Hallelujah!

so peaceful
human utopia
life on earth
peaceable
harmonious living for all
hallelujah!

hallelujah
it’s not late to dream
thank you, Lord
second chance
acceptance, equality
love and peace abound

love and peace
simple things we need
be grateful
and rejoice
we make our own utopia
taking part in it

taking part
don’t let it be harmed
our whole world
everything
send our gratifying love
hallelujah!

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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by German artist Makis Warlamis

For: B&P Shadorma & Beyond – November 12, 2013, Microfiction challenge #22: Utopia Ark

B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Full Circle – October 15, 2016

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autumn like a dream
trees shimmer thanks to moonbeam
share tender moment

autumn like a dream
when the wind brushes the leaves
fairy tale that weaves

trees shimmer thanks to moonbeam
shades of reds, browns and yellows
autumn wind whispers

share tender moment
holding hands by the moonlight
sparkle of the night

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Full Circle – October 15, 2016

B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Autumn Rain by DH Lawrence – October 1, 2016

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autumn cry
dark clouds on the sky
blood and tears
of sorrow
men fighting for our freedom
remembering them

falling rain
echoes of autumn
fields of men
sheaves of pain
in their bravery and nerve
falling one by one

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Autumn Rain by DH Lawrence – October 1, 2016

B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond: Zeki Majed – September 24, 2016

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olive field
the joy of dancing
with rhythm
setting sun
as gentle as the wind blows
with passion and love

happiness
dancing together
hand in hand
head on chest
the scent of heaven on me
forever with you

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond: Zeki Majed – September 24, 2016

Rondelet of Delight

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We’re so lucky
Beautiful things around us all
We’re so lucky
Mountains, forests and big blue sea
Birds and bees all having a ball
Dogs bark, cows moo and insects crawl
We’re so lucky

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Grateful we are
For blessings we get every day
Grateful we are
Sun shining and twinkling stars
People stop and smile, children play
Grateful we are*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.

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

B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond: Twelfth Song – August 27, 2016

wide smile
heart that seems to freeze
voice wonder
saying thanks
feels overwhelmed in good way
nature all around

inner glow
happy to be here
open palms
saluting
appreciating the nature
being part of it

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond: Twelfth Song

Wedding This Way

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A boy and a girl met at the university
They went out and had a super fun spree
He asked her and she said yes
To get married and be bless
In sickness and in health, both have to agree

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Shadorma and Limerick – June 11th, 2016 and Limerick Challenge Week 23: Wedding

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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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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