Weekly Photo Challenge | Road of Twists and Turns

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, Al Ain


Can you guess how many turns this road has?
The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road extends for 7.3 mi (11.7 km) up the mountain, rising 4,000 ft (1,219 m). Known to be one of the best driving roads in the world, it has about 60 turns and three lanes (two climbing and one descending).
This photo was taken from a recent trip to Al Ain City in Abu Dhabi for a day tour.

Wordless Wednesday: Sight For Keeps

Happyness Quote Day 19 – Power

Dubai Mall - Waterfall

Dubai Mall – Waterfall

 

All the powers in the universe are already ours.

Swami Vivekananda


As we get connected to our natural expression of strength—we become power-full, rather than having power-over. We call in the unconquerable power of the oceans and the wind. Within, we find the power of a seed to sprout and a heart to heal. As we connect and activate this universal power personally, we experience more confidence, greater self-esteem, and a quiet trust that allows us to meet any demand or situation that life may send our way.

NaPoWriMo Day 16 – Days of Gigs

Dub Fest 2014

Dub Fest 2014 – Dubai, UAE

I live today with touch of genuine smile;
And make a wish to last until midnight,
To share the joys, guffaws, chuckles one time.

No more sorrow to care and bear in sight
With merriment and cheers I bring to all,
Dancing, singing, goofing, circus delight.

Promise before sunrise to laugh — farewell.


NaPoWriMo prompt to mark the Halfway of our challenge is to write a poem in terza merza. This form was invented by Dante, and used in The Divine Comedy. It consists of three-line stanzas, with a “chained” rhyme scheme. The first stanza is ABA, the second is BCB, the third is CDC, and so on. No particular meter is necessary, but English poets have tended to default to iambic pentameter (iambic pentameter is like the Microsoft Windows of English poetry).

NaPoWriMo Day 11 – Spark in a Dream

Shadow in the Sand

“Meet me in the night of Dream …”

There stands on a desert sand

A lone goblet, crystal clear;

Hit by light it glistens wide,

Pour wine and it tastes so fine.

Think of me as you sip in;

Meet me in the night of Dream.

Somehow in the nick of Time;

You and I sparkle in Life.


This poem was written in response to the NaPoWriMo prompt of the day, that is to write using Anacreontics. In English poetry, it is the title given to short lyrical pieces, of an easy kind, dealing with love and wine.