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An English bird from Robin Hood's land. A published poet, crafter & photographer with an unquenchable thirst for learning. AKA: Soaring Skylark. 🐦
January 20, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 175

Happy Monday Skylarkers!

Welcome to another Monday challenge. Well done if you had a go with last week's prompts. I loved the photo and enjoyed creating with it. I hope you did too.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE?

This week there are four words and the photo must be used too.

WHAT DOES THIS IMAGE MAKE YOU THINK OF? 🤔

- Study the image carefully.
- Who would you like to be in fight of the fire with?

*** Consider what you learnt in the competitive challenges. Apply it here! ***

PAUSE. THINK. CREATE... Remember quality is better than quantity!

WHAT'S THE SKYLARK CHALLENGE?

For those unfamiliar with the #SKYLARK CHALLENGE, each Monday I post a prompt ...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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January 20, 2019
 

I always knew Melodic Rose had the skills and ability within her to do this. She is such a hard-working and talented writer! Her attention to detail and great determination means I have absolutely no doubts that anyone who places their manuscript in her capable hands will be given the absolute best from her! I am so proud of you, @melodicrosepub @melodicrose1

DARING
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January 17, 2019
 

Dear Becca,

My heart felt Birthday wishes to you. 🎂🎂🎉🎉🎉🎉

Even though I rarely write these days, please know I haven't forgotten the Skylark family and I'm still proud being a skylarker.

Whenever I see the enthusiasm you have for everything, be it writing different kind of poetries, or keeping up with the skylark challenges, I feel tremendous sense of admiration towards you. You are a wonderful human being.

Hope you are having a great day 🤗😊🎉 A Birthday cake for you awaits below 😁

Lots of love,
Apoorv

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BE SOMEONE'S SUNSHINE
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January 17, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Free feathered hugs and birthday cake for all!

Don't be shy. There is plenty to go around.

With love and thanks to all of you for your friendship and commitment to the #SkylarkChallenge over the past year.

From, Becca. 🐥💕

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HAPPY
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January 17, 2019
 

Dearest Becca,

You are Santa's bestest gift to me !!!

No! No! Before you roll your eyes and tell me it is an understatement, I will explain. It was the month of November 2016 that I joined lettrs  ( My mom's bday of course)
and when I started testing the waters by posting only and only stories since I had no idea  about poetry, you were one persistently sweet commentator in almost all of my posts with your feedback and a request to participate in your Sklyark challenges (which took me a while until December) so see!! YOU REALLY ARE A XMAS GIFT TO ME.

I don't know how you do it. Emitting so much energy like a flu that we cannot escape from, your deep understanding and endless kindne...

ORIGINAL
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January 15, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 174

Words to be used:
* WRAPPED ✔️
* LOOK ✔️
* DISPAIR ✔️
* HIDDEN ✔️

DISPAIR,
A LOOK so bleak,
Their future without hope,
WRAPPED in ribbons but beyond reach,
HIDDEN.

~ Soaring Skylark

A Cinquain poem.

If you'd like to have a go at one yourself, the rules are as follows.

LINE 1 : 2 syllables
LINE 2 : 4 syllables
LINE 3 : 6 syllables
LINE 4 : 8 syllables
LINE 5 : 2 syllables

Some people find it difficult to work out how to count syllables. The definition of a syllable is the number of beats or breaks within a word when read out loud. For example:

Pear (Pear) = 1 syllables
Apple (Ap-ple) = 2 syllables
Pineapple (Pine-ap-ple) = 3 syllables

Just occasionally you'll c...

LIGHT LETTRS LOGO
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January 13, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 174

Words to be used:
* FRESH ✔️
* LIFE ✔️
* GAME ✔️
* DICE ✔️
* START ✔️

A DICE marks a FRESH START,
By a flick of the wrist events unfold,
Count your blessings in this LIFE,
You never know how long you have,
Until the GAME is over.

~ Soaring Skylark

Note:
An ABC poem

- Five lines.
- The first three begin with A, B and C.
- The last two use any letter at the start.

SEIZE THE DAY
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January 7, 2019
 

#2019
#FillInTheBlanks

1. This year I want more TIME WITH MY BABY NEPHEW and less CHAOS AT HOME.

2. If I had to choose one word to focus this year it would be FOCUSED - IRONICALLY!.

3. I want to stop WASTING TIME DOING POINTLESS THINGS and start PREPARING LUNCH BOXES AND IRONING MORE CONSISTENTLY IN ADVANCE, and keep MEAL PLANNING.

4. My greatest worry or concern this year is MY MUM AND FINANCIAL STRAINS ON HER SINCE DAD DIED LAST YEAR. WE HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THE ACCUMULATING DEBTS HE'D TAKEN ON AS HIS MENTAL CAPACITY BEGAN TO DECLINE.

5. This year I will embrace CREATIVITY - CONTINUE WRITING MY BOOK, SUBMIT WORKS FOR ANTHOLOGY PUBLICATIONS, MAKE GOOD USE OF OUR NEW HOBBY SPACE/CRAFTS...

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
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January 5, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#Skylarkchallenge 172 (2)

Words to be used:
* GROW
* LIFE
* YOUNG
* TINY

Your strong hands,
Cupped and creviced with LIFE,
Held me near,
and I wonder,
now that you are no longer here to ask,

"Did you shed tears of joy over your first born,
the way you did when you had to leave our first home?"

"Or when you heard I might die young?

"Did you feel my TINY heart,
beat...
in...
sync...
with...
yours...
as we shared wide YOUNG smiles?

You nourished me with seeds of love and pride,
kindness and with the knowledge to GROW,
and make my Daddy proud.

~ Soaring Skylark

IMAGE SOURCE: 

PHOTOGRAPHER: David Alberto Coto
WEBSITE: Pexels.com 

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MY HEART IN YOURS
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January 3, 2019
Bengaluru, India

Dear Lady Skylark - Becca🐦,
Hi, i hope this letter finds you in the best of your health and cheers. The skylark challenges last year inspired me and sometimes came like a resort to the pain i feel. Thank you so much for taking the effort of keeoing it going and A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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December 29, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 171

Words to be used:
* GENTLY
* DISMAL
* SHINGLE
* SUSURATION

SUSURATION:

Your reassuring voice GENTLY caresses my soul,
woeing me into a soft smile even at my most DISMAL.
Just as the waves charm the SHINGLE upon the shore,
into sublime SUSURATION.

~ Soaring Skylark

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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December 17, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 170

Words to be used:
* RIPPLES
* UMBILICAL
* WEIGHT
* AQUALUNG
* SOUND

Some days,
she felt all at sea,
convinced she was choking upon stinging salt water,
in this tsunami of memories.

Gentle RIPPLES,
can easily turn into raging waves,
with a voice that wants to howl.

Her UMBILICAL line to safety and security,
tangled,
like feet in tenticles of slimy seaweed.

The SOUND of silence,
and WEIGHT of sadness upon one's shoulders,
at times like this,
is akin to drowning in sight of dry land.
There is a sensation of being dragged,
down,
down,
down to a watery grave,
by an empty,
AQUALUNG.

But we must remember,
that even the sea can't rage forever.

~ Lady Skylark

PHOTOGRAPH...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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December 10, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SlylarkChallenge 169

Words to be used::
* HOWL
* PROWL
* MYSTIC
* INSTINCT

A lone buzzard hovers,
circles the scene,
gliding with grace and silence,
over sleeping mountains,
with piercing peaks,
that would take your breath away.

Scaling aquiliue ridges,
surveying the lie of the land,
a Wolfpack heading North on the PROWL,
in Search of higher ground,
with snow-capped slopes and caves,
a place to lay their heads and HOWL,

He sits legs crossed,
in the shelter of a cavern,
a servant of the spirits,
a MYSTIC before the Gods,
INSTINCT gathers his blankets shaking off the snow,
and descends in low light at close of the day.

~ Soaring Skylark

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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December 9, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 169

Words to be used:
* BLISSFUL
* GLOWING
* BITTER
* ACCEPTANCE

A = ACCEPTANCE always,
C = Comes at a price, so
C = Count your blessings,
E = Every BLISSFUL joy and
P = Pleasant surprise.
T = There's Yin dark and BITTER,
A = And GLOWING warmth of Yang,
N = New doors will open,
C = Creating fresh paths to explore,
E = Each time another is locked.

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SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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December 2, 2018
 

Storm by Moonlight

Winter refuge
Winter storm
Storm clouds looming
Storm in the harbour
Harbour boats rock
Harbour smells of the sea
Sea under the Milky Way
Sea under an arc of diamonds
Diamonds stud the sky
Diamonds upon the water
Water so dark
Water so deep
Deep red cheeks
Deep white snow
Snow caps homes
Snow melts on boots
Boots dry beside the fire
Boots under tables
Tables with glasses
Tables tethering patient dogs
Dogs drink water
Dogs lie sleeping
Sleeping man with arms crossed
Sleeping over his pint
Pint glasses line the bar
Pint of cloudy cider
Cider for The Misses
Cider for the big
Boy has earned his drink
Boy waits for his pennies
Pennies in the hands
Pennies in the pocket
Pocket h...

SNOW BRIDGE
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November 17, 2018
 

#SkylarkChallenge 165

Words to be used:
* DELICATE ✔
* FLOCK ✔
* MUTED ✔
* OPENNESS ✔

THE CROOKED WASH

My father left me an acre of land,
On the banks of a nature reserve,
A beauty spot for a great FLOCK of birds,
Long gone cotton grass and marshy bogland.

My father left me acre of land,
Toiled by a heavy horse,
Edged by thickets of yellow gorse,
Where he raised corn the colour of sand.

My father left me an acre of land,
Worked by scythe and hoe,
Years of labour etched in ridge and furrow,
Seeds thrown by roughened hands,

My father left me an acre of land,
Iron plough pulled under clouds of crows,
He walked the field planting crops in rows,
My father and his young farmhand.

My f...

GUIDING YOU
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