art-ful acrobat

It’s Carpe Diem‘s 4th anniversary month with special guest, Kala Ramesh.  Also sharing with dVerse Poetics (see Lillian’s prompt) because this sunbird “razzle dazzles” me!


feathered malachite

iridescence shimmers in

delicate balance

sunbird stretches to blossom

sip of nectar’s sweet reward



25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tonyasmithauthor
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 22:49:00

    Love your words and the beautiful photo Lynn.


  2. Sanaa Rizvi
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 14:38:39

    This is oh so lovely ❤ especially adore the image " nectar’s sweet reward" ❤


  3. katiemiafrederick
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 11:27:47

    No matter wHeRe
    A Lamp shines
    or colors
    nectar comes
    iN colors oF liGht..:)


  4. lillian
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 06:09:22

    Will try one more time – suspect my other replies went to your spam – so frustrating!
    I am bedazzled by this – especially the shimmering iridescent – I imagine the humming bird’s wings moving so fast the beautiful colors blur and shimmer. I am bedazzled!


  5. purplepeninportland
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 22:17:55

    “feathered malachite” – such a lovely description!


  6. georgeplace2013
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 20:49:33

    Feathered malachite… yes, you are a genius


  7. paulscribbles
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 17:07:34

    Simply beautiful


  8. Glenn Buttkus
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 16:08:46

    A sweet & natural response to the jazzy-prompt. Kudos for working with advance Japanese forms. I, too, struggle with that; like the tanka form, a little more breathing room.


  9. whippetwisdom
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 14:59:45

    Beautiful, feathered malachite truly dazzles :o)


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 13:49:51

    Feathered malachite… a great phrase for a hummingbird


  11. whimsygizmo
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 12:41:37

    Beautiful thoughts here.


  12. kanzensakura
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 12:33:21

    Actually, the tanka and tan renga are two separate forms. If you wznt it to be tanka, then keep the lines together. If you want it to be tan renga, then separate the two lines..


  13. mother wintermoon
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 12:18:04

    Gorgeous words and imagery. The lovely razzle-dazzle of nature’s creatures never fails to uplift.


  14. From My Forest
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 11:53:18

    Nice. If you copy a tanka and paste then write over it you can pull the lines together.


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