Blog hopping today with Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #4 New Tricks
Prompted by Rommy ....for this prompt, I’d like you to consider that phrase (“you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”) and express any thoughts you had on it in either poetry or prose form.
Here in T&T it's Carnival Time, Season of Bacchanal. Within the season there was the reopening of The Red House(Seat of Parliament) with much pomp and ceremony and display of national pride, There were school children in Woodford Square across the street looking on, good memory for them to carry into adulthood . The opening ceremony was carried live on TTT TV7. The Red House was closed in 2011 to be renovated.
More about The Red House HERE
Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation ... sketching from life (Shiki's Shasei technique) Shiki hated associations, contrasts, comparisons, wordplays, puns, and riddles - all the things we are cherishing here! He favored the quiet simplicity of just stating what he saw without anything else happening in the haiku. He found the greatest beauty in the common sight, simply reported exactly as it was seen, and ninety-nine percent of his haiku written in his style.
PROMPT:This weekend I love to challenge you to re-create a haiku (in Shasei style) by Shiki into a Tanka. Here is the haiku to work with: