Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge this week, the prompt words are sad & write, # SynonymsOnly.
blood dripping of a torn heart
Carved in memory
gift of the angelic child
terra firma she departs
When I first listened to this music, I felt hearing someone crying. Studying the background confirmed that the sounds were the composer’s cry.
The Concierto de Aranjuez composed by Joaquin Rodrigo was inspired by the gardens at Palacio Real de Aranjuez. The composer attempts to transport the listeners to another place and time through the sounds of nature.
Rodrigo and his wife Victoria stayed silent about the real inspiration of the music. Victoria eventually revealed it was a response to Rodrigo’s devastation and grief at the miscarriage of their first child. The music was composed in 1939 in Paris.
Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge this week is “Inspiration & Plan,” #Synonyms Only.
Shark fin soup is a delicacy served in China and part of Asia in weddings and special celebrations. I had shark fin soup when I lived in Hong Kong a very long time ago but didn’t associate the soup with the sharks because it’s called fish soup. In today’s price, it cost about $100 a bowl (one cup).
I love watching documentary movies and nature videos. I was shock and sick to my stomach when watching fishermen catching the sharks, take them on board the boat, chop off the fins, and then discard the sharks back into the ocean where they die from blood loss, suffocation, or are eaten by other animals.
Ever since I watched that movie, I boycott eating shark fin soup. I hope more people stop eating it so there is no market for shark fin soup.