Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lens Artist Challenge # 72 ~ Waiting ~ For Amy ~ Waiting is Another Name for Patience ~

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

              Waiting for the Driver of this beautiful Buggy at Serena Hotel Islamabad Pakistan

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
Joyce Meyer

         Roadside Guava Seller -Waiting for customers while talking on the mobile phone

Nothing's going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it.
Zoe Kazan

Another common roadside selling style- Tri-wheeled Carts
Also waiting for prospective buyers .

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
Joyce Meyer

Waiting for Food to be Served  

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
William Arthur Ward

Saturday, October 19, 2019

For POETS UNITED ~ Moonlight Musings: the Interactive Edition, #3 ~ We Planted New Trees

Come in the shade 
Remember the dead tree gives no shelter'.

Teaching English Literature to a class of Business Studies students was a great challenge. Both boys and girls found it without purpose. ‘What do we business studies students have to do with Literature, was a frequent question.’ This change in the syllabus was  difficult for students  to accept. For me it was like planting a new tree in a barren area. Love of literature and understanding it as a reflection of life, with all sorts of negative and positive aspects was my foundation of learning. 
The Literature course outline preparation was the responsibility of the Faculty member concerned and to fully convince the students to study Literature along with Business Studies.
 I began to reflect, put all my literature cards on the table, and looked for the right direction. ‘Pray, sacrifice something to the Gods’ ‘Aeolus Blow and Transform’ and Lo Aeolus blew hard, a paper landed right on my desk. 18th C~‘A Literary Research Paper and a Book Presentation’ will do the magic 
Announcing the syllabus I could see students smiling. The first reaction was satisfactory. ‘Charles Dickens 18th Century Novel ‘Hard Times’ study will reflect the state of labor laws, industrial growth and economic conditions, a novel of your choice will be presented and you may conduct research on any aspect of Literature, that is an open choice’ More smiles around  told me that the ice had broken. Literature gave free space for individual decisions
‘Who Moved My Cheese’ the book by Spencer Johnson brought the final applause. One student presenting it said, “Every two or three years we had to change cities due to my father’s job. Packing and unpacking exhausted me completely and I began to dislike the frequent change. I would cry at the moving time till one day father gifted this book to me. Reading it helped me to understand and accept the concept and necessity of ‘change’ in life and this changed my life too.
I never cried again. The cheese was all eaten and new pieces had to be placed.’  
This presentation was the pinnacle of success when  ‘change and addition in the syllabus was finally accepted and enjoyed

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

For ~ Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Honey / Bee ~ The Ant The Spider and The Bee

 The ant the spider and the bee 

I wonder which is best of the three
If I see the qualities of  insects three, 
all are unique company
each created superb in structure 
form color shape and ability

All three have the sting, a 
security weapon against the enemy
the ant has a hill the spider a web,
and hive is
 for the bee
all three industrious, restless,
productive in unity

a pleasure to observe, a treasure to know,
a gift to enjoy nature creates miracles for
the benefit 
of mankind, a pity, if spiders ants
 and bees are killed, no honey, a cause to cry;

I wonder if I were an ant what a tiny
I would be even if I were a spider, 
even then very frail and  thin I would be
Ah but if I were a bee, then I would be 

the strongest of the three -

Then perhaps I choose to be not a spider, ant, 
but rather a bee'

For ~ Carpe Diem #1751 Lough Derg, Donegal (Ireland) ~ Eternal Purity By An Act of Devotion ~

                                                                            A  Haiku

Do Lough Derg let go
find peace refuge, heal life
eternal purity

Lens Artist Challenge #64 for Amy

For Lens-Artist Weekly Photo Challenge # 64 ~ By Amy ~ Countryside North West of Pakistan

Road to The North West
 On Way to   Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa Countryside

                              Spread out golden grain fields for miles bordered by
                                                      Murree Mountain Ranges

More green country side fields

Goats and sheep grazing on the hill sides

Buffaloes are common  and  precious source of dairy products

Green is the prime color of the world,

and that from which its loveliness arises.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Saturday, September 21, 2019

For Sue Vincent's Thursday # WritePhoto Prompt ~ Murmur ~ Glory of the Invisible Quinquereme ~

Strange are the nights with visions

of gleaming fleams, piercing vapours

and sweet soft humming murmurs

merging gold blue crimson and black,

golden globe sinks,succumbs to darkness

no more cool and nestled are clusters or

sunbeam and moonbeam, in space, remember?

No,blaspheme, no ship silhouettes on skyline-

one cannot swim upstream but sink by degrees

 over  a period of unknown years  but then there

 is the divine return  like the brave  Odysseus who 

lost his ship in drunken state  without fears-

timeless oblivion easily persuaded in pleasure sunk

stay, stay,  keep the ship straight, but where is the ship ?

tightly grip the oar, be in  septime firm, on the floor-

on the seas,  there is no wall  no  door -

pay tribute to the controlling breeze

with love in the heart that is light and free,

sail on   - on ample aquamarine liquid space

beware  the ship may drown in River  Tarim

sail on, sail on  ready is the harvest  of  Berseem

remember The Resurrection Light will shine again

And  dream , the eternal glory of  invisible Quinquereme

Lens Artist Challenge # 72 ~ Waiting ~ For Amy ~ Waiting is Another Name for Patience ~

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell               Waiting for th...