Greetings from Reflections!
Hello blogger-world! May has been a month of enthusiasm and over-activity. I was able to find pockets of time to write. My posts were completely unplanned and all the interaction with fellow beings led me to churn out ideas and thankfully share them as well.
The recent shootings in U.S.A have been absolutely ghastly and I feel that what we as artists can do, is to express our frustration, anger, hopelessness through our medium of work. We have a voice, so why not let it be heard? Why not let it act as a balm as well! Photography, painting, poetry, journaling…..whatever your form of art is, contribute to awaken and heal this world.
Here’s a quick look at what’s been happening in my blogging circle : –
My poet friend, David came up with an ingenious idea of spreading the love of poetry. He began W3 Poetry Prompts at the The Skeptic’s Kaddish. I shall urge you all to participate in it and have some fun!
My W3 Poems :
Hamlet’s Hope – Written in an etheree, this poem showcases the tragic Shakespearean character, Hamlet’s inner turmoil. Will he be able to overcome the darkness in his mind and move towards the blazing light of hope? The poem dwells on this mental turbulence. “Great ending to your Etheree, Harshi.” cheered Writing Whatnots
Have a ball of a Time! – Is a poem written on the theme of Time. It’s a light hearted read which compares time with a ball of yarn. “As both a knitter and crocheter, I related to the image of a yarn ball. Particularly unruly ones that like to get away from you and inevitably get tangled up in something! Describes time rather perfectly, I think.” – expressed Kathleen Ball
Fragments… – Is a poem on the futility of war. It highlights the fragments of life at a soldier’s deathbed. “Yes, that is what war does…leaves behind fragments….fragmented bodies, souls, emotions. Very well expressed Harshi!” voiced Jas Krish
Poems in collaboration with Michael Raven :
Runes of Hope – Is a Rune poem. Michael chose the runes for this poem and I wove a poem around those runes. It’s a poem on nurturing and motherhood. The title suggestion came from my dear friend, Shikha Sharma Chaturvedi. The poem was described as “something unique” by Aparna
Am I alive?! – This poem is on the pitfall of social media. Dwight called it “A great poem of wisdom and introspection! “ It was inspired by Michael’s poem – burning mirrors/ and I have included an essential part of it, in my work.
Other Poems :
Humans!? – Is a poem about the never ending greed of humans. Even after facing the wrath of Nature and the consequences of our irresponsible deeds, we circle back to square one and refuse to awaken from our slumber. “This is a heartfelt poem which beautifully depicts humanity stooping to a new low because of the ongoing killing spree.” elucidates Aparna
Time, a collective poem – Has been penned by Britta Benson of Odds & Ends and reblogged on Reflections. This is a collective work by 19 poets, (who submitted their poems for W3) and has been knitted into a fresh poem by Britta. I happen to be one of the poets.
A write-up :
The Exuberance of Book Clubs! – Is my celebration and deep appreciation of Book Clubs. “Beautiful post! I truly enjoy my book club, and we combine virtual with in-person events. Many of us live far from the main group, so we still get to enjoy the company and the incredibly inciteful interpretations everyone offers.” shared bersinink from Our Right To Write
Short stories :
Banjaras! – Is a story of two banjaras meeting at a cafe and realising that one can find happiness and feel grounded inspite of being constantly on the move. “Beautiful story of banzara life of the army-men.If the support of family is there, any strange place can become home.” says Mousumi
A Note Left Behind – Is a story about tough life choices. “Wow, that’s such a somber story. Well written and intriguing!” remarked Simone E of Wordy Spirit. This story was written in response to a writing prompt by Lady Jabberwocky.
That’s all folks!
Please stay alert, safe and happy.
Wishing you all, the very best!
Lovely featured pic by Rahul Pandit.