Hopeful Friday

So we waited up, here is it – Hopeful Friday – the last day of #summer_serenade. The last post and in combination the last hopeful breathe in and breathe out. We hope this event impressed you at least a bit. And of course we hope you like it. Because Elpis – the personification of spirit of the hope gives us this possibility. Actually this Friday symbolizes farewell all past that worried us in some way and gives a hope to go forward and get successes in future.

The sky was overflowed with lots of colors. They swim in in each other mixed it all in one big picture.

Out of the sunset’s red
Into the blushing sea,
The winds of day drop dead
And dreams come home to me. —
The sea is still,— and apart
Is a stillness in my heart.

The night comes up the beach,
The dark steals over all,
Though silence has no speech
I hear the sea-dreams call
To my heart; — and in reply
It answers with a sigh.
— William Stanley Braithwaite

Musical Thursday

Musical Thursday is the second and penultimate day of #summer_serenade. Today is a day dedicated to music. Because music is essential part of our life, in first years of our life mom sung us laudably, than in school on music lessons, than we found the music we like and listen it. Music like nothing else shows other people who we are. In Greece mythology this god is Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities.

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

William Shakespeare

Music is a picture that musician paint with a instrument. You can’t see this picture but you can feel it with your body.

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the belovèd’s bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

– Percy Bysshe Shelleye

Lucky Wednesday

Lucky Wednesday is the second Wednesday of the #summer_serenade and we think it is a really lucky day to take a chance and maybe change your life at all, who knows? Today Fortune turn on to us frontlly. And the goddess called Tyche bless us to do our best, to risk, to do not be afraid of futurer. But wait who is Tyche? Tyche is goddess of luckiness and destiny in Greece mythology – Fortune in Roman mythology. Also Tyche is an oceanid – nymph who is one of three hundreds daughters of two Titans: Oceanus and Tethys. One of the most known attribute of the goddess is wheel, wheel that symbolize changeability of luckiness.

Poppies are one of the most favorite artist’s flowers. One of the reasons of this immense love is that poppies are common in Ukraine. But this don’t do them less beautiful or interesting. Sometimes ordinary could be more attractive than unusual.

High on a bright and sunny bed
A scarlet poppy grew
And up it held its staring head,
And thrust it full in view.

Yet no attention did it win,
By all these efforts made,
And less unwelcome had it been
In some retired shade.

Although within its scarlet breast
No sweet perfume was found,
It seemed to think itself the best
Of all the flowers round,

From this I may a hint obtain
And take great care indeed,
Lest I appear as pert and vain
As does this gaudy weed. 

– Jane Taylor

Cognitive Tuesday

Cognitive Tuesday, what a nice day to get some knowledge. We live in informative age so information and knowledge now is the most important thing in nowadays. In Greek mythology the goddess of the knowledge was Athena, when people didn’t know what to do they went and prayed for her charity. Even then people used to believe that information is very important what we should say about nowaday? The best decision to conduct this Tuesday is to get attainments about something you like or you must to learn. Maybe today is a good day to start learning new language or to master new skills. New skills and knowledge are helpful to get a job. We hope this post of #summer_serenade will motivate you to stand up and start learning or do something.

Lots of people don’t like North Countries because of cold. But look at this wonderful glaciers that pass through themselves light and turn it into a blue shine. It seems like everything frezed in time and you can enjoy this view for eternity.

Illusions of permanence are cutting the very
Depth of this mind while it
Overflows with thoughts and 
Never-ending clouds bring

Tears to remind how 
Knowledge is the whirlwind while 
Not-knowing is the silent center; still the
Ongoing winds keep tearing down every
Withered leaf from the tree of my heart.

– Nalini

Productive Monday

Productive Monday is a nice start of the week. It is like a push to do your best during the whole next 7 days. Wake up early in the morning, do some exercise and then go for a walk, because fresh air is helpful for a brain work. So when the brain works great it’s a good possibility to do something useful like work or cleaning house. We hope series #summer_serenade will charge us with the energy full of productivity.

I was sitting in front of the sea. Breeze, which was enveloping up me with a light drops of water tears, makes me happy. And I don’t need nothing else. Only me, canvas, paints and bay full of yachts. – said the author

Why does the sea moan evermore?
Shut out from heaven it makes its moan,
It frets against the boundary shore;
All earth’s full rivers cannot fill
The sea, that drinking thirsteth still.

Sheer miracles of loveliness
Lie hid in its unlooked-on bed:
Anemones, salt, passionless,
Blow flower-like; just enough alive
To blow and multiply and thrive.

Shells quaint with curve, or spot, or spike,
Encrusted live things argus-eyed,
All fair alike, yet all unlike,
Are born without a pang, and die
Without a pang, and so pass by. 

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Active Sunday

Active Sunday is a time of #summer_serenade to do your best. To do all work, then go and do some activities like go outside for a walk or to go hang out with friends, maybe do some sport. It’s a wonderful day to do work but also go outside. Like golden mean between hardworking and relaxing. Hm, how about to rest on swimming or sitting outdoor with friends? It is a nice idea for all of us.

Summer is the time when more and more flowers start blossoming, so author try to convey all beauty of these flowers. All this petals colored with different colors that is not weird it is for attracting bees . But they are so beautiful. Aren’t they?

Hidden within the earthy depth 
only emerges with time 
only dances in tangent 
now slips out with the butterflies.  

Now the nightingales singing aloud! 
One has spoken out, one blew
a kiss out off the dark seed.
Ah, what then broke through?

Up from the sky the blue-nymph  
dropped down on the scene! 
One that hid blurring that’s image 
on the mirror is that now been seen? 

Pouring rain singing down to primulas 
paints it with all the colours of the wind
now the Spring picked up her paintbrush.

Rain some colour blow a kiss of the flower 
paint it out of the mirror!

Shofi Ahmed

Incendiary Saturday

Incendiary Saturday one of the most joyful day in #summer_serenade. A day full of fun, joy and happiness. So it’s a necessary to go and get some fun. Maybe hang out with friends or go to concert or even a club. Because as used to know Saturday is that day to relax and to drop all your doings till tomorrow or next Monday. Today is a perfect day to do something dumb or just procrastinate. Well all you need today is just having fun.

Firehouse was lighting up the sea. And the sky was enveloped up with a spurts of flame. Only sails and sea were calm.

A poet’s breast within me beats
Beats heart and something I call soul that leaps
Charges, races, racing, finds its feet
Drags me, joyful, joy-filled, from my seat!

Elevating common prose
For pleasures sake, each poet knows,
Gains by use of tools as those
He would at length I’m sure disclose

If payment were perhaps an ear
Just for a moment lent to hear
Keenly offered verse— or beer,
Loved by poets too, I fear.

Most often those who are unwise
Negate the poet’s enterprise
Out of their need to criticize
(Perhaps within their misery lies)

Quite certain they must find a fault
Regardless of the somersaults
Some poets do to try and halt
Those who, in the name of help, assault.

Unless you’ve written words as these—  
Verses made and meant to please
With just a little work to tease
Xenia* coaxed from a’s and z’s

Your day lacks all that razzmatazz—as
Zest for verse—and all that jazz.

Kevin J Taylor

Inspirational Friday

Inspirational Friday a day that dedicated to art. The day when Muse come down to the Earth and gives inspiration to us. By the way our nickname consist a “Muse” too, because in Ukrainian “Muse” would sound like “Muza”. But what is more interesting in Ancient Greece Muses were considered as goddess of inspiration of literature, science and the arts. According to mythology they are daughters of Zeus. Sometimes Muses referred as a water nymphs – a young, beautiful ladies, whose soul personifies water’s spirit in a woman’s body. So today is the right day to do arts: writing poems, drawing or painting pictures etc. Many of us forget to devote time to creativity, but it’s really important to do it at times. Creativity distracts us from boring and usual work, problems etc. That is very important to take a rest and to take care of our mental health.

It seems like a muse swam near me, I felt her push in my chest and a way of an inspiration swept over me. I couldn’t do anything except of creativity. So I sat on the seaside and trusted up in my arms, they carried me on the fantasy’s flow. And I could do nothing to it.

I smell the air
and taste the breeze.
I sense a presence there;
a kindred spirit next to me
that hovers everywhere.

Jiminy Cricket

Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long
To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?
Spend’st thou thy fury on some worthless song,
Darkening thy power to lend base subjects light?

Return, forgetful Muse, and straight redeem
In gentle numbers time so idly spent;
Sing to the ear that doth thy lays esteem,
And gives thy pen both skill and argument
Rise, resty Muse, my love’s sweet face survey
If time have any wrinkle graven there;
If any, be a satire to decay,
And make time’s spoils despisèd everywhere.

Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life;
So thou prevent’st his scythe and crooked knife. 

William Shakespeare

We hope after this post of #summer_serenade all of us will think about adding time to create.

Independent Thursday

Independent Thursday is day of #summer_serenade to show world our uniq and independence. Not without reason we called this day Independent Thursday also because today is Independence Day that celebrate in USA. Because independence it isn’t only about freedom of country it’s also about freedom of choice. Today is a day to show up all your possibilities and ambitions, don’t bother yourself with someone’s opinion. The right decision is to follow yourself.

In one of meanings of the word independence is to do what you want, wear clothes what you want. Be yourself at all. So in this picture the artist portrayed an independent woman.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
for my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

We hope that this day was really productive for all of us.

Floral Wednesday

Floral Wednesday is first day of #summer_serenade, a day dedicated for values of our environment and it’s beauty. Look at all of this flowers. They are so wonderful and soaked with love, aren’t they? We grow up and blossom like they do. But sometimes we need help to open up in full our beauty .Wednesday gives us this hope that we can do this, that we can change something. This energy full us at all, that we with out thinking go forward, do work and change world. There is no tiredness only inspiration. And after hard, productive day we sit on the soft sofa with someone we like, get some hugs and enjoy this wonderful life and it’s beauty. Because life like our own picture that full of different colors, different feelings and experiences.

“Wet Irises” is the best picture to hang it on the living’s room wall. This beautiful flowers symbolize friendship, loyalty and respect. The beauty of iris consist in uniq building of flower: accreted petals form a tubule with six fancifully fold back tips. Wonderful color gamma is presented with all colors of rainbow and you involuntarily begin enjoy the life.

Not a yellow or blue iris
that flowers in a cup right through the winter
not a pepper tree
that throws shadows the whole time

but to me you are
purple-blue morning glories
that folds open with the sun, 
trailing everywhere

and when the dark days come, 
with rain falling almost unstoppable
your grow densely
and with the first sunshine
there are flower upon flower.

Gert Strydom