(Shadows in the Shallows by artist Mark Shasha)
Thanks to all players this week,
we have been well entertained by the entries.
looking in the mirror
silver pond reflects true depths. None.
beauty fades away
(sigh, 8 syllables in the second line)
by and by it ceased ...
shallow pool illuminates
my flower pot weeds
(loved the photograph and the humor)
empathy, no true feelings
shallows of the soul
(clever interpretation of theme)
WIN! Grumpy Granny
wide water ripples
not deep, but quick, deceptive
balance is tricky
(Ah yes! life is full of ripples and deceptions, keeping your balance is ...winning!)
We look forward to your theme.
This week our theme is "Shallows"
Since y'all are a creative collection of players , we are already looking forward to the entries.
Judging is always subjective but in our homage to the still missing Troll, we try to uphold his teachings by requiring these basics:
kireji the cutting word which connects two thoughts and,
kigo, a seasonal reference.
We award points for all of the above and bonus
points for clever interpretation of the theme.
Visuals are optional but... well we really enjoy a great relationship between the 'ku and the view.
Please post your entries here with an "I'm up!" notice if you have posted on your own blog with visuals so we will know to come have a look. Play is open until midnight on Monday Pacific Daylight Time.
Luck to all!
The shallows at Lake McDonald Glacier National Park
Chesapeake Bay shallows blue crabs
G.K Chesterton 1935 Still relevant 2013
"Moose in the Shallows" by artist Edward Aldrich
Wisconsin Egg Harbor
New York Times Best Seller
Salt Water Shallows "Game" Fish