Cherished Collection (tanka)*

grooved black vinyl disc~

spinning circular movement~

diamond tip travels~

elicits musical sounds~

long gone tunes ‘n songs of past


*Note: Iโ€™ve always been eclectic in my musical tastes. I was never a mad fan of anyone band or artist, although I did have favorites. Iโ€™ve given some links to a few of the original vinyl albums I have. Iโ€™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.

๐ŸŒŽ โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Cherish” – May 18, 2020

Silence (tanka)*

emotional blues~

cries within wanting release~

struggles inside self~

battles daily twofold war~

harmony a fleeting thing


*Note: Many fight depression, anxiety and bipolar conditions just to name a few on a daily bases. Mental health is a major issue for many on a good day, however with the Covid-19 quarantine it is even harder for some to deal with it. Even those without issues are finding it difficult to be isolated. If you know someone who might be struggling reach out, you donโ€™t need to give advise, just let them know they arenโ€™t alone. This video connected for me with my poem. ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

PS. If you’re wondering I unplugged this week, I’ll catch up with all of you and your posts, I’ll be looking forward to reading, listening and seeing what you all are up to. Much love to all my fellow bloggers. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒน

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


*Note: My Mom had so much love to give and couldnโ€™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 itโ€™s bloom in Eye View #3), I was deeply moved by this gift of remembrance and love.

Wagasa (tanka)*

bright oiled paper spheres~

rain drops sound rhythmically~

beneath echos heard~

geta covered feet shuffle~

moving forward homeward bound


*Note: The traditional wagasa is made with renewable materials such as Japanese paper, string, and bamboo. A layer of oil coats the umbrella to make it stronger. The history behind the Wagasa is interesting to learn more follow the link below.

The music is titled Oil Paper Umbrella played on a piano close your eyes and you can hear the rain echo

Geta (ไธ‹้ง„) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground.

About the Artist: This is a superb Original Japanese woodblock print entitled โ€œRETURNING HOMEโ€ dating back to 1915. It was made by Fritz Capelari, who was the first Western artist to design prints for the Shin Hanga publisher Watanabe Shozaburo.

Always ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Legend of Asgard (tanka string)*

clouds gather in dark~

giving form to fear as rain~

trees hold ground knowing~

lightning announces entrance~

games Immortals play this night


rides obscurity~

chariot thunders in skies~

protecting mankind~

Mjollnir held true in Thor’s hand~

poised to battle tyranny


*Note: The storm videoclip was filmed from the upper deck of my home. The storm only grew in intensity as time moved on. Being this high on the mountain at times one has the feeling of being closer to God/Gods :). The song is Riders on the Storm by the Doors, however I chose the instrumental instead of the original. Always ๐ŸŒŽโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™ Take care, be safe.

Thor is mostly associated with Norse methodology more so than Germanic, if you wish to learn more about Thor in all methodology I have provided a link

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – “Legend” – April 20, 2020