Caressed, or: Suppressed Posted on March 13, 2021March 12, 2021 by ben Alexander sprouts caressed by sun earth soft, warm, fertile, luscious air pregnant, thick, full abundant, teeming, laden stuffed nostrils, nose suffering Shabbat shalom! I have scheduled this tanka to be published while I am offline for Shabbat -enjoy! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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Hehe the weather is being funny this side of the world as well. Thanks for reading my posts too!
Thanks, Plakshi; where are you located?
I live in India Ben. Where do you live?
Plakshi, I’m over here in Israel 🇮🇱
Feel free to call me David. In Hebrew, the word ‘ben’ means ‘son of’. So I am David ‘ben’ Alexander.
That’s really interesting. In many South Indian cultures as well people don’t have surnames but they take their father’s first name as their last name or often add son to their father’s name to create their own last name. Thanks for clarifying David!
It’s not really my last name – it’s just the pen name that I use for writing. My last name is ‘Bogomolny’, which means ‘he who prays to God’ in Russian 🙂
🤎 Thank you 🤎
Goodness, who knew allergies could be portrayed so beautifully?😂 Beautifully penned!
when life gives you allergies, make poetry! 🍋
Lovely way to describe seasonal allergies. Bravo, David!
I had to give expression to my misery somehow 🙂
Did it make you feel better?
Maybe – I’ve been less congested today 😉
The power of the word…
Some symptoms even after three years of allergy shots! 🙂 Tree pollen is pretty heavy right now. A very relatable poem, David. ❤
Yes, my wife’s been suffering too! And even our daughter had itchy eyes and nose for a couple of days (luckily no more than that!)
I always suffer during Spring because I have so many allergies: rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever… But I love the flowers, the nice temperatures and the birds.
me too – but at such a price. I think I’m going to speak to my dr about getting serious medication for next Spring.
have you found anything that helps you, Filipa?
oh the beauty and then there’s the darn pollen. 🤗😜
it’s horrible. it’s like the plants are trying to have sex with my eyeballs.
yep – pregnant with potential life 😁
Poets use each word in a different new meaning. And I find it amazing.
Can you tell me 4-5 words which you use and why?
I’m not sure what you mean, Lokesh – I use different words in different poems… If you have a question about any specific words, I’d be happy to answer
Sure. I’ll ask you next time.🙂
I had completely forgotten hayfever until I read this! Mine usually hits in May…Shabbat Shalom to you!
Thanks, Ingrid – I’m now back online after a restful unplugging ❤
Gotta love spring.
Or not, Lance 😉
Ha! I’m already using up far too much Kleenex! I’ve bad allergies during Spring and Autumn. I can relate to this!
it’s utterly horrid, trE.
I just hope it ends soon – I’ve been struggling to breathe for a week now.
I understand. Trust me, I understand. I hope it lets up for you soon. Peace.