THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Private Property” by Analicia Sotelo: drink, swim, look, bubbly, sage, broken, sprinkler, music, joking, violet, towel, stories
Sprinkler in the yard
Or swim with lifeguard
Smell roses and violet
The look in his eyes
Gives me all the highs
Little rocky rivulet
Bubbly and joking
Time to be hoping
Stories of love and fun
Food, drinks and music
Wear my best tunic
Peace and love to everyone*
(c) ladyleemanila 2021
- The Alouette
what an amazing life – full of colours
in an acre of land, green, yellow, red
paint spread like a peaceful bank ambler
and everywhere and anywhere to head
vibrant colours of butterfly
we can classify each a piece
the flowers that are blossoming
the joy they bring for us
vegetables in market stalls
first view enthral us, that’s no fuss
an actress who’s like a showpiece
go in peace, it’s a plus
our life is brilliant, together we live
enjoy festive times when it’s possible
to be able to be kind and forgive
of course, to give one another sizzle
range of talent, ambler, reader, actor
to add author, nurse and someone that led
and to bake bread as well as a biker
wave a banner for concord to spread
It’s the season to be merry
Christmas market and lights to see
A festive one
So have some fun
Don’t forget to have a shopping spree
Love is all around us, actually
Spread it everywhere with glee
You and me and all
Quite cold, you need a shawl
A season for malt wine and brandy
The Fasching Party
It started on the 11th hour of
The 11th of November, a pre-Lenten
Celebrated in grand style in Bavaria.
It culminated into Fasching week which
Began the week before Ash Wednesday.
People celebrated in costume at various
Carnival community events and individual parties.
Carnival parades abound, it was literally the weekend
For people to live it up. Fasching Parties were interesting.
Last week I was dressed up as a leopard and it took me forever
Say half an hour to put the right make up and the costume as a leopard.
It was held in a community hall. There was a theme, and it was the Jungle Theme.
People came as lions, tigers, elephants and so on. Others didn’t bother with the
Theme and came dressed up as they wanted: as pirates, gypsies, prisoners,
Princes and princesses, letting their imaginations ran wild. It was fun!
There were prizes for the best costume – I won the second prize!
The tigress had the first prize. I didn’t mind at all. I loved it!
Fasching parties were originally held to drive away winter
And all its evil spirits. It provided a festive season
Of food and fun before the Lenten fasting period.
I wonder what the theme would be next year?
It’s the season to be jolly
On a snowy day and we’re free
Horses eating hay for their tea
We’ve bought our Christmas tree and decorated with bright lights
We’ve been good and made our lists for Santa in our handwrites
Hope he comes, we leave him some mince pies on Christmas midnight
Wrapped presents under the tree
Busy with shopping spree
Hope Santa fits in chimney
Carrot for reindeer
Would Santa like beer?
To our health for cheer
This is our Christmas
All so rambunctious*
(c) ladyleemanila 2016
* The Christ-in-a-Rhyme
It is the season to be merry
And to share some of our goody
Let’s think of the poor and the homeless
And in our own ways, show our kindness
We could bake, make or cook something sweet and tasty
Christmas cocktails, mulled wine or punch
With family or loved ones for lunch
Visiting a lonely neighbour
Treating children for chips and burger
Ringing our mother and sending her flower bunch
Spreading love and happiness
Makes us happy that’s a bonus
Celebrate the birth of our Lord
Making music in our keyboard
It’s the time to be courageous and boisterous
(c) ladyleemanila 2017