Rondelet of Love

Thirty one years
They are not perfect but they’re ours
Thirty one years
Gone through a lot of cheers and tears
Seen a lot of sunsets and stars
Together we write our memoirs
Thirty one years*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.

Share Your World – June 12, 2017

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?

I usually do some laundry and ironing, cooking, etc. Otherwise, I cycle and swim with Him Indoors and we love travelling to different places. When I’m with my friends, we meet for coffee or lunch, shopping or walk while we talk.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’d travel far and wide, see places we haven’t been and revisit the places we love. Buy HRH the son and his beautiful K a house of their own in a place of their choice. The rest of the money, donate to our favourite charities.

What makes you laugh the most?

Him Indoors, of course! He’s got this witty/dry humour. Also, some TV shows make me laugh, like Big Bang Theory, Two and a half Men, Friends, etc.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

I have no patience with our dozen TV/dvd/etc. remote controls. I don’t watch any TV if Him Indoors is not there (I don’t mind, really, got other things to do).

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We went to the UK last week and we had a great time. We visited HRH the son and his beautiful K in Southampton, went to Portsmouth for the Dockyard and celebrated with Him Indoors’ parents their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary in Coventry.

Tomorrow we’re celebrating our 31st Wedding Anniversary. We’ll probably cycle to our favourite Chinese Restaurant. I’ll order duck and Him Indoors will have his beef chillies, with a bottle of Sekt or some chilled Chablis. Bliss!

On Thursday we’re flying to Malta until Tuesday. We’ll celebrate Him Indoors birthday there.

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: Share Your World – June 12, 2017

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One love for all

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Why do some people harm others?
We need answers
Love above all
So we don’t fall

From ancient times people differ
Devil stir
Corrupting some
Part of scum

Blessed are the poor and the meek
We help the weak
One love for all
We stand tall*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff

DOOR Template Instructions

(5) Words: | ABOVE | ANCIENT | PART | DEVIL | POOR |

For: Weekly Writing Prompt #92

With you – Sunday Photo Fiction – June 4th 2017

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Spare us your mercy, we are in love
Forget the cost of travelling, I’m here
With you, everything is worth it
Just to see your face and with you

The jar might be empty, but we’ll manage
Like flighty birds, we are free to groove
Tough life being separated
One day we will be together

The gift of love forever and ever
We are bound together, that is a sign
Sign that we have to be patient
Some sacrifices are needed

We will make the most of this day
With you the whole world is brilliant*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Lannet is a form of sonnet.

The Lannet consists of 14 lines – presentation of such piece is to the poet’s preference. There is a strict syllable count of 10 per line. The Lannet has NO END-LINE RHYMING SCHEME. Only internal rhyme is allowed. There is no stipulance of Iambic form, pentameter or tetrameter for a Lannet.

The Lannet form was created by Laura Lamarca.

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For: Sunday Photo Fiction – June 4th 2017, Wordle 302 Jun 3 by brenda warren

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June 1: Flash Fiction Challenge – content

June 1, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling content. Explore what is contentment and any direction will do. Go where the prompt leads.

Do we do things or wait our chance?
I’d like to dance
And then you came
Told me your name
Sweet serendipity, what’s that?
I dropped my hat
You picked it up
Sweet as syrup
Overlapping paths we do take
We make or break
Life’s a delight
Makes us excite
So in love with you
At a sea so blue
You look so cool
Your smile, your care
We are such a pair
A flower that blossom
You’re my superstar
You came down from far
To make me happy on earth
And so with pleasure
I’ve got the answer

For: June 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 31st 2017 love in haiku

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wild flowers abound
grass so green and sky so blue
beauty around us

frame of nature
the gentle waves of the sea
watching the sunset

coconut trees sway
paddy fields in the background
birds chirping sweetly

rays of holiness
starting the day with thanks
with sunshine and love

trees glisten
autumn day is like a dream
cool breeze and dark time

autumn winds whisper
crispy leaves falling from trees
heaps of gold and red

with the lochs and moors
mists over the foreign highlands
caressing mountains

over the rainbow
in a land so far away
waiting for some hope

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 31st 2017 love in haiku

Heart ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #87

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Vessel of your love, dear
I’m here to give you cheer
As the birds fly and sing
See what the day will bring
We pace by the sunlit
And dance by the moonlit

Vessel of your courage
We honour our marriage
In sickness and in health
In silence and stealth
Together we face life
We try not to strife

Vessel of devotion
Shown by words and action
Challenges we can take
And we swim by the lake
Make our own history
We go through life with glee

For: Heart ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #87 by Patrick Jennings