Remember this one lovely, lonely soul?

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “People Like Us” by Robert Bly: confused, insomniac, wrong, dial, remember, lonely, soul, college, cleanses, thief, defender, hear

Remember this one lovely, lonely soul?
We used to be in college together
Still confused about things as she stroll
She dialled his number, there was no answer
“What’s wrong with me?” herself she can’t console
Just to hear his voice even if he errs
Couldn’t sleep, becoming an insomniac
Like a thief in the night, she wants him back

The trees around cleanse her mind, made her calm
She knows she herself is her defender
Be unruffled like a reader of a psalm
And in her life, she is the sole author
For brighter future she has no qualm*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

For: 100 Word Wednesday – Week 19, Whirligig 112 by Magical Mystical Teacher , OpenLinkNight #196 by Grace

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Thursday photo prompt – Green #writephoto

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Clothespins on the Line” by Sawnie Morris: scrawny, after, finches, brittle, balanced, hopeful, paintings, daubs, cold, picnic, nails, ancestors

Flocks of tiny finches swoop in to graze
Among the green moss wrapping the tunnel
Like some paintings in the walls daubed for days

Gone were the blooms of rose and brambles
Some ancestors used to have picnics here
Still life could be hopeful and blissful

Balance of nature with some birds and deer
After some time this place became so cold
Occasional tufts of scrawny grass here

A mysterious place as people foretold
And they spread all the stories around
We feel a bit of a chill as we strolled

Such a good place to meditate around
Peace and quiet is all we’re asking for
Such serenity with this place we found

Like ancient history coming this shore
Treating this place with respect as we mull
Its landscape of uneven cliffs and moors

An enigmatic place for all of us
Such a place of history and deftness
Flocks of tiny finches swoop in to graze
Like some paintings in the walls daubed for days*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Lauranelle, created by Laura Lamarca, is a hybrid (variation) of both the Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms. The poem is 22 lines in length opposed to the 19-line length of the aforementioned classical forms. Lines MUST be 10 syllables in length and also MUST be in iambic pentameter.

Rhyme scheme is as follows: aba bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA(1)A(2)

Lines 1 and 2 MUST be repeated at Lines 21 and 22.

Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing.

For: Thursday photo prompt – Green #writephoto, Whirligig 111

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The Fly – Sunday Photo Fiction

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Some nights you’re blessed” by Rosie King: mingle, woven, rope, daughter, splash, burning, daffodils, calendar, jays, branch, yours, first

The splash headline all over the screen
Screen I was able to weave through
Through the study where I am now
Now the daughter sees me and says shoo

Burning tea lights and daffodils mingle
Mingle in my mind and the calendar
Calendar with a circle on the first day
Day of your birthday while I softly whir

Enough about this room, I’d like to fly
Fly out and feel some fresh breeze
Breeze of the wind as I hover
Hover I do until I get squeezed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line. In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4. This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – April 30th 2017, Whirligig 109 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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W is for Wrapped Refrain

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The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.

Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Poem” by Muriel Rukeyser: insane, products, setting, try, devices, similar, considering, mad, nameless, make, waking, call

Let’s try setting up devices
Some nameless products and bridges
A wake up call considering
Something similar to baffling
Insane if you ask me but they are all acting
We’ll never know till we try, so let’s try setting

In this mad world, there’s always one
Who gets into trouble but fun
You may be nameless but I know
People know you as a John Doe
The plot thickening as the mystery unfurled
Anywhere, there is a John Doe in this mad world

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Whirligig 107 by Magical Mystical Teacher, #AtoZChallenge – 4-27-2016 – Letter W, April PAD Challenge: Day 27

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K is for Kyrielle

K is for Kyrielle

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A Kyrielle is a French form of rhyming poetry written in quatrains (a stanza consisting of 4 lines), and each quatrain contains a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the poem consists of only eight syllables. There is no limit to the amount of stanzas a Kyrielle may have, but three is considered the accepted minimum.

Some popular rhyming schemes for a Kyrielle are: aabB, ccbB, ddbB, with B being the repeated line, or abaB, cbcB, dbdB.

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “At the Bomb Testing Site” by William E. Stafford: noon, stone, scene, waited, desert, flute, farther, hard, panting, without, elbows, could

It was noon and we were waiting
Without any clue where, a flute
And in the desert someone sings
The entire scene is such a moot

Farther along a hard stone
A person panting in his jute
Hands under elbows, he atones
The entire scene is such a moot

Everyone’s curious as to what
He stood there, he could be a mute
We wanted to know the secret
The entire scene is such a moot

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Whirligig 106 by Magical Mystical Teacher , #AtoZChallenge – 4-13-2017 – Letter K

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At the scene – Whirligig 106

At the scene – Whirligig 106

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “At the Bomb Testing Site” by William E. Stafford: noon, stone, scene, waited, desert, flute, farther, hard, panting, without, elbows, could

There we were at the scene, hands in elbows, waiting

A man with a flute walked to the desert, panting

Without hats, we could have sun stroke here at noon

The terrain vary, from river beds to sand dunes

Farther along the terrain was a hard stone

What was it doing there or was it a grave stone?

In the centre of the stone, we found some carved runes

The terrain vary, from river beds to sand dunes

 

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

 

 

For: Whirligig 106 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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The girl and the invisible door

The girl and the invisible door

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “A Song for Soweto” by June Jordan: throat, claw, shred, tongue, sing, cry, crawling, homeland, swallow, spirit, erase, stay

The girl and the invisible door
Waiting to be with her amour

She sings and cries her heart out
Erasing what happened no doubt

In the spirit of her homeland
When they’re together it’s grand

Shredding her vanity with passion
Like she was in heaven

Swallowing her pride to stay
She doesn’t want to be away

Her fingers clawed at the air
Something that’s fair and square

In her tongue-in-cheek humour
That’s always full of her allure

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Writing Prompt #202 “It’s All in the Title”, Whirligig 105 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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