(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?)