photo IMG_7803cistern_zps69498f2d.jpg
Cistern at an abandoned house, Southern Arizona

the puddles on the pavement
carry the moon, the stars
and cherry blossoms

Who shall sing to the cistern
of all the things it has lost?

*Opening gambit © by Hando (Fr. Thomas Hand)
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
More Carpe Diem: “Puddles on the Pavement”

Posted on December 21, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, Hando, Southern Arizona, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, tan renga and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. My first time to see a poem to a cistern.
    You would love the ancient cisterns here in Israel, they are full of poetry.

    Have a blessed Christmas.

  2. creative haiku ~ Merry Christmas to you ~ carol, xxx

    Keep singing!

  3. Do you go there to pray?
    Your very own cistern chapel 😉

  4. Nice Tanka/Tan Renga MMT … really I can feel this poem in my heart as I stand here and watch to the church tower. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Interesting, a song to a cistern ….I liked it !

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