Musical Soliloquy (tanka)*

hands play sorrows song~

painful memories linger~

earth quakes smoke fills sky~

day’s devastation abounds~

ash’s rise wind scatters lost lives~

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*Note: The term “casualties of war” has been around for a while and refers to the ugly downside of military victory, often those who just wish to live their daily lives in peace. I present this song titled River Of Sorrow played on a kokyū (胡弓) can also be cross referenced with Erhu (it is the only Japanese instrument played with a bow: for more information click the link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokyū) which the man is playing in the photo. As always 🌎 ✌🏻💙 may it someday prevail. Take care, be safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hsvzzolvwMo

Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/05/31/what-do-you-see-84-may-31st-2021/

Reflection in Marble (tanka)*

warm as human flesh~

chiseled form displays mother’s~

deep love for her son~

gently held within her arms~

exhibits fragility~

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*Note: The word Pietà finds its origins in the Italian word for “pity” and the Latin word for “piety”, giving it a sense of “compassion” and “devotion” altogether. Apparent from the depiction of Mary and her dead son in her lap, the compassion of the mother towards her dead son is quite obvious. My musical choice is I love Air by Bach & Pietà by Michelangelo. The video shows detailed features of the sculpture and its humanistic elements.

🌎✌🏻💙 Take Care, be safe.

Chakra’s Mantra (acrostic)*

Praying

Eases

Anxiety

Calms

Effectively

~~~ regaining ~~~

~~~ peace of ~~~

~~~ mind

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*Note: The essential mantras/prayers, for each of the 7 chakras. Below is a link to further understanding what the 7 are.

🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe

Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

https://amodrn.com/the-essential-mantras-you-need-for-each-of-the-7-chakras/

This was written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/03/29/prayer/