Lonely are her shoes #tanka #art

One of Teika’s Ten Tanka Techniques as discussed by Jane Reichhold: Mystery and depth – yūgentei, the image evoking ineffable loneliness   This category is associated mostly with Fujiwara Shunzei (1114-1204) Teika’s renowned father and tanka expert. Teika mentions this in some of his other teachings and uses as examples poem #3:254 Kin’yōshū by Toshiyori: […]

Going Deeper #art #photography

    Look deep art for the eyes pencil interprets The WordPress Daily Post Photography Challenge this week is Depth Photography to enjoy: Empire of Lights This That and the Other Thing (Janet) Castelsarrasin (Sandra) Ese’s Voice Jim Holroyd 365 Lin’s Doodles

Winter Dreams in Color #haiku #holiday #poem

This week I love to challenge you all a bit more to write a short chained poem with a maximum of eight stanza following the classical rules (5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7) and your last stanza (classically called “ageku”) has to close the chain by associating on the first stanza. Of course […]

The Artist’s Eye #Art #poetry #photography

Memories of too short a moment spent with you your view of beauty expansive  revealing I am tuned to a sensual ballet you see the  dancer’s 2nd performance Georgia O’Keeffe though not your style unveils passers by to a flower’s identity whether overstated as the magnolia or silent in her fragrant dance your work a bit on the dark side […]

Ahhh The Lovers #swans #haiku #photography

The pas de deux dance of two moving as one swans in life’s waltz ** swans in life’s waltz gliding along in their lake blue glistens diamonds ** blue glistens diamonds her eyes sparkle at each thought his nearness quivers This month Kristjaan is using the Tarot Cards as prompts. Today’s prompt is the Lovers […]

Lovely Lady #atozchallenge #poetry #spring #theater

Her name spoken softly in a whisper brought a hush to the room. Like a swan shyly opening her wings Calla enters from stage left. diamond like tears glisten as beholding such beauty evokes this emotion In velvety white, the audience’s aww is hushed by the entry of a shadow that removes oxygen from the room. The phantom swoops in […]

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