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.

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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.

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)

Courage with Grace*

Day

blends

beauty

Light

nature

endlessly

Abounds,

spun

Golden

Sunset

Yields

to

Nights

darkened

Sky,

Moon

Light

Glows

stars

sparkle

Universe

all

Tied

Together,

heightens

senses

You

are

Beloved

and

Beloved

is

You,

there

In

Lies

Your

Strength

Grace

Courage

Love

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*Note: Dedicated to anyone who has been fighting or struggling for whatever reason. Know you are not alone. My song choice is Thinking ‘Bout You by Cat Stevens/Yusuf

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0VwQvcOSuGI

Cat Stevens is a favorite of mine, his lyrics are beautiful and written from the heart. Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later Yusuf, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.[1] His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and, in his later career, Islamic music.[2][3][4] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.[5] He has also won a number of humanitarian awards. Information from Wikipedia.

https://amanpan.com/2020/04/13/eugis-weekly-prompt-courage-april-13-2020/

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.