Silence (tanka)*

emotional blues~

cries within wanting release~

struggles inside self~

battles daily twofold war~

harmony a fleeting thing

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*Note: Many fight depression, anxiety and bipolar conditions just to name a few on a daily bases. Mental health is a major issue for many on a good day, however with the Covid-19 quarantine it is even harder for some to deal with it. Even those without issues are finding it difficult to be isolated. If you know someone who might be struggling reach out, you don’t need to give advise, just let them know they aren’t alone. This video connected for me with my poem. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

PS. If you’re wondering I unplugged this week, I’ll catch up with all of you and your posts, I’ll be looking forward to reading, listening and seeing what you all are up to. Much love to all my fellow bloggers. 🙏🏼🦋🌹

https://amanpan.com/2020/05/11/eugis-weekly-prompt-harmony-may-11-2020/

Legend of Asgard (tanka string)*

clouds gather in dark~

giving form to fear as rain~

trees hold ground knowing~

lightning announces entrance~

games Immortals play this night

~

rides obscurity~

chariot thunders in skies~

protecting mankind~

Mjollnir held true in Thor’s hand~

poised to battle tyranny

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*Note: The storm videoclip was filmed from the upper deck of my home. The storm only grew in intensity as time moved on. Being this high on the mountain at times one has the feeling of being closer to God/Gods :). The song is Riders on the Storm by the Doors, however I chose the instrumental instead of the original. Always 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Thor is mostly associated with Norse methodology more so than Germanic, if you wish to learn more about Thor in all methodology I have provided a link

https://www.theoi.com/articles/thor-greek-god-all-you-need-to-know/

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – “Legend” – April 20, 2020

Hosanna *

into Jerusalem

He rode

His followers

in tow

palms sway

in hands,

tossed

at his feet

their significance

cannot be denied

goodness,

steadfast

victory

proclaiming

Him

their

only

hope

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*Note: The word hosanna (Latin osanna, Greek ὡσαννά, hōsanná) is from Hebrew הושיעה־נא, הושיעה נא hôšîʿâ-nā and related to Aramaic אושענא (ʾōshaÊ¿nā) meaning “save, rescue, savior”. In the Hebrew Bible it is used only in verses such as “help” or “save, I pray” (Psalms 118:25).

Religion like politics is considered taboo in group conversation. We may all have different ways of who (the One has many names) and how we worship. However the common denominator is to respect, help and love one another. Even if you aren’t a believer, I would hope that these three things are something you practice.

We lost Bill Withers this week, this song is one of my favorites he sang. It carries an inspirational message, we can reach out to one another, no matter where we live on this planet that we share.

Always 🌎✌🏻💜

In a Song *

there is

A song

that makes you want to sing

A song

that brings back comfort

A song

that makes you feel at ease

A song

that brings back memories

A song

that makes you weep

A song

that brings you joy

Each song

has an

instrumental

mental

meaning

for us

ALL

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*Note: I’m sharing a few examples, hope you can relate. Feel free to share one of yours in the comments, I’d love to hear from you all. Always 🌎✌🏻💙

Be safe, take care.

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.

🤍🙏🏼 🕊/ 🌎 ✌🏻 ❤️

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/

In Need

world

hurting

waiting

wanting

relief

solace

peace

within

each

human

being

resides

boundless

love

only

fear

holds

it

back

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*Note: Originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon in 1965. I find it still relevant today. I’m adding a link to Wikipedia regarding this song. What I found really interesting is the recording history, enjoy. 🌎 ✌🏻❤️

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

Try, Want, Need need need……..*

You’re all I need,

strap myself in

ready for that shot

in the dark.

abandoned

back room

brick and mortar

ruin,

soon becomes

my castle

in the clouds, where

draw bridge falls

euphoria’s gates

open wide

I float inside,

leave

realities of

life’s pain

behind,

I nod Out,

my Need

wakes me,

now all I care

about now.

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*Footnote:

Behind every addiction lays a reason for the onset of use. Sometimes it’s just for fun (a thrill) it’s prescribed (opioids) or just an escape from what’s hidden deeper within (self medicate) depression, stress, fear. Drug addiction encompasses all sectors of our society (it doesn’t discriminate). I’ve attached some informative links, for those who want more information, to help someone or you need help. The song is by Velvet Underground, may artists have been outspoken about their addictions. 🌎✌🏻❤️

https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/heroin.html

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/