Seeking Some Shade Today?

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He glimpsed a figure standing in the shade
A lady in pink and her hair all braid
The wind blew, black hair down her sides cascade
Who was she and why was she in the greyed?
Was she in trouble and needed some aid?
She’s so pretty, he wants to serenade
Was it all a dream as the figure fades?*

* Monorhyme

warmth

the lazy sun peeks
birds sing in harmony
swimming in the shade

swimming in the shade
alone thinking about love
witness by nature

For: Seeking Some Shade Today? by lillian in Poetics

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Haibun Monday #40 Summer

Days are bright, night’s cool
Have fun that’s the rule
Summer is here at long last
Cycling and ice-cream
Going down the stream
Things to do are vast
Swimming in the pool
Go to Liverpool
With our car that is so fast
Meet friends and go scream
Days full of daydream
Weather’s good that’s the forecast

summer morning
the flower’s scent is heaven
serene feeling all over

on a clear day
trying to reach the sky
joy of being here

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Haibun Monday #40 Summer by Grace

Jeepney – a villanelle

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Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun
We can go from place to place pretty fast
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

Things to do, busy me, got to run
The driver’s radio is always in full blast
Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun

Many passengers including a baby and nun
Listening to radio for its daily forecast
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

I’m going to the market for some bargain
Interesting street scenes as we passed
Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun

Thinking of what to buy, eggs and bacon
Saving some money by buying things that last
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

I just remembered I need to buy a cauldron
To make paella for a family that’s vast
Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

For: MTB–How to Write a Villanelle by frankhubeny in Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft

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