Spring – B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – A Hymn

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


For: B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond

The Soldier by Robert Frost


He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it ploughed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.

For: Nurturing Thursday

I Dream That I Am A Butterfly – FFfAW-Week of 10-20-2015

This week's photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

I dream that I am a butterfly
Typography gets me down, but lets me fly
Fluttering, floating, wandering on high
Lifting my head from between my thighs
Like a flaccid flower in a fairy dance
Birds and bees all got up and left at once
Graceful in the supple haze of the breeze
Enjoying the sun and the summer breeze
Dawn is bright and breezy on the dew
This is the mission for which it is due
Like a gem-flower waving in a wand
The clouds and the wind are in a bond
With muffled music a message is sent
As the jasmine blooms with lovely scent
Now I’m waking up and saying goodbye
It was a lovely experience being a butterfly

exquisite colours
rainbow in a butterfly
pleasurable day

swaying butterfly
like lively ballet dancer
spins with the wind

For: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


Pic and a Word Challenge #4 ~ Nature

Pacific Coast Highway Near Santa Cruz California, United States of America Taken during travels, 2009  by Patrick Jennings

Pacific Coast Highway
Near Santa Cruz
California, United States of America
Taken during travels, 2009
by Patrick Jennings

playing in the rain
always a welcome picture
such uplifting feel
recollections of childhood
more fun in the Philippines

as the sun comes down
courtship song in the evening
love is in the air
wondering where’s the sun now
as lovers hold hands there, too

entangled branches
as the sun sparkles through them
such a spectacle to see
the splendour that awaits us
enchanting as they blossom

summer morning
the flower’s scent is heaven
serene feeling all over
trying to reach the sky
joy of being here

cycling on this day
meadow where corn are growing
enchanting for me
enjoyed singing with the birds
as my hair was blown by breeze

drizzling onto me
a curtain of white water
in nonchalant way

a force of nature
both beautiful and brutal
charming waterfall

every day the same
the sun rises and then sets

by silvery moon
I sing my heart to you
eloquence so soft
seeking the steam of my soul
bliss, star of my garden

melody from heart
no cloud in sky to be seen
watch birds fly somewhere
till dawn when Nature smiles
pursuing your affection

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: Pic and a Word Challenge #4