9/8/2014 Super Harvest Moon
(c) Saradunn


tanka prompt: what’s on top


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, 

sometimes accidental, 

often purposeful. 

Even when accidental, 

it often acquires meaning 

in the eye of the person looking. 


What is “on top” of you, your head, your house, 

something you see every day, 

something memorable in travels, 

or childhood, 

what does it mean and can the significance, mystery, humor,

importance come alive

 in your tanka?)



My response to the prompt:



For photo on 9/8/2014

above the world
gazing ball bright in sky
colorful aura glows
together in spirit
gaze together ~ Harvest Moon






TPOS Prompt: what’s on top ?
(of the tree next door)
bright lit sky
stars gleam with super moon

Wow amazing delight
more amazing I can see
when you are gazing too

Photo 9/6/2014




Photo 9/6/2014
Skies to be overcast
and stormy tonight 9/7/2014