Like Shooting Stars – Tanka Experiment – January 4, 2016

Photo and caption by Alessandra Meniconzi

Photo and caption by Alessandra Meniconzi

 

along rocky trails
stumbling [grumbling] here I walk
rocks and shale skitters
under pines and spruce until
the sky opens – and stars fall

high over the Alps
like shooting stars in the clouds
the Alpine choughs fly
they swirl and caw their delight
as the veiled sun looks on

star-falling black choughs

© G.s.k. ‘16

This morning I saw this fantastic photograph thanks to the 55 plus special at  Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (linked below) and fell in love, I then read this linked episode below by Chèvrefeuille of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where we were to paint with words our sensations of a photo we were to search out about “falling stars” – to me, these birds, the Alpine choughs which all hikers in the Alps see at one time or another reminded me of falling stars.

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31 thoughts on “Like Shooting Stars – Tanka Experiment – January 4, 2016

    • Thanks, i didn’t even look further when I saw that photo, so really spectacular … and as I live in the foot-hills of the Alps I couldn’t really resist. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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