Word-High July: Muni-muni

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Muni-muni

Before you judge,
before you label,
before you bully,
before you litter,
before you speak,
before you utter,
think first if
it’s for the better.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash


In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 7 – Muni-muni.

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Rebirth*

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*A collaboration with my Queen of Sonnets,who I consider a dear friend,  Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Rebirth*: A Renkay**

Through bright light I rise
Endless night I leave behind
From a corpse set free

Body lays frozen
As warm soul flies, awaken
Is my life’s taken?

Into light divine
The source of life I see
Death is a doorway

Feet leads to stairway
Towards the place for the dead,
Also for rebirth.

Mounting the risers
I ascend towards heaven
Its pearl gates call me.

P.S. Thank you, Mel, for sharing your pen with me again! It is always, always a delight! Good luck on your new book. ❤

Photo credit: Pixabay

Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*Renkay 

Renkay is a shorter American variation of the Renga. It fosters developmental linking in which the poets move the poem through a theme. It allows for linking of previously written haiku, unlike the renga’s spontaneity.

Renkay is:

  • usually communal, written by more than one poet. (It can also be written by just one poet.) The change of poet can either be indicated by initials to the side of the stanza or in this day of computers, by italics or change of font.
  • stanzaic, 5 linked tercets.
  • syllabic, each stanza is 17 syllables or less, usually written in 3 lines of short-long-short pattern of the haiku, sort of.
  • composed around a common theme.
  • often composed with a senyru as the final stanza.

Catoptromancy

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Catoptromancy: A Cinquino*

You showed
a future filled of finished dreams,
where all I want’s now mine—
but why am I
alone?

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash.com

Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*Cinquino

Cinquino is a gimmicky invented verse form that reverses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain. It was found in a book on poetry for teachers and was created by a 20th century American educatorJames Neille Northe.

The Cinquino is:

  • a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed

 

Malleable Heart

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Malleable Heart: A Musette*

I’ll be
yours forever,
dearly.

Even
my soul’s flown to
heaven,

Even
bones are fin’lly
laden,

Until
words become all
futile,

Until
heart and mind are
docile,

I’ll be
yours wholly, my
only.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash.com

Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thanks, Sarah!)


*Musette

The Musette is an invented verse form that presents the challenge of writing in very short lines. This form was introduced by Emily Romano and found only at Shadow Poetry. The Musette is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of tercets.
  • syllabic, 2-4-2 2-4-2 2-4-2 syllables per line.
  • rhymed axa bxb cxc etc. x being unrhymed

Word-High July: Timpi

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Timpi

I close my eyes,
steady my heart beat,
control my shivers,
and stare back at your tempting lips.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash


In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 2 – Timpi.

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Word-High July: Welcome!

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July is right on our door steps and it’ll enter with Word-High July! Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

To welcome you all, let me introduce everyone to everyone (okay, I am not sure if I made any sense. :D). Hmm.

Here are the lovely bloggers who conveyed their interest in joining Word-High July:

WELCOME EVERYONE! 😀

Before you hop on here are the five easy steps to join Word-High July:

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).😉

HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!

Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words

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Much like the colors of the skies, every language is beautiful in its own way—the way they sound and how each word fits perfectly in a poem, a story, or a musical piece. And sometimes we find ourselves wishing how delightful it would be if we could learn those languages by heart and use them in our craft.

That is why Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and Rosema of A Reading Writer have invited you to join their July blog event, Word-High July. They have teamed up to give you a whole month worth of prompts and since we are both #ProudlyPinay, these 30 beautiful Filipino words below will serve as the prompt for each day of the month.

Disclaimer: These words and these photos are from a lovely article by BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credits goes to them.

July 1

July 1

July 2

July 2

July 3

july 3

July 4

july 4

July 5

july 5

July 6

july 6

July 7

july 7

July 8

july 8

July 09

july 9

July 10

july 10

July 11

july 11

July 12

july 12

July 13

july 13

July 14

july 14

July 15

july 15

July 16

july 16

July 17

july 17

July 18

july 18

July 19

july 19

July 20

july 20

July 21

july 21

July 22

july 22

July 23

july 23

July 24

july 24

July 25

july 25

July 26

july 26

July 27

july 27

July 28

july 28

July 29

july 29

July 30

july 30


Here are the five easy steps to join Word-High July:

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

Come join Maria and Rosema in appreciating the beauty of the Filipino language.

Let the #WordHighJuly commence! ✌️

Obsessed

Obsessed

If I’m
not reading,
I’m memorizing,
lyrics.

If I’m
not memorizing,
I’m scribbling
poems.

If I’m
not scribbling,
I’m thinking
of fictions.

If I’m
not thinking,
I’m typing
notes.

If I’m
not typing,
I’m talking
alone.

Am I
obsessed
with words?

02.12.2016
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash