Swing of the Gate #haiku #photography #poetry


gate-to-emptiness1.jpg
Here is the haiku by Mabson O. Southard which is the first stanza of this week’s Tan Renga Challenge (which is to add a second stanza of 7-7):

Just the cellarpit;
only the catbird recalls
the swing of the gate. ~ Southard

on which hang the ages past
children used to laugh and sing ~ L. Moon

This Tan Renga Challenge prompted by Kristjaan Panneman at Carpe Diem

Some more details on the Tan Renga form

Photography: Gate to emptiness © L. Moon

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

Join the Conversation

17 Comments

      1. when I received eye rolls and atittude I felt confident that no one would take advantage of her when she was an adult. I think atittude is all a part of growing up. They are struggling at finding ways to express their feelings all of them, the dramatic ones. We give them the tools in which to do so. Hang in there!

        Like

    1. Hey Martin,This weekend is my wife’s bhdairty, so I’m throwing a dinner party for her and her girlfriends – cooking all her favorites.When I wake up on Sunday from my Henfest-induced coma, I’ll be making some chicken wings, sandwiches, and watching the game in my quiet house. How about you?

      Like

  1. i see you have found meaning – which eluded me – in the haiku
    nicely
    you’ve made it a poignant reverie

    Cheers!
    JzB

    Like

    1. The post made me rethink my goals for next year. I used to be all about geittng numbers down on paper and aiming for them when those numbers are all out of my control.So I’ve changed up what I plan to do this year. Like you, my goals are simple. Much simpler than last year which were too complicated and too related to things outside of my control.I think I’ll go put my goals up on my blog right now

      Like

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

pmgilmer

P. M. Gilmer: Let's Talk About Books: Reading, Writing, and Reviewing. Member of ACFW

Hello, neighbor.

jesuslovesneighbors.com

Belinda Witzenhausen

Writer, Creativity Coach, Book Reviewer & Artist

lightravellerkate

reflections on life as an house sitter and perpetual traveller

Kristen's Kindergarten

Kindergarten Classroom ideas

Josie Two Shoes

Life at Sixty-five

Read. Pray. Love. Daily.

"O begin!...Whether you like it or no, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way: else you will be a trifler all your days" -- John Wesley

She Speaks Wisdom 2

Proverbs 31:26

onewildword

Write Wild. Write Now.

River Maria Urke

Heart of a Poet ~ Eyes of an Artist

Broken Believers

Serving Rascals, Clumsy Disciples, and Mentally Ill Believers with the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ

Renewing Our Minds

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)

Atomic Scribbles

Atomic Stories and Lovecraftian Writings.

Where Words Daily Come Alive.com

Poems which make you smile each day!

%d bloggers like this: