Mother Nature #tanka #ekphrastic

Photo by D.L. (Denise) Finn

She is listening
When the tree falls in the woods
One is there to hear
Nature sees through smoke and snow
Can life ever be alone?

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week the challenge was an image which we were to write an Ekphrastic poem (a poem that explores art). The poem at the top of the page was provided by D.L. (Denise) Finn. I wrote a tanka.

24 thoughts on “Mother Nature #tanka #ekphrastic

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  2. Colleen M. Chesebro

    Trent… you went all philosophical! I love it! I was just thinking about this the other day… we’re all basically alone, aren’t we, on different paths and journeys? Yet, somehow we’re all interconnected. That’s the magic, I think. <3

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Yes, a bit philosophical today. I hope you don’t mind a repeat comment, but earlier I said to Susan: In ways we are always alone – we can reach out, touch and communicate, yet our essence in our mind is separate. On the other hand, there is a web of life and we are all connected, part of a unified thing called β€œlife”. In that way, unless we are on a space station or separated from the planet, we are always part of it and never truly alone.

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      1. Colleen M. Chesebro

        How true, Trent. Yet the mind can separate itself into aloneness and a state of just being thru meditation. That connection you speak of is what makes us human, I think. We need that connection for survival. The pandemic has shown us that aspect of being human.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      In ways we are always alone – we can reach out, touch and communicate, yet our essence in our mind is separate. On the other hand, there is a web of life and we are all connected, part of a unified thing called “life”. In that way, unless we are on a space station or separated from the planet, we are always part of it and never truly alone.

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