Twenty-five (B)

So I have decided to make this a series
I guess I really can’t resist calling of this wonderful
orderly continuity of letters.


Each and single one of them a seductive siren 
singing to me, luring me into creative rocky shores 
to a prison of empty pages. 


Power and imagination, dedication and energy
all given to the only task, to only thing that matters
to play with words and language. 


Time is of no meaning. 


Words are the most powerful weapons. 
How we use them shapes the world. 
Keep them ready and sharpened. 
They are the only defence we need. 

……….

Source: 365 Days of Writing Prompts, March 4

alphabet has 26 letters. write a post without using one of them.

Twenty-five (A)

Forever is the longest time
No beginning 
No middle 
No end
Yet we promise ourselves to this eternity
We promise to hold our love in our souls for ever

Never feels much like forever
Perfect opposites 

Never is non existent 
No thought
No opportunity
No life
Yet we think we could keep our minds locked 
We think hiding our emotions is showing strength

Forever loves never
Never loves forever
Words with no sense  

World is full of middle ground
Mix blue with white or green with yellow
Every colour in the universe 

Just pick something else
Enough of the extremes

……….

Source: 365 Days of Writing Prompts, March 4

alphabet has 26 letters. write a post without using one of them.

This was fun. I skipped “A”. And for some reason this feels like a twist on the A to Z challenge. Maybe a future series?

U to Z_haiku

Mighty universe, 
why are there no unicorns?
I need a rainbow.
Eat your greens says mom -
vegetables on my plate,
...it's a mushy pile. 
pretty garden hides
underground kingdom of worms
they need each other
Plant tissue xylem
bringing water from the roots 
to the plant. Nature... 
Let's restart this year
Let's repeat 2020
'cause something went wrong.
Zebra's angry shouts -
I am not a stripy horse!
Sorry, but you are.
image from: https://www.britannica.com/science/xylem 

P to T_haiku

Pond brimming with thoughts 
Pondering on life's meaning
Frogs singing sadly 
Waiting on the shore,
quiet, the storm approaches
waves licking my feet.
Pebbles, rocks and stones
play hide and seek with water 
river flows, forgets. 
Man, flake, ball and drift
frozen, scared of the warm sun,
connected by snow.
First, just a rumble 
then, angry growl, loud thunder 
Is it time to eat?

K to O_haiku

I'm in, I eat kale
Hipster healthy bio freak
We all gonna die
Yellow, reds and browns
Path rustling under my steps
Last leaf falling down
Monkey see, monkey
do. Lead by an example.
We are animals.
Dancing northern lights
Crisp wind reddening my cheeks
Soul frozen in awe
Proud and majestic
Sublime colours, shapes and scents
Orchids on display 

F to J_haiku

Harvest of ripe wheat
Endless golden long grass fields
Bread to feed the men
Mountain of garbage
Prominent and stinky sign
Welcome to our town
Horse showing his teeth
Eyes asking for an apple
in my pocket. Neigh.
Dry ice solid gas
Global warming is coming
Icebergs are melting  
Juniper berries
Bitter and sharp on my tongue 
My head is spinning

A to E_haiku

Leaves beating my face 
Ashes broken by the wind
Tree cemetery
Foam covered pebbles 
Tangled seaweed on the shore
Our beach paradise
Purr, meow, hiss, snarl, growl
Nigh time wanders and dead gifts
Does the cat love me?
Behind concrete walls
Atlantis under water  
Dam hiding secrets  
Reflection of sound
No need for eyes in the dark
They just use echos

[Z] is for Zeal

Z     Well, this was fun. I really enjoyed writing these running posts and I hope you have enjoyed reading them. Most of them were scheduled in advance and I apologise for my lack of interaction during the challenge mostly due to the fact that big chunk of my free time was dedicated to the training for the London marathon. In next couple of weeks I will try to read and enjoy as many blogs as I will be able to digest as I know how hard all the participants have been working on them.

I appreciate every visit, like, follow or a comment received during this month and I hope to see you around.

Thank you. This was a pleasure.

 

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[Y] is for Yoga

Y     I admit that I could not think of anything else relevant to running starting with Y. (Except maybe a why?) But as I have very recently started attending yoga classes it kind of fits. I used to do yoga few years back and they were always a nice relaxing sessions with lots of meditation and breathing. I remember leaving the studio floating above the ground, high on oxygen. But I moved so that was the end of it. The classes I attend now are completely different. They are hard. Very technical and sometime I even forget how to breathe. But I keep going back anyway. I can’t explain it. I want to achieve that light feeling after leaving the class again. I should probably find a yoga session more suitable but I like the challenge to perfect the poses.

There are endless lists of reasons why is yoga good for runners, mostly to do with posture and strength. I agree. But I think it also benefits my mind, it is calming in a different way that running is. I like that.

 

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[X] is for the Unknown Variable

X     As with everything in our lives, no matter how well we have things planned out, there are sometimes surprises that may cause this well thought plan to be derailed. The same goes for running. No matter how detailed your training schedule is and how dedicated you are to follow it, there will be circumstances and occasions where you will have to adapt and change it. It is ok. It also doesn’t mean it will be a negative influence or an unhappy event. Though most probably it will be perceived that way if you don’t allow yourself a bit of flexibility. Training for a marathon is not an easy task. I don’t think I have actually mentioned that yet! It takes lot of dedication, time, restrain and hard work. It is totally worth it but it is important to know why you are doing it. Because your heart and head need to be in it. Not just your legs and lungs.

 

 

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