The Changing Seasons: April 2018

April has been a month of poetry: writing, struggling, gorging, studying, dialoguing, renewing my faith in the art and my commitment to its practice.  I can honestly say I have not worked in such a focused manner in a while, and it has been brain-taxing, euphoric, troubling & cathartic in turn.

I believe that we have a deep-seated need to create, to encounter Beauty, to transform our world.  Music, photography, poetry are ways which allow me to do this.  And so I will.

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This poetic offering is a combination of 2 forms I’ve worked with this past month: peneira poroso & diamante.

It wasn’t all indoor obsessions this month; I had many opportunities to visit some of the loveliest trails in Singapore.  One of the highlights was a concerted effort with friends to walk from one trail to another (involved some nifty planning of where to leave our cars, which is why it has taken me so long to do this).  It was an invigorating way to spend a Sunday morning!

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Walking from Dairy Farm Nature Park to MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Feature Photo: Canna Lilies at Istana Park

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge hosted by Su at Zimmerbitch. If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them. 

Also submitting this post as part of A and I Poetry Challenge.

 

 

25 Replies to “The Changing Seasons: April 2018”

  1. Your comment “I believe that we have a deep-seated need to create, to encounter Beauty, to transform our world” pretty well sums up my approach to life 💕

    Being out in nature with good friends on a beautiful day is life at its best 🙂

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  2. A beautiful roundup of your month, Ju-Lyn! The pictures are fantastic especially the one with the rays of sunshine finding its way through the thick foliage and vegetation! And the poems are so lovely, catching with form and content nature at its best! 😄

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  3. Your line, “I believe that we have a deep-seated need to create” yessss, I resonate with this so much! It’s something I have been thinking about a lot lately. When people are genuinely content and happy in their careers, it’s usually because they feel some sort of avenue for creativity in some way (or they have a creative outlet of some sort in their lives). I am always most joyful when I feel like I am creating something in some way. Those trails look absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing, this post just put me at such peace! I’m glad you were able to find your outlet, Ju lyn!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read this & respond, Mack! It is always so good to hear from you!

      I think no matter how much you love your career (just like you love nursing) it will take a lot out of you because of the caring & nurturing required; just like my husband loves being a teacher, but it takes a great deal out of him! So having that creative outlet really makes a huge difference!

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