4, 2020

sustenance of unarmed combat

                                                                                 Author Николай Максимович
Image: Bruce Lee statue (here)

how he stood his grounds
and the music stopped for an eerie silence
enough for those expecting things to happen
but the music erupted again
accompanied by flashes  of red and orange
rays that plunged and rose again

sustenance of unarmed combat
highlighted by the grace of movements
this time error-free but in peaceful blue
with a sudden shriek of blood-curling shout
that stabbed the air hand in hand
with bluish-gray culminating in deathly black

it went a level higher in a melee weapons attack
such is the grace of poetry in motion
movements of ballet stature but of brute force
seen in a dance sequence of colors
Grace at d'Verse MTB - synesthesia

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

They say only the south wind flattens grass

                                                                                                                                                    Author:Oleg Oprisco
Image: What has happened?

10 of the 12 given words
after morning wall lead throw 
stories hold small want black 

after a strenuous hike up the mountains
the morning wind parts company
a blank wall separates the feelings

in open compartments but not enclosed
now they rest for a breather but a new normal
what transpired up there is not important
a tinge of sadness close to offering a lead 
the nearness of the warmth still being felt
a throwback to good times together

they say only the south wind flattens grass
stories can offer a glimmer of hope
hold your fire and start small
wants of relationships may dive down
but a roller-coaster will eventually
come to a stop on stable ground

black as the episode may have been
nothing like putting some colors back

Note: To write a poem with the title:
They say only the south wind flattens grass

Sarah's at d'Verse Poetics - travels in the wild
Image from MLMM's Photo Challenge #343
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #484 with the given words