Thursday photo prompt – Wisp #writephoto

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Carrying Water to the Field” by Joyce Sutphen: afternoons, cultivating, water, wrapped, cut, across, surprise, turning, blade, melted, gulp, accomplished

Wisp of cloud rose into the air
A sign if it could just spare
From miles away a silent hope
Swimming across the seven seas
Surprise on an afternoon breeze
Cultivating that I could cope

The scope of which is accomplished
You know you are being cherished
And my heart’s melted by your care
Turning water into trophy
Wrapping my soul to ecstasy
Cutting my heart fair and square

I swear for a wisp of belief
A brief moment you’re everywhere*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

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Saturday’s Mix – 12 August 2017 – Our Garden

All winter long the garden is cold and bare
With the coming of spring, everywhere is lovely
Trees unfold their leaves, flowers bloom with flair
Apples blossom, all white and pure with such beauty
And the smell of wonderful rain and freshly cut grass
Don’t forget the symphony of spring with birds singing
The spring peepers chirping call chorus with such class
The dandelions, lilacs, tulips, hyacinths, all blooming

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This used to be our garden
Playing hide and seek
We ran, spun and had fun
That gate used to creak

We were loud and
Very rambunctious
Outside until we’re tanned
Running till we’re breathless

The sunflowers by the fence
They were our witness
We engaged in pretence
Like we’re ageless

They came every year
Just as we grew up fast
Gave us some cheer
The world is vast

Until the dark mist
Swallowed you up
You’re surely missed
Sad for the breakup

For: Saturday’s Mix–12 August 2017

Weekend Writing Prompt #16 – Colours

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I woke up and the sun’s bright yellow
Happy to start the day
I wore my blue jeans, more like marines
Went to market, bought my greens and whey

Swam in a pool with blissful white foam
Then met my friend for coffee
More like marines, I wore my blue jeans
Had red tea then went for shopping spree

Indigo and violet ice-cream
And she peels her orange fruit
I wore my blue jeans, more like marines
Then we went for our afternoon scoot*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza.
The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.
Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.
The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

For: Weekend Writing Prompt #16 – Colours