Trance – Daily Prompt


birth of pride
walk in a trance
where people seek, meet, greet and sometimes flirt
lights coming from the ceiling and the door
come in or out
you’re welcome
have fun

* Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Double Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1


yes, we were once some immigrants
my mother, father and my aunts
new to this country when we fled
left people as they cried and bled, like in a trance

we had no choice but to come here
leaving our country out of fear
and we tried to make this our home
as we bid farewell and shalom, our home so dear*

* The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,12
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.

For: Trance

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Carousel – Daily Prompt


Ed and Kay went to Oktoberfest, which they simply called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds, the Theresienwiese. They had some beer and pretzels and looked around the different tents and amusement rides. Ed bought Kay a heart shaped ginger bread which she put around her neck. Then they rode on the chair merry-go-round. It was exciting but after the second revolution, it started to sleet. They were frightened but there was no way but to endure the blizzard for the next five minutes. It was a hell of a ride for them!

For: Carousel

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Shimmer – Daily Prompt

autumn like a dream
trees shimmer thanks to moonbeam
share tender moment

autumn like a dream
when the wind brushes the leaves
fairy tale that weaves

trees shimmer thanks to moonbeam
shades of reds, browns and yellows
autumn wind whispers

share tender moment
holding hands by the moonlight
sparkle of the night

sky freckled with stars
shining like million fireflies
oh so beautiful

oh so beautiful
shimmering sparkles of stars
gust of wind drifted

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Tea – Daily Prompt


I prefer tea to coffee
With milk in the morning
I prefer red to blue
Red dress, red car
I prefer tortoises
And fish in the aquarium
They’re so peaceful
I prefer mornings
Later I’m so tired
I prefer chocolates
But can’t eat them
Got to lose weight
I prefer books to telly
Romance, thriller, crimes
Sometimes films
A date with Him Indoors
I prefer concerts to clubs
Beethoven’s sonata
I prefer opera to pop
La Boheme’s my fave
With Luciano Pavarotti
I prefer swimming
And snorkelling
Another world – the sea
I prefer our garden to others
Him Indoors planting flowers
While I sit on the terrace
I prefer travelling
Rome, Paris, Singapore
India, Zambia and others
But I’m not a good traveller
I get sea sick sometimes
I prefer museums
Temples, mountains
Going for adventures
And other surprises
I prefer cycling
And hiking to indoors
When weather permits
Lots of other things
I could go on and on
Guess I have to stop now
Have a great week everyone

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Fragrance – Daily Prompt

A place of natural wonders
As we ambled along the park
Where shorebirds fly and sing
Frogs and newts jump in the pond
The fish spawn among the plants
Bicycling through the distance
Lavenders, roses and their fragrance
As the wind brushes the leaves
Lovers have a tiff and they’re peeve
Sand dunes for miles and miles
Great to have lovely lifestyles
Wooden cabins in the vicinity
And they have a nice pot of tea

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Gate – Daily Prompt


It started with a silly row
She said this, he said that
She stormed into the kitchen
He stumped two minutes later
They shouted at each other
Full of resentments and tears
Would this leaves questions
Eroding confidence of love?
Next day was his birthday
She tiptoed to their room
With dazzling smiles
Saying sorry with a rose
She gazed at him in mute appeal
Her weapon of reconciliation
His eyes sparked, all forgiven
Choking with emotion and love
Flaws were behind the gate again

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Savour – Daily Prompt


Food, glorious, food, thou art so flavourful
With chicken and salmon teriyaki
Sashimi, caviar, tea, we can’t grumble
Spring rolls, salad, part of our food spree

Thou art so savoury, not spicy
With seaweed and cucumber, so pleasant
Edifying, too as we eat with glee
We took our time, enjoying each moment

Shall we compare thee to other foodstuff?
Thou art so heavenly if you ask us
Appreciating thou, we can’t get enough
We give each other treats, not so much fuss

We are looking forward to the next trip
For a change, we might go for fish and chips*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme: A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg. Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line, but Italian Sonnets can also have 11 syllables per line.

For: Savor

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