San San/Small Flight & Finest
Flying in warm air flow, a languid seagull.
Opening the wing span a global range.
Drifting the skies come rain or shine;
Air flow the seagull’s flight however small.
Global range, warm flow, drift over a grange.
‘The gull sees farthest who flies highest’.
Opening flow a drifting benign
Flying and drifting a bird at his finest.
Benita H. Kape © 14.4.2016
‘The gull sees farthest who flies highest’ from Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
And last but not least, our (optional) prompt! Today’s prompt comes to us from TJ Kearney, who invites us to try a seven-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the game Go). The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.