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cloudy morning-
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Rita Odeh

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tanka: Hummingbird

Haiga (meaningful photo contrasted or compared with a short poem, in this case hokku)

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“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


foggy stars...
to see a mockingbird's
fading song
and hear the echo
of a frog's croak

(tanka=Japanese genre based on: (short, long, short,long, long lines)

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Nelle Harper Lee was born on 28 April 1926 and celebrates her 87th birthday today. Certainly she needs no introduction. Her magnum opus, To Kill a Mockingbird, has sold over 30 000 000 copies world wide and was voted the 'Greatest Novel of all Time' in a poll conducted in 2008

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Harper Lee is our source of inspiration on this Sunday. With no further instructions or restrictions I ask you to focus your writing on a theme, quote, character or personal experience related to To Kill a Mockingbird, in any form you choose.
For a list of quotes visit theGoodreads page.


  1. Rita, I love both short pieces - the tanka and the words written on the picture.
    You have captured a sense of fading innocence here.

  2. So beautifully done, Rita. Thank you!

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  4. Will try again. Rita, I love your quote on the photo, and the following tanka......would love to hear the mockingbird's song.

  5. That's a magical Tanka. *smiles*

  6. Both are so beautiful...I love to hear a mockingbird.

  7. Rita, loved the quote. The song of the mockingbird... the fact that, unlike blue jays and other pesky birds, they do others no harm. What a special bird. I love how you paired the song of the mockingbird (and "seeing" it, I really liked that, as though a witness) with the croak of the frog (or was that a toad?!)... really original.
    I was away all weekend, so I worked missed prompts and they are all here: http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/04/29/three-making-up-for-lost-time/
    Peace, Amy

    1. Hi Ammi. Thanks for your interesting comment. I promise to visit you as often as I can.

  8. Dear toads, I enjoyed reading your commments and will do my best to visit you all soon.