The Saturday Symphony #1 (weekly feature)

Hi guys. If you’re reading this, I’m happy you’re well enough to do so. I know these times are tough.

The Saturday Symphony, is a brand new weekly feature by yours truly.
But before we get into what it’s about, here’s some poetry for the soul,

Apathy

Up, on a lonely cloud
Watching what goes on below
glimpsing what happens above
Seeing all but blind to the subtleties
A superficial view

Won’t you drift down
And see the struggle amidst beauty
Won’t you wisp higher
And asphyxiate amongst the stars
For we cannot know, if we do not go
Beyond what meets the eye

Okay, I hope that got the reading juices stirring. Let’s get into it.

Why “The Saturday Symphony”?

Sharing and reblogging are not my blog’s strongest suits. And yet I really want to share some of your work.

Well, now I can do that here in this weekly feature.

Every Saturday at 8:30 GMT I’ll highlight three posts that really caught my eye that week.
Then offer a brief review to peek your curiosity.

I’ll share some ponderous thoughts too(just a line or two).

And you can engage with me all through the coming week till the next Saturday,

Just leave a comment with your thoughts,
Or post something connected to the ponderous thought below and link back to this weekly feature so I can find you(sort of like a prompt but unofficial).
It’s your choice to comment or to write a post.
But your opinion is much desired.

Consider the little poem at the beginning of this, and future Symphony posts, as bribery for your engagement.
(A poem for your thoughts?)

Okay, let’s get back to the feature. Without further ado;

This week’s three featured posts

  1. Dark love by Gabriella M – In this piece, Gabriella melds the darkness and light of love with sumptuous words and exceptional skill.
  2. Home six word stories by Anisha – Anisha pulls the very idea of home from your head and puts it in a short collection of beautiful six word stories accentuated by a fitting selection of photos.
  3. Alienation by poeEternal – By the end of this, you’ll not take anyone’s sadness for granted. Delia brings vivid awareness to emotions of depression.

PONDEROUS THOUGHTS

“Can love wipe away depression?”

Image @pixabay @Deflyne

Let me know what you think in the comments or in a post.


Still to come

If you’re not featured, it doesn’t mean your posts don’t catch the eye, they do. And I’m sure you’ll find my comments on some of them.

Most likely you’ll appear on here in the weeks to come. I got you.

Ponderous writers

For those with ravenous reading appetites, I’ll be putting links to the previous week’s ponderous writers in this section(those who’ll use the ponderous thought and/or image above as a writing prompt)

If you choose to write a post based on the ponderous thought/image above, just copy the link to this feature post,
then put it as a link(pingback) in your own post,
Or leave your post link in the comments section below(or you can do both)
and wherever your post may be, I will find it and I will engage it.(just kidding with the rhetoric but yeah, basically that.)

I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts about this very first Saturday Symphony weekly feature and your insights into the pondering section.

I also hope you visit this week’s featured posts and read, like/comment.

I welcome any ideas on how I can improve this feature within its theme of sharing and interaction.

And I more than welcome your participation.
Stay safe and stay loving.

#TheSaturdaySymphony

73 Comments Add yours

  1. Era says:

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congratulations on the wonderful initiative Jude. Good choice of featured posts. Congratulations to them as well πŸ‘πŸ»

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Radhika. I hope it really morphs into something special.

      Like

      1. Smitha V says:

        Wonderful initiative. Is certain to keep us occupied during the lockdown. Congratulations to those featured. Enjoyed reading the shared posts and the poem here.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much. Please check out the latest issue here:
        https://wordeologist.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/the-saturday-symphony-3/
        I’ll be most happy to hear from you again 🌼

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      3. Smitha V says:

        Thank you Jude for sharing it πŸ™‚ Will go through it and would love to participate.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. judeitakali says:

        I’ll really keep my fingers crossed that you will 🀞🏾🌼

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Smitha V says:

        I just shared my post. I hope you enjoy reading it. πŸ™‚ Have a good day!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    A thought provoking poem Jude. Great idea to promote the work of fellow poets.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. I really needed a place where I can highlight the awesome bloggers I follow

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend. Keep on doing the good work.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. PoeEternal says:

    This seems like a great way to get involved with the blogging community and thank you for featuring my work! It was a nice surprise to wake up to and I’m grateful for your support of my work! I shared this on my blog & Twitter and I do hope it will bring you some traffic! I’ll try to get involved with the prompts but my depression has kept me pretty isolated. Thank you once again!!

    And to answer your question, I think love can cure a lot of things. But depression is tricky because people become depressed for different reasons and love isn’t always the answer. The difficult part is finding someone who can live with your depression and still love you…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It was my pleasure Delia, your piece really effected me. This answer gives so much insight into what we can try doing for people who are battling depression. I hope wherever you are, you know you can find some comfort on here and in this wordpress community

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoeEternal says:

        I am grateful for the support of the blogging community, my lifeline or lifeboat! And it really is nice to know that my poetry is emotive, and that my voice is heard. ❀

        Liked by 1 person

    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this πŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! Changes are welcome! I’ll visit these blogs you shared! As usual lovely poem! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Elizabeth. I hope it becomes something beautiful.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Jude, your poem is gorgeous. It is indeed a poem for the soul.
    Thank you so much for featuring my work. I am deeply grateful to you for that.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    xoxo
    Gabriela

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      You’re welcome Gabriella. Your work is always outstanding, it’s my pleasure 🌼

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you for your kind words Jude. As for work so is yours.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you 🌷

        Liked by 1 person

  7. This is a great initiative. I hope it grows stronger as the weeks pass πŸ˜ƒ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Fingers crossed. I’m sure I’ll have fun every Friday evening compiling it up, at the very least πŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š

      Like

  8. Jules says:

    ooh… a new prompt to play with… I might do some smooshing with other Saturday prompts. We’ll see. I’m almost caught up on visits.
    And summer is taking more of my time out of doors.

    Good Luck and stay sane!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Jules. Whenever you can, I’ll be glad to get your thoughts. 🌼stay safe too

      Liked by 1 person

      1. s.s. says:

        May love wipe out depression
        before depression wipes out love

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        Beautifully phrased. Thank you so much

        Like

      3. s.s. says:

        😊

        Liked by 1 person

  9. memadtwo says:

    You know I like to answer your questions, and I have a short answer to this one–yes! Both giving and receiving love are good antidotes for depression. They take away the feeling of being alone. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks K. I guess it has to be amped up a bit though

      Liked by 1 person

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