born with gift
called from far and wide
fresh cut branch held just so
TPOS prompt: drought/oasis
tanka prompt: the elements (earth/air/fire/water)
painting by Kathabela
(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.
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?)