Word-High July: Salamat sa Bayanihan

From the bottom of my chubby heart, please accept my warm salamat for participating in this Filipino word art! We successfully did a creative bayanihan and we truly proved that we can know a culture through its words’ hum! Salamat everyone for taking your part, I hope you enjoyed sharing your writer-hearts! — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer […]

Haruspex

Haruspex: An Hourglass death signals start of new life new soul then life lived slowly fades, death starts again. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *The Hourglass is a shape poem when centered on the page it should form the outline of […]

Word-High July: Tadhana

Tadhana If destiny’s the foe of our love story, I’ll put my armour and wage war against it until it signed a peace treaty. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 30 – Tadhana.

Constellate

Constellate: A Crapsey Cinquain* Bodies from two to one, fused, bonded, tied, combined, ‘neath heaven, ‘bove earth, makes one more human. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *Crapsey Cinquain, one of the most popular modern variations of the cinquain was created by the […]

Word-High July: Gigil

Gigil The softness of her hands has been my gigil’s fortress as I resist kissing her soft, silky lips. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 29 –Gigil.  

Melancholy

Melancholy: A Musette* I’ve tried melancholy, I died. You gave me bliss for free, I’m saved. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *The Musette is an invented verse form that presents the challenge of writing in very short lines. This form was […]

Word-High July: Halakhak

Halakhak The unforgiving day has worn me out. With sulky soul I entered and heard the loud laughter of mom and dad, followed by the giggles of my little lasses and lad. I went in and was welcomed by their warm smiles. My worn out soul was revived. My lungs breathe again. I am home. […]

Word-High July: Yugto

Yugto I am not sure if it happened when I heard your enchanting giggle, or it was when your soft skin touched my nervous hand, or it was when your tickling breathe brushed my ears for the first time. I am not sure when it all started, but I am sure I don’t want this […]

Astrobleme

Astrobleme: An Abhanga* you are the huge meteor that dig a deep crater still hollow years after— no time can heal. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!) *Abhanga, “the completion” is a stanzaic form commonly used for devotional poetic composition although it […]