#culture

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  • mimi_ayaneh_ 1d

    "SERENADE"

    One, two, three strum —
    Outside my window he sang
    with love and passion.

    Four and five strum —
    Another sounds of guitar
    and voice of my man.

    It makes me smile;
    The sweetest melody of love
    will always be mine.

    ©mimi_ayaneh_

  • paranoidismarie 4d

    Beauty

    Beauty is subjective
    opinionated and owned
    the way you look matters
    our culture is desperately intoned
    character lasts a lifetime
    and health can't be loaned
    looks don't last forever
    but your word can get stoned
    don't let anyone sneak in behind you
    you might find yourself dethroned
    © Candice Ballinger
    ©paranoidismarie

  • pallavi4 2w

    Heritage

    India known as a glorious golden bird
    And a land of riches and culture
    I hail from a country that of different
    Religions, traditions and customs is a juncture

    A melting pot of languages and people
    A confluence of art and crafts of the ages
    A state of sacred rivers and streams
    The nation of Buddha and other sages

    Tolerant, polite and hospitable
    The people greet others with a namaste here
    Innate secularism is inbred in every mind
    Heritage to the people is very dear

    An ancient civilisation once upon a time
    Thrived and fought for its continuation
    A convergence of music, dance and food
    Techniques inherited here last for generations

    Every edifice is a walk into the thinking
    Of the dynasties that built the various sites
    Bearing the brunt of weather and storm
    They have stood the test of time and survived

    The finesse of handiwork and textile
    The ethnicity of the jewellery
    Has been kept alive and celebrated
    As a part of our legacy and history

    The traditions of the various states combine
    To form so much more than a nation of cattle
    The unity in diversity is a unique feature
    Worthy of every bravely fought battle

    @pallavi4

    28th of May, 2021

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner

    #wod #heritage #culture #traditions #india #indian_heritage #diversity @writersnetwork #writerstolli #writersnetwork #mirakee #mirakeeworld #readwriteunite #thepoetrycommunity #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @mirakee #pallavi_editors_choice

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  • desemboy21 2w

    Respect Cultural Heritage

    You don't know how the human struggles that preceded us
    Try everything you can to find the best
    In fact, many have lost their lives
    Only for the sake of an experiment that is not necessarily true

    The legacy they give
    We should protect it, not destroy it
    Our job is only to preserve
    Not recreating it, but we can't do that either

    Unique buildings, meaningful writing and amazing art
    What they left behind was a sign that there was also life in the past
    What we can learn as a provision for life
    What has been presented is just looking for answers

    The more modern life
    Many cultures are being left behind
    Some are even ignored
    Really very sorry

    Be thankful to them who lived before us
    Who tries to make something that pampers humans
    Making technology that is sophisticated and can protect the world
    They take pains to do, only for their generation

    Do not forget
    Present joy, present enjoyment and even present ease
    Can not be separated from previous knowledge and efforts
    Let's appreciate the legacy that has been given

    ©desemboy21

  • yours_fortune 4w

    Even god wears black when he goes to the party.
    ©yours_fortune

  • soumyatiwari02 5w

    यह भारत भूमि!
    जिसका युगों-युगों से है सम्मान,
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं,
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम !

    हुई जीत सत्य ,धर्म और नीति की,
    रघुकुल की पवित्र कीर्ति की,
    जन्में जब कृपा निधान।
    ऐसे भारत भूमि को करूं,
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    जब कंस मामा का पाप बढ़ा,
    हर ओर पापियों का शोर बढ़ा,
    आई तब देवकी की आठवीं संतान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    ऋषि मुनियों का देश रहा है
    नृत्य ,संगीत सब विशेष रहा है,
    यहीं शुरू हुआ योग और ध्यान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम ।।

    हर भाषा अपने में प्रसिद्ध है,
    संस्कृत से ही सब सिद्ध है,
    यहां की हर भाषा है महान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    मंदोदरी ने शतरंज का खोज किया था,
    आर्यभट्ट ने शून्य का आविष्कार किया था,
    यहीं का है पुष्पक विमान ।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    आजादी की लड़ाई में,
    संघर्ष की चढ़ाई में,
    शहीद हुए थे वीर जवान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    यहां की करोड़ों आबादी ने,
    महान आत्मा गांधी ने,
    आजाद कराया हिंदुस्तान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    गंगा जमुना सब है सदियों से,
    यहां की पावन नदियों से,
    मिटें पाप जो करे स्नान ।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    धरती यहां की मां कहलाती,
    पर्वत, वायु ,जल ,अग्नि सब पूजी जाती,
    सब करें यहां अतिथि का सम्मान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    सलाम है यहां के लोगों की,
    पवित्रता चारों युगों की,
    हर युग से मिला है ज्ञान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।

    नमन है इस प्रेम के सागर को,
    ममता से भरी गागर को,
    दे सकती हूं इसके लिए जान।
    ऐसी भारत भूमि को करूं,
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।
    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम।।
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    -->सौम्या तिवारी



    #india #culture #newpost @mirakee @writersnetwork @go_win_the_hearts

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    कोटि-कोटि प्रणाम!
    ©soumyatiwari02

  • madinah_writes 5w

    I wrote this in highschool. Then, I used to imagine what it feels like between a mother and a lover's love and affection. What are the differences and similarities. Maybe someday, I'll be able to share this with her.

    #Sadpoems #mother #mirakee #writersnetwork #writer #pod #qod #inspirational #love #Madinah_Writes #African #lifestyle #motherslove #Society #thoughts #Marriage #family #culture #africanculture

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    Away From My Mother

    My horizon is lightened,
    My life is Brightened with you, mother.
    When I was too shy to ask, and stole your money.
    You still offer me advises, and asked me not to worry.
    You pet me as I fold my tiny self like a guilty pussy,
    You pat my soft body.

    With my colorful adored attire,
    You place on my waistline a dozen of colorful beads.
    The beads you made for me with so much love.
    A chain of your love and adoration towards me,
    A crown, I'll always wear.
    I walk proudly among my mates, showing off my slim waistline and sets of crystal beads.

    You train my body and soul,
    To that of our religion.
    Yet, my heart concurs,
    With the demands of religion.
    Mother!
    You know that I am excessively sentimental.
    Just yesterday,
    I told you about my new love.
    I probably left you astonished,
    By my disclosures.

    What is this madness, heartlessness, weakness or should I say… Irresistible love?
    What inner confusion made me tell you about my biggest sin,
    I wanted to hide from you.
    Better still,
    You kissed my forehead and advised me to overcome my silent bitterness.
    You accepted my new relationship while I can still hear the rumors in town against me and him.

    They say school turned me into a prostitute,
    A devil who lure men of wisdom and wealth from the righteous path.
    But to me,
    Marriage is a personal thing of joy,
    Just like family.
    I reported to anyone who cared to listen.
    I don't know why,
    I feel bad, I feel guilty.
    I feel I'm cheating on your love, mother.

    I feel I'm cheating on your love,
    I dared committed such an act of disapproval adultery.
    Forgive me mother,
    For only you can instinctively feel where my happiness lies.
    Even though others labelled me she-devil,
    Many wanted to possession me.
    Yet, you were there for me.
    You'll always be my first love and mother,
    And he'll be my lover and partner.
    You're love will always win over he's,
    I promise.
    Even though I'm away from you,
    My mother.
    ©madinah_writes

  • kkk786 5w

    कुत्ता पालना गलत नहीं है, लेकिन आजकल लोग जिस कारण से पालते हैं वो सरासर गलत है।
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    #kk #sarcasm #modern #culture #truth #reality #world #humanity #dog #rich #thoughts #diary #life #inspiration #travel

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  • the_invisible_man 6w

    The world would never have existed had the Eastern culture or Western culture been absent. Both these cultures are unique in their distinguished ways. But the million dollar question is, can anyone follow these two cultures simultaneously?

    And the answer is YES! Absolutely.

    Many think that these two cultures can never coexist under one roof without conflicts. But it's not true. These can undeniably coexist in one heart with peace and tranquility. The fact remains that these cultures are contrasted in some ways, but it doesn't mean that it carries sword against each other. The only approach for this peaceful coexistence of these cultures, is to follow the commonalities. Regardless of the differences, there are many similarities between these two cultures. And some people argue that Eastern is the best and some argue Western is the best, but both of these have some attributes that are imperfect. So, if we can follow the similarities and also the good traditions and conducts of each culture, there would be a stronger bond that can never be broken by any evil plots. This way we bound to rejoice both cultures and emulate the decencies in chorus. And the world would be a better place by this practice.
    @the_invisible_man

    #pod #culture #thoughts #peacefulworld #humanity @writersnetwork @mirakee @mirakeeworld

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    The world built on similarities of the different cultures would be the best and peaceful place for the humanity.

    ©the_invisible_man

  • jsonia 7w

    Well 

    They are called prestigious respected people human beings of the society

    Tortured by the victim itself

    Haaaaaah

    Society sucks

    It is a beautiful phenomenon

    It forces you to pretend or to show off that there is nth going wrong in your life

    It suppresses you to accept the reality the wrongness that is crushing the life out of you

    It manipulates you To the point where You also 

    tend to accept all the tortures

    Sometimes it makes you feel

    That you deserve it

    It's your destiny

    It can't be changed

    Even you might start to dislike yourself for being yourself

    You also might start to think that you are wrong

    That you don't accept the societal rules of being a good daughter or in law 

    For not accepting them as they are. 

    Trust me 

    If you're feeling this

    You don't have to be in this place 

    But you will be there

    Nothing would work for you

    Till it comes only from within you 

    where you decide to quit. 

    It may be the life quitting that is called suicide

    Or you may cease to exist like this and rise from this to the high you ever wanted live like. 

    Choice is yours. 
    ©jsonia

  • expressionist33 8w

    SANTHALI TRADITION (The oldest of all culture)


    The humans are hustling
    But there's a culture on the verge of dying
    We teach to respect and preserve the ancient and the divine
    But not the tribal line?
    Let me tell you
    They worship the trees and the forest
    Offerings of rice water
    They too have a religion like other, but it's not taken seriously (Sarnaism)
    Religion is not something that divides us, but that that gives us an identity
    Long lost language of santhalis was just verbal and there wasn't any script
    The once living legend, Pt. Raghunath Murmu, now respected and worshiped by the clan
    He had said, "If one has a script, language and culture then you exist in this society, if not you don't"
    He gave the tribals a voice, an identity
    But we are still struggling, struggling for our rights,struggling for acceptance.
    When we say we should be equal towards all. We should mean it.
    Support the minorities.
    Because I believe it's the oldest of all the cultures, languages and traditions
    It shouldn't take it's last breathe, make sure it's living, progressing and walking hand in hand with all others.
    Just my views and an effort towards my culture. Just trying to show you another long lost oldest Indian culture.
    There may be others too. Share and let me know in the comments.
    #writers#santhalitradition#love#culture

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    ©expressionist33

  • sadhnaojha 9w

    Kismat aur dil ❤
    sayd
    ye dono ki
    aapas me banti nahi
    tabhi to jo kismat me hote hai
    wo dil me nahi hote
    aur jo dil me baste hai
    unki kundliya milti nahi

  • jsonia 9w

    #violence #toxic #culture

    That's what make a good woman
    It doesn't matter if she's alive or living dead.

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    Bruised
    Shattered
    Killed
    -
    Stayed
    Calmed
    Shamed

    ©jsonia

  • kajli_rs 9w

    Monuments - Our National Heritage

    Steps to protect n safeguard them:

    Educate the community
    Regulate the duty
    Understand the responsibility
    Preserve our nationality

    Enhance the curiosity
    Spread through publicity
    Demonstrate the spirituality
    Develop through technology

    To store the natural beauty
    Don't litter the locality
    They're the records of Earth's History
    Conserve our cultural diversity.

    ©kajli_rs

  • _rakhi 10w

    Womenplaycard

    अभी मेरे भाई भाभी को covid भाई का sugar की वजह से थोड़ा panic है उसमें भी भाभी झगड़ रही,
    medicine देने जो दीदी आई है उसके रिश्तों को ले कर,
    ये कोई वक़्त नही था, अब समस्या ये है उसके झगड़ने से भाई मर भी गया तो उसका झाट कुछ नही जाएगा बाकी उल्टा हम को बोलेगी माँ बहन ध्यान नही दिए क्योंकि वो कर चुकी है पहले ऐसा। और पूरी जनता दुनिया जहान चुतिया लोग मान भी लेंगे क्योंकि वो औरत है। बस इतना बताना चाह रही थी।
    ©_rakhi

  • pallavi4 12w

    Geisha

    I wasn’t born to this grand life
    I neither expect compassion nor have remorse
    I was carried here by the currents
    Changing the direction of my life’s course

    I sit waiting with my face painted
    In white coloured metallic oxide
    Delicate flowers adorn my raven hair
    The prominent rouge my anxiety hides

    With ruby coloured trembling lips
    And my small hands folded neatly in my lap
    Kohl rimmed eyes lowered in contemplation
    In the dim light of the gasoline lamp

    Draped in a silk kimono
    With the nape of my neck left bare
    A red undershirt shyly peeks
    So does the red ribbon in my coifed hair

    I am a creature of the night
    An artist to be admired and gawked at by all
    I’m perfectly poised from my head
    To the heels of the clogs that make me tall

    For tea ceremonies and spring dances
    I play the shamisen to entertain
    Men who pay for my company,
    Weaving a world of elegance one cannot feign

    Swish- swish my fans sway
    Every movement conveys a feeling
    People come to watch me dance
    And are left with their minds reeling

    Not free to run my own life
    My okasan from my okia runs it for me
    My onee chan keeps me grounded
    Like the roots of a sakura tree

    Behind my painted face is pain
    Of wilful captivity and familial disgrace
    One day when I’m old it will disappear like smoke
    Eliminating my existence, leaving no trace

    Japanese words used :

    Geisha - a Japanese hostess trained to entertain men with conversation, dance, and song. Their distinct appearance is characterised by long, trailing kimonos, traditional hairstyles and oshiroi makeup.

    Kimono - a long, loose traditional Japanese robe with wide sleeves, tied with a sash.

    Clogs - a shoe with a thick wooden sole.

    Shamisen - a traditional Japanese three-stringed lute with a square body, played with a large plectrum.

    Okasan - In Japanese it means someone else's mother. The head of the okiya is addressed as “okasan”.

    Okiya - is the lodging house/drinking establishment to which a maiko (apprentice geisha) or geisha is affiliated with during her career as a geisha. A geisha's engagements at parties, and her lessons in singing, traditional dance, musical instruments and tea ceremony are also booked through her okiya.

    Onee chan - one’s older sister. She is the one who takes a maiko (an apprentice geisha) around the various tea houses, guiding and educating her till she becomes a full geisha.

    Sakura - The national flower of Japan, the cherry blossoms represents a time of renewal and optimism. The pops of pink mark the ending of winter and signify the beginning of spring.

    @pallavi4

    24th of September, 2021

    #wod #consonance #geisha #japanese_culture #sakura #culture #stories_in_poems @writersnetwork #writerstolli #writersnetwork #mirakee #mirakeeworld #readwriteunite #thepoetrycommunity #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @mirakee #pallavi_editors_choice

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  • nonnyboy 13w

    Condemned

    You judge me,
    But still you want me.
    You judge me by the way I dress,
    But still you admire the curves on the dress.

    You love the view but Still you hate,
    You lust for me but can't admit.
    You hate the view you can't resist,
    You are such a coward to judge my body.

    You call me slut because you can't get through,
    Despise and hate your demon blood.
    You marked my body verbal and physically,
    You couldn't get me so you condemned me.

    You marked my body for a piece of clothing,
    I love my curves I was never a slut.
    You marked my body I would have to hide,
    My scars are ugly my clothes can't fit.

    The view you love now gone and hidden,
    You source for another to lust and condemn.
    You judge by our clothing but Still love the view,
    My scars are ugly but you are condemn in lust.

    ©nonnyboy

  • abhi_saxena 13w

    गांव की मिट्टी

    गांव की आधी मिट्टी तो ईंट निंगल गई ,
    उससे बना शहर, हमारी रीत निंगल गई ।
    ©abhi_saxena

  • guided_liberation 14w

    CULTure

    Imagination swallowed
    Devoured at birth
    Seeking a leader
    Anyone will do
    Spiritless society
    I bid you adieau
    ©guided_liberation

  • k_yes_yes 15w

    Nowadays, guests bring
    their tailor-made menu cards with them

    ©k_yes_yes