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V.J.’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #72: WISH

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #72: wish

What’s in a wish? Do you dare to dream, to wish? This week, I challenge you to set your imagination free, unlock your heart, and wish.

I wish I could dance

But as I have two left feet

The wish remains a dream

 

#Haikai Challenge #113 (11/16/19): fallen leaves (ochiba) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #113 (11/16/19): fallen leaves (ochiba) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Fun it was to walk

 

On crunchy fallen dry leaves

Did they whisper, ouch!

 

 

Unfair Play

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How did it get so late so soon?

It’s time for a weekly quotation-inspired image.

If the quote inspires a pictorial or wordy post from you, do feel free to link in or to pop your URL in the comments.- Debbie Smyth


“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss

 

Unfair Play

how did it all pass away so soon

old age came before the youth could croon

how some young faces are full of wrinkles 
before they are swamped with 
smiles and twinkles
how did time so soon fly by
before saying a proper goodbye
how come nature is not fair for some
spring is so short, and
longest is autumn

#Haikai Challenge #112 (11/10/19): Veterans Day/Beaver Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #112 (11/10/19): Veterans Day/Beaver Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Remembering all

Sung or unsung veterans

Fought in world war one

No lesson we learned

And indulged in World war two

World war three will ensure

 

There Won’t be world war four 

 

Armistice Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Army_during_World_War_I

Indian army’s unsung role and sacrifices in World War I Men of Indian Army were heroes, some recognized but mostly unsung. Their stories and their heroism have long been omitted from popular histories of the war.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112- Pause/ ठहराव

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112

WRITING PROMPT 112

This week you can choose one or more from a set of 10 words/phrases, to kick start your thought process. Let us see where the journey takes you. The comments often offer different perspectives and start another thread of creativity. Find time to read those and interact with other writers.

Here are the options….

  1. pockets of stillness
  2. question your maps
  3. cynical assertions
  4. lost alphabet
  5. was that really me?
  6. crumbling thoughts
  7. undulating patterns
  8. free-flowing bonds
  9. pregnant pause
  10. potential of emptiness

Pockets of Stillness

जिंदगी दौड़ रही
बेरोक बेलगाम सी 
कभी कभी इसमें 
विश्राम होना चाहिए
जिंदगी कटी यहाँ 
वहां घूम घूम के
अब तो कोई 
पड़ाव होना चाहिए
बदला ना खुद को कभी 
अपनी ही जिद में जिए
अब तो व्यवहार में 
बदलाव  होना चाहिए  
बचपन में खेले खूब  
जवानी में भटक लिए
बुढ़ापे में थोड़ा  
ठहराव होना चाहिए
~Indira

 

It is so much more rewarding to understand than to feel right, even if that means changing your mind about a subject, an ideology, a person and even yourself. — Maria Popova 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #96

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #96

The two sentences for the prompt this week are fairly simple, and yet not so simple.

This is where I lost myself

This is where I found myself

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Unconsciously
I entered the forest
as if in a haze
in a haste
to explore as much as I can
quickly
and in the process
got lost
There is so much to get lost
In the forest called life
I was unprepared
Didn’t know the jungle rules
When panic subsides
Calmness takes over
I turn back
I find
The way to go back is the same
which brought me here
the same will
take me to where I have started
Time wasted 
or 
Lessons learned
To find
I have to start  again
but this time
with consciousness

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #72

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #72

prompt

rec72

 

 

Quaint Lover

go 

grow

fly in the sky

explore the world

don’t hang to me

I’m rooted 

immobile

 you have wings to fly

don’t look at me

with sad eyes

I’m bad with goodbyes

but promise to me

When you are tired

your wings weak

feel lonely 

and  undesired 

come back to me

I’ll always be there 

waiting for thee

rest in my arms 

I’ll sing a lullaby

 

 

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #229 Win&Lose

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #229 Win&Lose

Sometimes you lose but

win, sometimes you win but lose

In the game of love

Nurturing Thursday- Healing

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O, there are moments when we half forget
The rough, harsh grating of the file of Time;
And I believe that angels come down yet
And walk with us, as in the Eden clime;
Binding the heart, away from woe and strife,
With leaves of healing from the Tree of Life.
~Alice Carey, “Harvest Time,” c.1847

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 44- Abstraction

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 44

challenge 44

The format can be a story/poem/rant/anecdotes/journalistic coverage of events/ reflections as usual.

Be straightforward friend
Don’t kill me with your sweetness
Scared of diabetes 
———————————
either you are happy
or sad
show it with full expression
suppression helps you not
only brings depression
you can’t live your life
with ideology alone
enjoy every bit of it
but
in moderation
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हवा में सीलापन सा क्यों है कहीं पे कोई रोया है क्या?

महलों में सब सुविधा पाकर कहीं कोई तो   हँस  ना पाए,

जूठन पाकर झोपड़ीवाला  ख़ुशी के मारे  रोया है क्या?

दिन भर खूब मजूरी की पर  शाम को खाना  घर न आया

बिलख बिलख कर रोते कोई  भूख का मारा  सोया है क्या ?

लालच में वृक्ष काट लिए, बीज कभी भी बोये नहीं

 अब मौसम का रुख देखकर कहीं पर कोई रोया है  क्या?

बेटियां कितनी बलि चढ़ा  दी ,एक बेटे  के लालच में ,

आज उसी बेटी की खातिर किसीका का दिल कहीं  रोया है क्या?

सागर से मिलने वाली  नदियों का जल जब  सूख  गया,

आस लगा कर बैठा सागर,बिलख बिलख कर रोया है क्या?

पापों का लेखा जोखा कर कहीं कोई ग़मगीन हुआ क्या

कहीं कोई शैतान ठिठक कर हँसते हँसते रोया है क्या?

यूं तो कारण बहुत मिले , रोज़ रोज़ हँसने  गाने के

बहलाने को चेहरा छिपाकर, बार बार मुंह धोया है क्या

हवा में सीलापन सा क्यों है ?कही पे कोई रोया है क्या?

~इंदिरा

Translation in English

why breeze is so damp, has someone somewhere cried

some never smile even when they get all the comforts of the world

All the comforts at door, can’t make some smile

Has some poor laughed with a little more than expectation

has someone ever cried regretting no seed was ever sown

those who sacrificed girl fetus to get one son

has some mother ever shed tears remembering that girl

has some mother ever shed tears remembering that girl

has sea sometimes cried and longed for them

when the river water could not reach sea ’cause they dried with our negligence

has sea sometimes cried and longed for them
why breeze is so damp, has someone somewhere cried
Hart Haiku

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Let the warm yellows soothe your soul...

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Hart Haiku

Fast-takeaway Inspirations | Susan L Hart

Blog Site of Gabriele R.

Post, news, diary... All the world around me, ALL THE WORDS AROUND YOU

Sharing

NEUTRALIZE THE FREE RADICALS

David Redpath

We're all on a road to somewhere.

Zion, Sion and Zsion News and Journal

About Politics, Religion, Culture, Society, Joy, Thank, Praise, Faith, Hope, Love, Community, Freedom, Peace, Islam, Justice, Truth, Patience and much more.

Life in Yellows

Let the warm yellows soothe your soul...

Roth Poetry

Poetry From the Heart!

Stine Writing

Blogging and Sharing

The Myth of Trees

sharing the stories of interconnection

With Nature-tanusrirchokhe

A place for boosting up your mind by feeding motivational thoughts and enriching yourself with education.

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Putting My Feet in the Dirt

Thoughts and Perspectives From the Mind of a Common Girl

One Woman's Quest

Passion for writing ignites my soul's momentum

We Build Confidence through Inspiration & Motivation

In this Blog we mostly focus on building confidence, to motivate, help to release stress and ways to deal with social problems.

One Woman's Quest II

Navigating life through grandparenthood, chronic illness, dream work, and other inspirations

paeansunpluggedblog

songs unheard by the poet next door