Blush – Daily Prompt


Eyes that sparkle
Blushing all over
A fluttery stomach
Unable to keep still
Whenever I think of you
My world shines bright
Outburst of the heart

Matang kumikinang
Namumula sa hiya
Wagayway ng tiyan
Hindi mapakali
Tuwing naiisip kita
Ang mundo ko’y lumiwanag
Silakbo ng puso

For: Blush

Other “blush” posts:
Walk Like an Egyptian #amwriting
We Cannot Blush
Blushing Pink

Friday Fictioneers – I am weary of my wisdom


I am weary of my wisdom
Like the bee that hath gathered too much honey
Lots of laughter and weeping in my album
The quilt of life is growing with glee

Nothing can shock me as I’ve seen them all
There are still spices that give me some lift
Perhaps I just need to wrap myself with a shawl
Having my wits around is definitely a gift

The songs of the birds still amaze me
The twinkles of the stars are wonderful
I still enjoy having a nice cup of tea
Really grateful that I’m still able

For: 16 March 2018 Friday Fictioneers


Tale Weaver – #163 – Aging – 15th March

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I was rummaging through the attic
in the filth, searching for some documents
old memento, toys and games of our antic
brown faded photos of our descents

I found an old photograph of a woman
she was beautiful, I save it as my keepsake
lines on her face tell us experience she’d done
her eyes conveyed her joy, hope and ache

an enigma, seducing me to deconstruct
I can feel her wraith in my zone
enlightening me of proper conduct
her past mistakes to atone

her alexithymia makes me want to express
something she wasn’t able to do
perhaps she was in distress
if only I could have a cue

like colouring her life with crayons
through the convex lens the search
looking for truth, spending aeons
thinking of it as my research


We’re nearly there and we have to keep going
Praise the Lord for managing to continue
Look, I could see a glint of assurance at the end
The overgrown garden with herbs is my witness
Hush, don’t feel guilty for not doing other things
As the leaves sway with the winds, be happy
Our sense of woe slowly disappearing
We are compelled to continue until the end
To give us some sort of satisfaction and hope

For: Tale Weaver – #163 – Aging – 15th March, Nurt Thursday – Rise and Soar

100 Word Wednesday: Week 60 – Walking up with you is an ease

Photo by Savs

Every time we climb up the hills
Thinking about it gives me thrills
See the sky, flowers and trees
Flowers have a mass of frills
Nature’s smell on the evening breeze
Walking up with you is an ease
Mountains, forests, cities and lakes
Let’s not stop walking, please
Good way to spend our summer breaks
Go for it if that’s what it takes
Sometimes I complain about it
Hold my hand, I forget my aches
Make the most of it with sunlit
I’m enjoying this, I admit
Good for our health, I commit
It’s fun and also makes us fit

For: 100 Week Wednesday: Week 60

Frozen ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #128

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

For: Frozen ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #128, Preparing for the next exhibit


Pilipinas – Tanaga

The Tanaga is a Filipino poem. It consists of four lines with seven syllables each; the rhyme scheme is AABB.

Traditional tanagas don’t have titles and are composed in the Tagalog language. Most have been handed down through oral history and contain proverbs and moral lessons. (Similar to the tanaga is the ambahan, which has an indefinite length.)

Modern Tanaga

The tanaga has been in danger of becoming a dying art form. The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission of the Arts have been trying to revive it. Several groups have been promoting the form in English.

The form is beginning to change slightly – not only are tanagas appearing in more frequently in English, they are picking up titles and varying their rhyme forms (for example, AABB, ABBB, ABAB, ABBA, AAAB, BAAA, ABCD, etc).

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Pilipinas kong Mahal
Kahit malayo ako
Puso ko’y nasa iyo
Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Philippines my Philippines
We may be far apart
But my heart belongs to you
Cheers to every one of us!