Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Bouquet – Sept. 16, 2021

Gathering flowersAction filled with emotionBouquet from the heart.Wild flowers or green house onesThey reveal our inner selves. 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.

To smell the things of Earth

What would life be like without fragrances to touch the heart? Flowers of the Parijatha tree in our garden make the night air fragrant. The champaka flowers from our neighbour’s garden add their fragrance to our mornings. We have coconut trees in our garden. We get coconuts plucked at least three times a year. They… Continue reading To smell the things of Earth

Fragrance of flowers (Slice of Life)

The Champaka (Magnolia Champaca) tree in our neighbour’s garden is blooming once again. In our language, Kannada, we call the flower, sampige. Here, yellow flowers are more common than the off-white ones. They are beautiful and very fragrant. Some people find the smell a little too much to bear. But I like them. When I… Continue reading Fragrance of flowers (Slice of Life)


VIOLET – this violet coloured balsam flower blooms during the rainy season by our hillsides. “Flowers don’t worry about how the’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” ~Jim Carrey