An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

TPOS tanka prompt: the elements (earth/air/fire/water)

photo: dowsingarchaeology.org.uk/

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born with gift
called from far and wide
desperate times
fresh cut branch held just so
willow witching
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TPOS prompt: drought/oasis

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tanka prompt: the elements (earth/air/fire/water)

painting by Kathabela

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(The elements have a life of their own .

In my tiny painting the earth born fibers

embedded in the earthy paper

were not visible

until my wet brush touched the page.

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Then the firey amber flames began to appear,

from the water spreading.

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In the bright air the painting dried

and preserved was a magical unrelenting force of nature.

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Whenever I think of trying to make something happen

I think of this surprising moment,

and how things happen by themselves

when it comes down to the elemental in life.

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How have the earth air fire and water

been part of your life,

how do you see them as inspiration

and basic powers in your life and your poetry?)

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'Friday, March 13, 2015 prompt: the elements (earth/air/fire/water) painting by @[692070517:2048:Kathabela]  (The elements have a life of their own . In my tiny painting the earth biorn fibers embedded in the earthy paper were not visible until my wet brush touched the page. Then the firey amber flames began to appear, from the water spreading. In the bright air the painting dried and preserved was a magical unrelenting force of nature. Whenever I think of trying to make something happen I think of this surprising moment, and how things happen by themselves when it comes down to the elemental in life. How have the earth air fire and water  been part of your life, how do you see them as inspiration and basic powers in your life and your poetry?)'
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TPOS: traveling by water (Wings and Waves Waterpark)

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wind swept leaves
a stop at mill pond
sudden arctic night
traveling on water
frozen in ice

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TPOS: traveling by water

(Wings and Waves Waterpark) Gary Blankenship prompt

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TPOS tanka prompt March 24, 2015 traveling by water

(Wings and Waves Waterpark) Gary

Hi.

It’s spring break in this part of Oregon

and we are entertaining our grandchildren

as the weather allows.

Sunday was bowling

and yesterday the indoor water park at McMinnville

– next to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

(Including Spruce Goose).

The water park has a large wave pools

and 4 slides coming from a Boeing 747 on the roof – 

one with a funnel. 

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Something for all ages. 

BTW a water museum and café are included. 

Our kids had oodles of fun. 

What are your experiences with water parks and play – 

pools slides Rapids and rafting. 

How wet your tanka will get.

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Gary Blankenship's photo.
Gary Blankenship's photo.
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TPOS: found art in unlikely places

photo: (c) 9/2014 Saradunn

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looking forward
it’s looking backwards
mocking smile
picasso meets utlity
portrait gliding on highway
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TPOS: found art

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Monday March 23, 2015 tanka prompt:

found art in unlikely places

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(You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down

and suddenly stand still in awe.

A delicate scrap,

a rusty hinge,

an oil spill,

a chalk line blurred by rain.

As if long hours were spent creating,

a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign

and a moment expand with humor,

beauty, a question is revealed

How has this happened to you,

and…in your tanka now?l

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'Monday March 23, 2015: found art in unlikely places  (You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down and suddenly stand still in awe. A delicate scrap, a rusty hinge, an oil spill, a chalk linr blurred by rain. As if long hours were spent creating, a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign and a moment expand with humor, beauty, a question is revealed How has this happened to you, and...in your tanka now?) --this photo of a scrap of plastic netting into which flowers have fallen - today, Santa Barbara, path by parking lot, Santa Barbara Zoo'
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TPOS: found art Ceiling at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Bangor, Maine, USA

photo (c) 2015 Saradunn:  Ceiling at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Bangor, Maine, USA

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light and airy
grace flying above
astounding
white ribs on gray.
soothing sky overhead
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TPOS: found art
Ceiling at St. Patrick’s Episcopal
Church, Bangor, Maine, USA
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Monday March 23, 2015 tanka prompt:

found art in unlikely places

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(You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down

and suddenly stand still in awe.

A delicate scrap,

a rusty hinge,

an oil spill,

a chalk line blurred by rain.

As if long hours were spent creating,

a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign

and a moment expand with humor,

beauty, a question is revealed

How has this happened to you,

and…in your tanka now?l

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'Monday March 23, 2015: found art in unlikely places  (You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down and suddenly stand still in awe. A delicate scrap, a rusty hinge, an oil spill, a chalk linr blurred by rain. As if long hours were spent creating, a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign and a moment expand with humor, beauty, a question is revealed How has this happened to you, and...in your tanka now?) --this photo of a scrap of plastic netting into which flowers have fallen - today, Santa Barbara, path by parking lot, Santa Barbara Zoo'
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CSP prompt: garden bird ~ woodpecker . (c) 2015 Saradunn

Traci Barlow (c)image from Seize the Poem prompt on facebook

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tap tap tap
seeks tasty grub
redhead bobbin
louder and louder
splitting headache
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(c) 2015 Saradunn

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CSP 26.2.15 prompt: garden bird
woodpecker

(garden bird / tufted titmouse)

thanksTraci Barlow for letting me use this capture for today’s prompt!

just precious! if this bird is not a native to your neck of the woods,

feel free to ‘replace’ it with your own garden bird/s


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TPOS prompt: traveling by water (Wings and Waves Waterpark) Gary

photo: (c) 3./2015 Saradunn,   Surry Landing, Surry Maine, USA

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heading out
bay water’s devine
paddlin’
no need to hurry
follow the leader
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TPOS prompt: traveling by water

(Wings and Waves Waterpark) Gary Blankenship

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Gary wrote:

It’s spring break in this part of Oregon

and we are entertaining our grandchildren

as the weather allows.

Sunday was bowling

and yesterday the indoor water park at McMinnville

– next to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

(Including Spruce Goose).

The water park has a large wave pools

and 4 slides coming from a Boeing 747 on the roof – 

one with a funnel. 

.

Something for all ages. 

BTW a water museum and café are included. 

Our kids had oodles of fun. 

What are your experiences with water parks and play – 

pools slides Rapids and rafting. 

How wet your tanka will get.

.

Gary Blankenship's photo.
Gary Blankenship's photo.
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TPOS prompt: found art in unlikely places

.photo: (c) 3/2015 Saradunn, seagull posing, Surry Landing,   Surry, Maine USA

blood on stone
first warm day
celebrating
signs of ice melt
soups on
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TPOS prompt:
found art in unlikely places
(seagull posing)
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photos: (c) 3/2015 Saradunn

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Monday March 23, 2015 tanka prompt: found art in unlikely places

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(You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down

and suddenly stand still in awe.

A delicate scrap,

a rusty hinge,

an oil spill,

a chalk line blurred by rain.

As if long hours were spent creating,

a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign

and a moment expand with humor,

beauty, a question is revealed

How has this happened to you,

and…in your tanka now?l

.

'Monday March 23, 2015: found art in unlikely places  (You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down and suddenly stand still in awe. A delicate scrap, a rusty hinge, an oil spill, a chalk linr blurred by rain. As if long hours were spent creating, a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign and a moment expand with humor, beauty, a question is revealed How has this happened to you, and...in your tanka now?) --this photo of a scrap of plastic netting into which flowers have fallen - today, Santa Barbara, path by parking lot, Santa Barbara Zoo'

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