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.

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/