Day of the Dead (tankas)*

clear circular sphere

fore tells a full moon rising

all hollows eve nears

living await Los Muertos

family gone brought to life


candles burning bright

photos ‘n items cherished

placed upon their graves

nights joy where death has no role

Celebrating memories


*Note: The Day of the Dead (Spanish: DΓ­a de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. Always for your listening pleasure a song for The Day of the Dead. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™

Take care, be safe.

For a wonderful story telling historyof this three day celebration, I’ve attached this link for your enjoyment.

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

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:

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:

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.