TJ’s Haiku Challenge – Bud

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stars of spring
flower buds begin to peek
hundreds of white blooms

petals with silky hearts
flutter down as gentle rain
blossoms are here

each one beautiful
snowdrop, crocus, daffodils
canvas of nature

fragrance of flowers
air of spring brings health and life
rain comes on the wind

spring is here
birds fly from there to here
winter bids adieu

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: TJ’s Haiku Challenge – Bud

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Microfiction challenge #14: Spring

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Crown of yellow buds
Pretty on her soft brown hair
But why the sadness?

Submerge in silence
Barefoot girl in grey skirt
Sitting on the grass

Such sorrow to watch
Previously naked branches
Now dotted with birds

Black birds tweeting
Saw her in solitary
Cheer up, they all sing

The nightingale sings
The first greening of the grass
Heralding of spring

Lazy wind pushes
Soft green grass, blue sky, white clouds
Blackbirds sing above

Stars of spring
Flower buds begin to peek
Hundreds of white blooms

Petals with silky hearts
Flutter down as gentle rain
Blossoms are here

Each one beautiful
Snowdrop, crocus, daffodils
Canvas of nature

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Microfiction challenge #14: Spring

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Withering ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #54

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Juicy apples grow
The sun is brightly shining
Fun autumn weather

Withering flowers
Wind has caused yellow leaves fall
Nature is weary

Fountain shimmering
As we walk by the moonlight
Wind brushes the leaves

Sky flushes with gold
Feeling the chills in our bones
Didn’t want this to end

Autumn’s golden voice
Sing with song of fruits and flowers
Hills fled from our sight

For: Withering ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #54 by Patrick Jennings

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Carpe Diem #1050 blossoms

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I will be with you
this year’s apple blossom time
we’ll be together

ephemeral time
apple blossom at its best
relish its moment

as the blossoms fell
the wind blows them to the field
my spirit soars

pure and innocent
angel of cherry blossoms
her smile lifts the air

enjoy the blossoms
experience flowers’ splendour
they don’t last that long

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Carpe Diem #1050

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges

Day 9 – Write a haiku inspired by the theme “night”.

Soft whisper of wind
Light of the silvery moon
Children fast asleep

Crickets chirp, owls hoot
Angels sing halleluiah
Total darkness

Day 11 – Write a story set in a forest in 100 words or less.

Adventurous as she was, she walked further and further from her friends.
Looking at all the exotic plants and trees, she didn’t noticed she’s getting lost.
And that she’s moving around going back and forth and the paths crisscrossed.
By the time it was getting dark, she didn’t know what to do, how to get help.
She bumped into something mossy and spooky, that’s when she uttered a yelp.
Only silence in that eerie place, she’s imagining a lot of different scenario.
She waits; such tight corner she has entered and she doesn’t seem to get out.

Day 13 – The prompt is “space”. The format and length are your choice.

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Leave me alone, I need my space
I don’t want to hear any gossip
As I walk around the room with grace
Don’t want to be the cause of any breakup
Especially sour grapes and anything bad
Keep your secret to yourself or write a poem
Don’t want to add anything to my keypad
I’m sure your poem will be awesome
In a fiction of course, no one knows it’s you
Alarming as it sounds, I’m not thirsty for it
It’s tough how those words could be construed
Let alone if they’re written in Sanskrit
I’m having a long bath, with loofah and razors
To contemplate on what I really like in my life
Hoping some of my questions will have answers
Like about the universe and is there an afterlife?
Storm comes and goes, then calmness will come
Peace at last, I say and speak to myself in sigh
Now I can do anything like wriggle my thumb
Give me my space, I want my life to simplify

Day 16 – Write a poem on the theme of “reflections”. Any length.

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golden pond
water lilies, frogs, turtles
living happily

living happily
water lily in my hair
see my reflection

see my reflection
enjoying the gorgeous day
sitting by the pond

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moonrise
holding their hands by their knees
evening at a house

peaceful evening and some wine
reminiscing bygone days

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hold hands under the table
her eyes are sparkling

crickets chirping by the trees
soft breeze whistling in the night

full moon reflection
lovers walk by the sea
man gave her his coat

they promise to love each one
kiss by the light of the moon

grandad telling jokes
everyone’s eager to hear
laughing our hearts out

granny’s apple cake all gone
now having nice cups of tea

For: “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“, Taboo Words, days 7, 8, 9 (he, with, on)

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