WQW #3: Fitness

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “An Old Story” by Tracy K. Smith: wind, made, swollen, broken, passed, singing, weather, animals, trees, stock, wept, color

Many ways to be fit

Singing, dancing, one way

Walking as the trees sway

Extreme weather, don’t quit

Words and puzzles for wit

With animals I play

As the wind passed I make

Friends I’d like to connect

Colour my world I checked

Heart broken and I ache

Wept but go on awake

Positive my aspect

Good to be fit I say

Come what may and be gay*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • HexSonnetta

For: http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/01/whirligig-353.html

Low Energy Quotes | Low Energy Sayings | Low Energy Picture Quotes

strength and balance
mental activity
stamina and pizzazz
get-up-and-go, vim and vigour
sustained physical activities
buoyancy, perkiness, oomph and power
person’s physical and mental powers
stress and diet affect vigour
children are full of energy
capacity to perform
mental activity
nuclear energy

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


Robust Quotes | Robust Sayings | Robust Picture Quotes

Robust means strong and healthy. Like the athletes are robust lot. They’ve got to be strong physically, train hard and regularly to be able to play rugby, football, wrestling or boxing. It could also mean strong in character and spirit. Like the quote “I can and I will” – it’s all in the mind. Never give up, whatever we want to do or achieve and if it doesn’t work, there’s always a plan b or c or d and so on. We’ve got to be positive and remain positive, amidst the challenges or hindrances. Persistent motivation or determination is part of being robust, to be able to withstand adverse conditions and continue. It also means that we’ve got to accept the situation, that there’s always a reason for something and sometimes, we’ve got to say no. And when we do, it’s not a sign of weakness – it’s also robust to know when to give up. Be robust everyone and smile!

125 Best Self-Love Quotes to Help You Love Yourself

I love myself, that’s true
From the bottom of my heart
I can only give what I have
If I have love, then I can give, too
What does it mean to love myself?
It means a lot of things, for instance
I should be kind to myself, not too harsh
Not too much expectation, I know my limits
I should accept things I cannot change
I have to look after myself
Physically and mentally
Be positive and calm
Compete with myself
Believe in myself
Do the best I can
Whoever I am
Accept me
Love me

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/01/19/wqw-3-fitness/


  1. I had never seen that video, Lady Lee. It was fun and funny. I love how all your poems wove together around the theme of fitness. Kirstin had a great quote today, too, something like “Exercise is a celebration of what we can do, not a punishment for what we ate.” Your poems all exemplify this love of ourselves rather than punishment. Well done! I especially loved the found poem, which you called a hexsonnet, and the way your followed up with an Etheree. I’ve never heard the term hexsonnet so you kept my mind agile yet another day! Thanks!

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    1. you’re very welcome, Marsha 🙂 so glad you like my post, yes, Kirstin is right about fitness being a celebration and not a punishment. I tried to be fit, but not overdo it hehe… have a lovely weekend ❤

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