Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Mag - 10 August 2014

Every child is an artist.


"Everything you can imagine is real." - Pablo Picasso



Keith Haring

My Magpie in
Tanka Poetry
A Japanese poem of 31 syllables
in five lines, with 5 syllables 
in the first and third
and seven in the others.




FROM A CHILD'S EYE


Marriage on canvas.

By the hands of little ones.

One meets another

and their wings begin to grow

together, by golden ring.



25 comments:

Hamish Gunn said...

That was nice. The last line just jarred a touch.

Helen said...

I enjoy reading and writing tanka ~~ I certainly enjoyed yours!

humbird said...

Love your light touch to such not simple question...

Cloudia said...

Karen, I love your perfect little poem. And what a heroic shot of the Haring and it's space! 😸

Lolamouse said...

If only we could retain the child's profound simplicity and acceptance as adults.

Leovi said...

Yes, that just grows and grows ...!

Arushi Ahuja said...

ahh the wings do lend beauty.. they grow witha golden ring.. so beautiful!!

Kathe W. said...

I love this! Have a great day!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very sweet.
~

Gail said...

Nicely inspired good poetry

Grace said...

I like the perspective from child's eyes ~ Good one Karen ~

Gillena Cox said...

luv how you projected the innocence in your tanka

thank you for dropping in at my blog

much love...

Gail said...

Beautiful.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Sweet and tight. Love how the child-like tone does great honor to the title: children make sense of the most things in such easy ways.

Enigma said...

Beautifully penned. A child's perspective eases out a lot of unnecessary complications of the adult world.

Gail Dixon said...

A lovely poem, Karen. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I like the quote you chose to go along with the picture and poem. All 3 work well together.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Very nice

Little Nell said...

So uplifting. Seems we were at opposite ends of the spectrum this week; you beginning and growing and me fading and ending.

I’ve never attempted a Tanka, but working to a specific form is always an an added, and enjoyable I think, challenge.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Loved it Karen.
Always like the point of view of little ones ~ Eddie :)

Truedessa said...

light and airy through the eyes of a child

orchid Miyako said...

OMG! What a beautiful Tanka for the work♡♡♡ Tanka is written in Chinese Character like this "短歌”in Japanese and these 2 words means 'short song'.
Yes, your poem sounds like beautiful song Karen♫♫♫

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Short and very sweet, but I do not get the part about the golden ring.

janaki nagaraj said...

Simple and to the point.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I would like to grow wings! Very good my friend! Bekkie <3