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Monday, August 31, 2009

Tanka for Heads or Tails


Barb at Skittles, owner of Heads or Tails offers today's prompt: Heads - anything yellow








his sun is yellow
sky is absolutely blue
young sidewalk artist
chalk dust on his novice hands
an age-old dream in his eyes


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22 comments:

Jeeves said...

Chalking dust, probably writing destiny. Lovely poem

Simone said...

Love it. The photo is so perfect for the poem

anthonynorth said...

Such simple words but such deep ideas behind them.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the inspiring spirit in this tanka! Beautiful!

i beati said...

great picture

i beati said...

great picture

Rinkly Rimes said...

I want to see the age-old dream! It's hard work imagining!

Hootin' Anni said...

This is a beautiful composition...the writing AND the photo.


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Calico Crazy said...

Lovely poem, it rings so true.

Calico Contemplations

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I liked your poem. It also reminded me that I wanted to get some sidewalk chalk (adults enjoy sidewalk chalk,too). :-)

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

lovely true to life poem!!

hugs and love
shraddha

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

lovely true to life poem!!

hugs and love
shraddha

Karen said...

Beautiful words and great picture. I wish I could jump like him. Oh, the carefree days of youth.

fourwindshaiga said...

Good for him, we can use all the artists we can get.
Nice poem.

Babooshka said...

This just takes me back to my youth.

songofsea said...

an age-old dream in his eyes....
Wow i loved reading this!
Keep it up...

Here:
http://songofsea.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/a-mad-mad-world/

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

Flowing, breathing words... Nourishing my restless soul.. Bringing faith and hope.

forgetfulone said...

Your poem really matches the photo. I like the yellow of the sun.

Tammie Lee said...

your poem paints a lovely vision that is completely supported by this photo!
Spirithelpers

swapnap said...

A true picture you painted...loved your words.

Nancy said...

wonderful!

Michelle Johnson said...

oh those were the days... chalking up the sidewalk with your art. great poem. hope all is well.