‘Featured Image’ above: I’ve used this wonderful photo from Derrick Knight’s blog/website before, although here today, I’ve used a colour filter (Vanilla). Again thank you Derrick, for allowing me to use this beautiful and impressive photo, with my humble little Haiku.
“How wonderful the colour yellow is. It stands for the sun!”– Vincent Van Gogh.
This weekend is the Monthly Colour Challenge for August, and the ‘Weekly Prompt’ team have chosen; Sunshine Yellow. Please go and visit their fabulous site by clicking > Here Below; is my response to the prompt, with attached photos and a Haiku
I’ve having a busy Wednesday. My Barwon (Geelong) Health, and Aged Care Plan, has begun today, with a morning visit from the nurse organising my plan, and this afternoon, the plan’s Doctor came to visit me, and from tomorrow, I’ll be having daily visits by physiotherapists and occupational therapists. .. The health program is design around keeping me comfortable and safe at home, and reduce the risks of further falls or accidents in the home… Don’t worry, I am reasonably healthy, and I’m happy to be within this scheme, which is about looking after susceptible older persons living by themselves, and after my recent episodes, I’m in that category…. So my time here on WP has been limited today, and will be for a couple of weeks, as get used to health plan’s orientation and introduction…. Haha,.. having said all that, I had time to write this Haiku at lunchtime, a piece which had been drifting about in mind….
Back in 1972, I was a great fan of the band, ‘Uriah Heep’, and I’d play the song “Wizard” on my record player, every chance I had. The music was magical, and the lyrics superbly depicted the feelings within my heart …. and my visions of a more peaceful and harmonious world, might soon be achieved……. That was nearly 50 years ago, and I vividly remember the song, but I’m afraid the world has forgotten the “Lyrics”
Wizard (a Haiku)
Magicians run amok
Ivor Steven (c) July 2020
The Wizard. Lyrics by Uriah Heep
He was the wizard of a thousand kings And I chanced to meet him one night wandering He told me tales and he drank my wine Me and my magic man kind of feeling fine
He had a cloak of gold And eyes of fire And as he spoke I felt a deep desire To free the world of its fear and pain And help the people to feel free again
Why don’t we listen to the voices in our hearts ‘Cause then I know we’d find we’re not so far apart Everybody’s got to be happy Everyone should sing For we know the joy of life The peace that love can bring
So spoke the wizard in his mountain home The vision of his wisdom means we’ll never be alone And I will dream of my magic night And the million silver stars that guide me with their light