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What do you See? Nov/13/2018

What do you See?  Tuesday – Nov/13/2018 –

Weekly challenge

Reply with a poem, Haiku, Tanka, Short story, Haiga, Renga, Etheree, etc.
whatever represent what you see, feel within you, about this week’s photo prompt.

Write your post on your “own blog” linking back to this post with a Pingback. Or you can copy the URL of your post in the comment section.

This week’s prompt:

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Have a good week.  I look forward to your writing creations.

Hélène  flower

 

 

 

What do you See? Roundup (Nov/6/2018

Thank you to everyone for a splendid week of “remembrance” (prompt) poetry.

Did you notice the resemblance of a heart-shaped green space amongst the flowers?

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 This week’s participants:

Reena Saxena – Renewal

Michnavs – I Am Mother Nature

Sgeoil – Field of Poppies

Jules – Remembrance

Dorinda Duclos – A Final Farewell

Mistyroad – Forgotten Ground

One Woman’s Quest II – Remembrance

Christine Bolton – Lest We Forget

Bernie Delaney – Flanders Remembrance

I Write Her – Lethal Beauty

Jordy’s Streamings – A Mother’s Tears

Helene Vaillant – Remembrance (1)
Helene Vaillant – Remembrance (2) Fallen Heroes
Helene Vaillant – Remembrance (3) 

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What do you See? Nov/06/2018

Welcome to “What do you See?”

Weekly challenge

What do you See?  Tuesday – Nov/6/2018 –

Reply with a poem, haiku, tanka or short story
which represents what you (see) feel (within you) about the photo prompt below.

Write your post on your “own blog” linking back to this post with a Pingback. Or you can copy the URL of your post in the comment section.

Prompt for this week:  “Remembrance”… I have chosen this prompt since Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018, will be remembered in many countries this week.

Posted below are a few things to inspire you this week:   “Remembrance”

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In Canada as well as in many other countries we honour Remembrance Day on November 11.

In Flanders Field by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

Blessings for a good week.  Hélène

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What do you See? Roundup (Oct/30/2018)

Thank you, everyone, for another great week of inspiring poetry.  This week’s photo has been in my albums for a few years. I could not remember any information about it. Deepa mentioned that she had seen similar sculptures in South Korea.

I googled trying to find the mysterious lady.  I did find her on a beach, in Busan, South Korea.  I also downloaded a closer shot photo of this sculpture.  Below you can read her story.  I found two interpretations, here they are:

Princess Hwangok of Busan

Princess Hwangok of Busan

(1)  The Legend of Princess Hwangok
Once upon a time, Princess Hwangok from Naranda, a mythical country of mermen and mermaids, married King Eunhye of Mugung, a legendary kingdom. The princess missed Naranda so much that she would come out at night and gaze at the view of her home reflected in her Golden Ball on every full moon.

(2) Dongbackseom island (west of Haeundae Beach), Busan, Korea
The mermaid statue is a representation of Sea Princess Hwangok (Topaz), who gazes into the open sea from the point of Dongbaekseom Island off to the west of Haeundae Beach. The sea princess came from the land of Naranda, a mythical sea kingdom of mermaids and tritons, to marry King Eunhye of Mugung, another legendary kingdom. However, estranged from her beloved Naranda where mermaids danced in the waves and dove deep below for pearls and shells, Sea Princess Hwangok missed her home-sea and so the waxing of every moon when her heart was at its heart-breaking fullest, the princess would sit on a rock and mourn the loss of her homeland while clutching a topaz bead given to her by her mother-in-law.

Roundup Participants

Michnavs – Indifference

Reena Saxena – Give me back my trust

Deepa – Unfair Death

Dorinda Duclos – Vigilant

Singledust – Lady Serendipity

One Woman’s Quest – Dreams Do Come True

Dr. Lim Keng Huat – Whispering Whim

Charmed Chaos – Woman of the Sea

Jules – Poised and Statuesque

Poetry For Healing – Mermaid

I Write Her – Where’s My Merman?

Willow Poetry – Lady of the Sea

Ramya Tantry – Waiting

Jordy’s Streamings – Nano – My Promise

Sgeoil – Drifting 

Bernie  Delaney – Dance Mermaid Dance

I Do Run – The Laughing Mermaid

 

Next challenge will be posted on Tuesday, Nov/06/2018

Weekly challenge

What do you See? Oct/30/2018

 

Weekly challenge

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Welcome to “What do you See?”

Reply with a poem, haiku, tanka or short story
which represents what you (see) feel (within you) about the photo prompt below.

Write your post on your “own blog” linking back to this post with a Pingback. Or you can copy the URL of your post in the comment section.

Prompt for this week:

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I look forward to your creative inspiration.

Have a good week.

Hélène

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What do you See? Roundup Oct/23/2018

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Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s challenge (Oct/23/2018), you were all amazing, creative and inspiring.

Reena Saxena –  Cauldron

Deepa – Seeing Things

Ramya Tantry – A Witch

Michnavs – Enchanter

Von Smith – The Crone

Jules –  So Mote It Be?

I Write Her – Formidable

Culture Shocks –  Payback Time

Hélène Vaillant  – Hallow’s Eve

One Woman’s Quest –  Fishing

I Do Run – Why Fear A Woman

Dorinda Duclos – The Night Owl Watches

Bernie Delaney – Sorceress

Jordan’s Streaming’s – Great Great Grandmother

Sgeoil – The Brew

See you tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 30, with the new prompt for the week.

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What do you See? Oct/23/2018

Weekly challenge

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Welcome to “What do you See?”

Reply with a poem, haiku, tanka or short story
which represents what you (see) feel (within you) about the photo prompt below.

Write your post on your “own blog” linking back to this post with a Pingback. Or you can copy the URL of your post in the comment section.

Prompt for this week:

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I look forward to your creative inspiration.

Now here is your joke for the week:

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Have a good week.

Hélène

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