Sunday, January 6, 2013

Simply Sunday - Scripts for Peace, Freedom

For Succinctly Yours - image to the left and word is  template-
characters (with spaces) - 68

“Oh no! Looks like I downloaded the wrong template for weight loss.”

For Whirl, Poetic Bloomings, Magpie Tales (image to the right), I have 'Freedom, At Last'

Whirl – venture, tumult, bitter, awake, breath, clarity, practice, step, fire, within, listen, giddy

Poetic Bloomings: Here is the list of words: Challenge(test), common(frequent),  mask(cover), skill(talent), origin(source), Love(find irresistible), night(darkness), drink(sip),  beauty(magnificence), death(loss)

Freedom, At Last
As she sipped the bitter juice
She watched, silently
She listened, carefully
No sign of anyone else awake
Within the silent castle walls
as she ventured out
Under the cover of darkness

The magnificence of the outdoors
She had always found irresistible
Now, she could not contain the fire within
And with a clarity born from loss – of freedom
She knew tonight was the night
as she ventured out
Under the cover of darkness

She had the talent, knew not its source
Had tested herself many a time
Frequent practice had made it perfect
Her talents of photographic memory
and night-vision proved useful now
as she ventured out
Under the cover of darkness

With each step she took
She grew tumultuously giddy
Her breath hitched, the fire within grew
She was at last, now, in the outdoors
She was free
As she ventured out
Under the cover of darkness

For dVerse Poetics (Peace Within and Without), OSI (Peace), and Haiku Heights (script)
dVerse - Reflect on a time in which you have really felt at peace in the past, recently, or even today? Write  the situation for us so we may experience your peace….

On a regular basis, I feel most at peace when I wake up earlier than everyone wakes, make myself a cup of tea, and sit down with it, thinking about the plans for the day or just nothing at all.  And then there are other moments also, quiet and not so quiet too, when I feel at peace within.
If I have to reflect on a specific time when I really felt at peace, I can recall many moments in the past.  Here are a few – both moments that happen regularly and some specific moments – our recent walk at the beautiful San Antonio preserve,  our trip in Dec 2012 to Death Valley, times spent in our backyard at night, a visit to the Shrine of Lady Fatima over 10 years ago, our visits to the temple (which is not often as we please),  and an almost daily occurrence of practice sessions at home.

Scripts for Peace

Watching nature at
Its best, quiet family walks
 in cradle of green

We in our backyard,
Under the night sky of stars
Hearing crickets.

Miles of sand around
An utter, startling stillness   
In grand Death Valley

Son plays piano
The hubby on violin
little girl dances

little ones in bed
looking down at faces so
angelic  in rest

gentle waves around
birds in islets everywhere
blue skies up above

wafting incense sticks
silence speaks, in the sacred
grounds of Fatima

visit to the temple
in the sanctum sanctorum
peace amidst the sounds
For Simple As That and Straight out of  the Camera(also works with the prompt Peace for dVerse and OSI) - an altered photo of my little girl practicing the Lotus pose (padmasana) in one of her favorite t-shirts - that says Love Peace


  1. Oh how clever. Wrong template indeed.

  2. A very clever way of combining prompts. And the all make such sense too.

  3. This is like a magical pot of ideas! Beautifully stirred together to enhance the flavours!

  4. I like the way you've combined prompts and each haiku clearly conveys a different image of peace. Very well done!

  5. You did a great job mingling all of these. Excellent writes.

  6. I love this:

    little ones in bed
    looking down at faces so
    angelic in rest

    They always look so peaceful and innocent when they're asleep, don't they?

  7. peace amidst all the to sneak in and watch my kids sleeping...there is def peace there...and sounds like you have a real artsy cool..

  8.   Yes, great poem, the interior has enough fire power to set us free.

  9. I love your prescription for peace - I found myself relaxing.
    Fun photo of your girl - even though she is still, there is motion all around.

  10. A pair of ambitious and beautiful executed poems. You've used every word in the prompts nicely.

  11. Wonderful work, Lady. There are definite memorable verses here. Great job.

  12. Lovely verse. I'm impressed with your ability to combine prompts. Well done!

  13. Very funny SY story...the wrong template for weight! I loved your 8 haiku which formed the beautiful poem, "Scripts for Peace."

    Good use of the words in "Freedom at Last." I liked the device of repetition of the phrase, "as she ventured out under the cover of darkness" in "Freedom at Last."

  14. Thank-you for your fine offerings - lovely.

    Anna :o]

  15. wow, you really make the most of your prompts! how long does it take you to put all this together? I need to re-evaluate my process... : )


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