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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 41

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 41

We are dabbling with Erasure Poetry this week – call it White Out or Black Out as you please.

Erasure is a form of found poetry or found object art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem.[1] The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas.

BLUE: The Color Of Longing

The world is blue at its edges 

and in its depths

The blue that gets lost
never travels the 
whole distance
from the sun to us

the blue that got lost
the blue that does not reach us
gives color to the colorless water
purer the water 
the deeper the blue
at the horizon
the blue land
seems to be
dissolving in the blue sky
the blue
at the farthest
reaches of the places
where you see for miles
deeper
dreamier
melancholy blue
the blue 
color of distance
the blue
which does not touch us
does not travel the whole distance
is the beauty of the world
so much of which is 
in the color blue.
blue 
at the far edge 
of
what can be seen
the color of the horizon
of remote mountain ranges
of anything
far away
color of emotion
the color of
solitude and desire
the color
where you can never go
for
the blue is not
at the horizon
but in the atmospheric distance
between you and mountains
the color of
longings
for the distance
you never arrive in,
For the blue world
~Indira
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 95 – Landscape & Homes

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 95 – Landscape & Homes

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Image result for landscapes filled with plastics

My

home was

surrounded

by trees and ponds

what a  heavenly

landscape it provided

Now unscrupulous tree cutting

and unscrupulous use of plastics

Alas! only what I see around

The huge dump of plastics or Plasticscape

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #179 Flare&Steam

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #179 Flare&Steam

Birthdays are special

Forget them and get a flare

From the steamed up spouse

Weekend Writing Prompt #32 – Reflection

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Weekend Writing Prompt #32 – Reflection

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 150 words where a character sees their reflection and is surprised by what they find.

Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of the first word of each line spells out “reflection” as it is read from top to bottom.

REFLECTION

Reflection of inner thoughts

Escapes not

From wise eyes

Let, then,  reflect

Empathy and compassion

Care and  love

Trust and gratitude

In your eyes

Or wear the real face with courage

Never deceit with a mask

 

Haiku Horizons prompt “ocean”

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Haiku Horizons prompt “ocean”

Haiku- Ocean

Ocean of desires
The Lack of means to fulfill
Road to depression
 
—————————–
 
Ocean of desires
Lack of determination
A bird without wings

 

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Ocean of knowledge

So vast, deep and inviting

Watching from the shore

 

Nest- The Daily Post

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Nest- The Daily Post

Come quickly with me lest the sun sinks into the luring west!

So there’s light to see where an eagle built its lofty nest.

Daring, youthful thinking slipped into this proud bird’s brain.

Or was it confident trust resting in its regal veins.

You see the tree the eagle chose its days in which to live

Looks old and weak and gnarled, like naught it ere could give.

You may be the mighty eagle.

You may be the worn out tree.

No matter what your role is here.

There is still a need for thee.

(https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/eagle-s-nest)

Beneath All That Cobweb- Somkritya

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via Beneath All That Cobweb

Grandmother’s chest in the attic,         

Waiting for someone to come near her

Ears strained to hear the known footsteps

Vision blurred with cobwebs, but her spirit is not

Maybe there is something for you in there maybe not,

But how will you know if you don’t reach out to it?

A quilt and some handkerchiefs

A world of soft cotton and lace

Hope and warmth embroidered in each one

Maybe you will find solace in them maybe not

But how will you know if you don’t embrace them?

Some old wrinkled and some neatly packed clothes

They have more deals and tales

Than any book or shop

The soothing whiff of love, comforting whispers

Maybe you will find them enlightening maybe not

But how will you know if you don’t let them express?

At the corner of the chest are some old memories

Some letters have gone yellow; some brown

Some old pictures; of a naughty little girl on a swing

Of a free-spirited woman before and after her marriage

Oh! the beautiful carefree past and their echoes

Maybe you will find some mantra in them maybe not

But how will you know if you don’t ask?

Hope, love, warmth, inspiration and some surprises in store

The old neglected chest can be full all this and more

An old set of dentures desperate to share her story

An old eyeglass full of wisdom

This may be your lucky day maybe not

You may find something valuable, maybe not

But how will you know….

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 23

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 23

Write a poem about an alien.  Any length.

Limerick- An Alien

When in my life  I haven’t seen an alien 

How can I write a poem about an alien 

Once I saw it in a movie

It looked funny but not loony

It looked intelligent and not barbarian

Image result for wallpaper- Alien

 

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 20

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 20

 Write a poem in under 20 lines inspired by a myth, legend or fairy tale.

 

Once upon a time
to live happily ever after
People used to induce in life
Love and lots of laughter
( Now they fight on minor issues)
Inspired by shortest fairy tale by D.M.Conner
Once upon a time,
in a land far away,
they lived happily ever after!
The End.

Harmonize- The Daily Post

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Harmonize- The Daily Post

We were poles apart

So different in looks and choices

Different were our views and habits

Still, we were

Destined to come together

In the name of  love and friendship

We took a leap of Faith

Sometimes going seemed tough

But 

Compassion and compatibility

Some compromises 

Our ability to agree to disagree on some matters

Giving space to each other do whatever we like

Made us bond together

And God blended and blessed us

To harmonize the song of our life

~ Indira

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XingfuMama

Exploring my world with pictures and words.

Lifenvi

Live life in a livable environment.

I Write Her

my humanity in written form

Lady Nyo's Weblog

A woman writer's blog with invitations to other writers

Hart Haiku

Inspiration Takeaway | 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.

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

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Roth Poetry

Poetry From the Heart!

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Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

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