Zanata Stone


Its April of 2020 and Day 26 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem.


Metaphor: Zanata Stone

I am ending with the most cryptic metaphors of all. Zanata Stone, also known as Zenata Stone is a Guanche origin stone with engravings. It is known to be found in 1992 at Mountain of the Flowers in Canary Islands. The engravings on the stone are said to be in Tifinagh scripts. The Zanata Stone seems to have been related to the magical-religious traditional faith of the Guanches (aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands).


Some Guanches of Tenerife (island in Canary Islands) were also known as Zanata or Zenete, or “those with a cut tongue”. That puts together on why the stone is named so. The Zanata Stone is currently in the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife.

Your worries, concerns,
Are rats at the mountains.
You opt for the rat?
Or the mountain hat?
While you collect the berries,
Your haters collect the worries,
Are you leaving behind?
Your Zanata stone?

For life is a metaphor and what we seek from it. It’s an quest into enigma and jigsaw puzzle with multiple answers. It’s upon us on how beautiful we fit in the pieces.

27 thoughts on “Zanata Stone

  1. Wow Sir, Now you can put a tick against one of your New year resolution. 😉 😀

    I totally enjoyed your Ato Z challenge. It was full of learning. Most of the things were new to me. Some of them had a deep message while some had beautiful stories hidden in them. Some made us think and some left us amazed. I can go through all of them again and not get bored. 🙂

    I had a very nice time following this challenge Sir.
    Hats off to your creative mind!
    Kudos!! 🙂

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    • I am so happy to hear that, that you remember its in my 2020 resolutions. 🙂 (This year I also did A-Z 6 word lockdown stories on Instagram)

      That’s the beauty of A to Z. It gives space to explore new things and I am happy for completing it for the 4th successive year.

      Thank you so much for the support and reading them all. 🙂 yay! 😀

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      • Yes Sir, your resolution post inspired me and for the first time I made list of my resolutions too. 😀
        For the 4th year? wowww!! My seniors used to tell alot about you Sir, Now I see why they admired you so much. 🙂
        Lockdown stories on insta..sounds really interesting 🙂 I wonder how you manage time for everything.

        Keep posting Sir. Its always a pleasure to read your articles. 🙂

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        • I am ‘Yay’ happy to hear that. 🙂 Resolutions has always worked for me for better good and Lockown has helped me to move faster.

          I hope you have been keeping up with yours and have some exciting ones in the list.

          Means a lot to me. Thank you so much again. 🙂

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  2. Zanata stone! I’ve never heard of that. That was a great way to conclude a brilliant series. I really enjoyed reading about metaphors from A to Z and the wonderful poems that you composed during this journey. I’ll be a frequent visitor even after this A2Z. Do keep writing.

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  3. Wow! What a way to end the series. I learned so many new things from your posts this month.
    Congratulations on successfully adding another year to the list. 🙂 Had a great time visiting your blog.

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  4. A cut tongue. Interesting.

    Well written post.

    Congratulations on reaching z.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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