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 donโ€™t need to give advise, just let them know they arenโ€™t alone. This video connected for me with my poem. ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ 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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒน

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

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 couldnโ€™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 itโ€™s bloom in Eye View #3), I was deeply moved by this gift of remembrance and love.

Winter Daydream *

mind

body

eyes

close

in

quite

repose

allowing

dreams

to

enter,

as

sunshine

breaks over

horizon

bathing

sunflowers

in

shades

of

gold โ€˜en

yellow

vibrant

fields

exuding

warmth

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*Note: My song choice for this poem is Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison, I also enjoyed the video that accompanies it.

I found it fascinating that John Lennon refused to play on this recording, it truly is interesting story as to why. If youโ€™re curious to know more Iโ€™ve included the link to it.

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/here-comes-the-sun

Always ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Sunshine” – May 4, 2020

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

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

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

Wagasa (tanka)*

bright oiled paper spheres~

rain drops sound rhythmically~

beneath echos heard~

geta covered feet shuffle~

moving forward homeward bound

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*Note: The traditional wagasa is made with renewable materials such as Japanese paper, string, and bamboo. A layer of oil coats the umbrella to make it stronger. The history behind the Wagasa is interesting to learn more follow the link below.

The music is titled Oil Paper Umbrella played on a piano close your eyes and you can hear the rain echo

Geta (ไธ‹้ง„) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground.

About the Artist: This is a superb Original Japanese woodblock print entitled โ€œRETURNING HOMEโ€ dating back to 1915. It was made by Fritz Capelari, who was the first Western artist to design prints for the Shin Hanga publisher Watanabe Shozaburo.

https://www.kcpinternational.com/2014/05/wagasa-traditional-japanese-umbrellas/

Always ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

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.

๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Be safe, take care.

** if youโ€™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: Hรผlya ร–zdemir 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 ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.