Monday, April 19, 2021

no qualms of not getting a decent meal

                                                                             Artist: Auguste Renoir, 1875 
Image: Lovers (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
Q for Qualms

the 10 of 12 given words:
plummet reckless long Bohemians deepest colourful eyelashes 
specious- (superficially plausible, but actually wrong)  

to plummet fast downwards
resembling a meteor to Earth
in a reckless frenzy long undisturbed
the lunatics are having fun

others are utterly confused
there are winners and losers
but not all are lost

the lovers are just as busy 
angels without a care in the world
socially unconventional Bohemians
deepest in feelings just for themselves
colourful eyelashes and eye twinkling 
they endeavour to show their feelings
they long to spread love and affections
sometimes blatantly in public places
specious they come with a bang 
and they are fondly forgiven

not to mess around with those madly in love
they live in their own sacred world
no qualms of not getting a decent meal
nor to raise their stakes in life
but they are happy and
they expect others are happy too!


A to Z April Challenge - Q

Sunday, April 18, 2021

perfection with extraordinary clout

                                                                                            Author: Dack9
Image:  Colourful Betta, a 
Siamese Fighting Fish (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
P for Perfection with Extraordinary Clout

The fabric of life's macabre vision
Expounding its will on the morrow
Those threatened scrambled for positions
Not to be led towards throes of sorrow

Embroidery set in sophisticated patterns
Salient in shiny scales of colours so loud
Seldom to malign strong lyrics in rhythm
A character perfect with extraordinary clout

Can life be so planned to wield such power
A little fish but with sentiments all on fire
Satiated high with elements regal in nature
Pandemonium unleashed to emerge destroyer


A to Z April Challenge - P

Of Brilliant Colours

                                                Author: Jnn13
Image: Colourful Tulips (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
O for Of Brilliant Colours

Note: Tulips are edible

Does one ever realize it
The wonder of  flowers
The appeal is explicit
To many of our senses

It’s sweet and aromatic
A base for perfumery
Aroma by name specific
Supporting an industry

Its appeal to sight
Of brilliant colors
A darling of right
For palettes and cameras

Taste is another factor
Busy bees able to confirm
In their quest for nectar
A life-giving form

Taste is not confined to bees
Humans take to consume
Tulips among others is believed
As edible and can be taken

Not forgetting the feel
To touch and savor its body
Delicate but a kiss can seal
Any mishandling impropriety

What if the world is devoid of flowers
It would be just greenery without colours

A to Z April Challenge - O

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Nature takes its Course

                                                                                                      Author: Wilfredor
Image: Face of Innocence (here)

Theme; Art and Colours
N for Nature Takes its Course

It’s all about face
An image so sacred
A portrait of one where 
There are no takers to others on earth
Even identical twins are different

In physical looks
A person is one and only
No two persons resemble another
How so unique
How so sublime

The wonder of nature
Providence has a hand
But letting nature take its course
The individual
Is unto himself
It’s his domain
It’s him to savour
It’s him to take cognizance

A look in the mirror
The portrait of a mother’s pride
And no one to dispute


A to Z April Challenge - N

Friday, April 16, 2021

destination unknown…...moving on!

Image: A Drifter in a boat (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
M for Moving On!

On a cool misty morning
With hazy clouds across drifting
A drifter in a boat comes into sight
Sheltering  under thick blankets
Nonchalantly keeping pace so slow
Drifting in an even flow

Without a care in the world…

Leisurely gaining momentum
To forget life’s many distractions
Slow inertia towards the estuary
Alone as drifters do in no hurry

Feelings shoved to the back burner
Not retaining some for any other
Letting life’s troubles undisturbed
To garner some inspirations so absurd

Just as drifters who walked into saloons
Without a bother they were left alone
They could have their drinks unchallenged
Quietly by themselves and then off they went
Destination unknown...moving on!


A to Z April Challenge:  - M

Thursday, April 15, 2021

he had lots to learn!

                                                                                        Author: anon
Image: A Football Star (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
L for Lots to Learn

10 of 12 given words:
throat hold blood current rise 
fall everyone shell bed cat

The odds were stacked all against him
Held by the throat a hold so menacing
Eyes turned blood-shot 
He gathered his thoughts
The current situation seemed out of sync

Not a ghost of a chance
So he believed
The rise and fall of his misfortune
The day seemed drab

Dark clouds were forming
It seemed peaceful but eerie
Everyone registered negative thoughts
Not a soul in favour and none seemed to care

He was not sharp in that weak moment
A shell of the *BMOC he once was
Lying in bed how he regretted
The cat was now out of the bag

A slight distraction all it had taken
Once she had worshipped him
But where is she now?

Unwittingly he got entangled
Entrapped in a love triangle
Rough at the edges
An art that was elusive
He had lots to learn

*BMOC - Big Man on Campus


 A to Z April Challenge - L
Sanaa at d'Verse's OLN #290

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

more effective with the smell and sound sensitivities

                                                                                                  Author: Alain Rouiller
Image: Instinct of Motherly Love (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
K is for Keeping Track

I keep trying to be a good mother
It never had been easy
You, humans, think it is simple
You believe truly so, no it is not!
Keeping track of one baby is child-play
You had better rejoice in your good fortune
The most you have perhaps is a pair of twins
Unlucky is the mother with triplets

You think you have problems
I have 5 in the brood
When they were cute little chicks
they all look alike 
But look at me, I know them
from one to the other

Keeping track for me involves smell and 
sounds not physical attributes or colours
I can tell the call of distress from the
specific baby even when hidden behind a wall

Keeping track with motherly instinct 
is the same for humans or us chickens
but numbers even of a dozen 
is of no bother to us

So eat your heart out you human mothers
We chicken mothers are better prepared
and more effective with the added advantage
of smell and sound sensitivities


Kim at d'Verse in Poetics : The Print the Whales make
A to Z April Challenge  -  K

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Meant to be discovered as intended?

                                                                                                         Author: anon
Image: Found this in the 
Glove Compartment (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
J for Juxtaposition

A juxtaposition is an act or instance of placing 
two elements close together or side by side. This 
is often done in order to compare/contrast the two, 
to show similarities or differences - Wiki

It only takes a little bit of lace to ruin a marriage
Poetic justice has an uncanny way of getting discovered
How blessed a soul one could be in this time and age
To be made aware of the goings-on rightly uncovered

But wait up it was juxtaposed with his personal effects
Very strange they were found together were they planted?
Meant to be discovered as intended by a smart aleck
To entrap my good man, was that what they had wanted?


Dylan's at MLMM's First Line Frday
(the image provided together with the First Line Friday prompt)
A to Z April Challenge - J

Friday, April 9, 2021

Brave moments in a bid to fly to the moon

Image: Fly Me to The Moon (here)
Interstellar travel is the hypothetical travel by 
interstellar probes or crewed spacecraft between 
stars or planetary systems in a galaxy - Wiki

Theme: Art and Colours
I for Interstellar Travels

Taking cautionary steps to make a good start
Careful to avoid twigs and thorns all strewn
Just easy nothing wild and not to take to heart
Brave moments in a bid to fly to the moon

Wanting an assurance on any unlikely event
Would  not be lighting fires without reasons
Rather living the fast lane that of a stuntman
To stay calm if caught in a tight situation

'Fasten the seat belts' a good escape clause
Not expecting shooting stars likely to appear
Every good reason to feel reassured to a cause
If carefully nurtured proceed without a fear


Carrie's at Sunday Muse #155
A to Z April Challenge  -  I

Love your everything

                                                                                Author Howard R. Hollem 
Image: A Woman with a Hat (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
H for an Orange Hat 

A toast for the year
Love your nose no offense
Your music and your hat too
Love your everything
It's been a colourful year
Despite the new normal
(140 characters)

Note: A Micro-Fiction of 140 characters

A to Z April Challenge -  H
Grace at d'Verse MTB  - the body and Poetry


Gives a kick at lunch

                                                                                  Attribution: Hank
Image: Hank's Soft Pastel on A4 Black
Art Paper

Theme: Art and Colours
G for Green Peppers

Glistening with pride
Fondness for chili peppers
A green capsicum

Gives a kick at lunch
Amidst bunched with other greens
hot and spicy stance

Hotplate with servings
Gnashed, gnawed spicing up the chow
fitting for a King

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Colours do propagate beauty

                                                                                                 Author: Rocky Masum

Image:  Colourful Dahlia (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
F for Colourful Flowers

A Cinquain is a poem of 5 lines
with a syllable count of 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.

Soothing effects
Nature's wonder of peace
Colors do propagate beauty

A to Z April Challenge -  F

a mind that swirled in wildness

                                                                                    Author: Maf04
Image: Visual kaleidoscopics (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
E for Enhanced Psychedelics  

Psychedelics affect all the senses,                 
altering a person's thinking, sense 
of time and emotions -  Wiki

a mind that swirled in wildness
likened to tidal wave proportions
impacting on a barefaced soul
lost in a swaying of nothingness

the amphetamine's initial effects
led to a peculiar transformation
a slow progress towards a relaxed
state to relent in a beautiful dream

that was what every junkie sadly
hoped for every time all the time
after popping in a fix nonchalantly
no more cravings in enhancing 
the thought of worldly wealth

there seemed a common possibility
though of familiar depressions being 
triggered off with spasms of violent 
reactions to sandpaper all the likes
of confusion calling for peacefulness.

eventually they suffered alone in a 
dream-like stupor not bothered but 
forgotten unaware of the real world 


A to Z April Challenge -E

Saturday, April 3, 2021

open season to the unscrupulous out for a grab

                                                                                               Author: Carrie
Image:  Hunger led me to 
imagine easy food is available (here)    

Theme: Art and Colours
D for Destiny's Child  

innocence imposed upon a young being
learning the ropes without a proper guide
thrust into a world lovely but mystifying
open season to the unscrupulous out for a grab

innocence is not a crime for the untutored
punishment meted out ought to be justified
caught on the wrong foot the bane undesired
victims are the unfortunates mostly misled


Carrie's Sunday Muse #154
A to Z April Challenge - D

Colour Me Fair

                                                                                     Author:Michael Schamis
Image: A Singing Sensation (here)

Theme: Art and Colours
C for Colour Me Fair
homophone sets:
err -to make a mistake
heir – one who will inherit
base – the bottom support for anything
bass – the lowest musical pitch or range


Proposing to colour me fair 
Maintain a clean slate never err
Happy to befriend a rich heir
Facing life easy never to fear

Confident to be on a strong base
Musical talents not made but are born
Bass or rhythm to be rightly emplaced
Light to the ears extending a great song 

weejars at MLMM's Double Take:  homophones
A to Z April Challenge - C

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Whets naughtiness of eccentricity

                                                                               Attribution: Hank's
Image: Hank toyed around with the 
e-brush and came up with the above

Theme: Art and Colours
B is for Brush Anyone?        

Strength of imagination reeling
Playfully encroached with a bow
Transferred onto the screen
Kaleidoscopic hues of the rainbow

Whets naughtiness of eccentricity 
Creating abstracts, still life, portraits
What of nature's scenic beauty 
Perhaps colours in red

Better yet just toy around
Hopefully something gives
Figures, lines and shapes abound
Answering to, 'where's the beef' ?

A to Z  April Challenge - B

Abstract art is fascinating

                                                          Artist Wassily Kandinsky  (1866–1944) 
Image: Table with the Red Spot 
(1914) (here)
Theme: Art and Colours
A is for Abstract Art

Abstract art uses visual language. Instead of words, it falls back on shape, form
lines and colours It is fascinating as it employs all four media forms to create a 
a composition that attracts immediate attention. This is made possible as they appeal
directly to the senses


One may not readily understand the logic of having the forms together. Looking at 
them as a composite it is apparent there is a sense of being and of togetherness. There 
is a reason to be there at that particular presentation. Abstraction will invariably indicate
a departure from reality 

Artwork altering colour and form in ways that are seen and conspicuous,can be said 
to be partially abstract. Total abstraction will not make it easy to relate the forms to 
anything easily recognised. On the other hand, realistic art can also be expected to be 
partially abstract as well.

A to Z April Challenge - A