Category Archives: my tanka

Thursday Challenge: Old Bicycle


 

The bicycle waits
until a telegram comes,
then—zoom!—off it goes,
bearing one of the ladies
with news from the Western Front.

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo of mural (the bicycle is real) taken in Chemainus, BC.
 
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Ruby Tuesday: Hat Vendor


 

Hats of all sizes
to ward off tropical sun—
large, medium, small,
none of them one-size-fits-all.
Haggle for just the right one!

 
© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo taken in Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama.
 
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Ruby Tuesday: Notes from Home


 

Doughboys needed notes
from home to keep their courage
before big battles.
Moms and sweethearts wrote those notes,
Canada Post delivered.

 
© 2010 Magical Mystical Teacher
 
Photo: Mural at Canada Post, Chemainus, British Columbia.
 
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