Daily Picture Prompt 160 and Wordle #158


Please look at this awestruck background
Desire to be there, I’m astound
Grey clouds in parallel to sea
The gentle slope of the mountain
Snow spill down, that’s for certain
Golem’s truth we tend to agree

We can ski when snow is enough
With my mal de coucou that’s tough
Strong desire to be on my own
Got no nerve to tell the others
Smoke gets in my eyes, such dumpers
They’re all so loud, didn’t want to moan

I’ll atone just to see this place
In this case, the sun has just shone*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Jeffreys Sonnet was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet). Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd. So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e. The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.


For: Daily Picture Prompt 160, Wordle #158

Daily Picture Prompt 131 – tonight with lies


Full glory
Full moon tonight
Tonight for you
Tonight on a swing
Swing to and fro
Swing for life
Life is tough
Life to think through
Through thick and thin
Through tough times
Times with you
Times on the beach
Beach of life
Beach and the stars
Stars above
Stars twinkling
Twinkling lights
Twinkling eyes for you
You and me against the world
You are my one
One for the road
One who made me cry
Cry my heart out
Cry on a night like this
This is my life
This is not fair
Fair and square
Fair and not brunette
Brunette girl
Brunette for him
Him who betrayed
Him who hurt me
Me and the night
Me on the swing
Swing my sadness
Swing with the stars
Stars consoling me
Stars in the night
Night of passion
Night of remembering
Remembering what we had
Remembering everything
Everything that hurt
Everything you’ve done
Done and away with
Done with your lies
Lies sweet lies
Lies shattering

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

For: Daily Picture Prompt 131

Daily Picture Prompt 127 – Waiting


There was a time when we were together
And then you err and I kept forgiving
Wasn’t a fling, everything was a blur
And you stir the situation as acting

You said to wait and I’ve waited
Like a ballad with your sweet words
By the clock as they sing, the birds
Cottage cheese curds and whey

Some people sitting by the steps
By the doorsteps on a bright day
Should I stay or fly like bluebirds?
Like some herds I’m away

Twenty past three as I look at the clock
The bird just squawk and I’m still here waiting
The hurt stings and I’m stuck like a block
We are to talk on things, lots of asking

Why couldn’t stuff remain like as they were?
When our behaviour the same to swing
When we can cling to each other and purr
Let us answer this quest without aching*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.

Meter: consistently iambic

Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable

Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.

Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

For: Daily Picture Prompt 127, twenty-fourth day of NaPoWriMo


Daily Picture Prompt 126 – Yellow Fields


Acres of yellow fields
Hay was made from the dry grass
Stored as fodder
When there’s not enough pasture
To graze animals
Or when lush pasture’s too rich
High cumulus clouds
Break up to give nice evening
Soundless, moving haze
Lumpy, low pocket of clouds
Very weak thunderstorm
No energy to reach ground
The girl in grey dress
Alone in yellow fields
Waiting for something
Future in the horizon
And what could it be?
Hopefully bright and joyful


For: Daily Picture Prompt 126

The water ripples in the breeze


The circular structure begins in one place, then journeys away from that place, only to (as you may have guessed) circle back to the beginning.

The water ripples in the breeze
Frees gladly the waves and falls
Brawls grazing the delicate wrist
Missed a break from loneliness
Breathless in the twilight of life
Strife in the wet tufts of grass
Glass fizzy dancing with the aqua
The water ripples in the breeze


For: Daily Picture Prompt 119

Daily Picture Prompt 104 – a new beginning


Enough is enough, she can’t take it anymore. She recalled the sting of his betrayal. The long list was so hurtful and banal. The only sensation was the bite of the wind, with him having such a thick-skinned. Cold and laced with salt, there was no excuse, she bet his muses all lined up in queues. She doesn’t think their relationship will survive. God knows why she even agreed to begin it. There was no excuse, she must be out of her wits. Now, he’s gone. Gone from her world. A new beginning…a blank page but what to write?


For: Daily Picture Prompt 104

The rainbow – Daily Picture Prompt 95


“Humanity is an ocean
If a few drops of the ocean are dirty
The ocean does not become dirty”
Mahatma Gandhi’s inspiration for us
It’s quite true, sometimes we just think of ourselves
We are just a tiny part of a big whole
Our problems are tiny dots and won’t affect it
When we’re hurt, when things don’t go the way we like
When we’re frustrated, when someone turned us down
Think of the rest of the world and their problems
We have to keep our faith in the goodness of humanity
There’s always a rainbow after a rain, or hope
The light after the tunnel, we just have to be patient
Give it time, do our best, help others, be a friend
Face our problems, accept the inevitable and take it easy
Enjoy life and what it offers us, it is wonderful, indeed

For: Daily Picture Prompt 95