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Prompt #62 Chi ku


Chiara Fersini

This week’s prompt is Chi ku

The literal translation of Chi ku is “eat bitterness”

It  means the ability of persons to endure hardship without becoming embittered.

“Preserving your good cheer even under the most adverse circumstances”

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Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

17 comments on “Prompt #62 Chi ku

  1. hitandrun1964
    June 29, 2014

    It’s Saturday night
    and I’m stuck here
    peeling fruit
    I want to go dancing
    but no
    it’s fruit, fruit, fruit
    that’s all anyone thinks about
    well not me
    I want to be an architect
    but first I just want to go out
    and have a good time
    worst of all
    I’m allergic to fruit


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  4. helenvalentina
    June 29, 2014

    Great prompt, though I probably went a bit too dark for the real meaning of the term – blame it on some of the books I’m reading at the moment that are a bit nihilistic! 🙂


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  6. Leovi
    June 29, 2014

    Yes, this is a great virtue that desire for me!


  7. Heather
    June 29, 2014

    I love love love this prompt! To me it’s about, absolutely whenever possible, not allowing anyone or anything else to set my agenda. There is always something bigger.


    • mindlovemisery
      June 30, 2014

      Awww thanks Heather I am glad you liked it and you certainly nailed it!


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  10. julespaige
    July 1, 2014

    Are there form requirements. I wrote sort of a Puente haibun that might fit this bill –
    It is here:

    Puente: point a to point b

    If it does fit, let me know and I’ll add my link, your prompt link, and information.


    • mindlovemisery
      July 2, 2014

      There are no form requirements. For the freestyle you can submit anything poems (any form), stories, photos, videos, artwork anything at all. The shadorma prompt and haiku prompt hosted on Saturday and Wednesday are the only challenges with form requirements.


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