a daily tanka – 13 May

over still water
a pelican bellies
effortlessly
down
— —
below
a similar bird
rises to meet the swish...

Image: reflections, near Tumut NSW, Wolgalu lands

More global wanderings with today’s musical offering: Maya Youssef with her album Finding Home (and here on Youtube). Maya is a qanun player from Damascus, Syria, now living in the UK. A qanun is a 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither. 

4 thoughts on “a daily tanka – 13 May

  1. This brought back so many fond memories of when we lived in Sausalito. There were oodles of them about. Pelicans are amazing. Surprisingly graceful for their bulk. Thanks for the YouTube link. I enjoyed that. Very thoughtful.

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