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born with gift
called from far and wide
desperate times
fresh cut branch held just so
willow witching
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TPOS prompt: drought/oasis

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tanka prompt: the elements (earth/air/fire/water)

painting by Kathabela

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(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.

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Then the firey amber flames began to appear,

from the water spreading.

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In the bright air the painting dried

and preserved was a magical unrelenting force of nature.

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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.

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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?)

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'Friday, March 13, 2015 prompt: the elements (earth/air/fire/water) painting by @[692070517:2048:Kathabela]  (The elements have a life of their own . In my tiny painting the earth biorn 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?)'
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photo: (c) 9/2014 Saradunn

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looking forward
it’s looking backwards
mocking smile
picasso meets utlity
portrait gliding on highway
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TPOS: found art

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Monday March 23, 2015 tanka prompt:

found art in unlikely places

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(You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down

and suddenly stand still in awe.

A delicate scrap,

a rusty hinge,

an oil spill,

a chalk line blurred by rain.

As if long hours were spent creating,

a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign

and a moment expand with humor,

beauty, a question is revealed

How has this happened to you,

and…in your tanka now?l

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'Monday March 23, 2015: found art in unlikely places  (You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down and suddenly stand still in awe. A delicate scrap, a rusty hinge, an oil spill, a chalk linr blurred by rain. As if long hours were spent creating, a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign and a moment expand with humor, beauty, a question is revealed How has this happened to you, and...in your tanka now?) --this photo of a scrap of plastic netting into which flowers have fallen - today, Santa Barbara, path by parking lot, Santa Barbara Zoo'
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photo (c) 2015 Saradunn:  Ceiling at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Bangor, Maine, USA

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light and airy
grace flying above
astounding
white ribs on gray.
soothing sky overhead
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TPOS: found art
Ceiling at St. Patrick’s Episcopal
Church, Bangor, Maine, USA
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Monday March 23, 2015 tanka prompt:

found art in unlikely places

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(You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down

and suddenly stand still in awe.

A delicate scrap,

a rusty hinge,

an oil spill,

a chalk line blurred by rain.

As if long hours were spent creating,

a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign

and a moment expand with humor,

beauty, a question is revealed

How has this happened to you,

and…in your tanka now?l

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'Monday March 23, 2015: found art in unlikely places  (You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down and suddenly stand still in awe. A delicate scrap, a rusty hinge, an oil spill, a chalk linr blurred by rain. As if long hours were spent creating, a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign and a moment expand with humor, beauty, a question is revealed How has this happened to you, and...in your tanka now?) --this photo of a scrap of plastic netting into which flowers have fallen - today, Santa Barbara, path by parking lot, Santa Barbara Zoo'
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.photo: (c) 3/2015 Saradunn, seagull posing, Surry Landing,   Surry, Maine USA

blood on stone
first warm day
celebrating
signs of ice melt
soups on
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TPOS prompt:
found art in unlikely places
(seagull posing)
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photos: (c) 3/2015 Saradunn

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Monday March 23, 2015 tanka prompt: found art in unlikely places

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(You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down

and suddenly stand still in awe.

A delicate scrap,

a rusty hinge,

an oil spill,

a chalk line blurred by rain.

As if long hours were spent creating,

a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign

and a moment expand with humor,

beauty, a question is revealed

How has this happened to you,

and…in your tanka now?l

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'Monday March 23, 2015: found art in unlikely places  (You are walking in a parking lot or city street look down and suddenly stand still in awe. A delicate scrap, a rusty hinge, an oil spill, a chalk linr blurred by rain. As if long hours were spent creating, a pattern, a whimsical face, a letter fallen from a sign and a moment expand with humor, beauty, a question is revealed How has this happened to you, and...in your tanka now?) --this photo of a scrap of plastic netting into which flowers have fallen - today, Santa Barbara, path by parking lot, Santa Barbara Zoo'

photo: 123RF

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TPOS prompt: healing ourselves
(healing the earth, healing ourselves)

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My Response to the Prompt:

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sky high tree house
wind is our music
sky paints dreams
crows chatter flying by
check eaves for nesting site

……………………..Saradunn

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Kathabela Wilson, Prompt

Friday, March 20, 2015 prompt: healing the earth, healing ourselves
(All the broken things, debris,difficulties, cultural discord, how to bring a unity,
a healing with personal powers.
We have been healing these days, especially Rick,
but healing by a sensitive watchfulness.
If you look inside you can read the clouds
on x-rays as well as the sky,
see those clouds
“you are making more bones”
that is what the surgeon says.
And so like the earth and its revitalization,
we heal ourselves, the inner globes that we are,
without even trying, letting time patience,
and sensitivity succeed.
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What do you see as healing in the earth this world, and your own being, and how to say it in your tanka?)

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TPOS prompt: rounded edges,

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My response to the prompt:

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cyberspace figment
imagination wanders
clouds hover
never lost ~ a wisp away
search and ye shall find
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for Ari

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Kathabela Wilson prompt, Tanka Poets on Site

March 18, 2015 tanka prompt: rounded edges, “struggle against the straight line”

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(Our poet friend Joan Stern

went on a trip to Antarctica,

and on the way back she stopped in Uraguay recently.

She came home with a signed print by Vilaro,

who designed many beautiful environments,

tileworks

and paintings.

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He mentions his

“lifelong struggle against the straight line.”

Compared to Gaudi in his flowing,

unusual conceptions,

the organic nature

of the ebb and flow of shapes and motion

seems natural.

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What rough edges have you smoothed,

corners, rounded?

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How have you “struggled against the straight line”

in your work,

art,

psychology?)

.'March 18 prompt:  rounded edges, "struggle against the straight line" (Paez Vilaro)'

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photo: (c) Saradunn 2/6/2015  Library, Somesville, Maine, USA

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TPOS prompt: metaphor

My response to the prompt:

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winter wonderland
white fluffy snow creates beauty
snow puff flowers
winter wonderland frost’s bite
black ice ~ surprise landing
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