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.

NaPoWriMo Day 27 – I Am

I Am, But a Clay

I Am, But a Clay

When I was gathered from the depth
of earth and formed to the creator’s
liking – I Am. I stand here alone.
What made me I Am?
 
What makes us different? 
Half and half we are different.
Who made us different?
The creator, or the created one?
 
 We all long for perfection
And we pray for that longing.
Look at me now.
I never reach that perfection.
 
For I don’t even know
What perfection is like.
If you will tell me now
I may know if – I AM.
 

Our prompt today from NaPoWriMo is an ekphrastic poem. This is something similar — a poem written from a photograph.

NaPoWriMo Day 17 – Stone Fruit of Tropics

Anything Green

Spotted dark skin of green
In my hand you stand so keen;
But don’t wish you can stay still
For here’s my knife ready to peel.

Unripe they may say is what you are,
Yet hundred ways for you to prepare;
Crunchy yet so sour for taste
For others to salivate.

Oh! Let me take this chance to peep
Even in distance I cannot keep;
A pungent, tempting flavor filled the place
Yet mild, and sweet distinctive feel to replace.


Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo was to write a poem to specifically describe something in terms of at least three of the five senses.  So guess what do I have on the plate?