Saturday Mix – April 22, 2017 – Grey Day

Saturday Mix – April 22, 2017 – Grey Day

Photo: Glenn Hunt

One day with grey clouds

He walked with his umbrella

By the river

The skyscrapers as backdrops

Across the bridge

Where he was going, no idea

Perhaps to meet her

After an intense phone call

He wouldn’t let go

She wanted nothing of it

She had enough

He’d talk to her one last time

“Hope it’s not too late,” he mused


(c) ladyleemanila 2017


For: Saturday Mix – April 22, 2017

Saturday Mix — Lorraine 15.04.17

Saturday Mix — Lorraine 15.04.17


Amazing spring
Biking and basking
Chirping and tweeting the birds
Daffodils, tulips
Everyone gossips
Fun when spring has arrived

Garden parties, too
Holidays we do
Ice-cream, popcorn and soft drinks
Japanese garden
Kaleidoscope run
Lovely when everyone links

Madrid, Madeira
Nice to be there huh
Or anywhere with a beach
Prancing and dancing
Quantum globetrotting
Randomly chosen for each

Savour the nice days
Together we sway
Umbrella and parasol
Violet, my fave
Wish I was so brave
X-ray is not a cure-all

You and I have fun
Zoo and park to run*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:

Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b

For: Saturday Mix — Lorraine 15.04.17, April PAD Challenge: Day 15

G is for Ghazal

G is for Ghazal


A Ghazal is a poem that is made up like an odd numbered chain of couplets, where each couplet is an independent poem. It should be natural to put a comma at the end of the first line. The Ghazal has a refrain of one to three words that repeat, and an inline rhyme that preceedes the refrain. Lines 1 and 2, then every second line, has this refrain and inline rhyme, and the last couplet should refer to the authors pen-name… The rhyming scheme is AA bA cA dA eA etc.


Without a word, we waited at the scene
On a covered moon, tonight at the scene

Farther along we heard a flute playing
The man on top of his roof at the scene

She sensed an invisible him by her side
He’s gone since he was sixteen, what a scene

The eclipse of the moon on a clear night
The couple waltzed along, romantic scene

He stood there, smiled and looked into my eyes
For Ladylee, the best thing at the scene

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

2017 Badge

For: #AtoZChallenge – 4-8-2017 – Letter G , Saturday Mix – April 8, 2017, the second week of NaPoWriMo


A rondel for spring

A rondel for spring

Edgewood Garden, Washington State

The silhouette of the trees by the lake
The fog enveloping the scene as I look
No birds tweeting, all’s peaceful by the brook
New hope for the morning as the dawn breaks

Winter must be tired and spring awakes
All flowers bloom like in a storybook
The silhouette of the trees by the lake
The fog enveloping the scene as I look

Tortoises are up, happy for their sake
Warblers are singing in their cosy nook
Crocuses and daffodils overtook
Tulips and snowdrops are also awake
The silhouette of the trees by the lake*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A French form consisting of 13 lines: two quatrains and a quintet, rhyming as follows: ABba abAB abbaA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats.


For: Saturday Mix – March 25, 2017 – Bastet

Saturday Mix – Bastet – Lurking of a shadow

Saturday Mix – Bastet – Lurking of a shadow


A delusion of being watched
Her face was all bruised, also blotched
Her blond hair may be slightly botched
Looked untouched by the night’s debauch
Is he coming for his revenge?
For what had happened to avenge?

Relish the story of the beasts
Full to the brim with surprised feasts
Splintered and flash peeling with yeasts
Entertained by night club artistes
Complete with blank and question mark
Perhaps a boon to disembark

So the lurking of a shadow
Is the story coming to throw?
The background and events to know?
Some tragic a long time ago?
What happened next we never know
In this night of stillness and low*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The LaCharta, created by Laura Lamarca, consists of a minimum of 3 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. Each stanza contains 6 lines. The syllable count is 8 per line in iambic tetrameter and the rhyme scheme is aaaabb ccccdd eeeeff and so on. “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature and “Charta” in Latin, simply means “poem”.



For: Saturday Mix – Bastet – March 11, 2017, Wordle 290 Mar 11 by Brenda Warren


Saturday Mix – February 10, 2017 – Bastet

Saturday Mix – February 10, 2017 – Bastet


We said things we shouldn’t have and that caused misunderstanding
Sometimes we wanted to fight for love but we end up battling
What’s the point when we don’t care anymore and we fall apart?
When we can live without each other and we need to depart
We had a good run, that time when we were each other’s realm
When each minute made us overwhelm and then we’re underwhelm
Best to end up now when we’re friends and we are still in the helm
There’s nothing left for us but say goodbye so we stop hurting
Memories we keep in the air before we’re like a blackheart
We had a good run, that time when we were each other’s realm*

* The CinqTroisDecaLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consisting of one 10-lined stanza. The rhyme scheme for this form is AABBCCCABC and a syllable count of each line is 15.


to crumble
nothing to hold on
lost battle
causing pain
world against me, shattering
what have I to do?**

** Shadorma


For: Saturday Mix – February 10, 2017 – Bastet

Saturday Mix — Lorraine 04.02.17 – Love

Saturday Mix — Lorraine 04.02.17 – Love

(image: (c) Lorraine 2017)

Spill me your heart
Can’t take it when we’re apart
Spill me your soul
You came and my heart stole
Spill me your compassion
I’m all yours with affection
Spill me your emotion
You woke my whole being with passion
Spill me your love

found ways to be in sync
through the years

* A tilus is a 3 line poem: 6/3/1

love me now
kisses in the park
hand in hand
by the moon
love me before it’s over
stay as we are**

** The shadorma has a non-rhyming “beat” of 3/5/3/3/7/5

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Saturday Mix — Lorraine 04.02.17