A Fist of Fog

 

a fist of fog

holds the ocean to open

moon-bright flowers

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This poem was written in response to March 7, 2018: Rainy Forest, another great prompt at Seeds and Sand. The prompt and poems can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Ennio Morricone –

Ancient Laughter

 

ancient laughter

captured in a canyon wind –

yucca leaves, rustling          (© Paloma)

 

it’s the sound of shade

and an old lizard feels blessed        (Blake)

 

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This poem is part of Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #66, Jen’s “ancient laughter”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this challenge a lovely haiku by Jen of Blog It or Lose It was our inspiration and we were asked to take her hokku and add two lines in approximately 7/7 syllables, to create a two-person tanka, a tan renga. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

For me, with zero experience of deserty canyons, that type of landscape means Clint Eastwood, so let’s finish with some Ennio Morricone –