Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tanka


Tanka

#1)

a room scented 
with Christmas dinner--
hard to find
any trace of contempt
in your smile


#2)

the diver
continues to hunt
the  wrecked ship
---a swarm of silver fishes
---follow his trail 

#3)

puffy clouds
crowning blue mountains
makes me recall
the yogurt on your nose
the day it rained wild


#4)

the lady
in her red kimono
eyes his path—
rugged steps leading to
a stone built monastery




#5)


sixteen bearers
carrying a bride
in a palanquin--
red sorghum grasses
waving in gentle wind


#6)

two cottages
in the moonlight
one empty with ruin
the other full
of your memories


#7)

she stands here
arms akimbo  watching
leaves fall—
the little red rooster
calls it a day

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