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SOL #9

SOL #9

This week’s photo challenge on Kim Douillard’s site is Overlooked.  I had this word in mind as I drove to exercise on Friday morning.  The full moon was still out while the sun was rising.  The road to the gym was blocked. I was already late, so I decided to take some photos instead.  I made them into an Animoto video.


Then I read Michelle Hendrick Barnes’ post on Poetry Friday.  An interview with one of my favorite authors, Margarita Engle.  Margarita’s ditty challenge was tied to her new book Orangutanka, a story of orangutans in tanka poems.  The challenge: write a tanka, a form with a syllable count of 5,7,5,7,7.  Then I looked at Heidi Mordhorst’s March poetry project and today’s word is preaCH.  Could I work the two challenges together?

Sun overlooks
blessing a lonely smoke stack.
Coulee wildflowers
preach yellow sonnets
while moon graces morning clouds.

–Margaret Simon


I sent my tanka to Michelle and Heidi, so they are posting it today.  Three times lucky!

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