My daughter Natasha and I saw this beautiful mural in Glasgow when we were looking at accommodation for her course starting in August. She is going to Strathclyde university to study to be an English secondary school teacher. It is the work of Australian artist Smug and depicts the patron saint of Glasgow, St Mungo, appearing to be breastfed by his mother, St Enoch, while a robin – said to signify one of his later miracles – perches on her wrist. It is alleged that St Mungo restored life to a robin, that had been killed by some of his classmates.
This is my HAIGA in response: 5/7/5, 3/5/3, 2/3/2 syllable structure. A Haiga is an observational form of poetry which contains an image with either a Haiku or Senryu written on it or near it.
A new adventure
Such a wondrous sight – robin!
It’s a good omen.
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 167, #Poet’sChoice
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A lovely poem, Marje
Thank you Robbie. <3
That is a gorgeous mural. The details and artwork are perfect.
Thank you for sharing it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Ah, thank you. Nice to see your comment, hope you are well?
Feeling better everyday.
So glad to hear. <3
Wow… Such a lovely poem!
Hope you’re doing well dear 🙂
Thank you Heena. Yes I am and you?
I’m doing well too. Stay safe in the COVID fever <3
And you too Heena. Hard to believe this is happening. I reckon that sadly there will be lots of material for writers to create stories. We are living through turbulent times.
I cannot agree more, Marje. Take care dear.
Beautiful Haiga MJ…xxx
Thank you Sally
Thank you for sharing that beautiful mural (so tender) and your mother-daughter time! Good luck to your daughter. My younger daughter is an English teacher. She did a double major in theater and English secondary education. I remember those days of visiting colleges with both daughters. I also have two daughters. 🙂
Beautiful Marjie 💜
Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger for all Genres as well as craft books and commented:
Wonderful history I didn’t know!
Beautiful poem, Marje.
Thank you Diana. 🙂