Walking Up With You Is An Ease

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Every time we climb up the hills
Thinking about it gives me thrills
To see the sky, flowers and trees
Some flowers have a mass of frills

Nature’s smell on the evening breeze
Walking up with you is an ease
Mountains, forests, cities and lakes
Let’s not stop walking, pretty please

Good way to spend our summer breaks
Go for it if that’s what it takes
Sometimes I complain about it
Hold my hand, I forget my aches

Make the most of it with sunlit
I’m enjoying this, I admit
Good for our health and I commit
It’s fun and also makes us fit

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* #4) aaba, bbcb, ccdc, dddd — chain rhyme Quatrain

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – June 5th 2016 and B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma and Quatrain – June 4th, 2016

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B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga, Revisited – May 14, 2016

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kasal ng anak namin
aming hinihiling lang
ligaya at tagumpay
kanilang kinabukasan

our only wish for our son
to celebrate their wedding
their happiness and success
and a bright future ahead

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga, Revisited – May 14, 2016

Knock, Knock

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from the Prologue of The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel by Nikos Kazantzakis: cooling, ascend, flesh, wine, grapes, knock, burst, salt, nightingales, babes, prick, temples

Knock, knock, grapes from the vine
Shine a light, make a brine, that’s fine
Making wine as the grapes burst
One way to quench our thirst
Knock, knock, grapes from the vine
Shine a light, make a brine, that’s fine

The nightingales sing on the temple
On top of the apple tree as they circle
Babes in the woods, cooling by the shade
Laughing as they played and swayed
The nightingales sing on the temple
On top of the apple tree as they circle

Putting salt on the grapes, that’s a no
He’s got an afro hair, that’s a whoa
Prickly heat, well, definitely an ouch
Stand straight, don’t slouch
Putting salt on the grapes, that’s a no
He’s got an afro hair, that’s a whoa

Knock, knock are you there?
I’m here sitting on a chair
Ascend the clouds with the bird
What we said can’t be heard
Knock, knock are you there?
I’m here sitting on a chair

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Nursery Rhymes – April 24, 2016 and Whirligig 56 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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B&P’s Shadorma and Music Prompt

The “Tritina” is a ten lined poem, divided over three tercets with a single line at the end of the poem. You can stop after the ten lines or create sequences to make a longer poem. Tritinas arose in the 20th century. They use three end words that are repeated throughout the poem.

Guidelines to writing a poem in Tritina form:

The poem has ten lines, grouped into three tercets and one conclusive line.

Tritinas have no meter requirements – However whatever meter you pick, you should try to stick with it to maintain the rhythm of your poem.

The rhyme scheme, if you choose to have one, is based on the three end words you choose.
Having chosen your three words, your pattern should look like this: ABC, CAB, BCA and the last line have all three words in it, bringing you back to ABC.

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Deb Gibson, Canadian Artist, Kilarney, acrylic on canvas

I SEE FIRE

I see fire beyond the woodlands
Scorching bright red flames despite wind
Spreading like hell with no mercy

People were asking for mercy
No more bushes in the woodlands
Sudden departure of the wind

Why have you forsaken us, wind?
How come that you show no mercy?
Have we dishonoured your woodlands?

Save our woodlands, dear wind, have some mercy

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – Tritina Poem – April 16, 2016 and Music Prompt #38: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran. Also for: Disaster

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – List Poem

things we have to do in spring
change tyres to summer ones
have the car checked and washed
sort out some clothes, some to give away
in “Kleiderspende” or send via “Balikbayan Box”
put winter coats and boots away
have winter coats dry cleaned and hanged
buy new seeds and plants
Him Indoors works in the garden
put three tortoises out in the garden
give them dandelions from the fields
take lots of photos of buds and flowers
cycle to beer gardens and parks
hurray for spring!!!

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – April 10, 2016

B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Psychedelic Tree

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I watch the tree mature tall
sway from the blue sky as high
window or the door as the wind blows
its psychedelic branches no enemy in sight
green, yellow and red such a delight
almost the colour of home sweet home
a place to be where it’s cosy and safe

old oak tree
rattles in the wind
holding fast
to its leaves
stark naked against the sky
leaves scattered on ground

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P Shadorma & Beyond – April 2, 2016

ABC of You and Me

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Amidst the crowd there was you
Between that man and the elegant lady
Coming towards me, I wonder why
Daring, I’d like to say
Endearing with your umbrella
Funny with your dry humour
Gallant of you as you kissed my hand
Handsome, of course
“I want to know more of you,”
Joyfully and with great pleasure
Kiddiewinks-like, enjoying the fun
Laughing all the way
Morning till night
Noticed no one but us
Over the moon and far away
Perhaps this is love
Question no more
Rest assured
Safe and sound
Together we can
Under the silvery moon
Violin playing
Watched by the birds
X-ray vision
You and me
Zest for life

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – ABC Poem

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – The ‘Aware’ – Childhood Memories

If the haiku is the understanding of the inner meaning of a moving moment (or a-ha moment) in an event … the haibun answers some of the questions of how one got to that inner meaning of the moving moment. The Japanese  word for this  inner meaning (or a-ha moment is known) as aware (pronounced ah-WAR-ay) or the spirit of the moment or object etc.

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We all have them. Our childhood memories – the innocence of youth. The time when we just played or messed around, when we had to go to school or play in the street. When we were free of responsibilities and worries. We remembered our games, our playground, our playmates, the laughter, falling out with some of them but being friends again after 10 minutes and most of all, the fun.

One, two, three, you’re “it”
The innocence of childhood
Youthful memories

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – The ‘Aware’ – March 12, 2016

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Snorkelling

Let’s look at the structure of a Kyrielle Poem … it is composed of rhyming three quatrains (four lines) or stanzas and like all Classical French poetry it is octosyllabic (eight syllables). Each quatrain ends with the same line (known as a refrain) – it becomes a sonnet when we add a couplet at the end of the poem composed of the first line and the refrain – so it’s important to choose your first line wisely. The rhyming structures are:

AbaB
cbbB
dbdB
AB

or

AabB
ccbB
ddbB
eebB
AB

Great fun to be under the sea
Swimming with the fish and algae
Clear azure sea is amazing
Such adventure this snorkelling

Coral reef is another world
It’s like being in a dream world
I can swim for hours, that’s the thing
Such adventure this snorkelling

Saw a school of fish and turtle
Swimming with them is so blissful
Such a wonderful life, floating
Such adventure this snorkelling

Great fun to be under the sea
Such adventure this snorkelling

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Kyrielle Poem