Saturday, September 30, 2017

borealis

Carpe Diem #1264 Borealis (Northern Lights)



frozen plains
alight in dancing colors
souls of caribou
thundering across meadows
once grazed in winter's long night


©  petra domina


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CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI 

16 comments:

  1. Wow ... Janice what a beautiful tanka. You have caught the whole scene and background of the Noirthern Lights in just five lines. Chapeau!

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  2. done masterfully,from the heart...

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  3. such a lovely otherworldly tanka. Inspirational!

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  4. Hari OM
    This is wonderful!!! Oh that image of the dancing souls... YAM xx

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    1. Spent some time doing background reading on the northern lights and southern lights. The Intuits believed the lights to be the spirits of the animals they hunted. I had been thinking of using angels or spirits causing the lights. So the Intuits' belief gave the perfect image in my mind. Then I tried to become the caribou. I like being weird. After all, I live just outside of Austin, TX. Austin's motto is keep Austin weird.

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  5. Oh my, Janice, this is stunning! Souls of caribou alight in dancing colors!

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  6. I especially enjoyed your note of explanation to Yamini :D

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I do not always do research but at times I will to make certain there is truth as a foundation. And I failed to mention how the music had me thinking about herds thundering across the plains.

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  7. This is the sort of serious work I love, from the research to the composition. A grandiose tanka, true and sincere both because it is heartfelt as well as being real beliefs set into tanka form. Great piece.

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    1. Thank you so very much. I am very pleased it was so well accepted by those who read it.

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  8. Very well done Janice, love the depth of this.

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    1. Glad you could enjoy this. You know, sometimes when writing it gives a feeling of contentment with a piece? That was what I felt doing this one.

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