Zeitgeist, via ten little detours

Zeitgeist …via 10 little detours ….by Britta Benson

Britta's Blog - Letters from Scotland

Picture credit: Britta Benson

I do take things literally. Especially, when it comes to lovely compound nouns. Regular readers may remember my Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher post a few weeks ago, aka: ‘Clack!’. (https://brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com/2022/06/07/eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher/) So when I read Reena’s new prompt, ‘Zeitgeist’, (https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/reenas-xploration-challenge-237/) my imagination did, what she likes to do… a runner. A little jig. Make that an Orcadian Strip the Willow and of course, my imagination took my only loosely anchored linguist’s soul for a spin and a half.

Being a German citizen of the world comes with a lot of caveats, the need for extensive explanation, and is often better kept in the deepest darkest depths of ‘I’d rather not say’.

Zeitgeist, the spirit or mood of the age, era, of a period in history… What a great German word. There are quite a number of German words in the English language.

Here are my top…

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My Heart and Mind Shatter

My heart and mind shatter …. By EM Kingston

The Ramblings of E.M. Kingston

Restoration – Image by KL Caley

Like this old beaten house, my heart and mind are full of grief and loss. Long story short…My daughter duped me and took away everyone in one swish of her razor tongue. All I ever wanted was for my kids was for them to be loved, happy, and have a new mom with a new look on life. It’s clear that they just want me to be the bad guy, so I am going to mourn in the way that I know how. I don’t want to answer a lot of questions. I just need to feel this in order to not break down again.

Place – My Mind

Emotion – Mourning

Adjective – Misunderstood

Verb – Mirrored

My animal – Mockingbird

My essenceMisery.

My mind is tangled and weaved in sorrow.

I feel like an old house, abandoned and forgotten.

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A Peaceful Feeling: Compilation 06/30/2022

A peaceful feeling … By Christine Bialczak

Stine Writing

Its a terrific day to bypass the world and languish what’s needing to be
Done are the days of silly cartoons dangling fake lives ‘front of me
I bend to the floor, escaping the lights, from the moon accessible through the blinds
My stonewashed jeans are clean and are dry and nothing weighs on my mind
The opalescence in this worldwide debut is the beauty of an angel’s halo
A zeitgeist of long gone serenity waits while dreams of a utopia grow.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

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Livestock …. by Susi Bocks

I Write Her

Sharon McCutcheon – Unsplash

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #237 – Zeitgeist
& Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Opalescence

the zeitgeist of the 70s
shimmering opalescence
of hope
springing forth
what we thought

powerful crusty men
attempt to dim our light
by deciding our future
i ache with a desire to fight
for and with my sisters

never in my lifetime
had i thought we’d be subjected
to this orchestrated control
forced upon us
our bodies
once again not our own

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge #237

Welcome back! PROMPT #237 We have a word prompt this week Zeitgeist The dictionary meaning of the word is the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time: "the story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s" There is no restriction on length … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #237


“There are no permanent enemies or friends in politics”, sighed the party loyalist on seeing his leader shake hands with their bete noire, “all the intense battles we fought have come to nought today.” “The quest for power demands a different discipline. Nobody hands over power to you on a platter,” came another voice with … Continue reading Eclipse


Rebirth is not always about reincarnation or different lifetimes. What fascinates me about the word is its linkage to positivity. A turning point, discovery of potential, eruption of latent forces, change in lifestyle all count as rebirth. However, a downturn is never called so. Birth always holds hope. What we do with a life later … Continue reading Rebirth

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #235

Indira’s take on RXC #235

Sharing Thoughts

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