Water #poetry #drought #Uganda

one blue cup each

flows easily through her hands

dry river beds

laughter’s pure reflection

sing song they learn A B Cs

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so young to be old

internal Acholi’s strength

Nile clouds my vision

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If I share a handful of their giggles, would you share a handful of precious water?

This week’s  Word Press photo challenge is Reflections

and Reflections at Weekly Tanka Prompt

Bright are the Bows Brighter the Memories #thepast #poetry #holidays

“Life’s memories are like packages with bright bows” ~ L. Moon

gifts

I look at you from north, south, east, and west

like a cat I watch you and wait

sitting on the edge of expectation

don’t pretend that you are inert

you who shine with brilliant colors

holding poignant the past

underneath your cheerful bow

it is all I can do to be patient

“don’t shake the box”

I hear a cherished voice

one I thought I would never lose

every gift you wrapped

was filled with thought

down to a holly sprig or jolly elf

perched on top of the bow

what is inside this time?

recollections do play tricks

and you have to accept the mix

of jovial, spicy and sad

I’d rather not hear the crunch of paper

like the dead leaves of winter

I’d rather look at my reflection

of a much younger me

in precious grey old eyes

and remember the

Christmas Memory

Merry Christmas to each of you. May the songs that you hear and the scents that permeate your world bring you memories to keep you warm!!!

River Stones #haiku #tan renga #photography

River stones

caressed by flowing water

pale moon shines

~Becca Givens

moon photo

smooth to the touch memories

reflections of my life

Today’s Carpe Diem prompt come from Rebecca Givens beautiful haiku, I will attempt to echo the sentiment in her verse.

Celebrate with us at Carpe Diem as we spend the month writing Tan Renga.  Tan Renga is a short-linked poem (written by two poets) which has two stanzas. The first stanza has 5-7-5 syllables and the second stanza has 7-7 syllables. The second stanza is a response to the first and has to have a ‘kind of link’ with the first stanza, I call that link an echo of the first stanza. Try your hand at Tan Renga.

Photography: Three Rivers Canvas and Reflections © L, Moon 2013

The Bottom of the A to Z rung #poetry #photography #atozchallenge

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So many people

from different worlds

all in the same place

A to Z was a whirl

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stories and history

and puzzles and string

pictures and fantasy

they all had a ring

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so many choices

you just have to know

if it weren’t for Arlee

it wouldn’t have been a “go”

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when you think of  challenge

will you think A to Z???

most writers will surely

especially when stuck at Q or Z

Thank you to Arlee Bird who conceived this idea of a challenge that not only includes the letters A to Z but genres A to Z. There are so many talented writers out there with amazing ideas. Spin off challenges could be endless – could they not??

Hats off to the crew who kept things running smoothly.

Personally this year was more of a challenge than last. Though I had all my posts pre-posted (I started in late Jan), I didn’t achieve my goal which was to read and comment on each entrant. I guess for me it’s more realistic to visit/comment on a few and get to know those writers. I am grateful to each person who visited my site and hope to get to know some of you better between now and next April.

For more reflections on a to z

 

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Photograph: “Empty Museum” L. Moon copyright 2012