Bonfire Night – Carpe Diem #846 Chichibu Night Festival

colorful flowers
enlighten the autumn night
almost winter

© Chèvrefeuille


“Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!”
– words to Guy Fawkes rhyme

penny for the guy
children chant as they prepare
for the bonfire night

Guy Fawkes and his mates
failed secret plot and treason
fifth of November

fireworks display
big bonfires all over town
on cold autumn night

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: Carpe Diem #846

Lady Godiva – B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Trinet

Bastet wrote: One of those forms is the Trinet, and I’m afraid I really don’t remember who introduced it. It’s not particularly difficult … it’s just 7 lines with word counts of 2,2,6,6,2,2,2 – however anyone who’s ever done a micro poem knows that tiny does not mean simple!


Lady Godiva
nude ride
clothed only in her long hair
Peeping Tom bored a hole and
saw her
no tax
for folks

(c) Ladyleemanila 2015

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond