#WQWWC #47: Cold

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Let There Be” by Manny Loly: summer, mirage, corn, pollen, voice, dwelling, ceremony, heal, wounds, song, mountains, laughter

I wish it could be summer

Not on this cold wintry days

Heal my wounds with laughter

I hear your song through the haze

Not on this cold wintry days

And the mountains slippery

I hear your song through the haze

Your voice warms me up like tea

And the mountains slippery

Mirage of life with colour

Your voice warms me up like tea

Each pollen adds red to my pallor

Mirage of life with colour

Heal my wounds with laughter

Each pollen adds red to my pallor

I wish it could be summer*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

  • Pantoum

For: http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2021/11/whirligig-343.html

When I was just a little girl

I was afraid to fly or swirl

I still do but trying to change

Learning new words, trailing new path

Lessons learned even calm my wrath

Say sorry even out my range

Cold and derange late on Sunday

To date or not to date I stray

Don’t wait up for I’m always late

Perhaps there’s other thing to do

And then you’re here out of the blue

Hurt me before, don’t touch the bait

And before eight made up my mind

That to unwind never debate**

** A Jeffreys Sonnet

A hinge of sorrow as I sang this song
Wind blows air whereas our love so strong
Come back! Come back! We miss you so
You left us a long time ago
A love as strong as an ironclad
Come back to us, we all miss you our Dad

You used to give us order and guidance
We swam in the azure, there was balance
You left! You left! And we’re so sad
Miss your cooking, we have to add
Like a silo holding grain, you’re our light
You left us over to a place so bright

We cried out in pain as loud as a clang
But we can’t complain, you’re yin to our yang
Everglow! Everglow! Our Dad
Still in our hearts what we had
We could still see your smile and big belly
Everglow your memories make us glee***

***  Staccato

On cold winter nights I drink some tea
Warm mulled wine when there’s snow
Outside during Christmas holiday
And in the evenings watching some show

I love drinking green tea with honey
With ginger or lemon, too
And I bought myself a new teapot
With tea leaves I’ll wait for them to brew

I’m not really a coffee drinker
I drink it at the weekends
Sundays with our full English breakfast
Or in the coffee shop with some friends****

****  ZaniLa Rhyme

To reboot I eat sweets and spread joy

Call my friends in streets and we play with toy

Make a list! Make a list! and breathe

Meditate and seek what we seethe

Heal the sting and scar of the pain and hurt

Make a list of puddings and cola squirt

Listen to music to rejuvenate

I live in Munich, frilly and that’s great

Stretch and bend! Stretch and bend!

Talk for hours with my best friend

Hands on deck on the house and do puzzles

Stretch and bend, of course, without the hustles*****

***** The Staccato



  1. Lady Lee, those are some COLD pictures. I love how a couple of your poems use the word “tea.” That warms my heart. I also loved how you mentioned your Dad’s belly. Isn’t it sometimes the things that the world doesn’t think of as beautiful are the things we remember and love about the people closest to us. It is what makes them unique – soft wrinkled old skin and large laps of grandmas, the flyaway hair that you see in the mirror and remember from your great-grandma you loved so much. Thanks for sharing and being a cornerstone of WQWWC.

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  2. ahhh, your voice warms me up like tea… nice…
    I would appreciate it if you’d read my story today, and let me know what you think. I like your style
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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