Italy – Pizza


It’s April of 2021 and Day 09 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 09 Country: Italy

Oh, yes. Pizza is a flatbread from Italian origin.  A wheat based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, onions, anchovies, olives etc. The traditional pizza is baked in a wood-fired oven at a high temperature. A formal setting pizza in Italy is served un-sliced and to be eaten using knife and fork. One has to taste the original Italian pizza which tastes lot different from the ones we regularly have. A small pizza is usually referred as pizzetta and the maker of a pizza as pizzaiolo. Below is a picture of an authentic Neapolitan Pizza Margherita.

Credits: by Valerio Capello at English Wikipedia – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=372337

Poem:

The dough,
Needs a kneed,
Gentle and hard,
Mixed, layered, baked,
Sauce, cheese, veggies,
And some love.
The recipe travels places,
Finds a life of own.

Every new travel, every new visit, builds and creates a culture. Used and misused.

China – Kung Fu


It’s April of 2021 and Day 03 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 03 Country: China

If you did not know, just like I didn’t, originally, kung fu did not just stand for martial arts but for any learning or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete – meaning any discipline achieved through hard work. However, yes, kung fu refers to Chinese martial arts, also called wushu and quanfa. There are many forms of kung fu and each has its own principles and techniques. Kung fu is derived from the words to mean trickery and quickness.

Poem:

All those tiring days,
Late night ups,
Skipped meals,
Ignored chores,
Messed up commitments,
Not acknowledged,
Stupidity,
Your kung fu.

Be alert on what you work for. Who you work for and if that makes any sense.

Bahamas – Islands and Pink Sand


It’s April of 2021 and Day 02 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 02 Country: Bahamas

Over 700 islands await to be explored in The Bahamas. Ample of them are uninhabited. The popular islands, to name a few, are Harbour Island, New Providence Island, Paradise Island, The Abacos, Andros, Bimini, The Berry Islands, the Southern Bahamian Islands, etc. It is the only place in the world where we can find beaches with pink sand. Harbour Island is known for its pink-sand beaches.

Credits: BlueOrange Studio/Shutterstock.com

Poem:

The color of the sand,
Tells its history,
The activities,
The living and the creatures,
The mineralogy.
The color of the sand,
With dust and waste,
Unique and ideal.

You will always be surrounded with goods and bad’s. But, stay yourself and unique.

Pour Your Heart Out


In the world which continually judges you, Gazes to invent and appreciate your negatives, looks beyond all your works to find your weaker points, to the foe acting friend, pour your heart out.

In the world that judges you by your appearances, rips you apart from your color and way you breathe, from the way you talk and behave, from the way you dress and present, in the world that wants to find and celebrate your flaws, pour your heart out.

While the world has its expertise, in the world which evaluates you by the world’s expertise and not by yours, the world which tells you what is correct when it thyself does not know what is, the world, decently corrupt and faithfully immoral, pour your heart out.

In the world which wants you to fall, fall because you will cry, because when you cry the world feels good, because when you cry you feel low and that is precisely why the world feels good, pour your heart out.

In the world where one person in the chain spoils the entire, lets down clan as the whole, shows up as a leader, a bad one, messes up with the whole process, destroys the culture,  questions your unprejudiced actions, pour your heart out.  

In the world where ego thinks while what others have is ego, gives advice because just like that, always stays one-sided, never sees the bigger picture, judges and judges and cries, and shouts, supports weird things, acts random and biased,  pour your heart out.

In the world which does not allow you to celebrate the little things of joy, tells you its cliché, while they can, but you can’t, while whatever you do always has a pinpoint, pour your heart out.  

In the world where you are broken into pieces, all messed up, have no direction, the ugly pieces as the world calls it, the nasty parts as the world sees it, pour your heart out.

In the world which is made up of weird rules and protocols, makes you make mistakes, tells you to be unique and tells you not be when you really do, the world which then asks you to follow the masses like another ass, pour your heart out.

Pour your heart out, because that makes you happy and no one can take that happiness away from you.  Pour your heart out because that is the way to satisfaction. Pour your heart out because that is love. Pour your heart because you are you, and you are away from judge-mentals. Pour your heart out to stay away from the lows.

Pour your heart out!   

Reductio ad absurdum


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Its April of 2019 and Day 18 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: reductio ad absurdum
Language: Latin
Meaning: a method of disproving a premise by showing that its logical conclusion is absurd (example: the earth cannot be flat; otherwise, we would find people falling off the edge)

Poem:
it’s an inspiring world.
memes for topper,
trolls for hard work,
mocks from hater,
chatters from jealous,
ridicules from unfit.
now, haters will call this,
reduction ad absurdum.

Interpretation:
The poem presents the irony of modern society. To thrive, one needs to be focused towards goal and keep the unwanted away.

The Real and Fiction


This Post is written for the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the fourth one.

IBMC #04: Hunt a Haiku Challenge is a challenge where we are supposed a pick one haiku out of given and provide an interpretation to it. (Check the link for more)

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Here goes my prompt:


Haiku I picked:

sweet was the damage,
brutal was the bighearted,
when foul was the world.

Interpretation:
A lot of things happen in an imaginative world. That’s why we have fiction. It’s in this fictional world a damage is sweet. In real, though at outset one might say that the damage is over come, there is this little ‘towards-attachment’ always prevailing in the heart. There are big heart ones who easily mercy the damage and give a second chance. The sweetness comes from that mercy.

In the real world this is how it looks:
Broken heart,

Wet eyes,
Shivering mind,
Oh mankind!
Why so cruel?
Don’t I have free will?

No matter what, one has to move on:
Broken heart, glue it;
Wet eyes, dust it;
Shivering mind, Freeze it;
Oh mankind!
Be kind!
My free will,
I shall stay happy!


Feel free to take up the challenge if interested.