Tumultuous Love*

a scene from Bright Star

his

penned couplets

written

bound in desire

needing

her

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*Note: In celebration of National Poetry Month. John Keats a life and love short lived. His poem Bright Star a favorite of mine.

If you’ve never seen the movie by the same title, I recommend it. The photo and above link feature a piece of the sound track. Enjoy! 🌎✌🏻💙🦋

Never to Look Back *

I

unpacked

my

old

baggage .

~

just

to

be

free

again.

~

now

I’m

open

to

a

new

future.

~

a

second

chance

to

pack

it

full

of

happiness

instead.

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*Note: I leave you with this song, I Can See Clearly Now 🌎✌🏻💙

John Lester Nash, Jr. (born August 19, 1940) is an American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, “I Can See Clearly Now”. He was also one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

Interesting fact he was the first to sign Bob Marley & The Wailing Wailers to an exclusive contract with his label JAD. If you’d like to know how he met Marley I’ve provided a link below

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Nash

Twilight Goddess *

Venus alone rules

in azure sky

suns daylight

burns beneath her

Neptune watches

from afar fearful

of drawing near

knowing she’d

thaw his heart

drowning suns

eternal fire

throwing earth

into darkness

moons waxing

light unable to

sustain life

thus he admires

her beauty

from the

furthest

region

in

the

galaxy

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*Note: the above photo of Venus Was taken on March 29th at twilight. The other artwork I found on google images no credit was listed, it is lovely though. The following song is for your listening pleasure. 🌎✌🏻💙

Shocking Blue in 1970 “Venus” was issued in the Netherlands in July 1969 as a single, backed with “Hot Sand”, on the Pink Elephant label. The song peaked at number three on the Dutch Top 40 on 12 July 1969, and remained at that position for a total of five weeks. Later that year, “Venus” was issued in several European countries and other worldwide nations. In the United States, “Venus” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 7 February 1970. On 28 January 1970, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of one million copies in the United States.[4] Worldwide, the single has sold over 7.5 million copies.[5] “Venus” was included as a bonus track on the 1989 CD reissue of the group’s second studio album, At Home, originally released in 1969.

If you’d like to know move I have provided a link

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Home_(Shocking_Blue_album)

Isolation with Hope (tanka)*

dark dreams encircled~

ominous thoughts void of life~

seek internal peace~

lowered in supplication~

divinity will enlighten

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*Note: Each day though there seems no end in sight, do not let this darkness (fear) over take the light (hope). Please watch my musical choice for this verse in it entirety. It is quite beautiful visually.

According to the Encyclopedia of World Religions Sufis believe that: “the human spirit being a direct emanation from the divine Command, is therefore an emanation of God himself, and could find its highest aim only in the obliteration of its illusory selfhood and absorption into the Eternal Reality. I love Rumi’s poetry it has always gave me comfort in moments of sadness or despair. For further understanding I have provided two links.

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A Comparative Study Of The “perfect Man” In Ibn Arabi And Rumi

https://philpapers.org/rec/KHAACS-2

The Realm of Imagination According to Jalal al-Din Rumi and Ibn Arabi

https://philpapers.org/rec/KHAACS-2

https://amanpan.com/category/weekly-prompts/

A Message

Times are difficult and things will get worse before they get better. Support one another, love one another, respect one another. Follow the official advice of the World Health Organization, or local and not the words of strangers. Salute our wonderful emergency services and the key workers keeping us alive.

Sending out love to all. 🌎✌🏻❤️

Swing (tanka)*

this love so in tune~

a rhythm rarely played off key~

leaps in harmony~

joined in expressed happiness~

hands reach for one another

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*Note: Swing is an era in music from 1933–1947, when teenagers and young adults danced to jazz-orientated bands.

When jazz orchestras dominated pop charts and when influential clarinettists were household names. In the Mood was first recorded in 1939 by Glenn Miller. I’m a fan of big band music. For me there has always been this strong connection to the ‘30s and ‘40s, perhaps i lived there in another lifetime. I choose the piano version, it worked with the art. Don’t worry here is the original by Glenn Miller. This also shows all the different dance moves (be patient they come in between the photos from that era) in the video are fantabulous!!

Take care, be safe. 🌎✌🏻❤️