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Alphabet T – Thoughts

A to Z Challenge

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Theme – ** Kaleidoscope of thoughts**

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Thoughts are nomadic by nature. They enter the mind without permission, at any time of the day or night. Having a strong mind of their own, they can be very adamant at times. They take shape of positive or negative, fleeting or profound, chaotic or structured and at times utterly nonsensical. Some just take a peek and vanish, while some others build a nest and continue to stay on.

Thoughts have something magical in them. They define your temperament and moods. Though you cannot see it, you can feel its power. For they can drain you or pep you up. So be wary of feeding the right kind of thought. Else it will multiply manifold like a parasite, and within no time deflate you.

Many a time, the thoughts are just images, haphazard and scattered all around. To gather them, dress them with words and present them is a daunting task. While at other times they are so structured and crystal clear, flowing nonstop like a gurgling brook.

Depending on the words that dress them up, they present themselves in myriad hues and avatars. Be it a garden of vibrant blooms, or a starry constellation, a fiery flame or a tranquil reflection, a profound message or an enigmatic spell!

 

Thoughts are seasonal

the fertile mind sprouts ideas

at times they turn arid

but when rains kiss the parched mind

a literary garden blooms.

 

The above is a tanka poem.

Tanka is a poetry form which originated in Japan more than 13 centuries ago. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of love, self-reflection, and gratitude. It contains five lines and 31 syllables in the form of 5-7-5-7-7.

 

 

 

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46 comments on “Alphabet T – Thoughts

  1. kiranmag
    April 24, 2017

    Wonderful โ˜บ…good morning Radhika Di

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  2. Purva Abhyankar
    April 24, 2017

    Nice thoughts on Thoughts! And beautiful poetry too

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  3. Thewellness.blog
    April 24, 2017

    Indeed very thoughtful. Thought Provoking…

    Thoughts come and Thoughts go… just like the clouds…but still someone remains who witnesses the thoughts flow..

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 24, 2017

      Yes. Sometimes it is good to be aware of the thoughts that play in our minds and just watch them come and go by. Thanks!

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  4. Kim Richardson
    April 24, 2017

    This is so true. My thoughts never sit still … it’s exhausting ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 24, 2017

      Yes of course, they can be very exhausting.But I am sure at other times they pep you up too! Have a good day Kim!

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  5. Red Letters
    April 24, 2017

    Interesting post. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 24, 2017

    Wonderful and Thoughts are like how you have so well articulated, Radhika. Loved the simple poem that is so apt with our varied number of thoughts. Interesting poem and thoughts.

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  7. Sheetal Bhardwaj
    April 24, 2017

    So true. Beautifully penned down. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. DeepikasRamblings
    April 24, 2017

    Beautiful thoughts on thoughts and their varied presence in our lives. Beautiful tanka ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  9. herheadache
    April 24, 2017

    This was lovely and lyrical. Daunting or clear. Mine keep me up at night, but I am happy to have them, most of the time.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 24, 2017

      Thoughts are always beautiful as long as they don’t drain you out. Thanks so much for your feedback โ˜บ๏ธ

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  10. Geraint Isitt
    April 24, 2017

    Lovely. Never written a tanka myself, a few haikus though

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  11. Natasha
    April 24, 2017

    Haven’t even written a Tanka. Thought provoking post Radhika. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Blog: natashamusing
    Theme: Travel Epiphanies
    Tides of Togetherness

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  12. Madhusudan Singh
    April 24, 2017

    Great……….beautifully written….nice thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. daneelyunus
    April 24, 2017

    nice one Radhika

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  14. Natasha
    April 24, 2017

    Oh got to try my hand at a Tanka. This was a โ€œthought provokingโ€ post Radhika๐Ÿ˜Š
    Blog: natashamusing
    Theme: Travel Epiphanies
    Tides of Togetherness

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  15. Prakash Hegade
    April 24, 2017

    ‘Thoughts’ is one of my favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚ very apt Tanka.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. susmitamukherjee
    April 24, 2017

    Beautiful Tanka ! Interesting reflections on thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. zainab
    April 24, 2017

    I wonder how cool it would e, if our ‘thoughts’ would seek our permission and then enter our heads??
    Nice!

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  18. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    April 24, 2017

    Watch the thoughts, watch them go by…..that is the first step to meditation….

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  19. Meenakshi Sethi
    April 24, 2017

    Thoughts and Tanka both are wonderful ๐Ÿ‘

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  20. Sumith
    April 25, 2017

    Beautiful interesting poem Radhika. And nice to know on Tanka poetry.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. thewritewomanblog
    April 25, 2017

    Some thoughtful thoughts on thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰ Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

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