Even though I haven’t posted pictures on this blog very much and I don’t usually partake in “awards”, etc., this looked like something fun to do. So, I figured…why not?
I was nominated by Caribou Crossings.
The pictures are to contain no people and no explanations. Also, I’m supposed to nominate some new each day. However, I am going to leave that open for anyone that wants to take part in it.
AC Elliott, 8-Dec-17
In the dark of night
Under a blanket of stars
What do you dream of?
© AC Elliott, 21-Aug-17
It has been a long while since I wrote one of these, and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. So, I thought I would try it out again. I’m curious to see any are willing to partake with a response. For this one, I chose to use the 5-7-5 syllable pattern.
A Mondo is essentially a question/answer poetry between two people. Typically it follows a Zen like pattern, where the “student” is taking the understanding from nature. In this case, I strayed from the norm (somewhat).
The Mondo is:
- written by 2 separate poets, one asking, one answering.
- 2 stanzas of 3 lines each, 19 syllables or less, often 5-7-7, sometime 5-7- 5 is used for each stanza. The first stanza is the question, the 2nd is the response.
- written in the spirit of Zen, responsive through meditation and observation of natural surroundings.