Always in My Heart (tanka)*

flesh nor blood were yours~

arms encircled like a womb~

your love carried me~

delivered me to this world~

life’s joys I might not have known

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*Note: My Mom had so much love to give and couldn’t have children. She always said how lucky she was to be chosen to be my Mom and her prayers were answered. When all the time I was the lucky one that He sent her to me. My Mom loved roses and had a garden full of them. This year my daughter honored both of us by planting two identical rose bushes in her own garden (you can see it’s bloom in Eye View #3), I was deeply moved by this gift of remembrance and love.

Tree of Life *

it

glows

in

sunsets

golden

light

illuminates

rich

branches

families

share

each

generation

encircled

within

the

trunk

all

joined

by

deeply

seated

roots

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*Note: The music is from the soundtrack for the movie and several clips from The Tree of Life**, with the hauntingly beautiful Lacrimosa in the background by Zbigniew Preisner. Behold true beauty in sound and vision.

🌎✌🏻💙 Be safe, take care.

** if you’d like to know more about the movie (which I found very moving) I have provided a link to Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tree_of_Life_(film)

I Am You *

my

capability

to adapt

change

within

move

against

the current,

achieving

passage

through

Dragons Gate

reveals

Perseverance

with

Dedication

my strength,

Determination

my nature,

reaching

Harmony

that is

my inner

Ocean

running

through

me,

all that

she is

I am

this

Woman

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*Note: I offer for your listening pleasure Sea of Tranquility by Madis

About the Music: Madis is a music lover from Krakow, Poland, his genre Trance, Electronic. If you wish to hear and know more about him follow the link https://madis-music.com/

About the Artist: Hülya Özdemir is an artist born in Istanbul, Turkey, (1972) who creates beautiful images halfway between art and illustration, with watercolors. She is a perfectionist colour hunter. Her paintings are timeless. Her portraits do not remain imprisoned in a single statement, their gazes are changing, just like us. One day in the same picture is sad, another day is possible to see a happy face. Flowers, plants, animals often create wonderful patterns and textures; sometimes minimalist, sometimes with strong references to Art Nouveau and in particular to Gustav Klimt. For more,visit her Instagram.

Always 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

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

🌎✌🏻💙

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

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/

Restless (tanka)*

darkness speaks loudly

unsettling thoughts occupy

sleep becomes unknown

wakeful eyes watch time tick by

awaiting Beloveds return

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*Note: we’ve all been there, when the brain hits overdrive (for a million different reasons) and won’t power down. Sometimes it’s just that the person you’re used to sleeping with isn’t there. In the meantime here is something to listen to till sleep arrives. 🌎✌🏻💙 😴 💤

Invisible Path (haiku)*

atmosphere moves shifts~

days thoughts hang as heavy fog~

awaits clarity

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*Note: The photo was taken today by me, of a mountain trail that runs outside my back door. This song fits the mood. Also I enjoy this cover version

The original is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, recorded in 1971 but not released until 2007 on the album Live at Massey Hall 1971.

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