Jangling Sun


jangling sun

dances round bare feet in summer

a dropped tambourine


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #672, Summertime, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Rihard Jakopič’s painting “Sonce” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nina Simone –

18 thoughts on “Jangling Sun

    • The picture you chose was so exuberant and full of spark that this song simply demanded to be included! Plus Nina has been on my list for a while, waiting for the right prompt..

      And bright sunlight always seems to jangle to me. I think if the world was a pop group then sunshine would be on tambourine. Wispy clouds on oboe, possibly 🙂

      • Yay! Don’t you love it when the right moment appears for that song you’ve had on your mind/ in your heart? Glad you liked the painting 🙂

        Sunshine on tambourine; wispy clouds on oboe; perhaps the blades of grass on teeny tiny triangles. Very experimental. I like it 😉

      • Ok let’s see if WP wants to let me reply today rather than leaving that little timer spinning round ‘n’ round…

        A definite ‘yay’ for those prompts that arrive with a ready-made, much anticipated soundtrack 😉

        You’re right – people often overlook the triangle, sadly; grass, too.. I want a song with a triangle solo! 😛

      • Or maybe a triangle duet — you and Will Ferrell, with Christopher Walken cheering you on! 😀

        Yesterday’s “Actor” tanka prompt was perfect too — there’s a Moody Blues song called “the actor” — HAD to use it.

        Is today any better, replying-wise?

      • I literally have no idea how you came up with Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken! A genius combo, though 😀

        Replying is fine at the moment…

      • Oh, I’m not genius — just twisted! Was thinking about the “more cowbell” skit. 😀 Evidently SNL/YouTube keep pulling the full length videos. This was all I could find 🙂



      • “I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell!” That song does have the best, cow-belling, bar none 🙂

        Actually, I can’t think of another song with it..

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