I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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16 September 2009

A Tanka

30 Poems in 30 Days: Day 15
Write a tanka.


It happens, as regular readers know, that I host Tanka on Tuesday at MySpace in order to teach myself this form, and to have fun playing with others who are doing likewise. And this prompt came on Tuesday 15th, after I'd done my tanka for the day, so again we have a piece doing double duty.


in September sun
as new leaves and buds glisten
my friend telephones
her dying father’s lucid
they have had a lovely day

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