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Thursday, May 4, 2017

well diggers

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #2 "the well digger"

the well digger
comes out into the floating world—
the heat!                                                       (c) Yokoi Yayū 

even the water in the
bucket is cool no longer

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


The wells of the last century required people to go into them and clean out the silt.  My Pawpa and his brother descended into the well and began the cleaning.  Everyone knew the dangers of staying in the wells too long, a build up of toxic gases.  By shear grace a friend came to check.  Both men were in the bottom of the well passed out.  Quick action and they were pulled from the well.  Both survived but Pawpa suffered from lung damages and succumbed to the complications in his late 1950's. 


  1. Replies
    1. I fear this is the type of heat we can expect this summer. Janice xx

  2. Awesome completion Janice, with your second stanza you have made the circle full.

  3. I like the way you intensify the impression.

    1. I remembered the water would warm as it sat in the bucket on the back porch during the hot Texas summers.