Tuesday, July 27, 2021

it rekindled memories

                                                            Author:Trailer screenshot cropped by Dr. Blofeld
Image: He Somehow looks Familiar (here)

the 12 given words:
sparks spontaneous sky far magic rising 
ring rekindled legendary dress heats future

sparks could fly
it was spontaneous
it was not something
that dropped from the sky
far from it
but rather like magic
rising from the realms
of imagination
with a ring of mystery
around it

it rekindled memories
of the legendary
"dressed for the kill" adage
for clothes maketh the man

it rode the heats 
on the silver screens
of the exploits 
of future superheroes

who was he?
if it was not Bond!

Note: for clothes maketh the man
- people are judged according to the way they are dressed.

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle#511
Merril's at d'Verse - Poetics - the proverbials

Monday, July 26, 2021

Ideas streaming into my head

                                                                                                   Author: W.carter
Image: Just like the ideas 
branching out (here)

Ideas streaming into my head competing 
with my headaches. Too much can have 
the opposite effect. The headaches persist! 

But net, net I still have the ideas. They can be 
put to good use given the lockdown. Blessed 
be with no laments or complaints
(44 words)

De at d'Verse Quadrille Monday#132
with the inclusion of 'stream' 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

has everything to do with the driver

                                                                                                      Author: Robin Stott
Image: Stationary Lorry Unattended (here)

two sets of homophones all to be 
used in poetry or prose.
horse – animal
hoarse – lack of voice
stationery – pen, paper, envelope etc.
stationary – still, unmoving

curious and hoarse with wonder 
seeing the lorry remaining 
stationary parked in front 
of the stationery store unmoving 
and idle not unlike a horse 
tied to a post waiting 
to be ridden off

but what can be the bother 
for how stubborn a donkey is 
it can still be lured to move 
with a carrot dangling 
in front of its nose

it has everything to do with 
the driver for to look after him 
well is to motivate him to do 
wonders in the job beyond 
one's expectations

however, if any dissatisfaction 
is imposed or is felt by him then 
whatever persuasion or motivation 
that comes his way will not impact 
as much on him

it is human nature to accord 
respect in cognizance of good 
work that the response will be 
reciprocated more than asked for 
which invariably will be mutually 
beneficial to both parties 

weejars at MLMM's Double Take
Saturday Mix -  homophones

Thursday, July 22, 2021

blessings of a gifted sensitivity

                                                                                                               Author: Acabashi
Image: Roses in Bloom (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
field bloom find fragrant perfume 
root follow trust persist act forgotten

in the field of flowers that bloom
it is common to find fragrances 
of perfume permeating the air

rooting for the source may not be necessary
but to follow the aromatic lead trusting the 
blessings of a gifted sensitivity
not unlike the nostrils and chic noses 
of talented wine sniffers

to persist is to acknowledge 
an act of the naturalist
not having forgotten the privileges
accruing from Providence's creation's  

MMT's The Whirligig #328
Sanaa's at d'Verse OLN #296 Live Edition

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Images in the Sky - An Adventure with Ms Zora Hurston

                                                                                                   Author: Neenekraj
Image1:  The Original Photo Challenge image (here)

Image2: A cropped-up part portion likened to an Alligator's head

Image3: A cropped-up part portion likened to a menacing wolf

Image4: A cropped-up part portion likened to a lizard's head

Interestingly, it is much fun to look up to the sky and to discover unending images as much as the imagination allows. With a casual sweep fast and unthinking a plethora of sub-images is discerned. It would be much clearer when cropped to the likeness of an animal or of a weird creature of sorts.

Missed opportunities are aplenty as to how often one looks up to Heaven's expanse except perhaps when extending both hands asking for forgiveness.

Image2 and image4 can be combined to show an angry 'mother alligator' in a protective mood with having its 'baby alligator' swimming in front in an artistic stance facing the opposite direction to its 'mother' 

Very much like Zora Hurston looking for ways where she could make herself heard that -  No, I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. 
(144 words)

Process Note: What does Zora Hurston mean by "I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife"?
The quote comes from the personal essay "How It Feels to be Colored Me." in World Tomorrow (1928)

Hurston makes the comment in the context of other writers' attitudes toward their blackness at the time in which the essay was written—1928. Hurston says that she does not "weep at the world" because she is "too busy sharpening her oyster knife." -  Wiki

“the world is your oyster” means that you can achieve anything you wish in life or go anywhere because you have the opportunity or ability to do so.

Lisa at dVerse: Prosery - Finding Ms. Zora Neale Hurston
- to write a prose in not more than 144 words
Neenekraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #375

Monday, July 19, 2021

dreaming in the heat

                                                                                                 Author: anon
Image: Anticipation on the Quiet (here)

a young maiden
dreaming in the heat 
of  late afternoon
clinging against hope
clasping for strength
her beauty only for him
yearnings lost in time
up against gathering storms
building up
bidding for a good omen

a sign of awakening
an offering nonetheless

she with bated breath
looking up to Heaven's norms
seeking  into the distance
faithfully prying

waiting with listless quiet 

rise and come back to me!

Carrie's Sunday Muse #169

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Where the game is still the same

                                                                                             Author: Sebastiandoe5
Image: New Construction 
in the Neighbourhood (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
sound violins, frets protest, broken keeping 
bridge, strings, ruins, belly, brittle, 

Gone were the days
Of fun and laughter
Of sounds of good music
Of melodious violins

Gone were the feelings
Of wanting to be an adult
Of frets tumbles and trauma
To protest and do adult things
And get rewarded

Gone were the backyard
That witnessed broken bones
Of tears of childhood experience
And the triumph of keeping
Boyhood strength that bridged
hidden talents

Gone were the neighborhood
Whose kids have grown
And flew to new nests
Some with no strings attached

Gone were the houses
Close to your heart
Now in ruins
To make way for developers
To enrich their belly 
But we still witness
The antics of those vying
For higher office where
brittle rivalries were rampant

Gone were the players of old
Replaced by new ones
Where the game is still the same
Only the players have changed

Bjorn at d'Verse  Meet the Bar
with chant poetry
MMT's at the Whirligig Wordle  #327

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

What did he do wrong!

                                                                                                 Author: Tomwsulcer
Image: Always Greener at the Neighbour's  (here)

Envy ran wildly through his system
Felt the despair turned in his belly
When he spied the green luscious plants
All in a row in an orderly fashion 
but sadly 'on the other side'
where the grass was greener literally

What did he do wrong that they did right
It was akin to stalking a beautiful lady
Surreptitiously on the sly 
Not knowing how she would react
When the moment came upon discovering
that there was an admirer following her tracks

It crossed his mind on how to correct the malady
If only he knew how as he kept eyeing the wonders
of succulent tomatoes, cabbages, and red chillies
to no end. It was a long ride to getting green fingers

Claudia's at d'Verse Poetics: Gardening

Monday, July 12, 2021

he stood out barely in a minute

                                                                                             Author: Cpl. Kaitlyn Klein
Image: Skills got its Way (here)

Juke: (in sport) make a sham 
move to mislead an opponent.

Welcome back, Brian! Great to see you, sir!

he stood out barely in a minute 
an immediate showpiece of skills
he juked two defenders ala Ronaldo
they crumbled in a heap on the ground
the new sensation making his debut
touted as a new Pele 
and he is not even a Brazilian
(44 words) 

Brian's at d'Verse Quadrille#131
to include the word  'juke'

Sunday, July 11, 2021

countless fish in the water?

                                                                            Author: Jasper James
Image: Difficult to imagine
what lies beneath the water (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
unravelling shadow spray flame 
language risk feast fish off saved eat

would it need unravelling
of imagination in the mind
a shadow play of happenings 
to spray flames of languages 
in bright daylight to risk a feast
of colourful images

countless fish in the water
desiring to get off to glide 
freely in the air wanting 
to be saved from having to eat
in a polluted environment

such is the new normal
restrictive in movements
affecting life even in peaceful
reaches of supposedly 
clear and clean water
in major waterways

but not anymore

Carrie's Sunday Muse #168
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle#509

Thursday, July 8, 2021

not to holler up the bridge

                                                                                                                           Author: anon

Image:  Help me!  (here)

the 12 given words:
brave, limit, holler, free trot natural, making, 
without hate allowed bones awake,  
remaining brave knows no limits
not to holler up the bridge but feel free
to trot along in a natural gait
making a bee-line to victory

time is without restrains nor hate
what is allowed ought to be utilised
make no bones about it
to be awake and to realise

an unseen enemy for all to see
not subdued through conventional means
to feel to hear in all reality
now airborne untouched and unseen

MMT's The Whirligig #326
Nekneeraj's Photo Challenge#373

Monday, July 5, 2021

at the crossroads clamouring to prove a point

                                                                             Author: Post processing by User:W.wolny
Image:   Keep Out! (Cologne, 
Germany 1945) (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
effervescent : (vivacious and enthusiastic)
border ferocious child rising finery 
form fire sky surprise poor 

an effervescent young bordering on being adults
the ferocious child now rising to face the world
all dressed in finery spick and span to exalt
a form of fire but not appearing to be cruel

the sky is the limit so they insist vehemently
at the crossroads clamouring to prove a point
not surprising considering the current realities
poor child about to step into a typical war zone

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle #508

Saturday, July 3, 2021

spiritually pure white lotus

                                                                                                        Author: 阿爾特斯
Image: The Lotus Flower (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
lotus floating waters fill my memory 
little flap window made wrist 

spiritually pure white lotus flowers
standing guard in the early morning mist
serenely floating in calm waters 
to fill my memory's desire with ease

the little flap across the window's view
accentuates the desire to spy out more
with progress on the promise made anew
the whines and laments spun off-colour

nothing at all encouraging impacting hard
when the wrist takes the brunt of the pressure
not to unduly get all confused and worked up
best to let the flow take its course at leisure

MMT's The Whirligig #325