Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tan Renga - Jen from Blog it or Lose it - December 29, 2014

Walnut Canyon Overlook. National Park Service.
Walnut Canyon Overlook. National Park Service.

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind – 

yucca leaves, rustling  

(© Paloma)

high cave-side dwellings
observe the canyon stream

jugs on their heads
women tote water daily
up steep narrow paths
(© G.s.k. '14)

Talking to Paloma about her trip, which inspired the haiku we're using to day for Carpe Diem Tan Renga (Jen (or Paloma) of Blog It Or Lose It)... the vision of women toting water up steep paths stuck in my mind.  We are very lucky in most of the Western World, but the reality of the majority of women in the world is toting water ... from Africa to Asia, from South America to the Middle East ... women tote water daily on their heads usually in heavy clay jars.

1 comment:

  1. We are very, very lucky -- I do not envy anyone having to tote water like this!
    A sensitive renga, Georgia ---


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