Thursday photo prompt – Shore #writephoto

shore

the shore that calls me home
big waves splashing
free as a bird to roam
free for my angling

big waves splashing
the children having fun
palm trees swaying
picnics with shining sun

free as a bird to roam
sundown at the sea
before we say shalom
the time we agree

free for my angling
sultry air caressing
see what this day brings
we go through life with zing*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):

VERSE ONE,
Line 1, 5 syllables.
Line 2, 6 syllables.
Line 3, 5 syllables.
Line 4, 6 syllables.

VERSE TWO,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

VERSE THREE,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.

VERSE FOUR,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

If the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is
Verse 1, 6565,
Verse 2, 5656,
Verse 3, 6565,
Verse 4 5656: (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

For: Thursday photo prompt – Shore #writephoto, April PAD Challenge: Day 23

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M is for Mirror Sestet

M is for Mirror Sestet

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The Mirror Sestet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem that can be written in one or more stanzas of 6 lines each. The specific guidelines for this form are as follows:

The first word of line 1 rhymes with the last word of line 1.
The first word of line 2 is the last word of line 1
and the last word of line 2 is the 1st word of line 1.

The first word of line 3 rhymes with the last word of line 3.
The first word of line 4 is the last word of line 3
and the last word of line 4 is the 1st word of line 3.

The first word of line 5 rhymes with the last word of line 5.
The first word of line 6 is the last word of line 5
and the last word of line 6 is the 1st word of line 5.

The Mirror Sestet can also be written in non-rhyme.
All rules must be followed except there is no 1st and last word rhyming.

enigma

Two big stones in the middle of the field

Field of grass and daffodils and those two

Out of nowhere they seem to be left there

There as the sun shines and sets to be out

Spiritual source of inspiration

Inspiration to write something spiritual

 

Such enigma in this vast ancient landscape

Landscape that could be prehistoric such

People revered them as two holy ones

Ones who could be observers of people

Beauty and serenity we could sense

Sense of harmony we see these beauty

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

For: Thursday photo prompt – Enigma #writephoto, #AtoZChallenge – 4-15-2017 – Letter M , halfway point of NaPoWriMo

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Thursday photo prompt – Stones #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Stones #writephoto

arch

An altschmerz so to speak
His insidious act
Climbing up the lattice
Up the mountain with arch
Made of stones such fortress

An altschmerz so to speak
A simple assemble
He cheated in his name
What he meant was quite weak
Let’s defame him and shamed

An altschmerz so to speak
Just because of the pearl
He’s caught in a cleft stick
And such a weak excuse
Made us all ballistic

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: Thursday photo prompt – Stones #writephoto, Wordle #149 “April 3rd, 2017″, one full week of NaPoWriMo

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Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto

gold

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Sea Grapes” by Derek Walcott: shore, classics, blind, outcry, surf, console, boulder, flame, sandals, beating, name, exhausted

a classic golden flame along the shore

blinded by the beauty of the landscape

walking along with my sandals in peace

consoling myself for letting you go

the outcry of your name and memories

exhausting me in my mind and sleep

tired with the steady beating of my heart

what was done was done and so we accept

of broken trust and misunderstanding

with deep heart, farewell, that’s all we could say

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto, Whirligig 104 by Magical Mystical Teacher. Also for: Day One of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo

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Thursday photo prompt – Empty #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Empty #writephoto

empty

in a land of sadness, broken dreams are made
pressure is mounting and tempers getting frayed
can’t go on, of empty sheets and promises
when everything is aimless and such bleakness
confusion and betrayal make me lonely
trust was broken and I was hurt so deeply
when I’ve given all I’ve got, my heart and soul
in return, you have my happiness stole
the scars were there and the stench of betrayal
couldn’t think of reason why you embezzle
in a land of sadness, broken dreams are made
pressure is mounting and tempers getting frayed

can’t go on, of empty sheets and promises
when everything is aimless and such bleakness
those were some vapid and empty sentiments
my scarlet heart bleeds, we used to be us once
now your name no longer part of my speech
with suckers at both ends, you are such a leech
was a nightmare, what you did was such a gyp
I wish the pain goes in just one fingertip
time is my closest friend, it helps in healing
for now, let me mourn and everything aching
in a land of sadness, broken dreams are made
pressure is mounting and tempers getting frayed

confusion and betrayal make me lonely
trust was broken and I was hurt so deeply
I make the whirling world stand still for now
when I’m ready, I have to get up somehow
acceptance could be beseeched and I move on
learn the lesson, be happy that you are gone
I play the game of life and have fun again
we’re not meant to be, to God I say amen
the sky is blue, I know there is always hope
and I will be given enough strength to cope
in a land of sadness, broken dreams are made
pressure is mounting and tempers getting frayed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

*
The Licentia Rhyme Form, a poetic form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of at least 3 12-line stanzas with 11 syllables per line. Of course, the poem can be elongated adding on to the following rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeAA, BBffgghhiiAA, CCjjkkllmmAA

The Licentia Rhyme Form is named after Laura Lamarca’s signature, “La” and “Licentia” is Latin for “Freedom”.

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The Archeologists

The Archeologists

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“The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event.”

“I thought that a leviathan was scaring the fish away from something,” Peter suggested.

“You could be right, Peter, look at these, their success required dogged determination,” Rick agreed.

“Did someone just hiss or snarl?” asked May whose tinnitus is getting worse, especially in this cave.

“You should spray your ears, May,” Peter said. “I suggest we use some radial lines emanating from this flame.”

“The spears were used to flatten the enemies,” Rick reported. “And look, that could be blood and innards coagulating as we could see its frequency increasing. And there were some damage in the cephalic regions.”

It was getting late but the group continued working and deciphering the petroglyphs.

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Thursday photo prompt – Horizon #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Horizon #writephoto

horizon

On the horizon I see memories
Being woven together
The laughter, joy and secrets
Something special
Treasures in my heart

On the horizon I see us
Against all odds and the world
We tried to make it work
Waddling through storms
Perhaps it got us in the end

On the horizon I see pain
Years of betrayal and frustration
When trust was broken
The point of no return
The end of a beautiful friendship

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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