ancient history preserved

photo credit: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


climb up the mountain

stories of many cultures

speak of Creation


revelations in rocks tell

tales of time’s voiced beginning


Shevet Uul-1

Tuvan petroglyphs 


Link to CDHK  (#866) about Tuvan people in Altai Mountains of Mongolia



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Forest Tinker
    Dec 02, 2015 @ 04:43:59

    Well, two things. First I do not agree with my first comment. This is a beautiful tanka, and the one that most matches the theme. I was trying to figure out what happened, then remembered I had just read two haiku, not on your page, glorifying God, at the expense, I thought, of making a nice image about nature, I let the feelings of those bleed into your tanka. My apologies.


  2. Forest Tinker
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 06:51:56

    I liked that thought in the first two lines very much, but did not see the connection to the third, at all!. In fact was built up so nicely. Last two lines nice.


    • lynn__
      Nov 28, 2015 @ 16:16:39

      Thank you for your comments! I understood that the petroglyphs tell Tuvan creation story, but did not connect that idea well…may need to edit.


      • Forest Tinker
        Nov 29, 2015 @ 02:37:27

        I think I should revisit and maybe edit my ideas! Let me read again, not sure why I saw it that way, and think I need to explain if I still do

  3. Irene
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 20:49:15

    ‘Revelations in rocks’ are preserved for time…nice thought.


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