meditating on that theme
~from Jane Reichhold's
Another version of the above haiku:
While I was musing on my theme,
Repeating "cuckoo," day has dawned.
~by kaga no chiyo (1703-1775)*
*As a young girl, she asked a well-known poet for lessons in Hokku. He assigned her the most common, yet most difficult subject, hototogisu, and then rudely went into the next room to sleep. At dawn, she handed him this "perfect" verse. The master was humbled by a child. ~from The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology by Faubion Bowers
The sunrise photo is from October 24th 2010, looking towards the Rincon Mountains, east of Tucson, Arizona. The bird appeared in front of the pinkish cloud the moment the picture was snapped. Linking to Skywatch Friday a fun photo meme for enjoying skies from around the world.