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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hungry and Haunted

Hello Toady friends!!
It’s Hannah, here with some inspiration from a “natural wonder,” to cause your heart to be hungry your eyes to be haunted...fingers enticed to write...let’s begin!
Salar de Uyuni (salar is salt flat in Spanish) is currently the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). Actually, some 30,000–42,000 years ago, the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, Lake Minchin. When it dried, it left behind two modern lakes and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Salar de Uyuni.
Located in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, it is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The large area, clear skies and exceptional surface flatness make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites.
When covered with water, this extraordinary place becomes one of the largest mirrors on Earth, (source: wikipedia).
And here are a few that I found...

(via photobucket)


Please link new work for this challenge and be sure to visit the mirror inspired writings of your poetic friends!

Thank you, happy writing and smiles to all!

18 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Hannah, what a beautiful place. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Akila G said...

I had written a piece that could fit here. But perhaps, ll try something new. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is truly amazing - so pristine and unspoilt. Very inspirational, Hannah.

Grace said...

What a wonder of nature ~ Lovely challenge Hannah ~

Susan said...

Mining here as everywhere, I see on looking further. Maybe it is OK. Again thanks, Hannah, for taking me places.

Hannah said...

Oh, what a wonderful surprise to wake up this rainy day and find poetic inspired friends. Thank you!

Marian said...

wow!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Kay, I'm removing your second link because it leads back to Mama Zen's challenge.

hedgewitch said...

Wow--and I never say that lightly. ;_) That is just some amazing natural photography, and a mind-boggling place to explore with the imagination.

Ella said...

I'm excited by this challenge!
Mirror Mirror on the wall ;D

Thank you Hannah!
I still want to do MZen's challenge, too...

grapeling said...

marvelous share, Hannah

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What an amazing place, Hannah. Inspiring, and I am in need of inspiration these days. I shall return!

Hannah said...

Thank you Kerry, for taking care of the link mix up. :)

I'm so glad everyone's digging this!

Smiles. Can't wait to read you all!

Margaret said...

Do places like this really exist? Wow. Thank you, Hannah. I'll be back later tonight to finish commenting.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Amazing place,
amazing photos.
My writing didn't take me where I thought it would. Even more amazing what an inspiring prompt can do.
Peace
Siggi

juzta mum said...

This prompt triggered something weird in me. The beauty and calm of the Salt flat reminded me of the power of nature....Soft and Subtle yet powerful!! It reminded me of the recent floods at Uttranchal India. We claimed pieces of nature and now nature is claiming what is rightfully hers!!

richardankerswrites said...

My first time here. Had this recommended to me by Himani Rawat Nayal as a place for really good poetry :)

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Welcome, Richard,

Good poetry, good people. Does it get any better? :-)