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Wind & Kisses

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Wind & Kisses
Shadorma

Sweet and soft
The northeast wind blows—
Heart tickles
Skin shivers
As Boreas sends his kisses
In the breath of wind

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Image Source: Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “amihan” which refers to “the northeast wind, breeze”. This is another piece inspired by Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind.

Come on!
Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Late Night Playlist

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Late Night Playlist
A Found Poem

It’s 12:51, I’m thinking out loud
Here I am lost in love
The way your eyes, nose, lips
Make a masterpiece
Your unbreakable smile
A moonlight over Paris

Let me be the one, I’ll hold you tonight
A thousand years in four five seconds
With this ordinary song
The angels cry
We’re a match made in heaven
I’m yours and you’re mine

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: vi.sualize.us


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “kundiman” which refers to “a love song”.

Come on!
Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Twilight Prayers

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When I reach the twilight of my days, I pray
That I have written enough of unicorns and moonbeams
That I have never missed to marvel the beauty of sunrise
Of sunsets, rainbows and verdant greens
That I could smile at my sorrow, anguish and pain
That my poetry and prose screamed enough of my joys
My tears, ups and downs

I pray that when I reach the twilight of my days
I have slit my rib cage open enough for you to see
That amidst the world’s series of charade, I was real—
Unmasked and untamed
So you could write me a lovely eulogy
Make me chuckle at my epitaph
When I lay, in peace, six feet beneath the ground

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photography by Christa Taylor


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “habilin” which refers to “anything given to  somebody for safekeeping”.

Come on!
Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Dark Eyes

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She craved to write something beautiful
Like how the night sky stretched endlessly
A dark veil that hung overhead—
Unmoving and still
Like how the stars that flickered up above
Reminded her of home, of dreams, and of unicorns
That each glimmer was a tinge of hope—
A touch of a whimsical dream
Like how the moon, full in its glory,
Brought light to her darkest corners
Reminding that she is never alone—
That it is ready to listen

But as her eyes closed in the cradle of the crisp air
She found beauty in a pair of eyes
So dark that the night sky cowered
Its iridescence made the flickering stars shy away
That the moon, even in its full glory,
Winced to the radiant glow of those eyes
She craved to write something beautiful
Something about the night, the moon, and the stars
But, instead, she found herself writing
About a pair of dark eyes.

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Artwork by Paul Pond


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “paraluman” which refers to “a muse that inspires artistically”.

P.S. This was an unpublished  poem I wrote last May. I have been out of the blogosphere for three days now. Work happens. 😦 My apologies for the posts that I have missed and comments that I have not answered to. I will catch up on reading your posts the soonest!
Hugs and kisses! -Maria.

Come on!
Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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The Introvert’s Solace

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The Introvert’s Solace

Most people saw her as dark and gloomy
A somber prisoner in four walls
Little did they know she was bright and cheery
In the comfort of her nook she had it all
No stolen gazes from head to toe
Or honeyed words laced with a smile
Just solace from books, poems, and music
Amid the silence, the sound of her heartbeat.

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Illustration by Gemma Correll


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “kaulayaw” which refers to “a pleasant and intimate companion”. 

I have the room for two days since my roommates are gone for the weekend. This means that my “kaulayaw” is none other than me, myself, and I. YAY! That gorgeous illustration above just  summed the places I’ve been wanting to go. ❤

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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DA-DU-DUM-DUM

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DA-DU-DUM-DUM

Blame not the golden rays
That cloaked you in the morning light
Nor the blackbird’s hymn
In the crack of dawn
Blame not your tousled hair
And those sleepy eyes
As you wake, dreamy and languid
To the sun that shone
Blame not the cold, crisp air
Swaying the verdant greens
Nor the bittersweet aroma
Of a coffee next door
Blame not those lazy smiles
And your cheery voice
Calling out my name
To me, a melodic tune
My heart pounds like a drumbeat
Thumping a DA-DU-DUM-DUM
Tamed and enchanted—
I blame it all on you.

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credits: Shutterstock


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “marahuyo” which means “to be enchanted”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Sa Piling Mo

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Sa Piling Mo
Wayra

Langit ang gabi
Sa tuwing ika’y kasama
Sa init na ‘yong hatid
Tuwa’y walang humpay
Wala nang mahihiling pa

~English Translation~

Nights are heavenly
Whenever you’re with me
In your warmth
An eternal bliss
There’s nothing I could ask for

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Favim


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “siping” which means to “lie down beside someone”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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Let Go

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Let Go
An Octodil

Try not to hide
your hurt and pain
ignore and blink away
your grief, heartaches
for I see them concealed beneath
you empty and vacant gazes—
a smile may hide a lie
but the truth’s in your eyes

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photography by seanmundy


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “balintataw” which refers to “the pupil of the eye”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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L’Attente

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L’Attente
Kasa

Oh my sweet, scarlet-cheeked girl
The stars shunned, the moon cowered
At your glow, joie de vivre
Oh my sweet, saccharine lass
My heart drummed, words tripped over
On my knees, I begged your YES

© 2016 Maria. All Rights Reserved.

Photography by David Parks via The Yes Girls


Today’s Filipino word prompt is “harana” which refers to “the act of wooing someone by serenading him or her”.

Come on! Write a poem or a fiction
Snap a photo under the sun
A six-word tale or a long post, perhaps?
Let’s all get word-high this July!

Want to join the fun? Find the prompt words HERE! Don’t forget to pingback & use the tag WordHighJuly. Mazel tov! 😉

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