Sunday Photo Fiction – Traces of rain in the courtyard

© Eric Wiklund

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Final Autumn” by Annie Finch: black, courtyard, cold, crams, past, traces, visit, fingers, block, final, homecoming, rain

Traces of rain in the courtyard
As we wait for the homecoming
A final visit of them all

Would there be sorrow in the call?
As we block memories that cling
Cold reality that’s so hard

The past is the past be on guard
It’s like having a black spring
Emitting a mournful squall

Like finger painting on the wall
Cramming things of what they can bring
And in life we might be scarred

We need atonement of the past
In every trial we must pass*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trilonnet

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – December 10th 2017, Whirligig 141

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Starlight, my heart is on fire


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “For the Chipmunk in My Yard” by Robert Gibb: steps, afternoon, twigs, wild, heart, fires, living, starlight, three, curl, wanting, fastens

Starlight, my heart is on fire
Afternoon in the wild
Curled in bed to someone’s desire
One, two, three, I smiled
Fasten my seatbelt, I love this
On this quiet place, such a bliss
Fasten my seatbelt
Fasten my seatbelt
Kiss from my knight, I’m the princess

Starlight, my heart is on fire
Living like this, a dream
Wanting to have gem of sapphire
Eat strawberries and cream
Stepping stones to my dream world
Stepping stones
Stepping stones
With some twigs and rocks that I hurled

Starlight, my heart is on fire
And we walked, hand in hand
Place of beauty to be inspired
My wish is his command
Don’t let this end, every minute
Even when we’re hit by bullet
Don’t let this end
Don’t let this end
And the coming of the comet*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trijan Refrain

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – December 3rd 2017, Whirligig 140

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Music Prompt Challenge #16: “Everglow” by Cold Play #amwriting #musicchallenge #music

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “End of Summer” by Stanley Kunitz: air, light, hinge, worm, song, stubble, silo, over, iron, clangs, blows, order

A hinge of sorrow as I sang this song
Wind blows air whereas our love so strong
Come back! Come back! We miss you so
You left us a long time ago
A love as strong as an ironclad
Come back to us, we all miss you our Dad

You used to give us order and guidance
We swam in the azure, there was balance
You left! You left! And we’re so sad
Miss your cooking, we have to add
Like a silo holding grain, you’re our light
You left us over to a place so bright

We cried out in pain as loud as a clang
But we can’t complain, you’re yin to our yang
Everglow! Everglow! Our Dad
Still in our hearts what we had
We could still see your smile and big belly
Everglow your memories make us glee*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Staccato

For: Music Prompt Challenge #16: “Everglow” by Cold Play #amwriting #musicchallenge #music, Whirligig 138

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In memory of our Dad (in Shadorma)

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Book of Ash” by Mari L’Esperance: searching, door, story, cake, ebony, waiting, placid, asleep, hoping, palm, beneath, powder

Of our Dad still here
In our hearts
Beating loud
Happy birthday with this cake
Hoping for your peace

Placid palm
Asleep beneath shade
Your story
Waiting to see you again
Sometime in future

Open door
Searching is over
All the love
Wish you were still with us
Rest in peace our Dad

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Shadorma November: 12 of 30, Whirligig 137

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Vessel of faith and hope

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Ann Hall

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Anne Frank Huis” by Andrew Motion: twice, bookcase, slides, fear, stroke, guarded, whispering, displayed, stoop, enduring, barge, canal

Vessel of whispering
Enduring guarded fear
Displayed in the bookcase
All these vases in place
Stroke twice for good luck
Remember the barrack

Vessel of faith and hope
Always so we could cope
Stooping to find some ways
Praise so our spirit raise
From a barge on canal
Love and respect we shall

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 3 November 2017 Friday Fictioneers, Whirligig 136

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Let us tell you what we wish for

© J Hardy Carroll

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “To Catch a Fish” by Eloise Greenfield: wish, fish, hook, concentrate, appetite, tell, how, spot, works, whole, better, catch

Let us tell you what we wish for
Concentrate and listen
We want to be whole to the core
Better when we have won
Catch a fish in a hook that works
How to spot something like fireworks
Catch a fish
Catch a fish
Our appetites work like clockworks

Let us tell you what we wish for
Equality for all
Doesn’t matter what we all wore
Whether we’re short or tall
We’ve come a long way to be fair
Got to be treated just and square
We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way
We’ve done things and be anywhere

Let us tell you what we wish for
Swim in the sea, be free
Climb the mountain, walk in the moor
Ski and climb up a tree
Ride a horse, drive a racing car
Dance and sing and reach for a star
Ride a horse
Ride a horse
Be ourselves and stay as we are*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Trijan Refrain

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – October 29th 2017, Whirligig 135

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Day 23: What is the Message?

From me (Fire & Spunk Productions)

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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