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“Hat Mandala”

March 27, 2011


Spring inspired this mandala and haiku.

Hats ahoy for sale
Happy flowers on the brim
It’s spring on my head

When you look at this
Just think 3-dimensional
And you will see it

(I added this because my husband had a hard time seeing the hat.)

Then I decided to post it at Poetry Potluck where the prompt is “Trips, Travel and Vacation”


try a new form of poetry for me.  This is my first Tanka and I really am liking this form.

Look at my new hat
Full of bright colored daisies
And checkered ribbon
Can’t you just see me strutting
When I go on vacation

21 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2011 9:04 pm

    the last one is divine,

    happy vacations.

  2. March 27, 2011 9:11 pm

    I can see it, I can see it!!! It is amazing, Teri! How do you ever do such precision work like that in the center of the top of the hat??? I always marvel at how you do it! Your Tanka is awesome!!!

  3. March 27, 2011 9:43 pm

    Thank you. This was a very fun one to do, both the art and the poetry. One of those inspired things.

  4. March 27, 2011 9:51 pm

    I see the hat, and I wish you a happy vacation.

  5. March 27, 2011 9:52 pm

    I can see it…wonderfully written haiku. Thank you for sharing.

  6. March 27, 2011 10:03 pm

    Bravo, Teri. How cheerful. Good job on the tanka.

    Thanks for doing such a fine interview with me today on Dispatch. So looking forward to more from you, Teri.


  7. Jaan Pehchaan permalink
    March 27, 2011 10:09 pm

    Wonderful picture and the words to go with it. Here is mine for the Sunday:

  8. A.B. Thomas permalink
    March 27, 2011 11:20 pm

    I’m amazed I actually saw it – two fantastic pieces!

  9. March 28, 2011 12:17 am

    that is so cool! so creative 🙂

  10. March 28, 2011 12:41 am

    Oooo! me likey! well done!

  11. March 28, 2011 1:35 am

    you are very good in this and aha! can see the hat perfectly! here’s my potluck-

  12. March 28, 2011 3:01 am

    I enjoyed those and especially liked this line: “It’s spring on my head”

  13. March 28, 2011 7:27 am

    good one. play ful and chirpy.


  14. March 28, 2011 8:39 am

    This is a wonderful spring hat and poems!
    My day feels just a little brighter and more springlike with this post!!

  15. March 28, 2011 9:11 am

    Gee, thanks so much everyone!

  16. March 28, 2011 4:35 pm

    Teri, this makes me feel so happy and I saw the hat right away. I have a friend with whom I study spirituality and we just chose a book on Mandalas. I am excited. It contains exercises and I’m itching to get into them. My book is on order so I can’t even tell you the name. I have worked with them before but it’s been at least 20 years. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. March 28, 2011 4:53 pm

    And now you made me feel happy! I am so happy to hear this as I find mandalas SO relaxing and rewarding. I hope you will experience that again.

    The one book that I found very rewarding was Judith Cornell’s “Mandala”. I showed one of the exercises here.. and she does relate to spirituality so I am thinking that may be the one you are getting.
    I can’t wait to see what you do. Please let me know.

  18. March 28, 2011 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the info about Cornell’s book, Teri.

  19. March 29, 2011 1:56 pm

    Lovely piece of writing!

  20. April 17, 2011 3:18 pm

    I love hats! And I love what you’ve done here Teri, so pretty and so unique. What a talented creative person you are.

    Hugs, G

  21. April 17, 2011 3:32 pm

    Oh thanks so much Geraldine. Sometimes I get so inspired.
    Hugs back at ya.

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