Bilin*: A Bop


Bilin*: A Bop
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

I have five suitors, whom shall I pick?
First’s stable, yet tainted with dark fables.
Second’s witty, yet looked a bit sickly.
Third’s charming, yet with brusque that’s alarming.
Fourth’s a fresh face, yet skills might be fazed.
Fifth’s a veteran, yet with tendencies to cram.

Among these five suitors whom shall I pick?
I need someone, who can aid chaotic traffic.
Someone who can put food-full plates,
in every house at lowest rates.
Someone who will be honest,
aims for corruption rate at its lowest.
Someone who possess a pure heart,
filled with desire to create not crooked start.

Who among my five suitors will wed me on May?
Should I be nervous or should I be gay?
Whoever wins my kids’ highest vote,
he’ll be my husband for six years of course.
I just hope my billion-people will choose,
the best, the fittest among my suitors.

*Bilin is a Tagalog/Filipino word which means request, directions, instructions, order, advice.

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In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge: B is for Bop


  • A recent invention, the Bop was created by Afaa Michael Weaver during a summer retreat of the African American poetry organization, Cave Canem.
  • Not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, the Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas, each stanza followed by a repeated line, or refrain, and each undertaking a different purpose in the overall argument of the poem.
  • The first stanza (six lines long) states the problem, and the second stanza (eight lines long) explores or expands upon the problem. If there is a resolution to the problem, the third stanza (six lines long) finds it. If a substantive resolution cannot be made, then this final stanza documents the attempt and failure to succeed.

Missed a letter/poem? Read all Poetry from A-Z here.


Awake: An Aubade


Awake: An Aubade
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Glistening warm
golden sun rays
kisses my outer dermis
lightly in haste,
whispers bright luna
has bid goodbye,
bringing with her
glitters of her sky.

Glistening warm
golden sun rays,
tries to dust off
my epic dream’s haze,
tickles the locked
gates of my eyes,
waits for my
sweet morning “hi”.

A poem you
once wrote
when I was still
your life’s
golden sun rays.

Photo credit: Rose Erkul

In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge: A is for Aubade


  • a love poem, most often mourning the parting of lovers while extolling the coming day.
  • constructed at the discretion of the poet, length, stanzaic form, meter and or rhyme. although often a smattering of rhyme is present without any particular rhyme scheme.

Poetry from A-Z

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“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

How fast time flies. It was first week of March when I officially announced that I will be joining, for the first time, the A to Z Challenge! And now… April is less than 10 days away!!! ❤

Today, with great excitement I am announcing the theme of my take on this challenge which is…

Poetry from A to Z.

The challenge of both researching and writing different poetic forms which start from letter A to letter Z is an aspect I am well-aware of.

Initially, I cannot find any poetic form that starts with I, J, W, X, Y, and Z. But with the help of my friend whom I consider the KING of poetry, yes that is you Thomas!, I was able to complete the forms from A-Z! 😀

So here is what you can expect from me on April!

A Aubade
B Bop
C Cinquain
D Diamante
E Etheree
F Fib
G Ghazal
H Haiku
I Imayo
J Jánakú
K Kyrielle
L Lanturne
M Monorhyme
N Naani
O Ode
P Pantuom
Q Quinzaine
R Rondelet
S Shape Poetry
T Tanka
U Ushnik
V Villanelle
W Wayra
X Xiaoshi
Y Ya-Du
Z Zejel

I guess more than 90% of these poetic forms are new to me. And I am so glad I took this challenge.

And… maybe I am too excited, because I am actually done writing them before February ended. 😀 😀 😀

Will you be joining the A-Z challenge?

Have you posted your Theme Reveal today, too? 🙂

Let me know!


Coffee or Tea, anyone?

An update and an important announcement.

2016 feels like flying speedily as the 1st quarter will be ending soon.

Spring has somehow arrived in the west part of the earth, (according to the poems that I read :D) while summer is about to start here in the Philippines.

I invited you for a coffee before Feb starts, and now I would like to give you an update and make an important exciting announcement. 🙂

UPDATE: Blog Schedule ❤

I showed my planned calendar for the year before February ends. I was confused and a bit torn if the calendar is a bit wishful and if making one will make my blog predictable.

Thankfully, I got the words I need to hear and they helped me and touched me a lot. 😉

Some of them are:

I admire your dedication to starting a blogging calendar. I thought of it before, but with my work schedule and hours, it’ll be challenging for me to to meet it. I had to cut one weekly feature, and even that was running on a Sunday! I write based on what I feel that day… So I wouldn’t want to feel constrained. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s what you like and want to do. Yes making your readers happy is important but first you need to be happy too. Good luck, my dear!

– Annie of What the Woman Wrote


I commend you for having such organized plans as opposed to me since I’m a cluttered type of person: no calendars, no scheduled posts. I couldn’t agree more from what they’re all saying. I just want you to be happy with your blog without a trace of pressure in your every post. We’re all here, excitedly waiting for them- whatever they are. 😀 As for the fictions, I really am happy to see you joining them but like what I’ve said don’t put pressure in them. I, too, have to pass (though I really try not to as much as possible) whenever I ran out of creative juices. You don’t have to write it within that specific day, just within the time frame. 🙂 Also, more than just being balanced, I would prefer you being carefree. Just the happy reading writer who freely shares her thoughts and feelings as they are. Smiles! 😉 :*

– Maria of Doodles and Scribbles

After reading a lot of lovely and insightful comments, I learned that I should write what I love to write, without any pressure, without any pretensions. 🙂

So my current blogging schedule is:

Monday: Monday Musings and Sunday Photo Fiction by Alastair Forbes

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday by  The Broke and the Bookish

Wednesday: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers by Priceless Joy

Thursday: Three Line Tales by Sonya

Friday: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Saturday: The Great Book of List by  Laduchessederat

Sunday: FREE Day! Poem Day! 😀


I am joining the A-Z Challenge April 2016! 😀


It all began with my post from Saturday March 27, 2010 when I set forth a challenge to all bloggers for the month of April.   Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge. 

 Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

Most of you are probably familiar with Sue Grafton and her best selling series of detective novels known as the “Alphabet Series” that started in 1982 with “A” Is For Alibi up to her most recent “V” Is For Vengeance“.   She has made a franchise with the series and there have been  other authors who have taken similar approaches.  This Blogging From A to Z Challenge will be in the same vein.


Poetry from A-Z! 😀 (Thank you for sharing informative poetry links, Thomas! :))

That’s it! 😀 I would love to know your thoughts and if you would want to join any of these exciting challenges. It will be fun if we do it together. 😀

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