Tanka Fest

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~~ 1 ~~
 
in the next canyon,
a spacious place for camping—
cottonwood circle
where tired wanderers bed down
covering themselves with stars
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
on the granite floor
rivers of fresh blood flowing
from the killing spree—
scene of hell and damnation
the keening of the bereaved
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
the caressing warmth
of a single tear flowing
down her furrowed cheek—
the fire of her memories
thawing the ice within her
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
marshmallow eaters
their kayak beached for the night
gathering driftwood
enough for an all-night fire
half for warmth and half for fun
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
black cat dips one paw
into circles of sunshine
on the kitchen floor
pretending that a mouse feast
is simmering in the warmth

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 209

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Posted on July 26, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, tanka, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love the last one!

  2. They are all beautiful especially the cat and its imagining.

  3. All perfectly done, especaily 2 and 5

  4. Life is hard and yet we need only look at the little cat to know what may make things better

  5. These are all so wonderful, I have no favorite this time!

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