I looked out of my kitchen window on Tuesday night (14/06/2022) and was surprised to see the yellow moon. It was attractive to look at and remained attractive until Wednesday morning.
It looked 90% bigger than usual. This happens especially when the Moon’s orbit is closer to the Earth – giving it the appearance of an even larger and brighter full moon.
I gathered more information about it on Google. It read ‘Strawberry Moon is not red or pink. The name comes from the Native American Algonquin tribe who used the Strawberry Moon to collect June strawberries according to the old farmer’s almanack.
Last full moon of spring the time of great abundance appeared in the sky rays pass through the densest layers evocative imagery
I’m happy to announce that mine ‘Prose envelope haibun ‘ is published at Gobblers/Masticadores//Editores: Manuela Timofte/J re Crivello.
I’m blessed, so thank Mr.J re Crivello, Director and founder of Gobblers/Masticadores and his team.
Here is my ‘Prose envelope haibun’
She was rushed to a hospital due to labour pain. As soon as she was admitted, they took her to the operating theatre. Her BP was fluctuating and her pulse rate was increasing. The baby was fine after the operation but her bleeding did not stop.
Her bleeding continued for two hours, so……..
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#TankaTuesday. #Poetry Challenge no .257 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt
With the help of black magic, she invoked his spirit. She made up her mind to unite with his soul by chanting mantras in penance. So,she called his spirit at midnight of the new moon. His soul connected to her and complained….
Life burned like a candle sacrificed happiness to fulfil demands
One day we all friends planned to hang out at midnight. I waited till everyone in the house went to sleep and then left the house.
Out of excitement I left the keys to the door. As I was going out without informing anyone in the house, I pushed my bike a little distance and then drove away.
We had planned to meet under the bridge atmidnight, but after covering some distance, I realized my mistake of forgetting the keys to the door and so I went back.
Now in a panic I drove my bike straight to the main door. On hearing the sound of my bike Dad woke up and came to the window to check and I was caught. Our plan of hanging out and having fun flopped because of those keys.
One day, the house of the owner of Rooster and Kitty(a female cat) smells like mistress is cooking something delicious.
While playing, Rooster asks Kitty to peek through the kitchen window. Kitty climbs on Rooster’s body and peeks into the kitchen, where she sees Rooster’s wife’s wings in the kitchen. After glancing around, when she sees chicken and potatoes being cooked in a pot, Kitty immediately recognizes what the mistress is cooking.
Rooster’s eyes darken because his wife had just laid nine eggs and his plan was to give life to all nine eggs. She was going to sit on eggs, but something different happened here.
Another bad thing happens, the owner thinks of making mixed fried rice as a guest will come to the house.The mistress picks up an egg, and when she touches it, the egg becomes frightened.
The one who is stupid becomes overwhelmed, when he sees others pain.
One goes into depression thinking, “Today is you, tomorrow is me.”
One understands, today is the turn of the other, tomorrow I may also have this turn, so It becomes sad.
One thinks, we get the best life . It is happy thinking that God is making good use of us.
The last one is Joyful, it thinks, whatever happens, happens for the better and God’s plans God knows.
Here, Kitty cleanses the rooster, just as she cleans her limbs by spitting, so she cleans the Rooster by spitting. Rooster comes to consciousness but his condition is not good. His condition is expressed in this tanka.
No expectations Dreams shattered in a minute Human’s tasty buds Not allows us to survive God! What kind of life is this?
There was a small, beautiful bungalow on the seashore, where Jimmy lived with his wife and two cute children.
This bungalow was very old and was built during the Portuguese period, So the bungalow had Portuguese style stone carving. There was a garden in the middle of the bungalow and the head of their house had been buried there for a maximum of 100 years back.
A black stone table tomb was erected in his honor and a few words were engraved on it; that tomb was highly revered at that time. It was considered a historic tomb.
The family never visited their neighbours nor they invited them to their house. So far this family lived on the wealth of that chief. The family was bizarre and haunted. That is why people named the bungalow haunted.
Every weekend they used to perform black magic near the tomb. They were lighting lamps around the tomb, carrying lemons, etc, and worshiping the tomb. They thought they were all pleasing their chief. They were piercing the lemon with needles one by one and telling their chief to relieve their grief. For this reason, the chief’s soul was being harassed.
Music was being played to keep all this away from the neighbours. So the neighbours didn’t know what was going on in that bungalow. Later, a needle- pierced lemon was placed in a three-lane area. It is believed that anyone who crosses this lemon gets their bad wishes and these people get rid of the bad sign and gain prosperity.
Jimmy was a small businessman. Earnings were nothing but he was pretending to be earning more.
Due to COVID – 19 pandemic, people started spending more time at home. People stopped going out and shopping when there was no reason. Few lost their jobs and spent less money.
The storm of corona hit Jimmy’s life hard and fast. It was time to shut down his business. The business needed to be revived. At the same time, online business has gained momentum. In order to attract customers he started, offers like ‘Buy One Get One Free’. However, the earnings were small and the losses were high. He knew something had to be done as soon as possible. But he did not know what to do.There was a lot of stuff in the store that he had to put down quickly. He was selling the item for half the price. Even though he was not getting customers. Some of the things were getting rusty because the climate was hot and humid. It often occurred to him that it would be better to change the course of his business.
He could not keep a sales girl, so his wife used to go to his aid in the evenings and take the children with her.
One day, on their way home, they had a car accident. His car was hit by a tipper truck, shattering the entire family.
One evening, I was taking a walk on the beach, I noticed the light in the bungalow, so out of curiosity I went there to see, who was there in the bungalow. I heard the music as I entered the bungalow, but what I saw inside the bungalow was so frightening.
I saw the same family there. All their eyes were thin and reddish black. They all had their hair loose and dressed in white. All of them had long fingernails and blood in their mouths. All their necks were on the same side (turned to the left). The most important thing is that they were performing black magic and dancing around the table tomb. I was stunned by seeing that. My legs began to tremble and my teeth began to grind. Danger lighted in my mind.
Shruti got married and came home with her husband. Her husband’s parents kept their honeymoon in a famous 5 star hotel instead of at home. Shruti’s friends teased her and let her go.”Tell us tomorrow, who among you won,” her friend said jokingly. Somehow Shruti was embarrassed.
Their honeymoon room was decorated. There were rose petals all over the bed. There was soft music in the room. The scent of room freshener was everywhere. There was a pleasant atmosphere everywhere and in a glass bowl in the middle of the room, there were rose petals in rose water and in the middle a pink candle was burning. The edges of the bed were decorated with garlands of jasmine flowers.
She sat up in bed, stunned because she had never worn such a heavy sari and had never worn so many gold ornaments. It was all too heavy for her.
She had not slept the night before because of the large number of visitors. Still, she was eagerly waiting for her husband, dreaming of a happy life.
When she woke up in the morning, her husband was nowhere to be seen. She was alone and there was sleep in her eyes. She got up and looked for him in the washroom. He was nowhere to be seen.
Just then someone knocked on the door of the room and she opened the door. Her husband was standing outside with a bouquet.
As soon as he entered the room. He said, “You are very proud of money. When I proposed to you two years ago, you scolded me and said, ‘Improve your body and lifestyle and then propose to a girl like me. Now look, I made a body, money and plastic surgery to make you fit. Look,I’mback”. she said,“you came back, but we are meeting for the first time”.
He said,”You are a fool and I don’t have time to talk to foolish people.”You can try. I will be here at this spot for the next two hours from now.(he shows her the image), “If you want to apologize and rub your nose on my feet, come on”.( hits the following image on her face)
He didn’t stop to watch her react. He didn’t hear her, threw abouquet on her face, slammed the door and left.
Shruti didn’t know what to do, so she controlled herself and returned to her parents’ house. Everyone at home started asking, what happened? Is there a quarrel? How did she come alone and why didn’t her husband come? How did you come back without going to your husband’s house? The family bombarded her with questions but she could not hear anything.
She went straight to her room. She took off her heavy clothes and jewelry and threw them into the room. Wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt, carrying her father’s pistol in her hand, she went out to do black acts. She was angry that her family’s reputation had been tarnished. She was literally trembling with anger. Thoughts were coming to her mind just as fast as she was driving the car…….
I have expressed her feelings like this:
Anger filled in me I couldn’t wait to meet you Symmetric building Left the house with an anger For tranquility of mind