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Memory you can touch . iconic bridge draped with American flag Inspiring special events celebrated here photographers gather

(c) 2014 Saradunn.  The Somesville Bridge, Maine, USA  7/7/2014

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Memory you can touch

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iconic bridge

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draped with American flag

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Inspiring

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special events celebrated here

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photographers gather

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note:
When the flag is on the Somesville, Maine, USA
bridge, I feel a swell of joy in my heart…today 
I didn’t expect to see the flag, and I went across 
the street to take more photos myself. Each time
the flag is draped from the bridge and the reflection
is like it is today… it causes me to reflect on the
flag and all it means to this country and me.

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Friday, July 4, 2014 prompt: tangible objects that remind us of absence

( I have been waiting to give this evocative prompt for the right moment, for more than a week.

It was suggested at our first Monday Tanka Meeting at Caltech by James Won.

He recalled the haiku written by Busan about stepping on his dead wife’s comb.

In fact his wife was alive at the time, and outlived him by 31 years!

But the incident of stepping on it,

and the premonition of absence was enough to create for Busan,

the inspiration for the fullness of the feeling of absence.

We all have moments like this.

What tangible object gives you ripples of feeling,

recalling (or anticipating) the absence of someone, a love, a friend, family, even yourself…

and makes those feelings tangible in this kind of vivid way.

How what vivid way do you bridge those feelings in your tanka?)

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July 4 prompt: tangible object that reminds of of absence

July 4 prompt: tangible object that reminds of of absence

 

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