Music is sublime

Sharing a post from 31 July 2019 as part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Beckie of Beckie’s Mentalmess has asked us a few questions about musicand music therapy. I have never had formal musictherapy but music no doubt is therapeutic.

Do you listen to music ( if/when) you meditate?  If so, what kind of music do you listen to?

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This my response to Beckie‘s Question;

Immersed in the sublimity of musical notes

I savor the nostalgia it evokes in my heart

Traveling back to my youth again 

I feel overjoyed to hear these tunes

Which used to mean such a lot to me

The freedom which it gave my mind

To be there in that state where I leave

All that is bothering me at that moment 

And to float free in a cloud of sublime feelings

Ah! The adoration of musical notes

Which has saved my sanity so many times 

Written in response to the following prompts;

A Prompt by Beckie : Music therapy: How music affects you 

Your daily word Prompt;

Sublimity

FOWC;

Overjoyed

RDP;

Nostalgia

Word of the day Challenge:

Adoration

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#workingonus

#fowc

#rdp

Photo Challenge # 273

I am sharing this post from 24 July 2019 in response to Fandango Friday Flashback

The universe has shrunk to a speck

Right in front of my eyes on the tip of my nose

I cannot look away from this distraction 

My mind is trapped in this point at this time

How many things we often overlook 

When our minds are drawn to the near focus

How many realities of life go unnoticed 

When we are just looking at our own troubles 

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #273

#keepitalive

#mlmm

#FFF

#PhotoChallenge

BrewNSpew Café- Tempest

I am sharing this post from exactly a year ago; 17 July 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

There is a tempest raging in my head

There are conflicting emotions warring 

The critic wants to be let lose to wreck

The power of negativity and find faults

While the optimist wants to see sunshine 

And roses everywhere and be pleased 

With everything that it finds around it

Who should have an upper hand I ask

Or should both learn to exist in harmony 

A balance where I can see the faults and

Correct them, count the blessings and 

Exists in a plane of reality not in utopia 

The prompt;

Word of the week – tempest (noun) – a violent wind storm. Synonyms – squall, storm, gale, hurricane, tornado, typhoon, cloudburst, monsoon, snowstorm, blizzard, windstorm.

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café July 15-2019

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#brewnspewcafe

#FFF

Fandango Friday Flashback- Blogging Why I write Poetry

I am sharing this post from 10 July 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

When I started my blog, I hadn’t written any poetry before, except what I did in school. And initially I wrote a lot of posts and they were pretty long winded and would sound like I am sermonizing. 

Then I discovered that I can say the same with fewer words and more importantly with more impact in a poem. This made me consider using poetry for getting my message across. 

There are so many wonderful poets here on WordPress, who are well versed in all or many forms of poetry. Some are best at rhyming their thoughts while others are great at different forms with powerful words to express their thoughts. I am just an amateur but even for a person like me, poetry has opened a new opportunity.

I use simple words to put my point across. But the brevity of words make the conveying of message more effective. This is the wonder of verses. Instead of writing paragraphs upon paragraphs, I can express myself in few lines. 

And I also want to express my thanks to the tolerant and generous people here who read my poems and like them. It is this encouragement that has emboldened me to now write most of my content in verse.

So not to seem impertinent, I would advice new bloggers to experiment in this medium too, if you are not doing so already. The people are non-judgmental and no one will criticize your poems! 

What is your favorite style of writing?

Do you feel you can express yourself better in poetry or prose?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments.

#keepitalive

#blogging

#poetry

Fandango Friday Flashback- One Liner Wednesday 3 July 2019

For this weeks Fandango Friday Flashback, I am sharing this post; One Liner Wednesday 3 July 2019

War does not determine who is right – only who is left

Why are governments eager to go to war? Why do we think that fighting is the only way to resolve a conflict. Time to let the government know how the people feel.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday July 3/2019

A prompt by Linda G Hill 

#Keepitalive

#1linerweds

#FFF

A leap of faith- Repost

I am sharing this post from 27 June 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Standing on the shore line, thinking

It’s time to take a leap of faith 

If you hesitate you will miss the tide

If you have a flair for it, go on make your mark

Even if the circumstances are extraneous 

You have to make an attempt to step into the waves

What if the spray is going to soak you to skin

When you succeed and are victorious, think

What happiness and satisfaction it bring to your heart

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;

Extraneous

RDP;

Flair

Word of the day challenge;

Spray

FOWC;

Hesitate

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

#FFF

We all bleed red! Friday Flashback

I am sharing this poem from 17 June last year. It is a part of Fandango Friday Flashback.

Though this is a year old, it is more then ever relevant.

The mists of mistrust must be scattered 

By the breeze of faith and certainly 

The concept of equality needs the support 

Of a collective effort from us all here

Until we can sustain the mankind’s dream

Of living harmoniously and in synchronicity

Our existence is always at risk from those

Who think with a closed mind and narrow heart

Open those eyes and see beyond the surface

You will find that we all bleed red when cut open

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;

Sustain

FOWC;

Mist

RDP;

Breeze

Word of the day challenge;

Equal

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

#FFF

Inspired by CalmKate’s poem, A fair go! You can read it here

Fandango Friday Flashback- Photo Challenge- 267

I am sharing this post from 12 June 2019 in response to Fandango Friday Flashback.

– bookbadaboom/Pikabu

Sally was a loner. Her parents wanted her to play with other kids in the neighborhood but she was usually playing hopscotch by herself. And when her mom asked her why was she playing alone, she would say that she was with Jane. Now her mom knew there lived no one by that name in their neighborhood and so would urge Sally to play with kids her age. 

One day when Sally insisted that she did play with her best friend Jane, Sally’s mom decided to see for herself. She went in the cul-de-sac where she knew Sally played each afternoon and peeked to see what she was doing. She must have made a sound because she saw a little girl carrying a backpack just disappearing through the wall. Sally was very upset at this invasion of her play place. 

Jane never came back to play with her.

The prompt;

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #267

#keepitalive

#mlmm

#FFF

Instigate trouble or not- Fandango Friday Flashback

Sharing a post from 5 June, 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback.

We have the power to do good

Influence people for the better 

Or we can instigate trouble 

Exchange our halo for the 

Pitchfork the devil carries

Its up to us to decide what we are going to be

We can surprise even ourselves 

By the choices that we make when the time comes 

Let’s not forget this truth in 

The hustle of our everyday lives

In response to the following prompts ;

Your daily word prompt;

Instigate

FOWC;

Hustle

RDP;

Exchange

Word of the day challenge;

Surprise

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

#FFF

Fandango Friday Flashback- Ine Liner Wednesday- 29 May 2019

Sharing this post from 29 May 2019, As part of Fandango Friday Flashback.

One can not escape making wrong decisions. That is how we learn. And living is all about learning! So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, we all do. But don’t stop living because you are afraid of making the wrong choices.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday May 29-2019

A prompt by Linda G Hill 

#Keepitalive

#1LinerWeds

#FFF