Tanka Tuesday # 321- Charm

Write an acrostic poem with a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line (all the same, or a mixture of syllable counts, is fine).











Coloring the life with rainbow hues

Handsome persona captivating

Attracting without trying hard

Reason enough to fall a pray to

My heart is learning to fly without wings


In response to Tanka Tuesday, hosted by Colleen





I’m curious; what’s in this envelope

My inquisitiveness is pushing me to take a peek

The prudence wants to step back and let it be

Life is like a sealed envelope for us in the beginning

Revealing its secrets to us gradually, one at a time

But sometimes the envelope remains sealed till the very end

And it’s only when we are done with most of our living

That the secret of what life is all about is unveiled to us

A sealed envelope though tempting/ inviting us to open

Can very be like Pandora’s box, that, once opened

Spills out things that we wished were still hidden!


In response to; RXC- Prompt #281, hosted by Reena



Gentleman at leisure?

“Portrait of Halvor John Schou” also painted in 1911: by Thorvald Hellesen (1888 – 1937).

Here’s what to do:

Write a poem using ONE of the portraits above painted by Thorvald Hellesen, as your inspiration. There is no required form for the poem. Be sure to give credit to Hellesen by listing his name, the name of the portrait chosen and date it was painted.


A gentleman sitting at leisure

Expressions pensive, reflective

Perhaps thorny problems irking

Or trouble with home and love life

A person may appear at ease, relaxed

But there may be storms raging inside

Judging a book by its cover, we may fall short

Look into his heart or mind, we cannot


In response to dVerse, hosted by Lillian this week



Being good natured is a bonus?

The gift of being kind, good-natured

Pays endless dividends all through life

People like you because you’re easy to get along with

But they can also use you, and exploit you

Perhaps because they take you for granted

Being good-natured should never become a weakness

It should be your strength, a wall that protects you

Build it for yourself, and let it be an invisible shield


In response to Moonwashed Musings Weekly Prompt – Good-natured– May 23, 2023, hosted by Eugenia



Sunset glow opens the doors

The sunset glow opens the doorway

A doorway to the past which

I had kept firmly closed for a while

Some memories that were to be kept hidden

To be cherished like a treasure

Only to be enjoyed when nostalgia strikes

Memories of the sweetest, rarest moments

That may lose some of their charm if relived

………Once too often

Sharing a post from November 7, 2021, previously written for Paula PCF prompt.

In response to;Weekly prompts- The door, hosted by Sue W and GC



WDYS # 186 -A Roundup post

Connecting with my child

Bending down to his level

Making him feel understood

I do all that I have to as a mom

And pray that he understands

When I fail as a parent, as we all do

That I’ve always tried to be my best

And that my love for my child has

No other parallel except the love of God


Beautiful, and moving entries this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Carol Anne; Mama

David; Mine, or; you are your own

Michnavs; Mama

Reena; Don’t go

Maria; That’s true love

Keith; Sweet

Destiny; # Comfort #

Angela; I got you- WDYS

Aboli; Mama and child

Ganga; The joys of life

Ubiquitous Sense; Loving eyes

Jim; Her little man

Ken; Little man with a big heart

Punam; Dear mom

Eugenia; Remember

Ami; Just try?

Regina; Amazing love, forever love, a mother’s love

Rochelle; A picture from a friend

Fandango; Mother and child reunion

Sangeetha; You won’t

Suzette; Bridging

Sweeter than nothing; Jeremy

Melissa; Stairs

Phil; Covenant

Chaya; Role reversal

Jules; Mums the word

Grace; Forever bond

Indira; Heaven

O’Nika; Have I told you lately

My tales within; It ain’t big but it’s everything

Sandy; It’s enduring

Lesley; A mum’s lot

Jane, Trail of poems

Usha; What do you see- Mothers Day

Dawn; Chosen for a reason

Tanya; What do you see- Mother’s Day

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.




Heritage and museums, Pakistan, Türkiye and Washington state

Logo by Donna @ Retirement Reflections

Don’t go to a museum with a destination. Museums are wormholes to other worlds. They are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you…and the world should begin to change for you.”
– Jerry Saltz

As a kid I thought museums were boring. As an adult I find them mesmerizing. History preserved through objects, art and other mementos is just fascinating to explore.



When we own our culture and heritage, we admit to having roots that reach deep into the portals of time and connect us to several centuries of what we were, where we came from and in a way it shows us where we will go from here.

Lahore fort and Badshahi mosque. You can see a miniature model of Taj Mahal handcrafted by a local artist.

Relics of Buddhist culture in Taxila Museum near Rawalpindi.

AyaSofia in Istanbul, the famous blue mosque, and the topkapi palace museum in Türkiye. ( Previously known as Turkey)

A few pictures of historic places visited in the USA. A few shots of art in Port Angeles, Washington state, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, and Lady Liberty, New York.

In response to; WQ #20: May 17: HERITAGE/INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY, hosted by Marsha



Sunday Poser # 133- Embracing new ways?

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you prefer old ways or new technology in your day to day life?

By old ways I mean using a wristwatch, using a diary to keep appointments, or a calendar hanging on the wall to note events that you’d like to remember.

All this can be easily done by your smartphone. But some people prefer to do it with a paper and pen.

I do wear a watch! Always have. Though recently a fitness tracker has taken its place. But I’ll still flick my wrist to check the time. On my bedroom wall a calendar is hanging on it I’ve circled important appointments and events. For taking notes I do use the phone but for my A to Z challenge, I noted down all the topics in a small notebook.

What do you prefer in your daily life? High tech gadgets keeping a record of your routine or you like to do it manually?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.