Why?

three line tales 235: a lavender field at sunset
photo by Léonard Cotte

Watching a painting exhibition highlighting the infinite beauty of nature, David stopped by one that caught his attention.

The beautiful glistening rays falling on the expansive lavender fields, capturing prismatic bubbles, the distant mountains, swaying verdant greens, it felt so alive, that he could feel the air infused with its fragrance, serenading him with a lingering melody, taking him away from the daily stress and woes.

He thought to himself, “When boundless blessings of nature abound, why does man imprison himself in cubicles of concrete, devoid of viridity in the name of progress?”

 

Sonya’s Three line tale #235: Write 3 lines inspired by the photo prompt.

 

Haiku – Dawn!

 

Prairie, River, Stream, Curved, Sunset, Sunrise, Nature
cowins@pixabay.com

First blush of glimmer

bids farewell to dapper night

the crimson skies kiss

 

Balmy radiance

gently cascades touching life

luminous magic

 

V.J’s weekly challenge #106 : Touch

Eugi’s weekly prompt: Magic

 

The sixth tea cup…

 

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Image credit; 五玄土 ORIENTO – Unsplash

The Sunday tea meeting was a ritual, the Hashimoro family carried out without fail. The elderly couple lived by themselves in their old ancestral home. Their son, daughter in law and both the grandchildren visited them from the city, which was about an hour’s drive from there.

Every Sunday no matter what, the family never failed to be present for this evening of bonding over tea. Life went on as usual until old Mr. Hashimoro passed away.

After his death, his wife continued to live alone in the house as she had many beautiful memories attached to the place.

The following Sunday evening, with a heavy heart Mrs. Hashimoro, set the table with five tea cups, looking sadly at the sixth one in the  cupboard, missing her husband even more. She went into the kitchen to get some snacks to serve along with the tea. The plate of cookies dropped from her trembling hands as she came to the table.  The sixth tea cup was on the table….

What do you see#40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversations and more…

Wispy wanderers whisper

Coy crimson crushes,

Nimbus nail negotiations,

Stygian squabbled sopranos,

Pristine persona pacifies.

Ah, the myriad nuances of the

Cumulus celestial conversations

of clouds and its moods,

can only be appreciated

by a true nature lover!

Word count :38

 

 

 

Twilight!

Transient horizon paints

Tender tales of eventide

Tangerine strokes blend with indigo

Tease the heaven’s dreamy allure

Tacit zephyr wafts an ethereal fragrance

Tranquil mysticism embraces the lilac peaks

Twilight showers a starry mist.

 

Thanks to Aashi, learnt a new style of poetry today, Pleiades.  It has only one word in the title followed by a seven line stanza. The first word of each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hope you enjoyed it!

Paint your words challenge hosted by Kamya.

To be judged or not?

My daughter is a creative girl blessed with a flair for sketching, painting, doodling and now trying her hand at digital painting too. I always felt her work was decent enough and would goad her to take part in art competitions. She would always answer in negative.

One day I questioned her as to why she didn’t want to participate in any competition. To which she replied, “Art is a very subjective personification and a creative extension of oneself. If the competition is to replicate an object or still life, then yes there is scope to judge the piece. But for example, if the topic for the painting is “Peace”, how can you judge the entries? A tranquil scenery depicts peace, a person meditating amidst a raging storm outside maybe at peace, a young baby’s innocent smile may bring peace, a person enjoying a soulful melody may feel at peace or it could be universal brotherhood which is the essence of peace. Each person has his/her own perspective to an idea which he gives shape to. In the same way the person judging the art piece also may have his/her own interpretation to the topic, which may not be in sync with the artist’s work. All of them have put their feelings and emotions to paper. While one can give their opinion on the piece, it need not translate into comparison with other pieces.”

Well, I felt she had a valid point here. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

The blank canvas awaits its destiny

as a melange of ideas brew

in the ingenious niche of

the artist ‘s mind,

working in tandem with

dexterous fingers

as they get on with their creation.

Hours of labor brings forth

 the insipid white to life,

with a potpourri of hues

satiating the creative indulgence!

 

Time!

In response to Shweta’s 6 word story prompt #47 : Time

Pocket Watch, Time Of, Sand, Time, Clock, Clock Face
pc: annca@pixabay.com
  1. She won the gold by nanosecond.
  2. Missed the train by a minute.
  3. Timing – crucial to commit a crime.
  4. Time, an enemy in prison cell.
  5. Meeting deadlines, gave him panic attacks.
  6. Perfect timing, satellite launch was successful.
  7. Emotional hurt heals, but scars remain.
  8. The wait proved fatal for her.
  9. Past, future at war, present sacrificed.
  10. Improved technology, many conveniences, less time.
  11. “Me time” – best gift to self.

Breakthrough!

Breakthrough, Wall, Opening, Stone Wall, Freedom
ic:peggy marco@pixabay.com

Trapped in the abyss of void

consumed by darkness

walking on a tightrope

vacillant steps

the fall inevitable.

 

Timely intervention

oodles of patience

prodding, gentle unmasking

comforting reassurances

demystifying obscurity.

 

 

Finally, a visage of hope

monstrous mind slayed

purpose refocused

perseverance paid off

life saved.

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #144 : Breakthrough

Stressful lifestyle is one of the major factors that cause an emotional imbalance in people today, leading to many mental health challenges, depression being one of them. It is extremely important to identify this issue and provide timely intervention and counseling to such patients, in the absence of which it may lead to suicidal tendencies too.

 

 

The Metamorphosis!

Image credit- Stefan Keller- Pixabay

Born with a silver spoon,

callous, cavalier attitude

defined his personality,

life, was sinful vulgar indulgence.

Until

 one incident radically transformed him.

Today,

he lives with his master in the distant hills

donating all his riches,

 a new identity, pens  the next chapter,

gives renewed meaning to life

the debris of the past buried,

his soul brims with contentment

experiences abundance of spiritual wealth.

Word count 64

Sammi’s weekend writing prompt : Cavalier (write prose or poetry in exactly 64 words)

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Identity

Sadje’s what do you see #38

V.J’s weekly challenge # 104 : Next chapter

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