This week for OSI I decided to take a big leap away from haikus, tankas, and all other usual poetic forms, and go for a “found poem” of sorts. So here it is, made up entirely of words and phrases we use to express courage.
have courage, take heart chin up, hang tough be cool, buck up, stand firm
take the plunge stick your neck out laugh at danger, grin and bear it take a dare, take the bull by the horns, bell the cat
don’t look back screw your courage to the sticking-place stick to your guns have some spirit show your mettle
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.