Reflection in Marble (tanka)*

warm as human flesh~

chiseled form displays mother’s~

deep love for her son~

gently held within her arms~

exhibits fragility~

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*Note: The word Pietà finds its origins in the Italian word for “pity” and the Latin word for “piety”, giving it a sense of “compassion” and “devotion” altogether. Apparent from the depiction of Mary and her dead son in her lap, the compassion of the mother towards her dead son is quite obvious. My musical choice is I love Air by Bach & Pietà by Michelangelo. The video shows detailed features of the sculpture and its humanistic elements.

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Theory *

Evolution

one mans strange thoughts formulate;

church law resisted

*Note: What is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution? The theory of evolution by natural selection, first formulated in Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species” in 1859, is the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioral traits. Below I’m also adding a link where you can learn more about the artist, his art is amazing. As always a song, enjoy.

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Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/photo-challenge-360/

Link to interview: https://beautifulbizarreartprize.art/yuuki-morita-interview/

Taj Mahal (tanka)*

profound affection~

built tribute showing deep love~

Pristine as white stone~

reflecting morning’s soft light~

Elegance admired worldwide~

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*Note: The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān (reigned 1628–58) to immortalize his wife Mumtaz Mahal (“Chosen One of the Palace”), who died in childbirth in 1631, having been the emperor’s inseparable companion since their marriage in 1612. India’s most famous and widely recognized building. Enjoy the music. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/03/01/what-do-you-see-71-march-1st-2021/

Clock Works (Acrostic)*

The illusion manifests

In places where gray matter divides

Melding logic creatively in art

Embrace where you are now

Less you blink the moments gone

You will never gain a second chance

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*Note: Many know the Kinks for either YouReallyGotMe or Lola. I’ve chosen this song for its lyrics and creative video design.

Among numerous honours, they received the Ivor Novello Award for “Outstanding Service to British Music”. In 1990, the original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005. The Kinks are regarded as one of the most influential rock acts of the 1960s and early 1970s.[3][4] Stephen Thomas Erlewine called them “one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion”.[3] They were ranked 65th on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list.[189]

Artists influenced by the Kinks include punk rock groups such as the Ramones,[190] The Clash,[191] Blondie,[192] and The Jam,[193] heavy metal acts including Van Halen and Britpop groups such as Oasis, Blur and Pulp.[3] Craig Nicholls, singer and guitarist of The Vines, described the Kinks as “great songwriters, so underrated”.[194] Pete Townshend, guitarist with the Kinks’ contemporaries The Who, credited Ray Davies with inventing “a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning.”[195] Jon Savage wrote that The Kinks were an influence on late 1960s American psychedelic rock groups “like The Doors, Love and Jefferson Airplane”.[68] Music writers and other musicians have acknowledged the influence of the Kinks on the development of hard rock and heavy metal. If you wish to know more I have posted a link to Wikipedia.

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