f r o z e n f i r e

Himalayan mountains whisper
their almost zero degree

the choral of crickets
sings their nightly

the rare blue blood moon
leaks its silent yet
shining beams,

under layers of thick fabric,
behind the speechless,
wooden door,

we set the frozen world
on fire.

©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to dVerse Quadrille #52 Let’s Fire it Up

Sparkles and Razzles

Like bright sun bursting,
sprinkling its golden rays.

Like tamed angry fire
burning only little flames.

Like wildflower
blossoming freely in spring.

Like hummingbirds
sipping flowers’ sweet strings.

I stood dazzled.
In the middle of a whole new world
of sparkles, razzles, singing birds and blooming flowers,
inside your shining, heart-melting eyes.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to dVerse‘s Razzle Dazzle Me! by loving lillian who wrote a lovely sparkling poem here.


So for today’s Poetics, I’m asking you to kick up your heels a bit with me! Give me the ole razzle dazzle! Sparkle me with a mood by following these steps:

  1. Absorb the definitions of these words: Razzle: showiness that astonishes; Dazzle: amaze, brightness, brilliance, glare;  Sparkle:effervescence, excel, shine, vivacity, energy, oomph, gusto.
  1. Now write about something or someone or someplace or some experience that portrays the mood of the words. Use the words, one of them, or none of them. But do evoke their mood. Razzle dazzle me!

Top 10 Movies to watch on Valentine’s


Too much sweetness isn’t good for the health but the season demands ‘cheesiness’. So let me present you another Valentine-related top 10 list. After the 11 awesome novels that I posted days ago, Top 10 Novels to read on Valentine’s, here is my Top 10 movies to watch this coming heart’s day!

Just like what I did last time, these movies are from the list of films that I have already watched. Thus, if you’re favorite movie isn’t included, maybe I haven’t watched it yet. 😉 Also, let me note that this list is not ranked.

50 First Dates (2004)

‘Forgetful’s love story.’

Henry, a veterinarian, met Lucy in an island in Hawaii when his boat breaks down. Known as a womanizer, he finally wanted to settle with his ideal girl, Lucy. Until he discovered that she is an ‘amnesiac’. Thus, he should make Lucy fall for her over and over again, every day.

THOUGHTS: Adam Sandler’s wit and humor will keep you entertained while Drew Barrymore’s heartfelt acting will make you love the movie more.

If you want a full-effort man, then make HIM watch this! 😉

Titanic (1997)

‘The tragic love story.’

A fictional romance set in a true-to-life tragedy and is now considered a classic. That is Titanic. When the poor Jack met the rich Rose in the ‘ship of dreams’, they fell in love. Unfortunately, the ferry sank killing one of them, But their story did not end there.

THOUGHTS: I was a young lass when I first watched this movie so I do not really understand it at first. But when I finally watched it as a grown-up, this is indeed a classic love story worth sharing.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

‘Love song’s love story.’

Robbie, the wedding singer, and Julia, a waitress, were friends who are both engaged. On Robbie’s wedding day, her fiancee changed her mind. To help her friend heal a broken heart, Julia asked Robbie’s help in planning her wedding with her own fiancee. Little did they know that they will eventually fall for each other.

THOUGHTS: A movie where the epic ‘Grow Old With You’ song came from. Isn’t that enough to make you watch this film? 😍 Drew and Adam’s chemistry is also so fun and cheesy to watch!

Oh! That airplane scene was just so heartwarming. I melted with Drew actually. 😁

The Proposal Movie Poster

The Proposal (2009)

‘The boss-employee love story.’

Margaret Tate is an established editor-in-chief in a well-known publishing company. She doesn’t believe in love that is why she never got married. But when she had a work visa violation which will result in her being deported in Canada, she was forced to propose a marriage to her assistant, Andrew Paxton. The two settled in a mutual-benefiting deal. As they got to know each other, they eventually fall in love.

THOUGHTS: This is indeed a fun to watch rom-com flick. Sandra Bullock’s acting prowess is just commendable while Ryan Reynolds is just so cute!

Breaking Dawn (2011)

‘The me-against-the-world love story.’

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen finally tied the knots in Breaking Dawn Part 1 . After the adversaries they had been through, the couple was able to survive. But their story doesn’t end there as well.


I know you see this coming cause I am really a fan! 😊 I just love their wedding scene. The setting, those white flowers are just so breathtaking, the vows, and the couple itself. You need to see the sexy scenes of a vamp and a human! It’s funny yet hot! 😁

If Only (2004)

‘The turn-back-time love story.’

Ian, a businessman, lost her girlfriend Samantha in a car accident after they had a fight. During that night, Samantha asked Ian to just love her. The morning after the accident, Ian was surprised to hear and see Samantha, alive and well. Once he realized that the day is like a deja vu of what happened, Ian tried to alter the events to be able to save the love of his life.

THOUGHTS: The story is pure and heart-tugging as it involves death. But most especially, the film emphasized that a couple must always make an effort to show their love for each other. Because no one knows what will happen next.

Love and other Drugs (2010)

‘The medical-related, funny and needy love story’.

The successful sales rep for the recently launched ‘sex’ drug Viagra, Jamie, is a known womanizer until he met Maggie. As he professed his love and his intention to commit, Maggie, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, refused. But Jamie did not stop. As they explore love and drugs, the couple realized how much they need each other.

THOUGHTS: Aside from the commendable performance of my favorite actress, Anne Hathaway, the movie’s plot is really worth to watch. The story explored way beyond sex and he part that explains Parkinson’s disease is an eye opener as well.

Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet (2010)

‘Serendipity’s love story.’

Sophie accidentally discovered an unanswered ‘letter to Juliet’ while in a pre-honeymoon trip with her busy fiancee Victor. She answered the letter and eventually got to know the letter’s writer, an old woman named Claire.

As they both look for Claire’s long lost love, Sophie found her own with Claire’s mean but cute grandson, Charlie.

THOUGHTS: Some may argue that the premise is so usual, boy meets girl, hated each other, then falls in love. But what I love about this movie is it’s deeper take on enduring love. Take Claire’s love story.

The lines in the movie is memorable as well!

One Day (2011)

‘An odd yet tragic love story.’

Emma and Dexter met at their graduation party, then make-out but agreed to be friends. As the movie showed the two characters on every July 15th of more than 20 years, starting 1989 up to 2011, viewers came to understand how strange their love story is.

THOUGHTS: The oddity of this flick makes it realistic. Anne and Jim showed a person’s imperfection and the capacity to love as well. The ending is sad but I think it’s the most moving part of the movie.

One more spot left, but I think you know this is coming! Here comes two flicks based on Nicholas Sparks’ novels. I did not include the Notebook because I already featured it in Top 10 novels list. So here it is!

Safe Haven (2013)

‘A dangerous love story.’

Katie never let her guards down against men until he met and got to know Alex. After she decided to finally let her heart love again, the ghost from her dark past threatens a comeback which put her and Alex at the brink of a collapse.

THOUGHTS: Critics may say a lot of negative comments for this flick but I will still love it. Yes, the book is way better. (It is actually a regular phenomenon nowadays.) But I think Julianne and Josh deserves praise in their portrayals. Also, North Carolina’s beauty is just so awesome!

The Lucky One Movie Poster

The Lucky One (2012)

‘Destiny’s love story’.

While a soldier in Iraq, Logan was known in escaping death. He considered a photo of a young woman as his lucky charm which kept him safe. As he went back to America, he decided to look for the lady, Beth. Wounded with trauma of war, Logan tries to fix everything while Beth resists falling in love as her ex-husband isn’t over her yet. How will their love story continue? Watch the movie.

THOUGHTS: A love story set under complicated circumstances, The Lucky One is a must watch flick. With the hot Zac Efron as your leading man, who would ever say no! 😁

There you go! Happy Valentine’s everyone!