Saturday’s Mix – 12 August 2017 – Our Garden

All winter long the garden is cold and bare
With the coming of spring, everywhere is lovely
Trees unfold their leaves, flowers bloom with flair
Apples blossom, all white and pure with such beauty
And the smell of wonderful rain and freshly cut grass
Don’t forget the symphony of spring with birds singing
The spring peepers chirping call chorus with such class
The dandelions, lilacs, tulips, hyacinths, all blooming

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This used to be our garden
Playing hide and seek
We ran, spun and had fun
That gate used to creak

We were loud and
Very rambunctious
Outside until we’re tanned
Running till we’re breathless

The sunflowers by the fence
They were our witness
We engaged in pretence
Like we’re ageless

They came every year
Just as we grew up fast
Gave us some cheer
The world is vast

Until the dark mist
Swallowed you up
You’re surely missed
Sad for the breakup

For: Saturday’s Mix–12 August 2017

Glass of Love

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A trip back in time
A trip behind a looking glass
Glass reflecting life
Glass of dream
Dream of Zen and Zuri
Dream of playing a violin
Violin in a band
Violin in a bag
Bag of autumn leaves
Bag of stones
Stones to push
Stones so heavy
Heavy laugh
Heavy to carry
Carry with bare hands
Carry the answer
Answer the question
Answer the agent
Agent of fiction
Agent of truth
Truth or lies
Truth be told
Told to be good
Told of the smoke
Smoke not cool
Smoke not good
Good for Zen and Zuri
Good or bad
Bad dreams
Bad company
Company meeting
Company of wolves
Wolves in the woods
Wolves big bad wolf
Wolf with bare teeth
Wolf to go back
Back to the future
Back to the garden
Garden of Eden
Garden in the autumn
Autumn leaves scents
Autumn quite cold
Cold cuts
Cold wind
Wind blowing
Wind of love
Love of nature
Love of living
Living
Nature*

(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.

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For: Writing Prompt “Stories By 5”, Wordle 312 Aug 12 by brenda warren

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Flashback – Saturday’s Mix – 12 August 2017

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)

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Thursday photo prompt – Alone #writephoto

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You’re a figment of imagination
I’m not frighten but I’m feeling lonely
Layers of fantasy with no caption
It could be fun, naughty, puissant, angry

What would you gain by hiding there?
Are you aware that I am here?
Would like to cheer with finery
If you agree that is

My gnossienne I’ve realised
I’m criticised for what I miss
Like I dismiss what isn’t clear
Hormones queer like princess

Alone being on top of the mountain
Sometimes it’s fun being one of nature
I need answer to questions that begun
I was stunned to challenges there were

Are you still in my imagination?
Through my action and reaction we’re free
Busy as bee, we’re one in a billion
Chain of beacon carried here with bounty*

(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.

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For: Thursday photo prompt – Alone #writephoto, Wordle #167

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Tale Weaver # 131 – 10th August 2017 – Birth

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I am the second child of my parents
Parents were lovely and not so strict

The son was premature, when he was born
Born in the month of May in the morn

I’m a Sagittarius woman
Woman of fire and air
Air as I love to travel
Travel to different places

My birthday is in December
December ten and I’m an archer

I was born in Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines

Philippines is such a lovely country
Country with 7,100 islands
Islands big and small, far and wide
Wide awake to see all the nature

I’m a Filipino by birth
Birth, bred and I know my worth

So for my birthday, I’d travel
To different places while I’m able*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line. In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4. This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.

Variations:

1. Stanzas, writers choice on the number, no rhyming, the last word, first word scheme is maintained.

2. One long stanza, no limit on number of lines, no rhyming scheme, the last word, first word scheme is maintained.

3. Couplets mixed with 4 line stanzas, the last word, first word scheme is maintained in the stanzas. It can also be used in the couplets. Rhyme scheme is ab, cc, defg, hh, ii, jklm, nn, oo.

For: Tale Weaver # 131 – 10th August 2017 – Birth

In the end, we’ll all become stories

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Today’s quote was suggested to us by Mandibelle please check out her amazing blog
The quote “In the end, we’ll all become stories.” -Margaret Atwood

In the end, we’ll all become stories
Foolish as bees, bustling with excitement
Circling agent, eccentric like the fleas
Entangled squeeze, glinting like figment

The need for a taste of chocolate
Jump for biscuit, not good for waist
In the willowwacks or the hood
If we could, have contacts

Fox is sitting by the window
As we all know, berries are good
In his boyhood, he’s always raced
He’s got good taste, as he would

Ripe papaya is such a healthy fruit
The girl is cute, as seen in here
That much is clear, follow the route
Water from chute, flowing from near

In the end, we’ll all become stories
As we sneeze, they’re all part of movement
At this moment, all part of symphonies
The day we seize, for our lives are brilliant*

(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.

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For: Writing Prompt “Special Collage”, Wordle #166