Tribulation Haiku

women pounding rocks

tribulation of hard life

death-drop down the hill

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* I have seen the local women of the hilly areas cutting down the mountain rocks in order to make way for building up the road on the hills and the drop down from such an elevation.. its treacherous. But they have no other choice, this is a simple tribulation of their daily life in order to earn a living. For Carpe Diem # 243 Tribulation.

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Ornate: A Bizarre 150-Word Story

“I apologize; I’m not capable of using such ornate words, Mademoiselle,” recited the French diplomat with a heavy accent.

“Never mind, Monsieur, it is alright even if you remain mum.”

The hostess continued the tour of the plush Victorian-villa for her guest.

“And this was the working lobby, where the soothsayers would fret all day, waiting for their lives to please Grandmother.”
“This is a photograph of that time,” she gestured towards an ancient snapshot, “You can imagine those men and women, some bare-chested, others wearing turbans, and yet others in even more bizarre clothing, looking into those globes or cards and some in the waters, supposedly brought from the holiest of rivers, gazing into the unfathomable layers of future.”

“Your ornate words are so ornate, Madame.”

“Would you like to know more?”

“U! Huh!”

And she continued to enunciate, as in the words of the gentleman, her ornate words.

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* Written in response of VisDare 23: Ornate

Poetic Duet

Recently, I participated in a poetic duet with HastyWords, who is an exceptional blogger and writer, and I got a very good experience of stringing words and phrases and lines together and finally creating a poem with mutual collaboration. And if I may say so, the result turned out to be quite good.. You can find the poem at http://hastywords.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/cloaked-in-mystery/

I loved the idea of doing such poetic duets.. accolades to HastyWords for such a brilliant idea.. It is a great way of socializing and working with the poets/writers from all around the world..

And I hope you won’t mind, dear HastyWords, but I would love to copy this idea of yours and do further duets with a wide variety of poets and writers..

So if you are interested in writing a poem with me or if you would just like to talk to me, tell me about it down in the comments section with your e-mail id.. We would do so..