Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
predawn blush brightens
as ruby light warms the air
night fades to bird song
Western Lowland Gorilla
Gorilla gorilla gorilla
taken at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
exploring enchanted realms
photo by G. Gollinger, found on flickr
Yes, that is my head popping up in the middle.
From the Panama Rocks website, please click for more information on this amazing park:
The present day Panama Rocks formation was most dramatically affected by a glacier in the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. The weight and pressure of the glacier accelerated widening of fractures in the rock, creating thousands of crevices and alley passageways. The Panama Rocks are reputed to be one of the most extensive formations of glacier-cut, ocean-quartz conglomerate in the world.
tenacious oak leaves
crackling in the bitter wind
full moon casts shadows
tempting waves –
the old boat still needs
a little rest (© Björn Rudberg)
landing for a little rest
albatross alights on mast (© Blossom Vydrina)
Description from the Carpe Diem Site:
Tan Renga is a short chained poem of two stanzas written by two poets. It looks very similar with Tanka, but Tanka is written by one poet. As you maybe know Tanka (a five-lined poem) follows the classical syllables count 5-7-5-7-7. This same syllables count is used for Tan Renga, but there is one little difference: after the first three lines (5-7-5) there is a white line and than follows the second two-lined stanza (7-7).
The goal is to write the second stanza of this Tan Renga and make it complete or continue the image by association on themes in the first stanza.