Welcome to the 27th edition of The Saturday Symphony. This is a monthly feature with its roots in giving back to the blogging community.
You can peruse previous editions HERE
I hope you’re strapped in because this month we have treats ranging from wholesome featured posts, to a most remarkable array of submissions from last month’s ponderous thought, and most sumptuously of all, we have TREES! Lots of trees. Amazing trees. Oh, and lots of poetry as well.
Let’s dive straight in.
These realities, only nature can dream
Hope that sprouts from deepest darkest depths
A recluse for those with the will to find it
Do you not see what I see?
Will your eyes not feast upon this visage?
Lonely with beauty
Proud to have defied
Willow of Wanaka
April’s Five featured posts.
Just when I finish a book, the first thought is well.. time to write the review. The start is uncomfortable for me because even though you write your honest thoughts…Writing a book review by Deeksha Bhardwaj
The flowers know. Mother knows. And what do they know? That All is…Now by Amy Rose Photography
When lmaginations lose to Celetials…Shadows by Uniz Bissie
This is the story of a certain intelligent species in the Chroma Key Galaxy. Unfortunately, they weren’t intelligent enough…Absurdis Extreme by unbolt me
Like each season offers us something new, books do the same thing. Taking us on an exciting journey into the unknown…Books that changed me by D.L. Finn
Beneath an Angel’s wings
I recall that which is most sacred
Where light sprinkles down like soft heavenly laughter
Cleansing and refreshing
Where to reach for those in need
Is not to exhaust oneself, but rather to grow
To become a playground for soulful emotions
And a canopy that protects.
Grow, won’t you grow.
PONDEROUS THOUGHT PROMPT
This month, pick a tree and write about it. It can be one you have visited, or one you have only seen in media, or one with special significance or sentiment to your life, even one from childhood. As an added bonus for your readers(and me), let us know how that tree makes you feel.
You can use art, any form of writing or media.
Pingback to this post and drop a link in the comments so I can visit, and feature you in next month’s symphony.
My jaw drops; I forget to swallow
Eyes bulge; I forget to blink
Heart skips a beat; the soul oggles.
If you told me this were heaven I’d believe you
For this beauty be divine
oh Wisteria in the park
How I swoon
How I try to woo thee
Yet each time I’m rendered speechless
And each time you watch aloof
Knowing how beautiful you are
March’s ponderous submissions; “In between the lines”
It was here that I fell in love with you(Wasn’t I?) Special by Maria Michaela
And it was here when my heart got broken in two
Gertie Simple was tired of goodbyes. While she did miss all of her husbands… She was never one to take any man too seriously,Safe in the woods by Jules Paige
devotion blurred with passion~ adoring moments yet to be embraced~ the spirit of love grace’s hesitantThe way we were by Eugenia
every word spoken~ every little act you’ve done~ creeps in like nightmareHurt by Weng
I loved you~ with all my heart~ and soul~ but maybe~ I don’t know how to connect
and express my love.A Pit of Despair by Jane Aguiar
Love is not easy~ It demands perfection~ It needs sacrificesIn between the lines- Love by Sadje
Thank you all for your submissions. If it weren’t for the trees, your amazing posts would be my favourite part of this month’s feature. I really enjoyed them and read all more than once.
enigma of mysticism
The origin of many awakenings
The root of countless mysteries
You ask how much a tree can give
More than you can imagine!
As I stare up the Madagascan Baobabs
I recall their fire resistant Barks
Their drought resilient nature
And I marvel
For if love is a two-way street then this must be love
Trees and We
Their lives in our hands
and ours in theirs
Root, branch and leaf!
The Gifted in my debut novel Realms of the Mist, travel long distances in a short time through different special trees. They send messages written on leaves to one another between trees of the same species. Intrigued? You can get yourself a copy HERE
It took me almost five hours to write this, but I was smiling all through.
That’s just what trees do to me.
There are so many wondrous trees on this blue-green(though fading in shade) planet of ours,
that I feel I must apologise for using only five samples in this symphony.
However, another wondrous thing about trees is that they need not be unique or majestic to be special.
The most ordinary of trees can be most special to us in different ways;
Like these fledgling teak trees beside which I wrote quite a chunk of my debut novel. At the time I was struggling with writer’s block and they soothed it out of me. How cool is that?
Remember to protect the trees around you. They are so easy to care for, just make sure you have a rake handy for those leaves.
Also, no matter how little, support the cause for world forests that are being exploited just to make someone rich.
And lastly, the best way to love trees in our time is to plant them. So let’s each plant more than we are doing currently.
I hope you enjoy this. Can’t wait for your ponderous thought submissions and I look forward to engaging in the comments. This feature after all is meant for interaction.
P.S I’m putting this up today(Friday) instead of Saturday because I do have tests tomorrow and the weekend may sweep me to where I cannot post. Otherwise I’ll repost through the weekend when or if I can.
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.