tan renga, november, carpe diem

Dancing in Rhythm

Somehow, I inadvertently missed one Tan Renga challenge. I was going to scrap it but thought ** Kaykuala of Rainbow‘s haiku such a good one; I need to complete it with a two, seven-line completion. 

Here we go, the Tan Renga…

rustling leaves dancing
light breeze brushing rosy cheeks
young hearts aflutter**

in rhythm with pounding drums
Tahitian dance performance

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Inspiration from Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge “rustling leaves dancing.”

Style: Tan Renga, where two writers collaborate to complete a haiku with a two, seven-syllable line finish.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

My offering this week to the Daily Post| Weekly Photo Challenge:

Nostalgic. The ephemeral sentimental yearning inside me to return to the past. Finding vintage items are one of the sweet benefits when it comes to thrift store shopping.

Who remembers Horace Heidt (1901-1986), the American pianist, big band leader and radio/television celebrity of his time? I found this old battered show poster…

horace heidt

During Mr. Heidt’s height of popularity, he worked as a radio bandleader and toured vaudeville with his band, Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights.

After a successful show business career, Heidt built the 10-acre retirement resort called the Horace Heidt Estates. The good news is, you can still enjoy (I’m sure at a great financial cost) resort-styled living, Hawaiian Island themed, in the San Fernando Valley. Their website boasts lush green gardens, swimming pools and, of course, golf.

It makes me wish we could all stroll down the swinging big band era as screaming fans of Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights band. 🙂


SUNDAY POST :Delicious–Oh, It’s Tormenting!

A tormenting delicious movie…

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Moulin Rouge

Delicious actors:
Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor

Set in a delicious location…
a magical nightclub…dance hall… a bordello

A delicious quote about love:

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” ~Toulouse-Lautrec

Delicious music and pure entertainment throughout the entire show…the most delicious, in my opinion, is the duet between Christian (Ewan McGregor) and Santine (Nicole Kidman.)

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What movie is holding your heart and mind in a delicious torment that you have to watch over and over and over and over and over and…???

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Join in the fun with Jake as he hosts the SUNDAY POST :This week’s theme is Delicious. Be sure to check below on other weekly contributors:

Weekly Writing Challenge: Easy As Pie

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Stage Fright: Opening Night (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)


The players slowly mushroom forth
Into their characters and into their places
Upon a field of dreams cleverly designed
To create complete illusion of the script writer’s reality

Every actor, a field player,
Breathlessly anticipates the one night
The one night where a heart races like no other
As the heavy burgundy shade rises
It is opening night

Stage fright panic soon appears
As the well-rehearsed lines
Perfected by the director’s million and one cues
Suddenly disappears
It is a memory loss on opening night

Suddenly, like magic
Bright spotlights move the lines all together
Field players, realize all too quickly,
The final curtain calls
Bringing the heavy burgundy shade down
To bring a close to opening night

This Weekly Writing Challenge: Easy As Pie…was a study on similes and metaphors. My study (definitely) continues but do check out below creative writers who met up to the standard of this challenge:

Simply Donna Summer . . .

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom

there is no variation or  shadow of turning.

James 1:17

Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift of music, Donna Summer.

May you rest in peace.

~December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012~

Run For The Roses

And it’s run for the roses
As fast as you can
Your fate is delivered
Your moment’s at hand
It’s the chance of a lifetime
In a lifetime of chance
And it’s high time you joined
In the dance
It’s high time you joined
In the dance.

Dan FogelbergRun for the roses

Hey Guy-Gal pals!!

Wanna come along to a special dance?

Listen, it  happens annually on the  first weekend in May in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It will be fun!

Come on, we gotta start planning because, ohhh my . . .

There’s sooo much to do and this weekend is almost here!!!!

Did you guess what dance I’m talking about?

Yep, it’s really not a dance, but the Kentucky Derby horse race or simply, the Run for the Roses, since the winner receives a blanket of roses and of course, lots and lots of $$.

The contestants are three-year old thoroughbred race horses.


Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Derby, Run for the Roses, event,

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or

“The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”

Oh, and for you flower-power lovers, you may think there are only roses at this event, but actually, tulips, lots of them, will be in bloom for your visual delight this year!

 Now ladies, we gotta get ready and the look to go for, so I hear, is the sweet Southern Belle look. The big question is:

Should we buy our fancy hat first and then our dress, or, get our dress first, and match our hat to the dress?

Arrgh, the stress . . .

Men, while us ladies are getting prepped, your job is to think vibrant. Get out your key lime, ocean or Bermuda pink slacks and wear it!  The brighter the better.

Think, guys, STAND-OUT-FROM-THE-CROWD,  and go for it!

Handsome, yah?

Kentucky Derby, Run for the Roses, attire, event, May, vibrant, colors, fun


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Okay, I think we are just about ready . . .  ladies?

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and the horse, Take Charge Indy, is ready . . .

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so, let’s GO to the RUN FOR THE ROSES spectacular event!!

Have you a favorite horse you would like to see win the simply charming May 2012 Kentucky Derby?