song soup

take that cup, the
china one, dusting
inside the unlit
cupboard. pour

some notes of
G and D, let
your whisking
fingers swirl,

and swirl,

in the key of
C. see how
the dancing
strings strum this
stew of melody.
now let’s

sprinkle, sprinkle,

the lettered
honey dripping
from the flower
inside your
chest, rest

not, rest not,

those inked
fingers, let not
this batter
end up a mess.

patience, more

patience, stir,
stir and stir,
until this mixture
of tune and
rune form your
tired soul’s
much needed

soup of song.

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For dVerse Poetics: Secret Ingredient 

Music Monday: Into The Deep

Your love is a flood and I’m
Caught in the current of Your living waters
It’s Your love, it’s Your love
Your presence is a flood
And I’m caught in the wonder
You have taken me over
You have won my heart

Citipointe Live, Into the Deep

Have a blessed week, beautiful souls!

I’ll be revealing a book news soon!

Monday Morning Melts #3


Rosema: As you probably know, I love Jason Mraz. Well, love is an understatement.

I Won’t Give Up and Lucky are among his biggest ‘sweet’ hits. But to introduce you to a rather unknown but equally heart tickling song, here’s “In Your Hands”. The part I picked are for me the sweetest lines that has ever been written. Especially that “what I choose is you.” Aaaah. I am feeling so in love. 😀 (with Jason. HAHA)

I hope this lovely song will inspire you. ❤

In Your Hands- Jason Mraz

But when you’re alone
You’re living in a world with only choices
And what I choose is you

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!


Here is the late tune for November:

Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leavin’ my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance

In the future, at the beginning of every month, we’ll reveal the prompts for that month. If anyone has any other suggestions to make Monday Morning Melts more convenient and fun, please let us know!


Because These Bloggers Created Something Beautiful With The Prompt:

Because These Melts Are Timeless & Deserve To Be Shared:

These features sections are compiled Sunday so if we missed you, please let us know in the comments, and leave a link to your post. We’ll update our features asap!

Sunday Songs: For Your Glory

For Your glory
I will do anything
Just to see You
To behold You as my King

I wanna be where You are
I gotta be where You are
I wanna be where You are
I gotta be where You are

When life is hard, when your mind and heart is tired, it is comforting to know that there is someone GREAT who loves us more than most. And HIS presence is enough to calm me down. Shed my tears. Brush off the wounds. And stand again. ❤

P.S. This is also the song I picked because I will be singing here in our church this Sunday. 🙂

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!
This is my second Sunday Songs with my dearest sister Stella.❤ Join us? 🙂
Video courtesy of Youtube.🙂

Writing Challenge: November Notes


Last Monday, my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly did an impromptu sharing of song titles and came up with a list of 30 epic songs for our November Notes writing challenge!

How’s the drill?

  • Write or post anything inspired by the song (the title, the lyrics, or either). No word count limit. It can also be a photo.
  • Please link back to this post so we can read it. 😉
  • Use the hashtag #novembernotes.

Sarah and I are both in Instagram! 😀



Little Treasures

I’m in love with you… And all these little things – One Direction, Little Things

I cannot buy the most exquisite gems, the most expensive designer bags, or even the latest branded shoes.

But I am happy. Because I am happy with my life’s little things. ❤

And I would love to share them with you! 🙂


Given by my dearest last Christmas, this little one is now full of songs, around 200 actually. 😀 It is also my constant buddy during my bus rides!

READER-SELF: My ‘real’ copy of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

This book is my first-ever ‘bought’ book. With its awesome story and a great collection of wise words, it is surely one of my favorite things.

WORKER-SELF: My Jade Plant

This jade plant, also known as ‘friendship plant’, was given to us by my lady boss. 🙂 It was lovely, but it’s now dead, yep, sadly. 😦


Nope, this is not an engagement ring, yet! 😀 But yes, it’s from my dearest. ❤

WRITER-SELF: My purple pen

I love purple, and I love pens, when combined, it’s surely the loveliest little thing! 😀 This one’s from my workmate and sisterbels, Shiela! 🙂

READER-SELF: My little bookmark

Yep. It’s a bookmark, inspiring bookmark I must say? 😀 My former workmate, Marie, gave this to me during my last day in our office.

VAIN-SELF: My lippies

I am not a pro in make-up! I never wear any until I transferred to my work now. I am in Public Relations so I should look my best, I guess? But this lippies are my favorite! The red one is from my lady boss, a Christmas gift. 🙂

CHILD-SELF: My melody slippers

My Melody is my favorite cartoon character. ❤ And these cutesies were my dearest‘s birthday gift to me last… 2012? or 2013. 😀

WRITER-AND-WORKER-AND-CHILD-SELF: My notebook and pens and water bottle

(L-R) The Hello Kitty bottle was a Christmas gift from Marie, those pens are gifts too! The purple notebook was a self-made planner. That little pink paper are my sticky notes (I’m fond of them!) And that orange flower was actually a pen! 😀 It’s from my dearest, too!

Photo credit: All are mine, except the first one from Tumblr

The Great Book of Lists by La duchesse d’Erat

Chapter 1.2 : The Little Things You Love

Thank you for another fun theme, Laduchessederat!

You can join, guys!