. (c) 2014 Saradumm… Miss Blaze
how we hold each other. , hugs
cradled in my arm
allows me to type
licks my nose
stares me down ~ the look
Blaze with the look
from across the room
,.. couldn’t get a “selfie”
Wednesday September 17, 2014
tanka prompt a natural embrace,
how we hold each other. , hugs (Santa Barbara photo by Kathabela)
(What are the significant embraces you feel see and remember?
As the bloom embraces its center we hold one another in mind and heart.
This endearment in all its manifestation in nature has become a greeting
a virtual expression of connection and warmth.
In some cultures
It is central and in others it is private.
For some people it feels natural
others more formal or cultured by experiences might shy away.
But the psychological embrace itself is the act of thinking itself.
Discovery of connection.
The sense of metaphor.
What do you embrace in your life, in your tanka?
How is it held there placed there as if by the force of nature ,
your own nature enveloped in the “hug” of words?)
match white clouds that hug
the ocean shore
prompt: Happy Hands ＼(^^)／
what you say to get a good photo
think happy happy
together for always
smiles light the world
day spent in idyllic setting
smiles for life is wonderful
Kathabella Wilson prompt
“happy hands” or whatever you say to get the picture…
(Somehow I had the idea, one day, to say “happy hands”!
This is what happens!
All the different personalities,
exuberant and sweet,
humorous and jubilant…’
come into play.
This was a wonderful celebation
the Friday Poets themselves put together
at our home for Kathabela’s birthday…
this is the finale photo. I said –“happy hands”
and look what happened.
What do you say when you want tp take a photo
that shows the personalities and spirit of a group…
and what do YOU think of “happy hands”??)
photo (c) 2014 Stephanie Preble Vickberg
for sign of new baby
balloons grace doorway
It’s a boy ~ Jayce !
(c) 2014 Saradunn
Kathabela Wilson Prompt
(Yesterday, as we were arriving home from Japan,
Gary gave the prompt “little surprises”
I was surprised that it was Tuesday (again)
and right in tune with the prompt.
It was hard to see on my phone,
while we were getting off the plane,
and even later, what was “on top” of the stack of rocks
in his picture. I had to ask.
A little tree. So subtle and sweet.
It reminded me of many things we had seen
on this journey and everyday life too.
How what is on top of a building,
a person’s head
is important and there for a reason,
Even when accidental,
it often acquires meaning
in the eye of the person looking.
What is “on top” of you,
something you see every day,
something memorable in travels,
what does it mean
and can the significance,
importance come alive in your tanka?)
Photo from Button Central
used with permission
Prompt: Button, button, who has got the button (Gary)
A Growing Restaurant Trend in the U.K
watermelons ripe for eating
juicy and sweet
stars and moons ~earthly beauty
seed spitting contests each melon
Kathabela Wilson prompt:
tanka prompt: watermelon memories, meanings, tributes
(As we wandered through the Shinto shrine on our way to the peaks of Mt. Tsukuba,
an unusual large stone sculpture caught our attention.
It stood out among the other carvings and monuments, gargoyles, statues and garden figures.
I had to ask what it was and what the script on its plaque was saying.
“It’s about a watermelon” our host said.
We are thanking the watermelon for its delicious fruit.
and for the good fortune it brings.”
Shinto honors nature, has no texts, or “gods”
in the normal sense
so this expression in honor
of the watermelon
was natural and genuine to its spirit.
How has watermelon figured in your life,
how has it been significant, inspiring,
integral to your childhood, growth,
Have you run into it in odd situations?
How does the watermelon fit in your tanka?)