#AtoZChallenge ‘Y is for Yellowing’ #NaPoWriMo #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge

Yellowing Mist

Leafless trees witness

Silhouettes on wet pavement

Grandfather and child

Drift along telling stories

Charmed by the yellowing mist

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I took this picture of my husband and our grandson on a rainy evening a few months ago, as the sun was waning. I was amazed at the yellow light from the sun, shining through the trees and reflected on the pavement, which gave the scene a surreal, misty aura. The yellow wall to the right, on the corner also adds to the yellow tinge.

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This Tanka is part of Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge. This week we were asked to write a Tanka with synonyms of ‘enchant’ and ‘shape’. I chose ‘silhouette’ and ‘figure’.

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This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a tanks today, instead of a haiku. 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?

#AtoZChallenge ‘X is for Cross’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

 

May Cross

Unexpected gift

Multicoloured life fills street

Magnificent Earth 

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Carnival of spring

Honouring blossoms of May

Feast on the flowers

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I saw these beautiful May crosses on my way to work this morning and they reminded me how lucky I am to be alive.

This weekend there will be eating, drinking, dancing and singing around the beautiful crosses made of flowers and placed in squares, often by churches, on the first weekend of May in Cordoba. A feast for our eyes!

I plan to visit and take lots of photos this weekend!

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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?

#AtoZChallenge ‘W is for Waterfall’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

Waterfall

Every single drop

Rushing down furious torrent

Causes waterfall.

Feel the water’s spray,

Dashing down steep cascade.

Inhale, energize.

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Today I’d like to thank another of my best friends, Elena, for these two beautiful photos which she recently took while she was in Argentina, visiting the Iguazu Falls. 

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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?

#AtoZChallenge ‘V is for Vault’ #Tanka #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

Gothic Vaults
Double arches hold
Gothic vaults pointing to sky.
Carved stone capitals
On proud marble columns guard
Centuries of synergy.

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The Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba, was originally a Visigothic Catholic Church, shared with Muslim invaders for religious rites until 784, when it was solely used as a Muslim place of worship, until 1236, when it was again used as a Catholic church.

In 1523, Emperor Charles I, approved a project to refurbish the now fragile Mosque-Church and integrate a Christian Cathedral within its walls.

The architect, Hernán Ruiz (believed to have been born in Cordoba in 1514), integrated existing elements of the original Mosque with late Gothic architecture.

The Cathedral was inserted with great architectural precision and artistry. Both Muslim and Christian spaces merge beautifully in two seemingly opposing places.

In the first picture you can see the lateral nave. New Gothic vaults are supported by double arches, and below marble columns, many of which are of Roman origin.

A magnificent building which houses the synergy of well over a thousand years of history, art, culture and religions.

If any of you ever visit Cordoba, let me know. I’d love to show you around the Old Town!

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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 (today I’ve posted a Tanka instead of a 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?

#AtoZChallenge ‘U is for Umbrella’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

This photo was lent by my friend and colleague Mari Carmen Rios. 
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Umbrella

Cracked wall, weathered door

Multicoloured umbrella

Both sides of our coins

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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?

#AtoZChallenge ‘T is for Three Trees’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

Tree 1

Tired branches twist

While sun breaks through dangling leaves

Proud tree weeps alone

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Tree 2

Buttercups look up  

Weary olive tree recalls

When it bloomed in spring

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Tree 3

Lofty palm tree sways

Leaves scrape salmon tinged dusk sky

A feast for my eyes

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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?

#AtoZChallenge ‘S is for #SundayWalks’ #Tanka #PoemADay #PoetryMonth

Sunday Walks

Follow slim footpaths

By the banks of the river,

Breathe moist air. Connect

With the nymph of your childhood,

Refresh heavy thoughts, move on.

I was fortunate enough to take a long, energizing walk with my daughter and grandchildren this morning, along the luscious, verdant path, by the banks of the river.

Memorable moments. 

I hope you had time to take a restoring walk this Sunday.