Ocean’s highest peak
Proud remains of Atlantis
Plane soars unimpressed
The first photo was taken by my cousin Mirta, who lives on the island of Tenerife, where you can find El Teide, a volcano, known as the highest peak in the Atlantic Ocean. I took the second photo from a plane on my way there last year.
Some have identified The Canary Islands as the last visible remains of the mythical Island of Atlantis, an ideal state described by Plato, who reported it was submerged into the Atlantic Ocean by discontent deities.
However there’s a fine line between myth and reality. Many myths have been proved to be real, after all the city of Troy and the Trojan Wars were thought to have been mythical imaginations reported in Homer’s Illiad, until they were discovered by archaeologists in the 1870s.
Who knows what will be found in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean when technology and finance are available?
My daughter took this picture, much closer to the volcano, a few months ago.
This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a haiku a day, but I’m also adding a new hobby to the posts, photography. I will post one of my photos, or a donated photo, every day to accompany my haiku.
This April, I’ll also be sharing my poems and joining another group of poets at National Poetry Writing Month, organised since 2003 by Maureen Thorson. Write 30 poems in 30 days. I’m in! What about you?