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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113- Chasing Butterflies

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113

Ah, those famous men! 

imagine balancing

status and egos in one hand
butterfly net in another
eyes full of childlike gleam 
heart full of passion
exotic butterflies
flying around
as if teasing them
to follow 
deliriously their dream
their jobs they forgot
cared not for critics
as this was their vocation
did they feel guilty
trapping butterflies
pinning them alive
and preserve for
just gratification
——————————————-
chasing Butterflies
understandable, if
for appreciating the skill of the creator, or
collecting for scientific reasons
for biodiversity
and conservation
otherwise
chase as sport
admire their beauty
but let them fly freely around
making the world beautiful
with their
stunning beauty

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112- Pause/ ठहराव

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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 #111- तरंग- Waves

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111

तरंग

तरंग दिल में उठी  प्यार बन गयी

तरंग भूमि पर भूकंप बन गयी

समुन्दर को मथ कर तूफान बन गयी

हवा में तरंग, बयार बन गयी

जल में उठी और जलतरंग बन गयी

तरंग हर कण कण में पूरे ब्रह्माण्ड में 

ताल, सुर में बांध कर संगीत बन गयी  

कानों से सुन लिया  लिया तो आहट नाद 

आत्मा से सुना अनहद नाद बन गयी 

 

अनहद (Unhad)नाद- ओमकार (OMKAAR)

आहट नाद – (Aahat naad is whatever we hear, speak or sing; frequency of sound that we can hear)

“Aahat saadhi saadhi sukh paave

‘Anang Rang’ taako sahaj nis taare.

Anhad Naad antar goonje,

Aahat Naad taako prakash”

Composition by Acharya K.C.D. Brahaspati (Great Vaggeyakaar of his time).

source-hindustani-music/a-brief-summary-of-naad-indian-classical-music (

A Brief Summary Of Naad : Indian Classical Music

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110

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Reena Saxena

Wishing all my Indian friends across the world, a very Happy
Diwali!

Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Lights) will be celebrated on the New Moon of October 27. We light up our houses and public spaces with earthen oil lamps, candles or electric lights. It is a metaphor for conquering darkness with light.

Darkness and light inspire a lot of quotes, poetry and other forms of literature. I like to live in twilight zones. I believe that none of the two are absolute. There is always a degree of relativity, which makes us value one over another.

Lighting a lamp is a metaphor for so many things – where does the light come from?

Well, this is not the prompt. It is just a thought. You need to scroll down further for the prompt.

All of us respond to darkness in our own individual ways. It can bring out the…

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110

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It is in the darkest hour that

when I vent out my frustrations
after crying my heart out
or
by pouring everything on a paper to tear it and throw
of course at night
when no one sees or notices
I feel rejuvenated
as venting
blows away  the dirt
trying to pollute my mind
A light sneaked in the darkness
telling me
that
‘giving lots of  benefits of doubt’
to other 
makes 
life
more compatible.
 
 
 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #109- Nostalgia

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #109- Prompt this week

NOSTALGIA

Can someone bring back
Carefree childhood
Caring and loving parents, siblings
Sweet lingering memories of the time spent with
Spouse, children, relatives, and friends
Lovely memories of
Daughter and son’s marriage
Arrival of granddaughter

Unforgettable time spent in
Traveling so many places,
Meeting with so many people

Swimming through the memory lane
cherishing, savoring, relishing all
As if it all happened yesterday
How time flies by
Leaving behind
NOSTALGIA

~ Indira

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108

‘Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

I know

I can’t change

anything in this world:

anything which is fake 

or

the attitude of people towards life,

towards the environment, poverty, religion

and their consumption of nature’s gifts

without sharing equally

I do not approve

either

nature’s law of death

why make people

in old age

vulnerable

why not they can keep

their innocence, fearlessness, and cheer

like a child

till the end

then let death come

with all its novelty

to carry on nature’s law

and allow them to  go slowly, gently, peacefully, graciously

down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

I wish I could say: 

and I’ve not resigned

but

what ho!

I have no power

no voice

no choice

though

I make a lot of noise

but here I resign.

What else can I do

except changing myself

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #99- Frame

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #99

CAPTION PROMPT

This is perhaps the easiest challenge that appears in this space.

तुम मुझे किसी फ्रेम में फिट नहीं कर सकते

छोटा, बड़ा,
त्रिकोने, चौकोर
आड़ा , तिरछा
मैं  सबसे बाहर निकल
हवा में फैल जाऊंगी
तुम मुझ पर कोई भी ठप्पा नहीं लगा सकते
हिन्दू, मुस्लिम , सिख ईसाई
जैन बौद्ध
या कोई भी
मैं  बस एक इंसान हूँ
इंसानियत धर्म है मेरा
चाहे धर्म, परांपरा , रूढ़िवाद के नाम पर
चाहे मुझे जलो
फांसी दो या ज़हर पिलाओ तुम मुझे मार  न पाओगे
मैं  सिर्फ ये तन नहीं
इन सबसे परे
एक स्वंतंत्र
हवा, पानी, सूरज,मिटटी का मिलाजुला रूप हूँ
अनंत
जिसे न कोई बांध पाया था
न बांध पायेगा
मेरा व्यक्तित्व
जो मुझे इन सब दायरों से अलग कर देखेगा
बस उसे ही समझ आएगा
———————————————————————————————————————————-
एक उलझन
थोड़ी सी जगह चाहिए  थी
किसी के दिल में जगह बनाने के लिए
किसी को दिल में बसाने के लिए
बिखरने और बिखराने के लिए
फैलने और पाँव पसारने के लिए
पंख फैलाने के लिए
तभी तो उड़ान ले पाती
क्या सिर्फ प्यार
जो बाँध कर रखदे
एक खांचे में
काफ़ी है
व्यक्तित्व में निखार लाने के लिए ?

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #98- Perspective

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #98

PROMPT WORD

Perspective

I have changed my perspective

till now it was

thank God!

the glass is half full

now

I see the glass half empty

worried

horribly

if our attitude

towards

misuse and

wastage of water

continues

soon

we will be left

with the empty glass

 

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #107- Unbridgeable

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #107

PROMPT #107

cemented the gap

just in time

to prevent it

from becoming

unbridgeable

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