Rhapsody In Blue* (tanka)

fingers dance on keys

ballerina like movements

gliding end to end

rhythmic changes makes them jump

frantic motion comes to rest

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The art and music brought the inspiration for this piece. The music is by Gershwin, titled Rhapsody In Blue which I used for the title of this piece. I have attached a link to a piano solo of his musical creation. Oh to be able to play like that. I have also posted the name of the artist on his work.

Thank you for taking the time to read my simple words. 🌎✌🏻❤️🌻


Formal Fowl* (tanka)

he struts gracefully

black white natural attire

plume tightly slicked back

cravat flares at base of neck

polished boots reflect rippling

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If you’d like to know more about the Snowy Egret pictured I’m providing a link:



Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography, provided me with the photo as inspiration. If you’re a birdwatcher or just like birds you should visit. He also provides links with information about the birds. The captions are funny, they will quack you up. Oh my it’s catchy!