Nature's Fury,posted by ranu

Hurricane winds and snowstorm got together,

To teach us humans a thing or two about weather,

The skies in St. John’s turned amazingly white,

On a Friday when folks are not in a mood to fight

The snow came down fast recording 4cm an hour

The mighty hurricane exhibited its power

It blew away anything that came its way

It humbled the locals so much that day

They agreed to stay home and pray.

A state of emergency was declared

Some got their cameras to catch the horror

Houses broken to pieces, wind spreading terror

All I could do was repeat ninety-nine names of God,

Hoping we’d be forgiven and live to see,

Another fine day, the sun shining in glee.

Daily Prompt: Ebb and Flow

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Our blogs morph over time , as interests shift and life happens.Write a post for your blog_  but three years in the future.

Three years from now, what will happen I cannot tell. If I get bored with the look of my website. I will change a few things here and there. I’ll include more photographs of nature, people, places and sports.

I will continue to write poems and short stories.

I will have a food post every week,these will be foods I love to eat and cook.

For now this is all I’m thinking about.

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Daily Prompts: Pride and Joy

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What’s your most prized possession?

Material possessions I probably have more than enough.Whenever something catches my fancy, I tend to buy it if it is affordable. I cannot consider any of these things as my prized possession.

I think of friends, family, acquaintances, they are nice to have but I’m not sure they are my prized possession.

My most prized possession is good health. If I didn’t have good health, family, friends or acquaintances will shy away from me. I do not blame them.

Human nature is complex it’s not easy to interact with someone who is ill. Yes we all have compassion but when we witness it for a considerable length of time. The compassion turns to boredom, we start distancing ourselves with someone who is not well.

A healthy body and mind is the most prized possession for me, everything else is secondary!

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365 Writing Prompts: The natural world

Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city?

This is the image of Talkotora bagh in New Delhi. I saw this a long time ago,I have not forgotten how thrilled I was in a place where the grass is luscious green. Any where you turn around you see nature in its awesome form. Somewhere in my heart it feels as though I am yet to see a place as alluring as this park. May be there are many others in the world but I haven’t seen them.

Yes I love nature, it has so much to offer, the tall trees, the finely cut grass, the variety of flowers, the birds chirping, the colorful butterflies, and the people walking with their family, the picnic stands, the vendors trying to sell food,all this in a park.

I like the freedom nature offers.

A city to me cannot compare with nature. In the city, there are skyscrapers, the continuous movement of vehicles, people always in a hurry to get to their destination. You see worn out stern faces, it just does not seem right to be in a city with all its hustle and bustle makes life unbearable.

I think I’d love to spend time in a forest.

 

Wikipedia image of Talkotora bagh

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Daily Prompt: The Full Moon

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When the full moon happens, you turn into  a person who’s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe the new you.

I’m always a happy person by nature. A full moon to me means a joyous occasion, everything is bright, the dark night changes into a very bright sky, the earth, the people are all happy.

To be opposite of me would be to be an unhappy me  instead of enjoying the bright moon I’m sad, I’m cranky,I dislike everything around me . I sit and sulk, I stop smiling, I want everyone to leave me alone and I write poems that makes humanity cringe.

I’d rather write a poem that makes all of nature happy, like:

Come one come all the full moon is here

Let us celebrate with fiddles and drums

Wake up all of you let’s look and sing

For this is a time to be jolly and giving

Do not stop smiling, do not start sulking

For nature will invite the clouds

To cover the full moon and darken the sky

We’d be looking up and saying

Please clouds let the moon be free

So we can sing about the full moon with glee!

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365 Writing Prompts: Ghostwriter

If you could have any author –living or dead— write your biography, who would you choose?

I’d choose Tagore to write the introduction, he is a Bengali like me,he’d be able to begin with an appropriate song, describing the places I visited foods I like, books I  read and songs that are my favorite.

I’d love to have Wordsworth write a small paragraph, explaining my love of nature.

The last part I’d implore Iqbal to complete, he was a Muslim, since our religion is the same he’d be able to explain my dedication for daily prayer.

These are the three authors I would select to write my biography. If there are any confusions writing it, Tagore will make it interesting by filling in the blanks with one of his remarkable songs.

If Wordsworth volunteers to get the blanks filled. It would be terrific, his wealth of knowledge of nature will fit in nicely to cover the spaces.

While I think Iqbal would do even better by covering the gap with his philosophy of human mind!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/365-writing-pr…ts-ghostw

 

365 Writing Prompts: I can’t drive 55

Take the third line of the last song you heard, and make it your post title, and write for fifteen minutes, Go!

Does love mean pain and tears?

I wanted to know from my good friend about love, this is all he talks about.My question was what is love, you do not seem to be happy, yet you tell me you are in love. If it means you are going to be miserable all your life, it is not worth it, think about all the creatures on earth who are not humans, to them to love is to enjoy.

The flower in the garden blooms and looks beautiful, it keeps smiling and eventually withers and scatters when the wind blows.

The moonlight brightens up the sky and the earth, when the time comes for it to leave it happily disappears.

You see the reflection of the stars in the ocean, they  too are spreading their love but are not in pain because they have to leave.

The poet loves everything he sees, he sings with joy,he loves nature, he is never sad to see the moon disappear or the flower to wither, these are facts of life.

My friend heard all this quietly and said there is a difference, the flower,the moon,the stars, and nature, what they lack is feeling, they do not feel hurt when they wither and die.

My case is not the same as them, I feel for the person I love.If she is sad I’m sad too. We have a lot of obstacles in our path, we have parents, relatives and friends who stand in the way of our love.

We have to get their blessing which is not easy to get. We are not free like nature, Rousseau summed it up beautifully, “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/365-writing-pr…-cant-drive-55

 

365 Writing Prompt: The natural world

Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were younot impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest of the city?

My first memorable experience spending time in nature was when we came to Newfoundland, Canada. My husband got a job in Gander, and we were told about the impressive park, close to Gander which took about forty minutes by car. It is where we saw nature in all its glory. We spent the whole day exploring different parts of the park. I’m posting an youtube video, which will show more of nature than I’d be able to describe.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/365-writing-pr…-natural-world/

DP Daily Prompt: Rare Medium

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Describe a typical day in your life– but do it in a form or in a medium you’ve rarely –if ever –used before. If you’re a photo blogger write a poem.If you’re a poet, write an open letter. If you’re a travel blogger, write a rant. (these are all examples —choose whatever form you feel like trying out!)

Day before yesterday was a fine day,the sun was shining the birds were chirping, the whole city came alive, the past several days it was cold,rainy, windy, it was as if Nature has decided to punish us for what we do to it on a daily basis.

However that day it was superb, I ventured to take my camera and capture this awesome day in my photographs. I’m not a photographer, I haven’t learned the technical aspects of photography, why this is so, is because I didn’t invest any time learning this craft. To me it is look through the camera lens and click, this is what I did, my performance was shabby, I am embarrassed to admit. The tree looked like a stump, the birds were not recognizable.

I tried again a second time, this time my concentration was on houses, let me tell you they looked hideous, I packed my bag and came home, my attempt to take pictures made me realize, I have to spend some quality time learning how to take awesome pictures.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/dp-daily-prompt-rare-medium/

 

DP Daily Prompt: Longing for Gravity

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You are on a mission to Mars.Because of the length of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

If the mission to Mars means I will never be back to our blue planet,what will I miss I will miss everything.

I will miss the green grass,colorful flowers, variety of trees, everything nature offers us, then there is my family, my friends, my blogger friends, I will miss reading amazing poems of my friends Leslie,Sonya and Ali. I will miss writing on my blog daily.

I’ll miss cooking my delicious dishes, the ones that wow my friends, where will I get to eat my daughters tasty cakes and cookies.

We’ve just adopted two Siamese kittens, they are a joy for us, I can’t imagine leaving them behind.

Then there are my favorite songs I enjoy listening every day.

My list is longer than this, I’ll miss them equally,I cannot just name one!

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