Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo

The following poem is the one I have always liked and I wrote it so quickly – it must be that writing from the heart, makes a difference.

I am submitting it for the October poetry month challenge. A little late but I have been occupied with hosting my own poetry challenge, which ends this month, well, last month, now that today is officially November.

You can check out another of my poems here/2018/11/01/poetry-challenge-october-prompt-2/

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‘Still in my Heart’

Home Sweet Home afar from me,
At least 10 hours over sky and sea,

A fairy tale land of red and white,
of rain, and wind, and winter nights.

Yet still you send my heart a flutter,
And here, I can but get your butter,

Cos’ when I’m sad and feeling down,
You can lift my spirits like a children’s clown.

What is this strange longing and connection,
I feel for such warm and fuzzy introspection?

Of land and family long dead and passed,
Would they think me to be completely daft?

Yet I am of them, and they are of me,
This continual spreading of the family tree.

The branches are like the ancient Birch
Resilient, pervasive til one drops off the Perch.

If only I could stay or perhaps visit more often,
But my responsibilities and circumstances rarely soften.

So I must dream and wish and be ever so frugal,
And if I can’t afford to travel there, there is always Google!

~ The Sunshine Elves

Andrea Heiberg
Poetry Dedication:

In memory and thanks for a great friend, Andrea Heiberg.

You are watching now from another place, I place I cannot yet go.

Just what are you thinking, I do wonder.

~Amanda

Stpa

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Myanmar

Every second Monday, I post a new photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object.  I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow-up post, when the answer is revealed.  N.B. Comments will be released on alternate Mondays (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for late-comers to this post.

Contribution and guest posts of Monday mystery photos are very welcome. You can send me the photograph by email. My addy can be found by clicking on my profile.

Many thanks to Banactee for submitting the following photograph.

Do you know where this rocky structure is located?

Look carefully and you will get a hint.

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Previous Monday Mystery Photo – Myanmar

 

Many thanks to Donny Suryanto at Buddhistartnews for contributing the last Monday Mystery photograph, of Kyaik-hti-yo Pagoda – the Golden Hanging Rock in Myanmar.

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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a popular pilgrim site among Buddhists. It is the second most important pilgrim site of all Myanmar. It is located at the summit of Mount Kyaiktiyo, 1,100 meters above sea level.  Placed on the very edge of a hill as if it was defying gravity, the legends says the rock is actually supported by a hair from Buddha and that is the reason why hundreds of thousands of Burmese come every year to venerate it.

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Well done to Peggy  and Mz&cho for correctly guessing the location.

 

Monday Mystery

 

Something fun to ponder about this Monday morning.

Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Estonia

Every second Monday, I post a new photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object.

I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow-up post, when the answer is revealed.

N.B. Comments will be released on alternate Mondays (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for late-comers to this post.

Contribution and guest posts of Monday mystery photos are very welcome.

You can send me the photograph. My email addy can be found on my profile.

Where is this structure located?

Many thanks to Donny Suryanto at Buddhistartnews for contributing this photograph.

Previous Monday Mystery Photo

Thanks to Peggy for sharing your unusual photograph last week. You can read more on Peggy’s post here, but it was of course, as Drake suggested:

Mati Karmin’s bronze pig sculpture in Tartu (Estonia)

The bronze sculpture of a pig on a barrel features a poem by Hirv, engraved on the one side and the opposite side, (shown here), has the numbered lists of the butcher ‘cuts’ for pork. The message is fairly obvious.

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Well done, Drake! Something fun to ponder about this Monday morning.

Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Oregon, USA

Every second Monday, I post a new photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object.  I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow-up post, when the answer is revealed. Comments will be released on alternate Mondays (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for late-comers to this post.

Contribution and guest posts of Monday mystery photos are very welcome. You can email me the photograph. Email Addy can be found on my profile.

 

Monday Mystery Photo for this Week

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Where is this structure located?

Thanks to Peggy for sharing your unusual photograph for this week.

Where was the Mystery photo posted last time?

Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Portland Oregon

“Transcendence”, is a fish flying through a building — a sculpture by Keith Jellum

The fishy street art installation can be found in the South Park Building, found, ironically, at SW Salmon St, in downtown Portland.

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Well done to Lorelle for correctly guessing USA as the location!

Monday Mystery

Something ‘mysterious’ for your mind to ponder about

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Baku

Every second Monday, I post a new photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object.  I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow-up post, when the answer is revealed. Comments will be released on alternate Mondays (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for late-comers to this post.

Do you know the location of the Mystery Photo, shown below?

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Previous Monday Mystery Photograph – Baku, Azerbaijan

The mystery photo, last time, came from Anna Powaska. It looked uncannily like London to many, but it was in fact Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Fun fact about Azerbaijan, which has been likened to Dubai for its highly distinctive architecture. Kutabi – a type of savoury filled pancake are practically Azerbaijan’s national dish. They’re stuffed with pumpkin, veggies, meat or just a sprinkling of herbs, then flipped and toasted on a griddle.

Those who were guessed the location correctly were:

Leggy Peggy

Drake

Restless Jo

Well done! And good luck for this week.

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Thank you Anna for sharing your photograph.

Monday Mystery

Something ‘mysterious’ for your mind to ponder about

St P A