Friday, 20 March 2015

Looking Back - Landay

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Looking back I sit to deeply think
what I need to take along with me in life ahead.

I take many lessons, friends along
mended hearts with smiles and satisfaction to nurture.

This is Landay series, it is originated in Afghanistan. It is a folk couplet that is oral in nature 22 syllables broken into two couplets (nine in the first, thirteen in the second).


@Sonal

18 comments:

  1. What a nice response! You've taken grief and turned it into thoughtful, optimistic contemplation. I like it :)

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  2. Always good to learn from and keep what one learned from the past when moving ahead! A nice response.

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    1. Yes Mary past experiences add a glitter in further journey.

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  3. beautifully positive and that's all the life needs...

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  4. I like the hopefulness in this--that one can choose to move ahead with the lessons of life there to help you. Thanks for posting this.

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    1. Yes Peggy, if one decides to move ahead then it should be path of hope and positivity.

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  5. Lovely. You've said a lot in a few lines. I love the phrase "satisfaction to nurture."

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  6. Beautifully written and it so makes the picture come alive. A really nice poem.

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  7. luv the image and the brevity of your poem does not take away the reading interest

    much love...

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  8. Hopefully we can learn from looking back. Beautiful words!

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    1. Yes Gabriella we can definitely learn by looking back.

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