Tanka Time

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Of this week’s dozen words I have used: bones, river, teeth, reveal, emerge, reel

~~ 1 ~~
In the wilderness
the ancient tree women sing
with fire in their bones—
ravens joining the chorus
cannot quench the fierce burning.
~~ 2 ~~
resting for an hour
in the shadows of the pines—
river in her heart
flowing toward restoration
flowing away from despair
~~ 3 ~~
Hurry, they are here,
the ones you have waited for,
teeth sharp, eyes aglow,
disguised as clowns and donkeys,
but eager to devour you.
~~ 4 ~~
secrets of the moth
revealed in graphic detail—
the old druid sings
and in his singing new wings
form between his broken teeth
~~ 5 ~~
Fishing from the bridge
with a stolen rod and reel—
Egypt lies downstream
where ten thousand hapless souls
still wait for deliverance.
~~ 6 ~~
God of the kitchen,
may nothing dreadful emerge
from my pots and pans,
but only savory things,
filled with the spice of wonder.

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 210

Posted on August 2, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, tanka, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. #2 really resonates….Nature has such a way of soothing and restoring us, doesn’t it? #6 needs to be hung up in my kitchen, for sure 😉

  2. Luckily the God of the kitchen smiles on me…well, laughs really.

  3. I feel I should print off a copy of 6 and hang it on my kitchen wall!

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  4. So much going on, I had to read it a few time…number 2 of course speaks to me but the stirrings and warnings in the others say so much depending how you are feeling at the moment..Your stanzas are like a series of paintings that speak to us ending with comforting thoughts…well, to me anyway…savoury things from G-d’s kitchen…I`m all for that!! 🙂

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