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.

Tumultuous Love*

a scene from Bright Star

his

penned couplets

written

bound in desire

needing

her

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*Note: In celebration of National Poetry Month. John Keats a life and love short lived. His poem Bright Star a favorite of mine.

If you’ve never seen the movie by the same title, I recommend it. The photo and above link feature a piece of the sound track. Enjoy! 🌎✌🏻💙🦋

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/