Day 23: What is the Message?

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Jaguar” by Francisco X. Alarcón: almost, park, people, smelling, fragrance, rumbling, constellations, fur, wild, untamed, spirit, jungle

Don’t kill the messenger
She only brings news
Not to be blamed later
Put yours in her shoes

She only brings news
In the spirit of game
Wild fragrance to choose
Smelling is the same

Not to be blamed later
Rumbling in jungle
People in the acre
Constellations dull

Put yours in her shoes
Almost untamed clues
Never with her argues
She can be your muse*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Quadrilew

For: Day 23: What is the Message? , Whirligig 134

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Music Prompt #4: Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good” #musicprompt

I may not turn heads all day but
I know my worth, give me credit
You can take me to a banquet
I’m beautiful no matter what

In my own way I know I’m good
I can add, deduct and audit
I’m fine, had a happy childhood
I’m beautiful no matter what

Plus I can look after myself
I’m not bad nor am I slut
Read all the books in the bookshelf
I’m beautiful no matter what

I may not turn heads all day but
I’m beautiful no matter what*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines (three rhyming quatrain stanzas and a non-rhyming couplet). Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet also has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consists of only eight syllables. French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem. Therefore, a good rhyming scheme for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be:

AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.

 

For: Music Prompt #4: Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good” #musicprompt

Music Prompt #3: “Whiskey in the Jar” sung by Metallica #musicchallenge

One day in a shed, us kids and our Dad’s old brew
Feeling vicarious and smart, though we’re scrawny
Pile it on, pile it on, we shouted, no one disagrees

Beer with mashed potatoes and a wedge of cheese
We talked and talked like witches and their cauldron
One day in a shed, us kids and our Dad’s old brew

With our primitive glee made wild, we’re enjoying this
Loud music coming from the radio, we giggled with our jokes
Feeling vicarious and smart, though we’re scrawny

Friends from the neighbourhood, they’re here, too
More beer, more crisps, Dad’s brew is good
Pile it on, pile it on, we shouted, no one disagrees*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

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For: Music Prompt #3: “Whiskey in the Jar” sung by Metallica #musicchallenge , Wordle #154

Give me the key to your heart – Friday Music Prompt #1: “Jeter un Sort/Put A Spell On” by Alex Nevsky

Give me the key to your heart – Friday Music Prompt #1: “Jeter un Sort/Put A Spell On” by Alex Nevsky

Please give me the key to your heart
I collapse from my splintered life
I can crawl to you but don’t thwart
We meet again in afterlife

I crack the code and open it
Our misunderstanding is rife
Until every bit of sunlit
We meet again in afterlife

In open space where I can breathe
All the things I said when we strife
Not like the grey ocean that seethe
We meet again in afterlife

Please give me the key to your heart
We meet again in afterlife*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Kyrielle Sonnet consists of 14 lines (three rhyming quatrain stanzas and a non-rhyming couplet). Just like the traditional Kyrielle poem, the Kyrielle Sonnet also has a repeating line or phrase as a refrain (usually appearing as the last line of each stanza). Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet consists of only eight syllables. French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet. This would also re-enforce the refrain within the poem. Therefore, a good rhyming scheme for a Kyrielle Sonnet would be: AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.

 

For: Friday Music Prompt #1: “Jeter un Sort/Put A Spell On” by Alex Nevsky

Music Prompt # 77 “Careless Whisper” by George Michael.

Music Prompt # 77 “Careless Whisper” by George Michael.

Months and years have passed and I still miss you
Your sweet smile, apple stew and coffee brew
I long for your velvety touch
And the sunshine I miss that much
To add, our foothill walks and the mountains
Wearing my red dress with pearly buttons

No regrets, I always say, what we had
Those were special and really, not so bad
Things happened and now we’re apart
No choice but have happiness thwart
Learn the lesson, say thanks and we move on
Goodbye, we now let bygone by bygone

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: Music Prompt # 77 “Careless Whisper” by George Michael., Wordle 292 Mar 25 by brenda warren

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Waking up to a lovely music

Waking up to a lovely music

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sunayana MoiPensieve. Thank you for our photo prompt!

music is a world within itself
with a language we all understand
making me find my own self
and where I stand

a thousand ways to make or break
waking up to a lovely music
I’ll bake a cake when I awake
getting ready for treat or trick

we can tell what mood we’re in
makes us bounce and thrive
genius and madness are akin
gives us the drive to strive

from birth to death it’s part of us
we can delve deeper into the matter
our energy so boundless
we can do things in a spur

planting us with roses as birds sing
making us travel to see the world
waiting for what the day will bring
as we swirled and twirled

 

For: FFfAW
Challenge-Week of March 21, 2017