What do you see # 170 and Story Challenge in 99-words – I’m going up the portal

Image credit; Sylvian Sarrailh Digiartque

I’m trying something new this week. This is a digital art image. It shows a man standing in front of a square portal that shows a scene from another place. Stairs lead up to this portal.

I’m going up the portal

To be full of fun

To the sea to snorkel

Get on with the hurdle

For sure it shines, the sun

I’m going up the portal

May die tomorrow, we’re mortal

What we have done is done

To the sea to snorkel

I like to giggle and chortle

Negative vibes away I shun

I’m going up the portal

I think all soil’s fertile

Complaints I have none

To the sea to snorkel

I love yellow and purple

In the summer I like to run

I’m going up the portal

To the sea to snorkel*

(c) ladyleemanila 2023

*A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

For: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2023/01/23/what-do-you-see-170-january-23-3023/, https://carrotranch.com/2023/01/23/january-23-story-challenge-in-99-words/


12 responses

  1. judeitakali

    fun and beautiful villanelle.🌼🤍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, Jude 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. judeitakali

        Such a pleasure.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. kittysverses

    Fun take, Lady Lee. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, kitty 🙂

      Like

  3. Mason Bushell

    What a fun poem, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Mason 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Nicole Horlings

    Fantastic villanelle!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Nicole 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Sadje

    I love the rhythm and flow of your poem Lee. Thanks for joining in with this fun poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      so glad you like it, Sadje 🙂

      Like

      1. Sadje

        Of course my friend

        Liked by 1 person

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