#TankaTuesday #TheSpiceofLife #Poetry Challenge No. 309, 2/28/23


🌶️ This week’s challenge is The Spice of Life: Choose a spice from your kitchen cabinet, and relate its flavor to an event that recently happened in your daily life. Write your syllabic poem! Bonus—if you share a photo of the spice in your post. 🌶️

I have chosen a little string of Haiku one , 5,7,5. and three 3,5,3.

Ground from arbours bark
Nature’s gold dust milky sweet
Cinnamon delight.

Black bullets
Hot enough to sneeze
Clears your head.

White horses
Crystals from the sea
Life’s wages.

Gold or red
Along the spice root
Treasure taste

Part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday

Love Is In Da Blog : Day 28.

Well we have got through the whole month of February sharing music and prompts from our host Bee Halton for her brain child Love Is In Da Blog. Today Bee says choose your own song. Well I looked back over the month and after lots of thought I chose my favourite song and video. I don’t think it needs baby explanation just look at

Jerusalema by Master KG. The gorgeous dancers are The Masala Kids please read about them here. Love the song and video it’s so uplifting.

Thank you Bee for running this challenge. Thank you to everyone who took part well all shared some amazing music 🎶🎶🎶🎶

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 451 SHRUG and Weight.

© willowdot21

Silently earth spins
Carrying the weight of time
Gaia gives a shrug

Haiku Challenge
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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Love Is In Da Blog : Day 27.

Good morning it’s the penultimate day of Bee Halton’s Love Is In Da Blog. Today is Day 27 and the prompt is an alternative love songs from your 60s or any age if you are younger..

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Well I was 50yrs in 2003 and so I was going to go with ..mmm but then I thought no I want to go with Believer! so by 2017 when this came out I was 64yrs. I love this song just because I do. Funnily enough my eldest grand son really likes it too and I often hear him singing it.

Believer” is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons. The song was released on February 1, 2017, through Interscope Records and Kidinakorner as the lead single from the band’s third studio album, Evolve (2017). It was written by Dan ReynoldsWayne SermonBen McKeeDaniel PlatzmanJustin Tranter and its producers Mattman & Robin.

“Believer” peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s third top ten single after “Radioactive” and “Demons“. It also reached the top ten in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland. The song received a notable boost in popularity after it was used in the season finale for the first season of the CW’s Riverdale. The song was played heavily in advertisements, notably for the Nintendo SwitchSuper Bowl LI advertisement, and several movie and television trailers. It became the fifth best-selling song of 2017 in the United States and one of the best-selling singles of all time. As of November 2022, the song has amassed more than 2.2 billion streams on Spotify. On January 8, 2019, another version of the song was released, featuring American rapper, Lil Wayne. A Halloween mix was released on October 31, 2022, a promo of the song appearing in the October 27, 2022 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

First things first
I’ma say all the words inside my head
I’m fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh-ooh
The way that things have been, oh-ooh

Second thing second
Don’t you tell me what you think that I could be
I’m the one at the sail, I’m the master of my sea, oh-ooh
The master of my sea, oh-ooh

I was broken from a young age
Taking my sulking to the masses
Writing my poems for the few
That look at me, took to me, shook to me, feeling me
Singing from heartache from the pain
Taking my message from the veins
Speaking my lesson from the brain
Seeing the beauty through the…

You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
You break me down and build me up, believer, believer
Oh, let the bullets fly, oh, let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from…
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer

First things first
Can you imagine what’s about to happen?
It’s Weezy the Dragon, I link with the Dragons
And we gon’ get ratchet, no need for imaginin’

This is what’s happenin’
Second thing second, I reckon immaculate
Sound about accurate
I know that strength, it don’t come, don’t come without strategy
I know the sweet, it don’t come without cavities
I know the passages come with some traffic
I start with from the basement, end up in the attic
And third thing third
Whoever call me out, they simply can’t count
Let’s get mathematic, I’m up in this, huh

Is you a believer?
I get a unicorn out of a zebra
I wear my uniform like a tuxedo
This dragon don’t hold his breath, don’t need no breather
Love you Ms. Cita, the son of a leader
I know the bloomin’ don’t come without rain
I know the losin’ don’t come without shame
I know the beauty don’t come without hurt

Hol’ up, hol’ up, last thing last
I know that Tunechi don’t come without Wayne
I know that losin’ don’t come without game
I know that glory don’t come without…
Don’t come without…

You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
You break me down and build me up, believer, believer
Oh, let the bullets fly, oh, let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from…
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer

Last things last
By the grace of fire and flames
You’re the face of the future, the blood in my veins, oh-ooh
The blood in my veins, oh-ooh
But they never did, ever lived, ebbing and flowing
Inhibited, limited ’til it broke open and rained down
It rained down, like…

You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
You break me down and build me up, believer, believer
Oh, let the bullets fly, oh, let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from…
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Benjamin Arthur Mckee / Daniel Coulter Reynolds / Daniel Wayne Sermon / Mattias Per Larsson / Robin Lennart Fredriksson / Daniel James Platzman / Justin Drew Tranter

Believer lyrics © Ma-jay Publishing, Imagine Dragons Publishing, Songs For Kidinakorner, Wolf Cousins, Songs Of Universal Inc.

K.L.Caley’s#writephoto. Canon

Well Morgarna is back still traveling on the Camel train with the long dead Zaphra…what’s Zaphra’s real story and is Merlin messing Morgarna about again. This is part of K.L. Caley’s #writephoto.


As the morning went on and sun got hotter Morgarna and Zephra found they could converse telepathically which was handy because that way they were not restricted by those around them overhearing them.
Zephra told Morgarna that she had been married to a minor Pharo and they had been very happy together. They were healthy and rich and caring of their kingdom and their citizens.
Laughing ryely Zephra added “if you think that’s too good to be true…it was. Sadly I had become complacent and had taken my eye off the ball. Seems my husband was busy chasing one of the temple’s priestesses.”
Morgarna rolled her eyes and replied “really? well nothing surprises me. So what happened….?”
Taking a deep breath Zephra continued. “She plotted behind my back, poisoning the Pharos heart against me. Little words here false letters there until he was convinced that I was too old and too ugly..”
“Hang on there” spluttered Morgarna, “too old, too ugly ” your not that now girl and you’ve been dead for centuries! “
“Well it surprising what pert tits and a touch of kolh and a magic potion can do. Soon I was being sidelined and then the rumours started about me. “I was bad , I was a witch, I was the reason the crops failed and we had floods.”

The caravan had stopped at an Oasis for lunch, some of the traders were setting up stalls and camps, they would be staying until the camel trail returned when they would rejoin it. Other traders were packing up ready to join the train. The few tourists and their guide were resting in the shade and being served food and drink.
Morgarna listened to Zephra as they sat in the shade drinking tea and smoked a shisha pipe.
“So Morgarna asked what can I do to help, you know I can’t change history, as much as I’d like to or kill anyone in the past …. obviously you and Merlin have spoken and have agreed a task for me to carry out”

Zephra shifted on her cushion then looked Morgarna in the eyes, ” I know Merlin explained that I can’t kill that evil witch or castrate my husband because their descendants loom huge in history and so much of today would never be quite the same….. Actually, though I am not part of this time so I cannot change it.”
Morgarna could feel the anger literally reaching out from Zephra, under control but seething.
“What I need is to find my amulet I have been lost without it “
Morgarna heard a few alarm bells ringing in her head…why does she want an amulet ….
Just as Morgarna was going to answer Zephra the *Khabir interrupted them, “Ladies” he said “We are on the move now are you ready to leave ” it was an order more than an inquiry.

So Morgarna found herself back travelling on the camel train but now she was silent she was concerned about Zephra’s intentions. Truly she was worried why was an amulet so important? Amulets usually had magical powers and ergo they were trouble!

That evening they stopped at an oasis outside of a desert fort. After dinner Morgarna was sitting quietly having a cigarette watching the stars. As she sat quietly she saw Zephra’s spirit horse arrive. Zephra mounted the horse and was off into the night.
Stubbing out her cigarette Morgarna took off and followed her.

An hour later Morgarna landed quietly in the shadows just in time to see Zephra entering a pyramid. Quickly she followed her in. Down tunnels and chambers through walls deeper and deeper they went. Both Zephra and Morgarna floating so there was no noise all was silent even the beautiful spirit horse made no sound.

Eventually they reached the very depths of the pyramid, Morgarna held back hiding in the shadows. She watched as Zephra touched a hidden panel on the wall and entered the final inner chamber, there bedecked in gold were two sarcophagi. Morgarna watched as Zephra strained and prized open the female sarcophagus and pulled the golden amulet from around the mummy’s neck. Then she raised both arms and brought them down as hard as she could on the beautiful mask that covered the prietesse’s face, smashing it to a thousand pieces. ….
Morgarna was shocked…truly shocked and involuntarily she gasped.
Zephra spun around and looked Morgarna in the eyes. “What are you doing here ? How did you follow me?”
Morgarna took a deep breath and said, “Give me that amulet Zephra you cannot just steal it ! “
‘I can and I will ” screamed Zephra.
Morgarna reached out to grab the amulet but Zephra scratched Morgarna’s face and arm and Morgarna winced with pain as blood ran down her face and arm!
Suddenly the Anomaly appeared in the tomb and Zephra jumped and was gone.

“Nooooo!” Screamed Morgarna into the pitch black of the chamber! Her face and arm burned and her pride was hurt she let out a huge scream of pain and rage!
Just at that second a second Anomaly appeared and she jumped.

Morgarna landed still screaming Infront of a black rainsplattered cannon looking out of a battlement. In the distance she could see a town and a monument on a hillside

“Merlin” she screamed, “what the fuck ? you bastard what’s going on! “

*Khabir the title of the man in charge of a camel train.

Song Lyric Sunday: Rockabilly.

Hi everyone it’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week the prompt for February 26, is Swamp Rock.

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Swamp rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the mid-1960s as a fusion of rockabilly and soul music with swamp bluescountry music and funk. The genre originated in Louisiana by artists such as Tony Joe White, but was subsequently popularized by California band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Together with Doug CliffordStu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty, he founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), for which he was the lead singer, lead guitarist, and principal songwriter. CCR had nine top-10 singles and eight gold albums between 1968 and 1972, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Since CCR parted ways in 1972, Fogerty has had a successful solo career, which continues. He was listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters (at No. 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at No. 72). His songs include “Proud Mary“, “Bad Moon Rising“, “Fortunate Son”, “Green River”, “Down on the Corner”, “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, “Centerfield” and “The Old Man Down the Road”.

information Wikipedia.

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

Love is in Da Blog: Day 26.

Hi everyone today is Day 26 of Bee Halton’s Love Is In Da Blog. The prompt is choose your own.

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Now I love a good Bollywood movie or video, I don’t need to know the meaning of the words or the songs I can guess … I love it all so much 💓💓

Chammak Challo” is a song performed by Akon and Hamsika Iyer, and composed by AkonGiorgio Tuinfort as well as music director duo Vishal–Shekhar (Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani) and by Gobind Singh, as a part of the soundtrack for the 2011 Bollywood film Ra.One. It is Akon’s first musical collaboration with Indian artists. There are four other versions of the song in the album, including a remix by Abhijit Vaghani, another remix by DJ Khushi and an international version sung solely by Akon. The song, along with the rest of the soundtrack, was officially released on 21 September 2011. However, the song faced controversy when the rough version was leaked on the Internet on 31 May 2011.

This is part of 🐝’s Love Is In Da Blog.

Love Is In Da Blog: Day 25

Good Morning it’s day 25 of Bee Halton’s Love Is In Da Blog. Today’s prompt isb a Love Song that includes a commitment or a promise. Thanks, Jim, for this cld xhallenging prompt. Please, check out his blog, “A Unique Title For Me.“

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I have chosen James Blunt and Monsters. The video is beautiful, it was made with his father.The tears are real. I love this song and this video.

About the siger.

James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount; 22 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War. After leaving the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover“. Information Wikipedia

About the song

James Blunt’s father Charles, himself a kidney donor, was diagnosed with stage four chronic kidney disease. James Blunt wrote “Monsters” to “express his feelings about his father and his illness, almost as if it’s a touching farewell to his father”. In an interview with Good Morning Britain Blunt said.

“Really that has been an amazing moment. Because when you realise your father’s mortality it’s a great opportunity to say the things I’d like to say to him. So I have written a song called Monsters for him.”

In the same interview he made a plea for type O kidney donors to step forward. In January 2020 MSN reported Blunt’s father had been scheduled for a transplant. Information Wikipedia

James father survived happily.

Oh, before they turn off all the lights
I won’t read you your wrongs or your rights
The time has gone
I’ll tell you goodnight, close the door
Tell you I love you once more
The time has gone
So here it is

I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
I know your mistakes and you know mine
And while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proud
So, daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn
To chase the monsters away

Oh, well, I’ll read a story to you
Only difference is this one is true
The time has gone
I folded your clothes on the chair
I hope you sleep well, don’t be scared
The time has gone
So here it is

I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
I know your mistakes and you know mine
And while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proud
So, daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn
To chase the monsters away

Sleep a lifetime
Yes, and breathe a last word
You can feel my hand on your own
I will be the last one
So I’ll leave a light on
Let there be no darkness, in your heart

But I’m not your son, you’re not my father
We’re just two grown men saying goodbye
No need to forgive, no need to forget
I know your mistakes and you know mine
And while you’re sleeping I’ll try to make you proud
So, daddy, won’t you just close your eyes?
Don’t be afraid, it’s my turn
To chase the monsters away

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Jimmy Hogarth / James Blunt / Amy Victoria Wadge

Monsters lyrics © Cookie Jar Music Llp, Emi Music Publishing Ltd

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 25, 2023

Badge by Shelley Krupa..

LindaGHill is here with our Stream of Consciousness Saturday: she said :”Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “prize.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Prize yourself away, prize open, win a prize, a prize possession, a prize vegetable, prize winning, prized friendships, and many more but for now an Acrostic Tanka using prize and synonyms thereof.

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Prize open the lid
revealing the prize inside
it is a real treat
zenith of all your hearts dreams
ctasy you can cherish

Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #50. Use TEMPTATION as your inspiration this week.

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Glistening and glimmering inviting you to dive in.
Is it the reflection of the moon or treasure therin.
The silver orb holds sway as it ebbs and flows the waves. Glinting temptation.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

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