An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

NaHaiWriMo prompt: keen – Operating Room Nurse Day: Another occupation we should salute

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.photo: http://www.nursingexplorer.com

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keen eyes ~ mind
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knows doc’s work as well as they
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firm moves with gloved hands.

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THE PROMPTS:
keen -/- Operating Room Nurse Day:

Another occupation we should salute

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 Keen:  having or showing an ability to think clearly

and to understand what is not obvious or simple about 

something

: very strong and sensitive : highly developed

: very excited about and interested in something

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November is “K” or perhaps “k” and “kn.”
 
We have some of each for your haiku enjoyment. 
 
This month, each word is tied to a holiday – real or made up - 
 
Thanksgiving or “Sinkie.” 
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Sometimes, the connection is obvious - 
 
kneel for All Saints Day; and often not - 
 
well, you will see. 
 
Your haiku might explore the word, a variation of it, 
 
the holiday, 
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or if you are really ambitious marry word and holiday in the same poem. 
 
Enjoy and celebrate the imagination of wordsmiths and poets. 
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(Thanks to Sigrid Saradunn for her help compiling the list.)

NaHaiWriMo prompt: kiss – Button Day

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www.wall321.com

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button nose
golden freckles
gram’s little girl  face
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November is “K” or perhaps “k” and “kn.”
We have some of each for your haiku enjoyment. 
This month, each word is tied to a holiday -
real or made up - 
Thanksgiving or “Sinkie.” 
Sometimes, the connection is obvious - 
kneel for All Saints Day; and often not - 
well, you will see. 
Your haiku might explore the word, 
a variation of it, the holiday, 
or if you are really ambitious 
marry word and holiday in the same poem. 
Enjoy and celebrate the imagination of wordsmiths and poets. 

TPOS prompt: how things have changed

 

www.farzadsbarbershop.com

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prompt:   how things have changed
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men’s hair cuts

at unisex beauty shops

mall hours

twas nice to hide away

curlers and perms not pretty

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Gary Blankenship prompt for Tanka Poets on Line

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Kathabela’s wonderful prompts for the last week have sparked

a lot of nostalgic tanka, childhood memories.

Much of it about how the world has changed.

My reference is 50′s when we still had black telephones with party lines,

wringer washers   (I caught my finger in ours more than once),

clothes lines, butter churns and push mowers.

In barber shops, the barber wore a white coat,

dispensed bay rum and a sucker to the kids,

and the town gossips lined one wall.

Typewriters were manual, computers were clunky

and bikes may have been brakeless.

There were frozen TV dinners, but they went in the oven.

There were three national television channels

and one or two local stations.

And each had a live kid’s show.

Ours were Sheriff Tex, Captain Puget, Stan Boreson

and No Mo, JP Patches and Brakeman Bill and Donkey

with the worse jokes ever. Most were icons.

If your era was later, you changes were different and today,

it seems there are more changes than in the old decades.

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What changes have occurred from when you were a kid and now?

Which do you miss the most?

Some went through changes like the churn, oleo, color packs and on.

How has your favorite change changed?

Even poetry has changed with new forms

and modern version of the old?

How has yours evolved?

What will your tanka tell us about the changes –

too numerous to list in this short paragraph?

TPOS: prompt: a natural embrace, how we hold each other. , hugs

. (c) 2014 Saradumm… Miss Blaze

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prompt a natural embrace, 
how we hold each other. , hugs 
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cradled in my arm
purrs contently
allows me to type
licks my nose
stares me down ~ the look
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note:
Blaze with the look
from across the room
,.. couldn’t get a “selfie”
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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 farewell

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. 

Poetic intuition. 

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?)

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deep rose
anniversaries
of bougainvillea
match white clouds that hug
the ocean shore

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152233920385518&set=oa.644866942267174&type=3&theater

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Sept 17 prompt (natural embrace, hug ( photo by Kathabela, Santa Barbara)

Sept 17 prompt (natural embrace, hug ( photo by Kathabela, Santa Barbar

 

Small Stone…a Mindful Moment

Photo: small stone...a mindful moment</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Fall colors remain<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
special time ~ tamaracks next<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Jack Frost due any time” /></p>
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Fall colors remain

special time ~ tamaracks next

Jack Frost due any time

 

Tanka Poets on Site: prompt: Happy Hands ! \(^^)/

 

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prompt: Happy Hands \(^^)/
what you say to get a good photo
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think happy happy
together for always
smiles light the world
day spent in idyllic setting
smiles for life is wonderful

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Kathabella Wilson prompt

“happy hands” or whatever you say to get the picture…

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(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”??)

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TPOS: tanka prompt: balloons (for new baby)

prompt: balloons . eyes watch for sign of new baby arriving home balloons grace doorway It's a boy ~ Jayce ! . . photo (c) Stephanie Preble Vickberg with permission

photo (c) 2014 Stephanie Preble Vickberg
with permission

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prompt: balloons

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eyes watch
for sign of new baby
arriving home
balloons grace doorway
It’s a boy ~ Jayce !

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Note:
One of the joys and mysteries of aging
is seeing your children and grand-children
have their own families.  A miracle of miracles.
Gives a lot for one to think about.  
My friends, Joan and Ralph Preble, are great-
grandparents for the second time.  Their daughter,
Stephanie and her husband Veine, grandparents
for the first time.  
I can remember the amazement of looking at my
first grandchild in wonder, knowing some day,
my genes would again be carried by another 
generation.  
My guess is that most grandparents and great grandparents
have similar thoughts about the future generations,
knowing they may not see the child grow into adulthood,
and wonder what the world will offer them.  
For me it has never grown old, the wonder of new life.

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