Salvation – #Shadorma #Tanka Tuesday

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Salvation
From infernos and
Damnation;
Sacrifice
Self for love, commutation
Of darling’s penance.

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This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #158, a photoprompt based on the given image. If I’m remembering correctly from my knowledge of the scientific world, the image is supposed to be an aerogel (a very light gel material with aqueous material inside the crosslinks) that is lifted by the hot air blowing beneath it. The flower is protected by the water in the gel, which is where I came up with the salvation theme of my shadorma.

18 thoughts on “Salvation – #Shadorma #Tanka Tuesday

  1. Jules says:

    Science can be fun! I enjoyed your explanation. I’ve got a relative who is a STEM teacher – so when the winter wind knocked down a high wasp nest I salvaged the pieces for her…
    There’s quite a lot of space between the walls to the interior where the cells for the new insects were hatched. I didn’t find many cells. I think the birds might have eaten most of them…

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