Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) ~ Prompt 5

Hello my lovelies, how are you? Blimey, we get around with this Love Is In Da Blog. Both in time and space but that’s the fun of it, isn’t it?

I absolutely love your contributions and am very inspired. Even though I feel my creativity goes rather strange and funny ways this year.

So what are we up to today? An epitaph for the poetry and a Bollywood song fitting for the lovers of the Taj Mahal. Grand, don’t you think?

My epitaph is pitiful but I let you know it anyway because hey, there is still a pandemic around and we desperately need something to laugh about. And I happily offer my poetry ๐Ÿ˜‰

Such beauty and joy brings your tomb

we hope it gives love much more room

OMGoodness!!!!!

I think I chose a little better with today’s Bollywood song. Apni Zulfein Hariharan is one of the best known and loved singers in India according to good old Wikipedia. But we know that’s not always correct. Today we simply believe them. He seems to have an outstanding musical career also singing in a band called Colonial Cousins. Yes, I’ve never heard of them either LOL. But they apparently featured on MTV Unplugged in 1996 so maybe we just forgot them???? Who knows ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think Apni Zulfein Hariharan’s version of Taj Mahal is epic and I absolutely love it. Also feels absolutely fitting for this glorious building. Here you go.

video source: GangaKrn via YouTube

I wrote at the beginning that we get around quite a bit in this year’s “Love Is In Da Blog” and I can just repeat it. Tomorrow we are off to Mexico and eccentric couple Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera. The prompt is:

Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo ~ Find a Jazz love-song and/or write a Contrapuntal poem about Rivera & Kahlo

So please go, create, find and have lots of fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

โ€œLove Is In Da Blogโ€ Rules/suggestions

  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Donโ€™t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
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  3. Tag your post either with โ€œLove Is In Da Blogโ€ or โ€œLoIsInDaBlโ€ or โ€œLove Is In Da Blog 21โ€ or #LoIsInDaBl21. You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure.
  4. No matter which music the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please, and whatever length you please (no pun intended ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) as long as it is about โ€œLOVE.โ€
  5. I post the prompt post the day before which is connected with the music for that day so you have some time to make up your mind and create your post. There wonโ€™t be two different posts and I hope itโ€™s not too confusing.
  6. If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.

Prompt List for Love Is In Da Blog 2021 โ€œGreat Love Storiesโ€

  1. Choose your own
  2. Romeo & Juliet ~ Find a love song and/or write a Madrigal about them.
  3. Casablanca ~ Find an unusual version of “As Time Goes By” and/or write an Acrostic with this song title
  4. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) ~ Find a Bollywood song and/or write an Epitaph for lovers
  5. Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo ~ Find a Jazz love-song and/or write a Contrapuntal poem about Rivera & Kahlo
  6. Paris & Helen ~ Find a love song of war and/or write an ode to Helen & Paris
  7. Bonnie & Clyde ~ Find a Blues love song and/or write a Nonet about doomed love
  8. Choose your own
  9. The Butterfly Lovers ~ Find a pop love song with a butterfly in it and/or write a Gu Ti poem (second form in the article)
  10. Johnny Cash & June Carter ~ Find a country love song and/or write a Senryu about love
  11. Tristan & Iseult ~ Find a love folk song and/or write an Ae Freislighe about love
  12. Dr Zhivago & Lara ~ Find a “revolutionary” love song and/or write an Onegin Stanza about Zhivago and Lara
  13. Orpheus & Eurydice ~ Find a singer/songwriter song about love and/or write an Ovillejo poem about love
  14. Niulang and Zhinu (Cowherd and Weaver Girl) ~ Find a Valentine’s song and/or write a Sijo poem about love.
  15. Choose your own
  16. Pretty Woman ~ Find a great opera love song and/or write a Bop poem about Edwards & Vivienne’s love
  17. Cleopatra & Mark Antony ~ Find a 50’s love song and/or write a Descord Poem about love
  18. Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy ~ Find a love themed piece of music from the romantic era and/or write a romantic poem.
  19. Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas ~ Find a chanson about love and/or write a Lai poem about Gertrude & Alice
  20. Sisi & Franz ~ Find an acapella Love song and/or write a Sestina poem about Sisi & Franz
  21. Lancelot & Guinevere ~ Find a love rock song and/or write a Hir a Thoddaid poem about love
  22. Choose your own
  23. Aragorn and Arwen ~ Find a classical love piece and/or write a poem in your own invented language (With translation please )
  24. Jackie Kennedy & Aristotle Onassis ~ Find a love song from 1968 and/or write a free verse poem about love
  25. Hadrian & Antinous ~ Find a metal ballad about love and/or write a Rispetto poem about their love
  26. Katniss & Peeta ~ Find a love song from the “Hunger Games” films and/or write a Tricubes poem about love
  27. Dante & Beatrice ~ Find an Italian love song and/or write a Palindrome poem about love
  28. Clara & Esteban (House of Spirits) ~ Find an exotic love song and/or write a Katauta poem
Image of river landscape with quote about breast cancer by Molly Irivins

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow some same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. So far the campaign has raised about half the amount needed: ยฃ421,666 of ยฃ800,000 (January 2021).

Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Thanks, my dears, for staying with me until the end.

I appreciate your presence.

Please stay safe, stay kind and remember that you rock!

4 thoughts on “Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) ~ Prompt 5

    1. Thank you very much. For me, radiotherapy was much less horrible than chemotherapy. The side effects are a lot less and radiation therapy is not as awful as it used to be. I basically was only tired and that was it. No sickness, no constipation, nor loosing skin on feet etc. I hope you and yours are well. Sorry, for my late answer. Got it in my head to do a spring clean in our house this week and was just not as much online as usually ๐Ÿ™‚

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