Seven Movements (tanka)*

Artist Susanna Shaposhnikova

abandoned alone~

midday lights ‘n shadows play~

now awakens dance~

swaying twisting in the breeze~

gracefully like willow trees~

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*Note: I love ballet for its physical beauty of movement in time to music. Seven movements are the beginnings to learn ballet. I hope that you enjoy both in the video I have chosen. 🌎 ✌🏻💙

Take care, be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uJWoy58wsmM

Mind Reset (acrostic)*

Clearing

Leveling

Intellectual

Clutter

Keeps……

…………….Surges of Creativity Flowing

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*Note: the music I chose gives me the feeling of mental clutter leaving; escaping, like cleaning your memory drive. This musical piece is titled appropriately “Clutter”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBcZdNY6LdY

About the artist: Ashvin Harrison started creating visual art to express the beauty of existence as he sees it each day. Being a self-taught artist, his work consists of expressionism, realism and street art style pieces, using his own unique technique and style. His expressive use of color brings movement and energy to his dance and animal portraits, while his charcoal figure drawings breathe a sense of eroticism.

🌎✌🏻💙. Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/06/07/click/

Musical Soliloquy (tanka)*

hands play sorrows song~

painful memories linger~

earth quakes smoke fills sky~

day’s devastation abounds~

ash’s rise wind scatters lost lives~

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*Note: The term “casualties of war” has been around for a while and refers to the ugly downside of military victory, often those who just wish to live their daily lives in peace. I present this song titled River Of Sorrow played on a kokyū (胡弓) can also be cross referenced with Erhu (it is the only Japanese instrument played with a bow: for more information click the link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokyū) which the man is playing in the photo. As always 🌎 ✌🏻💙 may it someday prevail. Take care, be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hsvzzolvwMo

Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/05/31/what-do-you-see-84-may-31st-2021/

The Fern Unfurls

This is my first poem ever to be published. I’m overjoyed that one of my haiku‘s was chosen out of so many other wonderful entries for publication at Pure Haiku. https://purehaiku.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/the-fern-unfurls/ Many thanks to Freya Pickard and the artist Elisa Ang who’s art (shown above) was the inspiration to us all.

You may read my haiku at https://purehaiku.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/5-27-3/

As always a video to watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F8vcoLIr8zA and music you might enjoy https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vwEEF_HV4uQhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vwEEF_HV4uQ 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.