names tell of history or use
unique and trendy hard to find
‘cept for Flockamoosen Way
TPOS prompt: favorite name
photo: 2019 Saradunn
road sign to Forest Ridge Campground in Ellsworth, Maine
prompt: Happy Hands ＼(^^)／
what you say to get a good photo
think happy happy
together for always
smiles light the world
day spent in idyllic setting
smiles for life is wonderful
Kathabella Wilson prompt
“happy hands” or whatever you say to get the picture…
(Somehow I had the idea, one day, to say “happy hands”!
This is what happens!
All the different personalities,
exuberant and sweet,
humorous and jubilant…’
come into play.
This was a wonderful celebation
the Friday Poets themselves put together
at our home for Kathabela’s birthday…
this is the finale photo. I said –“happy hands”
and look what happened.
What do you say when you want tp take a photo
that shows the personalities and spirit of a group…
and what do YOU think of “happy hands”??)
….our prompt is Hot Springs and is a very clear prompt I think
so I don’t have to explain it. Here is the haiku which Jane Reichhold uses as an example for this kigo.
not far from the desert sun
bubbling hot springs
in dry desert sands
soaked in hot springs
home in the stars
….I (Kris. P. our host) wasn’t inspired to compose a new haiku on this prompt, but I thought “I have to share a haiku, so I have sought through all my haiku”, but couldn’t find a haiku on this prompt. So I love to share a haiku by Basho:
yuno nagori kayoi wa hada no samukara n
tonight my skin
will miss the hot spring
it seems colder
© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
Posted by Kristjaan Panneman
Earlier in June, Kathabela Wilson
on Tanka Poets on Site, facebook,
had a similar prompt during her
travels in Japan.
My tanka post on the hot springs
Hakone’s winding roads
mountains ~ lakes iconic scenes
beauty on every turn
hot springs bath -Mt Fuji in view
after midnight ~ couple shares best bath
When I lived in Japan, the hot spring
baths were divided by gender.
The women’s bath was plain and
utilitarian, the men’s much nicer
The hotel clerk said the men’s side
was seldom used after midnight and
we could both use it then. (it was huge
and room for many people).
Kathabela Wilson wrote in response to my post
about the hot springs baths:
Dear friends, I had severe computer problems for several months
and finally broke down and got a new laptop… hope to be posting
on a regular basis again and reading your post too…
Blogging and posting and working my way thru the reading of
posts became a chore and no longer fun… Now I am hoping things
will be fun and joyful and on a roll again !
.(c) July 19, 1998 Saradunn. Signature Red Chairs at Indian Point, Town Hill, Maine, USA.
.Sharon Hawley photo from the Tanka on Site prompt
(You may read all about her biking adventures in her blog: Pedaling West II –http://sharonbybicycle.blogspot.com/2013_02_01_archive.html
a dusty town
the largest of western legends
dying along the river
the nightingale no longer sings
time for a trek over dusty plains
In the thirty years we have lived here,
one of the highlights of spring is waiting for the first color on our Queen –
a fourteen foot rhododendron we have nurtured from a princess less than four feet.
This year, that color happened over the weekend inside the bush barely visible.
I happened to be gone.
Today, the first streaks of color showed on several outside buds –
with sun they should burst forth tomorrow of the next day.
Makes me really happy.
We anticipate new in many ways –
in flowers such as lilacs or rose buds,
the first grapes,
the first home baked cookie,
breaking of the ice.
These are not always momentous occasions such as graduation;
they can be mundane – the first dandelion bloom.
What “bursting forth” do you anticipate?
What first color?
How will your tanka celebrate this first?
April 22, 2014 prompt: first color – anticipation
yellow primrose peeks
winter’s wilted cover hid
spring’s delightful gift
spirits lift at the sight
new greens bright ~ spring colors delight
Tanka Poets on Site
Pike Place Brewery – “Hot Dog”December 24 prompt: “hot dog” Pike Brewing art by Cheryl Leo Gwin and Charles Finkel
Hanging in Pike Brewing Company (http://www.pikebrewing.com/ )