Taj Mahal (tanka)*

profound affection~

built tribute showing deep love~

Pristine as white stone~

reflecting morning’s soft light~

Elegance admired worldwide~

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*Note: The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān (reigned 1628–58) to immortalize his wife Mumtaz Mahal (“Chosen One of the Palace”), who died in childbirth in 1631, having been the emperor’s inseparable companion since their marriage in 1612. India’s most famous and widely recognized building. Enjoy the music. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/03/01/what-do-you-see-71-march-1st-2021/

My Guitar Gently Weeping …*

taunt strings plucked and played~

reverberate vibrantly~

noted music played~

melody so passionate~

captivating too ones soul~

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* Footnote

The title is taken from the Beatles song: My Guitar Gently Weeping, which reaches deep within my soul. I’ve posted a link to the video, which is an artistic trifecta. Watch, listen, enjoy. 😊 🌎 ✌🏻 ❤️

Loss (tanka) *

sunglasses obscure~

emotionally filled eyes~

tormented by grief~

loss embedded so deeply~

heart so heavy, might erupt

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*Note: A few words about this song I’ve chosen to go with this poem. To me, it is a song reflection and realization in looking forward to when we all pass and subsequently looking back on your life from there. Realizing through your life the love you experience from everyone is what sticks out and the negativity you experienced is an afterthought. Basically, while your here, enjoy things. Don’t resent people and be happy with what you have and enjoy it. Don’t focus on the negative and you will be a much happier person in the end. If you’ve never listen to their music, do so, it will move you right to your core.

🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Much love to my fellow bloggers out their baring their hearts and souls.

That Day (tanka)*

internal turmoil~

percolates in that dark place~

minds cognitive ruse~

apprehensively aware~

afraid it will boil over~

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*Note: We’ve all experienced That Day, you know when it all becomes too much. Sometimes it’s hard to suppress our emotions, how you deal with them is what counts. Mine is meditation and music. Close your eyes and listen.

🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/internal/

Dawning * (tanka)

nights bright stars arise~

Jupiter Mars have aligned~

Aquarius wakes~

pours water for the Gods~

Zeus’ eyes sip in his beauty

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*Note: Aquarius is the 11th sigh of the zodiac, however it was one of the first constellations recognized by early astronomers. As with most sighs there is a Greek mythology behind this one and also several other cultures see the link below. As always a song for your enjoyment (the video is visually beautiful as well). 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Mythology: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquarius_(constellation)#History_and_mythology

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Dawning – January 21, 2021