The 36th edition of The Saturday Symphony welcomes you to a March of marvels. This is a monthly feature that may one day become an online magazine which showcases its bit of the wordpress community magic (fingers crossed).
It's 5.am The sweet-spot for insomniacs A hill-top mosque moons a summons to sacred vespers And an eager rooster ignites a cackle of crows vying for dominance The insomniac does not hear them This is their ONE hour And yet they must rise. The bedside clock shames the exuberant cockery and jolts you from the peace that nothingness brings To make joy from your something
Luiza Zambrotta’s tautogram prompt (P) is so fun and I recommend joining in. Here’s my bit:
Perplexing pleasantries portray ponderous parodies.
March is a month of changing seasons. The first quarter of the new year is ending.
Whether it’s Spring or the wet season, wherever you are, if you allow it, you may feel a shift in the air, the spirit, and your psyche. An opportunity to start anew or boost what’s already started.
How about this keepsake from Garima of Be Inspired blog: How To Improve Your Luck .
You’ll be mad not to check out Sally Cronin’s, Smorgasbord Funnies 2023. (Feel free to thank me later)
I hope Sally forgives me for sharing just one of her jokes to send you to her post:
Patient: “Doctor, I get heartburn everytime I eat birthday cake.”
Doctor: “Next time…. Find out the punchline in Sally’s link. (Sorry I didn’t want to steal the joke)
This section will be for one fellow blogger’s shared lesson every month. I’ll reach out to different people just for a little paragraph, not more than they are willing to share. Since this is new, I’ll say something this month.
Before I diversified from poetry and short stories to fiction novels, I learnt a vital piece of advice which makes writing really cool. ‘Let your characters guide you.’ As you try to follow this advice, you develop a new appreciation for Karma and its mysterious ways. Everyone has their own story. Nothing is black and white, I mean, even black and white are spectrums of colour. In real/tangible life, I wait and listen more often, and I’m genuinely very interested in what people are saying. This has really improved all my relationships. I find more people calling, and opening up about really personal things. I mostly just listen and once in a while, I tell them a story.
Outside life's challenges, waits a flamboyant beauty Verdancy that is a tonic for our souls It dwells in everything In the fine desert-sand where no two grains are alike In the morning dew or pouring rain The floral blooms and butterfly hues. Or perhaps on the otherside of day Where one may enjoy a moonlight caress or savour a star-twinkled kiss, A place to cry where none can see To let darkness reclaim your darkness. So step outside Into the wild Trace the alignment Of beauty to joy.
Book Candy Collage.
This year, I created corners for my wordpress posts. Visitors to my blog may have noticed the Book Candy Corner, Tall Tales Corner, and Tiny Treasure Corner. These three, cycle in turns from post to post. I’ll collage the monthly book-candy in that month’s Symphony, just in case you missed out.
Ponderous Thought Prompt
From today and through the month of April, find any three aspects in nature, relate yourself to each of them, and publish something on that. It can be dark or bright, just have at it.
You can use art, images and any form of writing. Pingback here by pasting this post’s link in your own post, and I’ll visit and feature your works in next month’s Symphony. These features, in time, will get a more creative showcasing (watch this space).
must one be Witch or Guru
to wake their soul
Sadly, or thankfully, we’ve come to the end of this month’s symphony.
Here’s a last recent poem from my twitter:
Echoes of a bedevilled kiss Have you known the taste of sin Or the hidden truths in dream-drenched deceits Have you imagined grace in a silent expanse Like dances in the eye of dysthymia Fleeing gawking stares Yet hoping- Someone will see you…
Hope you enjoyed this. I look forward to your ponderous-prompt submissions, which should be posted before the 28th of April.