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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #203 Home&Free

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“Birds like the koel
Learn early to make free use
Of homes built by crows.”

A Sanskrit Subhashita is a short verse which tells us a fact, a maxim, a truth, or words of wisdom.
काकः कृष्णः पिकः कृष्णः को भेद पिककाकयोः
वसन्तसमये प्राप्ते काकः काकः पिकः पिकः

[Kakah krishna pikah krishna, Ko bheda pika kaka yoho?
Vasanta samaye praptey, Kakah kakah pikah pikaha]

This Subhashita tells us, ‘A crow is black, the koel is black and we cannot tell the difference between them. But, when spring comes and the birds start singing we at once know which is a crow and which is a koel.

Asian koel – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_koel
The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent, China, and Southeast Asia.

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( photos from the internet )

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #203 Home&Free

 

 

 

 

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle.
We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating.
I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too.
Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life.
There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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