Friday Fictioneers – Butterfly, flower, I

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

As the wind whispers, a butterfly hovers and I ponder
Will it know that there’s no more nectar?
That the sultry weather, made the flower falter?
And I sway and sweat in the veranda

A moment of tangency, for us three
The butterfly, the flower and I
I close my eyes, asking all the whys
The flower’s dead, the mocha butterfly and I sigh

Situation so fragile, a day so blissful
As I flicker my eyelashes
Widen my pupils, forget all battles
We’re all separated, what’s the fuzz?*

(c) ladyleemanila

* Triquatrain form


For: 23 February 2018 Friday Fictioneers, Bonus Wordle “Moment of Tangency”


Tale Weaver – #159 – February 14th – The Coming of Spring


Painting - Stars of Spring by L Diane Johnson
Painting – Stars of Spring by L Diane Johnson

birds sing before dawn
like musical orchestra
they brighten the day

peepers are small frogs
peepers emit mating call
melody of night

fragrance of flowers
air of spring brings health and life
rain comes on the wind


hello there spring
first flowers are peeking out
goodbye cold winter
two Marias in spring
Mother Nature at her best

nice to have colours
yellow, green, purple and red
instead of just white
enough snow for us all
anticipate what’s coming

For: Tale Weaver – #159 – February 14th – The Coming of Spring

Inspired by Art! A story with a twist

Image by artist Catrin Welz-Stein

A story with a twist
When she was transfixed
A process when was kissed

A smirk on her face was fixed
Dreaming away peacefully
When she was transfixed

Updraft of air breezily
Wednesday and time to stir
Dreaming away peacefully

Wabi-sabi to occur
The urge to consent
Wednesday and time to stir

Visitors to frequent
Sweet octagonal petals
The urge to consent

A dream of skittles
Sweet octagonal petals
A story with a twist
A process when she was kissed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Terzanelle


For: Inspired by Art! by lillian in Poetics, Wordle #186


Photo Challenge #201 – The story has to finish somehow

-Kyle Thompson

The story has to finish somehow
Time to break, time to move on
No regrets, take a bow

Swam in the creek with the carabao
Taming of the dawn
The story has to finish somehow

The loss of the here and now
The curtain has been drawn
No regrets, take a bow

Been through a lot, to Macau
I thought you were my khan
The story has to finish somehow

Rode in your tamarao
Let bygone be bygone
No regrets, take a bow

Make way for the snowplow
Conclusion was foregone
The story has to finish somehow
No regrets, take a bow*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Villanelle

DOOR Template Instructions

(5) Words: | FINISH | LOSS | BREAK | MOVE | TAME |

For: Photo Challenge #201, Weekly Writing Challenge #128

Photo Challenge #198 – The final design

– Gyaban

Swimming with hardship
Plethora of pain
The final design
With difficulties
With one song it soothes
Let it chime its breeze
None to keep it void
Even time squeeze

Get into the groove
Padded with sponge
Follow the guideline
Situation improve
For what it is worth
Until the earth moves
And heaven agrees
I accede with ease*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Octameter


For: Photo Challenge #198, Wordle 335 Jan 20 by brenda warren


The Troublesome Princess


Drop in here if you want some Morii
Meet the troublesome princess
With tussled ribbon she’ll sing a song
That perforate your eardrums such fuss

Her florid and terrifying prose
Will keep us up until dawn
She’ll sing a song with tussled ribbon
Prepare for solstice, well now begone!

Wine and poinsettia on the table
She likes to drink prosecco
With tussled ribbon she’ll sing a song
Her black bird by her side foreshadow*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* ZaniLa Rhyme


For: Tale Weaver Fairy Tale # 152 – 28th December 2017– the Troublesome Princess., Photo Challenge #194, Bonus Wordle “Holidays 2” Bonus X-Mas 2

Happy New Year everyone!

Photo by Aldric Rivat

As we all approach the New Year
We wonder what it brings
Release the stars and lights so clear
Spare us the gutter stings
Good tidings it brings for us all
Roll the dice and see what’s our call
Good tidings
Good tidings
Down the lane we don’t feel small

Splitting atoms and new finds
A gold pin of honour
Fall in line for all thing spellbinds
Do things that make us whir
Carpe diem or seize the day
Sometimes we need a breakaway
Carpe diem
Carpe diem
Do things that make our days not grey

Happy New Year everyone!

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

fireworks-2018 img_1277

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 51, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 27th 2017 New Year’s Eve, Wordle 331 Dec 23 by brenda warren