Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 64: (CLAP) in the A rhyme line.

I have chosen to link my Décima to my Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge from Monday. Tender and Who.

Summer lays a tender trap
Long days soon begin to shorten.
Soon another season portents
As rainstorms flash and thunder clap.
Soon hail upon our windows tap.
Flowers who once stood tall and proud
Now wilt and wain under grey cloud.
Sadly nothing lasts forever
So perfidious our weather
Summers soon wrapped in Autumn’s shroud.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY DÉCIMA CHALLENGE.

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Wordless Wednesday. Two seasons in one day.

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Song Lyric Sunday Breeze/Cloud/Sky/Wind

This Sunday has come round again, this week Jim Adams our eloquent host has given us an interesting Prompt. Weather Forecast, for Song Lyric Sunday, we have to use the words Breeze,Cloud, Sky,Wind.

First up I chose the fabulous Kate Bush who influenced me no end. The track I chose has cloud and sky in the lyrics and sky in the title. “The Big Sky” is a song by English singer-songwriter Kate Bush. Released in 1986, it was the fourth and final single to be released from her No. 1 album Hounds of Love. The single became another Top 40 hit for Bush, peaking at No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart.

The 7″ single was released as the “Special Single Mix”, which includes a different intro. This version appears as a B-side on the 1994 CD single “The Red Shoes“. The 12” single includes an extended version of “The Big Sky” called the “Meteorological Mix”.

The song is about remembering some of the simple pleasures enjoyed as children that most no longer find the time for, such as spending the afternoon looking at the sky, watching the clouds take on shapes.

Lyrics

They look down
At the ground
Missing.
But I never go in now.I’m looking at the Big Sky.
I’m looking at the Big Sky now.
I’m looking at the Big Sky.
You never understood me.
You never really tried.That cloud, that cloud–
Looks like Ireland.
C’mon and blow it a kiss now
But quick’ Cause it’s changing in the Big Sky
It’s changing in the Big Sky now.
We’re looking at the Big Sky.
You never understood me.
You never really tried.This cloud, this cloud–
Says “Noah
C’mon and build me an Ark.”
And if you’re coming, jump
‘CauseWe’re leaving with the Big Sky.
We’re leaving with the Big Sky.
And we pause for the jets–
Hup! hup!–in the Big Sky!You want my reply?
What was the question?
I was looking at the Big Sky.
Tell ’em, sisters!
“Rolling over like a great big cloud
Walking out in the Big Sky!
Rolling over like a great big cloud
Walking out in the Big Sky!

Source: Musixmatch

Sky and Cloud

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Wind

We all know and love Freddie Mercury and Queen’s original Bohemian Rhapsody. I have chosen the version from The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness . Elton John took the lead and though he is no Freddy he brilliant. Axel Rose was to come at the last part of the song. Well I have heard tell Axel would not rehearsh. So when he bounced on to the stage with a flash and a bang, red bandana, crop top, black leather kilt ,white socks and bother boots the audience went wild and I bet Elton and Queen where shocked. But boy was he great. He was like a whirling Dervish. At the end Elton and Axel spontaneously approached the front of the stage arm in arm and sang a poignant ending “Anyway the wind blows.”

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was a benefit concert held on Easter Monday, 20 April 1992 at Wembley Stadium in LondonUnited Kingdom for an audience of 72,000.[1] The concert was produced for television by Ray Burdis, directed by David Mallet and broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world, with an audience of up to one billion.[2][3] The concert was a tribute to Queen‘s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS on 24 November 1991. The show marked bassist John Deacon‘s final full-length concert with Queen (save a short live appearance with Brian MayRoger Taylor and Elton John in 1997). The profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organisation.

Bohemian Rhapsody”

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality

Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go
Little high, little low
Any way the wind blows
Doesn’t really matter to me, to me

Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away

Mama, ooh
Didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body’s aching all the time
Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

Mama, ooh (Any way the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning very, very frightening me
(Galileo) Galileo
(Galileo) Galileo
Galileo Figaro
Magnifico-o-o-o-o

I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go (Let me go!)
Will not let you go (Let me go!)
Never let you go (Never, never, never, never let me go)
Oh oh oh oh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go)
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here

Ooooh, ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me

Any way the wind blows…

A to Z Lyrics.

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Breeze.

Last up Eric Clapton . Lyrics in the video.

Call Me the Breeze” is a rock song by J. J. Cale. It first appeared on his 1972 debut album, Naturally, as the opening track. The song consists of a 12-bar blues guitar shuffle and features the early use of a drum machine.

JJ Cale performed the song along with his longtime friend Eric Clapton, at Clapton’s 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival.[2] The version, featuring an extended guitar solo by Clapton, is included on the official Crossroads DVD released in late 2004.[3] Later, when Clapton got the news that Cale had died, he performed various tunes composed by JJ Cale for his 2013 Baloise Session concert, dedicating his performance to Cale.[4] For his 2014 tribute-album to JJ Cale, titled The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, Clapton covered the song with the original drum machine sound at the beginning, saying it’s not possible to really cover Cale’s work: “You can hear the drum machine and JJ rambling at the beginning there”.[5] His take on the song was released under the title “They Call Me the Breeze” as a promotional single on June 30, 2014 for Surfdog and Polydor Records, accessible via digital music download.[6]

Music video

On June 6, 2014, Clapton’s management published the official lyric video with licence to Warner Bros. Records on his YouTube channel, before the album’s release. Twenty days later the official music video was released and was directed by Joseph Toman. It features original photographic and videographic material of both Cale, and Clapton with Cale. The video opens with Clapton, hitchhiking with his guitar case in a rural location, holding a sign for Escondido, mimicking the cover art of the duo’s album, The Road to Escondido. He is picked up by a car. The car footage is interspersed with Clapton who is seen singing and playing the song on a guitar given to him by Cale in 2006.The video shows Cale enjoying the classic American lifestyle. While driving around, Clapton chats to the driver, portrayed by English actor and director Dexter Fletcher about Cale, explaining that he wants to visit Escondido because an “old mate used to live there”. Clapton pays tribute to Cale saying “he was a fantastic guy and a great musician … he was my hero.” The video ends with a shot of Clapton congratulating Cale after their performance at the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas.

Happy Sunday Everyone

One-Liner Wednesday. Weather.

Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com

Someone once said, “The weather is like people, it’s changeable”

Well that’s bullshit! People never change , they are what they are!

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday. #1linerweds

Twittering Tales #135 – 7 May 2019

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Photo by jplenio at Pixabay.com

Inhuman Nature.

The cloud had hung over the city for a month. The riots and looting had started week one. By week three all civil law had broken down. Today the city was locked down, total quarantine. It was plain to anyone with half a brain that it was people causing the problem not the cloud.

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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 89, “DRY & WET,” #SYNONYMSONLY

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s of the Fairy Whisper Weekly Tanka Tuesday.

I need deep damp loam

Darkness, for now, is my home

Soon I will rise up

I will dance in the warm sun

After the rain, my growth done.

Rain soaked leaves drip water

No longer sunbaked or parched

The weather cycles

Just like melting icicles

In sun they evaporate.

Rules and Pingback Here

Top picture is from Pixabay

Bottom photo is mine.

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 88, “PRAISE & EXCITE,” #SYNONYMSONLY

This is part of Colleen Chesebro of the Fairy Whisper’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. The words to use synonymously are Praise and Excite.

Rules and Pingback Here

Image from Pixabay

I extoll with words

The virtue of the weather

Cold cannot last forever

My emotions are heightened

Winter exits skies brighten.

Wordless Wednesday: One minute to the next.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Seeing Being.

LindaGHill  said “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ing.”  The first word of your post must end in the letters “ing.” Extra points if the final word of the post does too. Enjoy!”

Here is  the pingback

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Seeing  the  tide  go out  and  return every  day

Brought dreams  of  escaping  to places far away.

The  constant pounding  of the daily assault

Was  was wearing  and  diminishing. Fact, no blame, no  fault.

 

The sun warm  and  even hot, the  wind and  rain

Taking  their  toll season in, season out  the  same.

Falling apart, slipping  away, retreating

Millennia of erosion was indeed  threatening it’s being.

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. Linda will post the prompt  on her blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance,  Linda  will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that Linda  and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of Linda’s most  recent Friday Prompt post into yours.  Your link will show up in Linda’s comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on Linda’s post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Le Tour

A rainbow  of  colour  speeds  through  the countryside

Circling , circling spinning around  and around.

Rushing  through  towns  and villages  far  and wide.

Pumping,  pumping  up  and down  eating up  the ground.

 

Nations united all in the race  sweat and pain shown in the face.

Riding  the wheel  of  the man  in the lead

Nothing  but winning  matters  in this race.

Ignoring the falls even if  they  bleed.

 

 

Speeding  speeding to set up  the  lead

Racing  away  from  the  pack of  the peloton

Eating up  the miles  with incredible  greed

One slip of  concentration and whoosh  your  lead  is just  gone.

 

Motor bikes,scooters, cars  and vans follow  the riders

Throwing  gifts  to the crowd hoping  they will behave

The excitement is  mounting  here  they come,  and go like  gliders.

The roads so  crowded with onlookers, ignore  them just  be brave.

 

Climbing the mountains  in the pouring  rain,

Your  heart  is thumping,  pumping your head wants  to explode

Speeding  through  the valleys the sun out again.

Rushing  to the finish it’s  the finale sprint all those wheels and feet implode!

 

Time  for celebrating  jersey’s   to award

The domstiques are exhausted  they have done all the work

The teams  and spectators are happy  to applaud.

Tomorrow is another stage  so wasted effort is  something they cannot  afford!

 

 

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