Cello and piano duet

she sits with the cello supported on the floor
she looks at the audiences and reads the brochure
he arranges his musical sheets and gets ready
together they will produce a blissful medley

music coming from heaven as their fingers play
we drift with the sound and all worries send away
and so music thrives, cello moans, piano mellows
glory of the song, harmonics and allegros

a well-developed vibrato technique is used
duet’s a masterclass to inspire and enthuse
softly, the piano plays in tune with the cello
angels carry the notes up to heaven to flow

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

For: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle

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Sweet Serendipity

Do we do things or wait our chance?
I’d like to dance
And then you came
Told me your name

Sweet serendipity, what’s that?
I dropped my hat
You picked it up
Sweet as syrup

Overlapping paths we do take
We make or break
Life’s a delight
Makes us excite*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff

Written for November Notes hosted by two lovely and awesome writers, Rosema of A Reading Writer and Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies. Come, join the musical fun!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 16

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Love me now

sad I become when I think loud
love me now before it’s a game
when it’s over it’s not the same
my world will be covered by clouds

study shows
some don’t last long
misunderstanding
other factors
sad but true
love me now

won’t be part of statistics
try our best to be together
if we could just stay as we were
see the world and swim in the creeks

kisses in the park
hand in hand
by the moonlight
life is wonderful
and sweet
with you

hindi kita makakalimutan
hanggang sa huling hininga ko*
(I won’t forget you
until my last breath)

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The La’libertas, a 22-line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. The stanza rules are as follows:

Stanza 1 – rhyme scheme ABBA, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 2 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Stanza 3 – Rhyme scheme BAAB, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 4 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Couplet – Italian (Any language acceptable except)

How the La’libertas for got its name is from the word “libertas” which is Latin for “liberty” and “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature.

For: Monday Morning Melts #2, Monday Morning Melts #2, Weekly Writing Challenge #63 (5) Words: | GAME | STUDY | SAD | LOUD | BECOME |

So in love

so in love with you
at a sea so blue
you look so cool and handsome
your smile, your care
we are such a pair
like a flower that blossom

you’re my superstar
you came down from far
to make me happy on earth
and so with pleasure
I’ve got the answer
everything is all so worth*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:

Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b

Written for November Notes hosted by two lovely and awesome writers, Rosema of A Reading Writer and Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies. Come, join the musical fun!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 14

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Sonnet 141: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes by William Shakespeare

In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,
For they in thee a thousand errors note;
But ’tis my heart that loves what they despise,
Who in despite of view is pleased to dote.
Nor are mine cars with thy tongue’s tune delighted,
Nor tender feeling to base touches prone,
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
To any sensual feast with thee alone;
But my five wits, nor my five senses can
Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
Who leaves unswayed the likeness of a man,
Thy proud heart’s slave and vassal wretch to be.
Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
That she that makes me sin awards me pain.

For: Nurturing Thurs – I Am

Perfect strangers

we met and both our lives changed, somehow brighter
every time we ask ourselves, we can’t figure out why
yes, we don’t really need to know why and the answer
so long as we’re both happy, I’m yours, you’re my guy
over time, we’ll see how things go, for now, as we were
rain or shine, together or apart, friends or strangers*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Harrisham Rhyme, created by the female poet, Harrisham Minhas, belonging to the State of Punjab in India, of a six-line rhyming stanza. In this form, the last alphabet of the first word of each line is the first alphabet of the first word of next line.

There is no restriction on the starting alphabet of the first line.

Rhyming scheme : ababab.

Written for November Notes hosted by two lovely and awesome writers, Rosema of A Reading Writer and Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies. Come, join the musical fun!😀

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Monday Morning Melts #1

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the one
who keeps me glow
greets me in the morning
with a nice cup of tea in bed
tells me I’m his world every single day
my friend, my ally, my critique
plants some flowers for me
plays the piano
the one*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain. Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with.

For: Monday Morning Melts #1

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 7

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Home Thoughts
by Carl Sandburg

THE SEA rocks have a green moss.
The pine rocks have red berries.
I have memories of you.

Speak to me of how you miss me.
Tell me the hours go long and slow.

Speak to me of the drag on your heart,
The iron drag of the long days.

I know hours empty as a beggar’s tin cup on a rainy day, empty as a soldier’s sleeve with an arm lost.

Speak to me …

What are you thankful for today?

I am grateful for my two homes, the Philippines where I was born and bred and Germany, where I am happily living with Him Indoors.

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The shore that call us home
Was the title of the poem
By Samuel Hazo in 1949
Makes me think about my life
Every time I go home and meet my
Family, friends and relatives again
After some time when I’m here
And they are there living differently
Yet parallel to each other, there’s this
Nostalgic feeling, of being home again
This land or these islands I miss so much
It doesn’t matter where I am now, and
I’m building a home with my family here
But over there where I used to call home
Full of childhood memories, of school,
Of college, of my first experience at work
First love, first kiss, first of everything
These experiences made me and taught me
They gave me a solid foundation of how
It is to be me, all the trials and errors
They gave me the confidence to try and
Explore different things and I have proved
That I can do it no matter where
So even when I’m happy here
I’d still be a girl with a fringe
I’d always go back to the shore
That calls me home, the Philippines

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

home is happy
home is cosy
home is warm
home doesn’t regret
home doesn’t mind sharing
home grows with love

it doesn’t matter
where or what is home
home is with Him Indoors
and HRH the son
our three tortoises
our flowers in the grden
things we share
experience and memories
I love our home!

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: 30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 7. Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 7

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Between the lines

sometimes I think I don’t really know you
times like that make me feel frustrated
sublimes we could be but we couldn’t get through
lifetimes we’re aiming if we could be blessed

reading you between the lines is quite hard
and then I should always be on guard
asking whether I got it right with that regard
hand in hand we should be to get our reward*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Cross Lento: The cross Lento has been introduced in 2012. The cross lento was introduced to make Lento writing more fun. However, a cross lento is applicable only in cases of double, triple and lento chains, where the rhyme schemes in alternate quatrains are reversed, as seen in the following example:

a——b
a——c
a——b
a——c

d——f
e——f
d——f
e——f

Rosema and Sarah have invited all to their November writing challenge, “November Notes”, based on songs. Today is Day 4, so click their links to learn more and join in the FUN!

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For: Gorgeous Art (Inspired by Between the Lines by Sara Bareilles), Between The Lines