It's #TankaTuesday and poet Colleen Chesebro has a new prompt. Today she asks that participants use the photo on the right (by Terri Webster Schrandt) as inspiration.
Years back I traveled with my children to Alaska. Totems such as this were everywhere visible, and we soon discovered why.
In Seward, we took a small-boat cruise into the Kenai Fjords where we saw glaciers and mountainsides covered in eagles. It was breathtaking and forever memorial.
We watched as eagles soared, dove into the chilly waters, and returned to their nests with fish. I was struck by both their beauty and their freedom.
In my tanka, I try to capture that freedom. Unhampered by worries, these majestic birds glide through the air as though it were their personal playground. Oh, to be so free!