Friday, March 31, 2023

Anthropomorphism - a Haibun

                                                       Author: Walt Disney
Image:  Peg Leg Pete, an earlier version of what 
would eventually become Disney's Pete the Cat

Theme:   Anthropomorphic Animal and Cartoon Characters

A  for Anthropomorphic Animals

Anthropomorphism is the giving of human characteristics to non-human entities, 
This can include giving human-like qualities such as intelligence, consciousness
or even speech to non-human entities.

It is often used in literature to create characters having human tendencies 
Many cartoons feature anthropomorphic animals as main characters, such 
as Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse.

It creates a sense of realness that invokes the imagination especially on young
children. It puts the child within the context of the situation. It draws their interest
so that they can feel being part of the story. It enhances the imagination into
play-acting particularly good for mental development

genius of Disney
provokes imagination
of human feelings
in animals and objects
in curious minds of the young

A to Z April Challenge -  A

Thursday, March 30, 2023

The world is waiting to be discovered

                                                                                         Author: Sarah Whiley
Image:  Waiting to be discovered (here)

the 12 given words:
cousin dots mouth take down back button 
mistress charismatic jagged wave delight 

The world is waiting to be discovered,
With language to guide, we are offered
A cousin's smile, sweet and bright,
The dots on the page, sitting tight.

With a mouth that speaks in poetry,
We will weave a tale bound to be,
Something spectacular in all probability
Take a step down this path with me,
And let's explore what we can see,

But don't turn your back just yet,
For there's a button to be felt
Worthy of a mistress so charismatic,
Her stories flow, dramatic and quick

So let's ride this jagged wave of sound,
Just so we are hidden and not easily found
A delight to your ears, and your soul,
A touch of emotion that takes control.

Linda at d'Verse OLN0#335-i-said-yes
weejars at MLMM photo challenge#459
MMT at Sunday's Whirligig.wordle#416.

Friday, March 17, 2023

butterflies symmetrically designed

                                                                                     Author: Holland, W. J.
Image: Butterfly Collection (here)

to include the line:
light as a feather

not contending to exert any authority
as a show-off among the high and mighty
when the tall skyscraper kissed the sky
belittling others sprouting up high

not unlike the flashy peacock's stance
in colours, regalia decked and fully enhanced
some are thrust to contend with such blessings
not their intention to go with slight teasings

beautiful butterflies symmetrically designed
pinned to the wall amidst soundless whines
as light as a feather unceremoniously displayed
but crying out loud shying away left to their fate


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

a certain blight on her reasoning

                                                                                   Author: Garry Knight
Image: Vulnerable Young Couple (here)

10 of 12 given Wordle words:
youngest, adults, shower, worm, luminous 
powder, attack, spot, daughters, joint, 

a certain blight on her reasoning
youngest, she acted rather foolishly
adults cringed at ease of its happening
heaps of flattery showered lavishly

they wormed their way most easily
with luminous intensity with least efforts
powdered words attacking incessantly
wild wolf whistles put her on the spot

sisters and daughters must be schooled
joint efforts to counter their inexperience 
small price to pay for being extra careful
attention seekers will seek other diversions

MMT at The Whirligig #414
Bjorn at d'Verse OLN -334-March-

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

A to Z April Challenge Theme Reveal

Blog -  Rainbow by Hank Kaykuala

Hank is proposing to do:

ANIMALS -  Anthropomorphic Animal Characters.

1. What is anthropomorphism?

Anthropomorphism is a literary device that assigns human characteristics to nonhuman entities like animals or inanimate objects

2. What are some examples of anthropomorphic animals?

Some famous examples of anthropomorphism include Winnie the Pooh, the Little Engine that Could, and Simba from the movie The Lion King.

Monday, March 13, 2023

mountains bluish and greenish in the distance.

                                                                                            Author: Harald Hofer

Image: The Long and Lonely Privilege (here)

“In space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea”May Sarton 
in “Meditation in Sunlight”

The moon had inspired many with its inherent beauty.
No one disputed that with the owl even pining and no 
dearth of poets with their writings. But when man landed 
on the moon it was rocky and dusty.

The same could be said of mountains bluish and greenish 
in the distance. It is rugged and not expected to be overly 
friendly. I can well imagine in space in time I sit thousands 
of feet above the sea
looking down the treacherous gullies. 
Mountain climbing is rightly the privilege of the dare-devils.

Climbers on Everest apparently made a solemn pledge that 
upon returning no word to divulge as to their privilege.
Remains of earlier climbers strewn in the snow are not to 
be made known to folks waiting below.

When asked 'climbing the mountain was it a dare?'  'Yes, 
they replied, 'because it is there!'
(144 words)

Merril at d'Verse  Prosery- meditation/

Saturday, March 11, 2023

An uncanny unmitigated desire

                                                                                     Author: Anka Zhuravleva
Image:  Shall I or shall I not! (here)

Unflinching unrelenting
An uncanny unmitigated desire
to unleash unreservedly against
the unrequited love unfolding

Mindful though not to be unsavoury 
nor unobtrusive but unpretentious 
and to remain forthwith unscathed 
against an upsurge of uneasiness 
lest unjustly judged unruly 
and of unsound mind
by an unconcerned him

Unprecedented but to remain
unflaggingly unruffled
unlikely to give in
but to wage war unassisted alone

Carrie's at The Sunday Muse-250

Friday, March 10, 2023

Poppy Day is now long forgotten

                                                                                  Author:  EpicPupper
Image: Wild Poppies Growing Aimlessly (here)

“Write love letters to wild flowers”. -  Marja

Poppies evoked the poignant 
feel to relate to heroic exploits
but the drug scene put paid to what
Poppies stood for

Wild flowers racing with each other 
in fighting mood for barren space
Eager show-offs in Spring with 
offer of first greens right from 
nature’s sincere heart

But thoughts of red colours of 
Poppy Day is now long forgotten
How do we write love letters to
wild flowers
to let them know that

Poppy Day is a thing of the past


Thursday, March 9, 2023

having had a hand in its creation!

                                                                         Author:  Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Image:  A Dynasty of One's own Flesh 
and Blood (here)

1.0  earthlings
glory be to raise angels of offspring
of one's own flesh and blood
extending light to life on earth
and not wanting to end a dynasty

2.0  sunbathers
if it so pleased the longings due
for seeing a lineage to dance in the sun
with that of a second and a third generation
to continue as Providence would have it done

3.0 moonshining
it lays bare of a desire to warm up 
to the moon as it rides on its own momentum
a progeny of human existence
to populate this rare planet
as Mother Earth comes into being

and to subsequently die happy
of having had a hand in its creation

Note: Laura Ma'am, not sure whether 
Hank got it right with the sub-titles

Luura's at d'Verse :  MTB - 3 way split

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Electronics and Mechatronics


Image:1 Norman and Kimie fooling around under the coconut tree

The School Holidays -  Two weeks to savour. A respite awaited for! 
It divides the year into two more or less. There are also at other times 
for instance the one at the end of year. That would stretch for almost six 
weeks, the ultimate. But nothing like one in mid-year. It is akin to a 
rest in between takes short enough to rest a little but not too long to 
lose the momentum

Yippee! It is here!
It will be on for two weeks
But time flies quickly

Image: 2 Kimie and Norman at the water-fall at Gramp's

Image: 3 Norman and Kimie at the Club Pool

At the Club - Not too early in the morning but just about when it is turning 
a little warmer. A spot of swimming is in order. A two- hour stint is about 
enough to unwind a little and then off to the cafeteria for some snacks

Water is soothing
Balanced movements of muscles
One feels light and trim

Image:4  Some snacks after the swim

The 4 images above were taken many years ago when they were kids at play. 
They are now in College, both reading for their B. Eng  Norman is in his 3rd 
year specialised in Electronics (computer information) and Kimie in the 1st year 
specialised in Mechatronics (robotics and artificial intelligence) Kimie gets to 
design and play with robots with a mind of their own.

Jade at d'Verse : Haibun poetry - poetics playtime

Friday, March 3, 2023

The Hindenburg Disaster

                                                          Author: International News - Minneapolis Journal
Image:  The Harrowing Image on May 6, 1937
at Lakehurst (here)

Unfortunate Trans-Atlantic crossing
Safely from Germany onto American soil
And about to descend slowly prior to landing
But landing zone subject to bad weather turmoil

Massive gigantic white and airborne
At an altitude in throes of stormy weather
Force of winds in varied directions
Made landing a delicate maneuver

Shifting of some hydrogen gas and water
Quick action made into specific compartments
Amid chaos but part of stabilizing measures
Effected to maintain a proper shift of balance

But all it took was a spark to court disaster
Plastic-like a graphic tragedy unleashed
Showering ignited debris of light structure
Thirty-five of people on that day perished

friday-writings#66  - in the face-of-disaster

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

lost in the morning darkness

                                                                                         Author: Monkey Junior
Image:  In pensive mood (here)

the 10 of 12 Wordle words
darkness, height slow faithless, doorstep 
cry storm steep strange devious

lost in the morning darkness
at the height of the receding January snow
slow in the likes of life's misgivings

faithless in extending the hand of friendship
at the doorstep of pensive thoughts 
a far cry from the obvious stance of innocence
disappointment, despair, and despondency
of a people staring at the storm brewing

the will to look for bread and salvation
the will to just taste the steep climb
to luxury and of not being hungry
but the will to survive

what stops one from foraging
from deceit and from deceiving others

just to let a child have bread
when all around are the machinations of war
devised and perpetrated by fellow men
to prevent other fellow men women and child
from wanting and getting their bread

it is strange for the weak are made to suffer
it is devious for the strong to grab everything
are they blind to the fact that
it is a zero-sum game
for whatever one takes
the other has to sacrifice

MMT at Sundays Whirligig-412.