Happy New Year everyone!

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Photo by Aldric Rivat

As we all approach the New Year
We wonder what it brings
Release the stars and lights so clear
Spare us the gutter stings
Good tidings it brings for us all
Roll the dice and see what’s our call
Good tidings
Good tidings
Down the lane we don’t feel small

Splitting atoms and new finds
A gold pin of honour
Fall in line for all thing spellbinds
Do things that make us whir
Carpe diem or seize the day
Sometimes we need a breakaway
Carpe diem
Carpe diem
Do things that make our days not grey

Happy New Year everyone!

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 51, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 27th 2017 New Year’s Eve, Wordle 331 Dec 23 by brenda warren

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 13th 2017, first snow

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“It’s snowing, it’s snowing!” A week after I’ve arrived in France, it started snowing. I couldn’t believe my eyes; the whole world was blanketed in white! It was so incredibly gorgeous and perfect, no footsteps in it, just lumps and bumps where plants sat in the gardens and cars entirely covered in snow. I was mesmerised. As soon as I’ve felt its powdery texture, I thought to myself, “This was the White Christmas people were dreaming about.” I couldn’t imagine that just a week ago, from sweltering morning – traffic starting to build up in Manila. The noise of cars, taxis, motorcycles, vans and jeepneys beeping and honking, children going to school and adults to work, street vendors selling taho (soya) or peanuts. Such a difference! A normal hectic day in Manila compared to a peaceful, snowy one in France.

first time to see snow
I could still remember it
I cried with joy

the snow has fallen
on branches and leaves of trees
I tried to taste it

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 13th 2017, first snow

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 22nd 2017, troiku

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Robin (image found on Pinterest)

first Robin spotted
the low lands are facing the dark
snow falls softly

first Robin spotted
looking for worms in the ground
the sun was setting

the low lands are facing the dark
sweet tune of Robin is heard
the sound of heaven

snow falls softly
the boy wants to taste the snow
first snow of the year

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 22nd 2017, troiku

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 25th, 2017 raindrops

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raindrops (image found on Pinterest)

The rain is needed
But the timing of the storm
Couldn’t have been worse
I was not going to allow the cold
Wind-driven rain to change my plan
The sound of the rain around me enfold
Even the thunder cannot make me run
In each level, I have to play fair
A key player of life, with a glint of hope
I’ve always been fair and square
No matter what, I’ve always able to cope
Taking everything with a grain of salt
But then he came and everything changed
The whole world seems to halt
Doesn’t want him to be estranged
Attaching to him like glue, losing my mind
But he wants to go where no one has been
I held his hands, our fingers entwined
He was nowhere to be seen, to my chagrin

Let the rain tease me
Embracing me with passion
The scent and splendour
Of the earth longing for rain
Quenches its thirst and desire

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 25th, 2017 raindrops

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, September 27th 2017 – mushrooms

The forest is such an ancient place. It was raining last night so this morning’s walk is a bit foggy and wet. The branches and barks of trees are full of moss, all kelp-like. The pines are several houses tall. The air is rich with the fragrance of leaves and loam, damp, too. I take in all the air my lungs will hold and expel it slowly. And as I walk further, mushrooms appear everywhere.

The autumn walk
Mushrooms appear everywhere
Symphony of life

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, September 27th 2017 – mushrooms