My Take – TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 235, #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT #SENRYU #HAIKU

This week’s challenge is to use this picture and let our muse take us where e’er it goes. Ekphrastic poetry.

Annette Rochelle Aben

The photo reminded me of a childhood memory. We had never seen star fish (growing up in the city). My siblings and I went around collecting them – not surprisingly, our parents didn’t let us take them back to the place we were visiting. We threw them back in the water. Thank you for the memory. Here’s a senryu.

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collecting star fish
waves crashing on rocky shore
childhood treasures
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My muse also wanted me to write this haiku.

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stars visit the sea
divine brilliance from above
let your light shine
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©️Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

15 thoughts on “My Take – TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 235, #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT #SENRYU #HAIKU

  1. This reminds me of when we were vacationing with my grands and one wanted to take back a seahorse…. Some live things need help returning to the sea. Even if some human tears are shed.

    The bones of starfish are a disk (at least some are). If dried whole there a some loose bones that can rattle.

    ‘Sea stars are invertebrates so they don’t have a backbone, but they do have a skeleton beneath their skin. This endoskeleton is made up of a complex network of hard bony plates made of calcium carbonate and held together by strong flexible tissues.’

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      1. I haven’t quite got my ‘Old Gal’ card… but I’m getting there 😉 My one grand is now in double digits… Time flies doesn’t it? 😀

        (Sent you an email… could have gone to spam – I’ve notice that the first time I send emails to new friends that seems to happen.)

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