Endlessly Searching (tanka)*

Goggle used to be

a narrow wooden drawer

of three by five cards

that would send you to the stacks

to find the knowledge you sought


*Note: I sometimes laugh when I hear a student say, β€œIt took forever to find the information!” Pre 1990 it took weeks to find pertinent information at the library. Find your main book then beginning all the cross referencing to find the information you needed (accumulating a pile of books and articles) to write a report or term paper. Now the library is at your fingertips in your pocket, all the information you need with a few key strokes and arrow clicks. Yes, it still takes times, however not physically running back and forth.

Search engine history all started in 1990 with Archie, an FTP site hosting an index of downloadable directory listings. Search engines continued to be primitive directory listings, until search engines developed to crawling and indexing websites, eventually creating algorithms to optimize relevancy.

To see the progression of search engines follow link https://www.wordstream.com/articles/internet-search-engines-history

For your musical pleasure 23 degrees🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.


What Remains (tanka)*

unforgotten love

lingers after it departs

remains in the heart

photographs now left behind

remains of what once was us


*Note: Photographs are the physical remains of our memories of people and places we loved. Where a moment of happiness is preserved forever. My song choice is Photographs and Memories by Jim Croce. One of my favorite artists, died at the age of 30 (at the height of his career) in a plane crash, like many before him and after.

🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.


Written for: https://amanpan.com/2021/07/15/eugis-weekly-prompt-unforgotten-july-15-2021/

Telephone Calls (tanka)*

continues ceaseless

ringing demanding answers

when there aren’t any

messages now left inbox

too much heartache to listen


*Note: There are many different reasons not to answer a call (I just chose one). I’ll let you the reader think of what the others might be. The song choice is Hello by Adele. 🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care be safe.


Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/07/13/telephone/

Seven Movements (tanka)*

Artist Susanna Shaposhnikova

abandoned alone~

midday lights ‘n shadows play~

now awakens dance~

swaying twisting in the breeze~

gracefully like willow trees~


*Note: I love ballet for its physical beauty of movement in time to music. Seven movements are the beginnings to learn ballet. I hope that you enjoy both in the video I have chosen. 🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™

Take care, be safe.


Musical Soliloquy (tanka)*

hands play sorrows song~

painful memories linger~

earth quakes smoke fills sky~

day’s devastation abounds~

ash’s rise wind scatters lost lives~


*Note: The term “casualties of war” has been around for a while and refers to the ugly downside of military victory, often those who just wish to live their daily lives in peace. I present this song titled River Of Sorrow played on a kokyΕ« (胑弓) can also be cross referenced with Erhu (it is the only Japanese instrument played with a bow: for more information click the link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KokyΕ«) which the man is playing in the photo. As always 🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ may it someday prevail. Take care, be safe.


Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/05/31/what-do-you-see-84-may-31st-2021/