A Quiet Man *

I speak to

you sometimes

in those moments

before

sunset

or

sunrise,

I feel your closeness

within the sound

of the wind through

the trees.

~

I miss

your gentle quiet ways,

comfortable with silence;

your words of wisdom,

offered tenderly;

your ever present smile,

my own given in return;

your calm ice blue eyes,

that always saw my soul.

~

I was like an island,

surrounded by an

endless ocean

of love you held

in your heart

for me.

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*Note: I was lucky to have this gentle man as my father.

This is a photo of my Dad at the age of 21 shortly after my parents were married. My Dad is looking directly into the lens he always did that. He looked people straight in the eye never looking away. As I got older I noticed it made people uncomfortable, sometimes they’d look away. I remember asking my Dad why that was. His response was two fold, either their lying or hiding something deeper they don’t want you to see.

On a side note: I have a photo of my Mother age 17 in the same setting, apparently taken the same day. however she is actually reading (she loved books) the book.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a Happy Fathers Day to the men who choose to be a Dad, Step Dad, Adopt, or Mentor a child, remember be kind, understanding you are molding who they’ll become.

Always 🌎 ✌🏻 πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Eye View #13

nourishing

minerals

within

soil

embrace

roots,

needed

rain

quenches

thirst,

sun

radiates

warmth,

encouraging

buds

to

multiple,

end result

blooming

brilliant

yellow

daylight

stars,

view

how

everything

works

in harmony

produces

beauty

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Photo and words by lg/eob

Cherished Collection (tanka)*

grooved black vinyl disc~

spinning circular movement~

diamond tip travels~

elicits musical sounds~

long gone tunes ‘n songs of past

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*Note: I’ve always been eclectic in my musical tastes. I was never a mad fan of anyone band or artist, although I did have favorites. I’ve given some links to a few of the original vinyl albums I have. I’ve been dragging these around for years. If you ever had a collection of these you know how heavy they are. I hope you enjoy them.

PS My posts will be limited as I broke a finger and it takes forever to peck with one finger.

🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Cherish” – May 18, 2020

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.

Dancing Freestyle (haiku)*

music sets the pace~

body free to choose it’s moves~

inner rhythm set free~

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*Note: the song choice is Defeat The Night (feat. Ashley Apollodor) [NCS Release]

Freestyle is a way of dancing in which the dancer improvises his/her moves on the spot, as he dances, instead of having them planned beforehand (ie choreography). … Not to be confused with All-Style dancing, in which different dance styles are mixed.

What is NCS? NoCopyrightSounds (NCS) is a British record label that releases royalty-free electronic dance music.[3] Starting as a YouTube channel,[4] it reached 1 million paid downloads in 2017.[5]. For more information about NCS click the link

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

Photo by Ahmad Odeh on unsplash

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – “Dancing” – April 27, 2020