Growing Tableau – Photo Challenge #169

Jean-Daniel Beley

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Dark and Late” by Catherine Abbey Hodges: scintillating, leap, carries, each, flagrant, nonchalant, end, late, nights, spill, way, dawns  

Ways to grow a child
A great leap of faith
Support him at nights
Scintillating sun
Flagrant breach of rules
And nonchalant shrug

Spill him with love
He will grow for sure
Any way he could
Branched with all skills
Each skill so different
Others come out late*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Tableau, a poetry form created by Emily Romano in October of 2008, consists of one or more verses, each having six lines. Each line should have five beats. There is no set rhyme scheme, although rhyme may be present. The title should contain the word tableau.

Since the dictionary states the word tableau means picture or representation, the poem should reflect this. A picture should come to mind as the poem is read.

For: Photo Challenge #169, Whirligig 115

Sunday's Whirligig logo

Friend – Photo Challenge

June and July are two very good friends
They’re cute and are like two godsends
June is always full of fun and adventure
A completely happy bunch of funster
July seems to be always wary of things
She thinks before she swings and flings
Together they’re just a bundle of laughs
They like to collect celeb’s autographs
Together they shop till they drop
Won’t stop them even with raindrop
Together they sing and dance
Always looking for romance
Together they meet boys and girls
Always a team as they twirl
Together they travel the world
And living in their dreamworld

For: Friend, One Word Photo Challenge: Friend


Other “friend” posts:

Haibun Monday #38, Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces


“I’ve always loved you, from the day we said hello, to now and to the future,” those were his words and I believed them. Days, months and years have passed. We carried on despite the difficulties and our circumstances. Until the wind changed. He broke his promises, he broke my trust and confidence and shattered my heart into pieces. The pain was unbearable and everything was black. But time is a great healer. I’ve learned my lessons and accepted the situation. I’m mending well, slowly. I realise that I’m the only one who could help myself and I have to move on. The world is beautiful and the future is bright.

After the darkness
Dawn always comes and brings hope
A new beginning

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Haibun Monday #38, Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces by Grace, Photo Challenge #167


Evanescent – Photo Challenge

This week, show us a moment in time that holds meaning for you.

sunrise, sunset, buds turning to flowers, Dad who left us too soon, bee buzzing around, clouds in the sky, tiger we saw in India, swan and her growing cygnets, fireworks, rainbows and HRH the son from the time he was born to being married for a year now to beautiful K – evanescent

For: Evanescent

Other “evanescent” posts:
Photo Challenge: EVANESCENT


Four years ago, I went on a tour with my friend in college. I flew to her place and together we joined the tour. Güngor was our tourist guide and he was a very good guide. We started in Antalya, travelled to Cappadocia, then other parts of Turkey and back to Antalya after a week. The rest of the group stayed there for another week for their sea/beach holiday. The holiday was a success!

smiley rock
smiley rock
rock castle
rock castle
fairy chimneys
fairy chimneys
the love valley
the love valley
the charm of Cappadocia
the charm of Cappadocia
three boys
three boys

Other “traces of the past/heritage”:

For: THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-05, Heritage – Photo Challenge, Nurt Thurs – State of Mind, Skywatch Friday – 18 May 2017 Edition , framed… , #MySundayPhoto – Hyde Park, ALL SEASONS – LIGHT and AIRY (May 21), Getting Older Does NOT Suck (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Sitio das Fontes

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