Everyone was happy when I was born
Born the second child to the delights of everyone
Girl with the fringe they always said
Said nothing until I was three, very observant girl
Three of us kids when we moved house
House with a garden and played with cousins and us three
Neighbours and friends we played till the sun set
Set the table was one of my tasks and cousins are also neighbours
Had lots of fun playing on the street
Street kids we were and a bike we had
One phone for all of us and we took turns
Turns to phone friends and some jolly one
Spent holidays on the farm with cousins
Cousins sleeping and playing together as spent
Drank fresh milk from the carabao
Carabao went to creek with us as we drank
Now we’re all in different places and countries
Countries far and wide and we still have contacts now*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* 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.
For: Saturday’s Mix–12 August 2017, ALL SEASONS – AUGUST ADVENTURES (Aug13)
Hello everyone! Just got back from our Austrian holiday and we had a smashing time. We drove to Mittersill, which is around 3 hours away from Munich, passing by St. Johann, Kitzbuhel and other lovely towns and villages.
We reached the castle where we stayed for 4 nights. Here’s the view from our balcony.
Here’s my back while I enjoyed the view. What a life!
Some of the food we’ve had. Delicious!
We walked during the day. On the first day we walked to Mittersill town.
“These boots were made for walking.”
On the second day, we drove to Salzburger Land and walked up the mountains. That was hard work! But worth it!
The horses were so cute!
We reached Hinter See and stayed there to have our picnic.
“The hills are alive with the sound of music!”
So, what made you smile this week?
For: TToT – 8/04/17 , Weekly Smile 83 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Oh the Lessons!, Skywatch Friday – 3 August 2017 Edition , ALL SEASONS – AUGUST (6) FUN, Faux Summer of Love Street Signs at de Young Museum (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Hovingham
Hello everyone! Nice and bright here in Bavaria. Our apples are growing.
Spike, the hedgehog came and visited us yesterday. He made a path behind the bush in our back garden.
Sharing with you my vegetable oatmeal diet. It’s working so far, yay!
Bye for now. We’re going to see “Dunkirk” this morning. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
For: ALL SEASONS – BEGIN AUGUST – BIRTHDAY STOOGES, #MySundayPhoto – Millennium Green, Camping at Little Basin (Sundays In My City), The TGIM Weekly Challenge: Thank God for Home-Pressed Coffee!, Jo’s Monday walk : Yorkshire Lavender
Hello everyone! Just got back from our wellness weekend in Bad Füssing, which is famous for its thermal waters. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, it offered us a wide choice of events, wellness facilities, exercise programmes and activities. There was also a summer festival in their park so we really had a great time.
For: ALL SEASONS – JULY IS ALMOST GONE, The TGIM Weekly Challenge, Jo’s Monday walk : Whitburn through the Looking Glass
What do we usually do on Sundays? Cycling, of course! Everyone cycles here, from small kids to seniors. As soon as the weather is warm, out with our bikes to see places. It’s fun to cycle – everything is geared towards the cyclists, with the bike paths, parks, lakes, river, beer gardens and mountains.
Things I like this summer
The sea and the field azure
Cycling to the park and having ice-cream
Everyone happy and carefree like a dream
Flowers in bloom with birds, butterflies and bees
Walking in the fields, enjoying the summer breeze
Reading in the garden and watching him gardening
Working to have a good tan under the sun basking
Having some grills with different types of salads
And for Him Indoors, don’t forget some spuds
Having a break from working, clients are on holiday, too
Having tea and cakes with friends and our coffee brew
Spending time with Him Indoors swimming, cycling, walking
Going to the cinema, eating out, staying in and a lot of bonding
So, what made you smile this week?
For: ALL SEASONS – JULY FAVORITES, Weekly Smile 79 #weeklysmile, Thank God, It’s Monday! – Week of July 10th 2017: With a confession and a commitment made public