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TANKA (Ananas comosus)

(Morning surprise in my compost pile)

 

Fresh pineapple stems
Tossed in fertile Florida
Treat for backyard birds
Silent, self-rooting surprise
Pineapple fields forever…

(c) 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: My pineapple “field”

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TANKA (SUN CHALLENGE)

 

*scroll down for YouTube video*

 

Winter has warned me

Survival depends on sun

Challenge is noted

Verse prompts accepted because

Ain’t no sunshine when he’s gone…

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Sunshine and Live Oak

https://youtu.be/d0YRIR_57TY   Bill Withers, Ain’t No Sunshine (YouTube) *

 

LAST NIGHT’S BLUEGRASS CONCERT (TANKA)

*scroll down for a YouTube video*

Bluegrass banjoing

Eating black beans on white rice

Vamping mosquitoes

Sounds and sights memory-etched

In the logbook of my soul…

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

*Sarah Jarosz doing Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabelle Lee youtube video https://youtu.be/gyBPdlqcbss

IMAGE: Bluegrass instruments, Wikipedia Commons