Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Journey – Sept. 2, 2021

Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt.

The journey of life

Present to unknown future

Never a straight line.

Forks to choose and curves to turn.

Surprise in the horizon.

The tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as “short song,” and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.

Life

From past

To future

Seems a journey

Along a straight road

But that is not the case

Forks and turnings on the road

Make us think and take decisions

At that moment we believe in them

Right or wrong, we come to know much later.

An Etheree is a type of poem which has ten lines. It goes in chronological order on the lines corresponding to the amount of syllables on it. It is a successive one to one system. So, the counts literally go up 1, 2, ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 for each time that one hits enter on the keyboard.

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 used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. 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.

5 comments

  1. Some roads can lead us home again… though home changes. I always tell my husband that where ever he is I am home. Making choices isn’t always easy and sometimes we have to live with difficult choices. We can only hope that we can continue to learn and make our lives and others easier. Delightful observational poetry!

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