Pasko! – B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga

Greetings from Paloma!

For this week I’d like us to return to the Tanaga for our inspiration.

The tanaga is a Filipino poem passed down through oral tradition. It consists of four lines with seven syllables each; the traditional rhyme scheme is AABB but modern tanagas may follow AABB, ABBB, ABAB, ABBA, AAAB, BAAA, ABCD rhyme patterns.

Ang Pasko ay sumapit
Mano po Ninong at Ninang
Pagmamahal sa mundo
Magdiwang tayong lahat

Christmas has finally come
Bless godfather and godmother
Love is for the whole world
Let’s all celebrate Christmas

(c) ladyleemanila 2015


For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Tanaga

I’m Your Friend – Music Prompt #12: “Clumsy” performed by Our Lady Peace and Wordle 140

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

Listen to me, my friend
I’ll fly with you if you want
When needed, I’m here to mend
Tell me what you want

I’ll always keep you intact
When you’ve been pulverised
Try not to overreact
I don’t mind when you sigh

I’ll echo what you’re saying
We’ll remain levels in any means
What’s clear is I’m your friend
And there’s no pretend

Always following you
To catch you when you fall
We’ll share a nice brew
And shop at the mall

To offer my shoulders
When you need to cry
I’ll shuttle to and fro
To my life and yours

What’s clear is I’m your friend
We can have a nice weekend
I’m here to stay
And make your day gay

For: Music Prompt #12 and Wordle #140


Freedom – Music Friday Prompt #10 “Freedom for the Stallions”


freedom to dream
about things that make me gleam
freedom to love
so I can coo like a dove
freedom to travel
and win my own battle
freedom to write
to make my day bright
freedom to fight
on other people’s plight
freedom to wander
when I’m feeling some anger
freedom to make friends
so I can be busy at the weekends
freedom to be alone
when I feel like a moan

For: Music Friday Prompt #10

Them Promises – Music Prompt #9 “The Beigeness” and Prompt 82 – A Wordle Prompt


Let’s paint the town red right now
Until we cross the limit that we’re allowed
Give me a kiss and I’d be healed
With that kiss I’m all sealed
Glance at me and my window’s open
We’ll have fun my hunny bun
Take a photo of us and my life’s complete
As long as you don’t cheat
Them promises I should keep
I promise not to weep
Them fun things we should have
Protected by a salve
Them kisses I should treasure
Give my life a colour


For: Music Prompt #9 and Prompt 82


“The Last Steampunk Waltz” – Music Friday Prompt #3 and Prompt 69 – Weekend Wordle #10


Stay still, don’t be so desolate
Soon the feeling of joy will come
You might stir up the nest of hornet
In a now familiar picture of bedlam

And she’ll waltz very gracefully
Horns will make heavenly music
In her quiet way revealing such beauty
Mysterious lyrics, she sings cryptic

Revealing some sort of motivation
Leading to intelligent conversation
Releasing you from your burden
Always nice to share with someone

The beauty of a rose with its thorns
There’s always a yin and a yang
One day my child plants an acorn
Where the balance of life hangs

For: Music Friday Prompt #3 and Weekend Wordle #10