tanka

tanka--
small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Friday, October 17, 2014

doves


only bones
under the turned earth
of Bloody Kansas—
those passenger pigeons
the Choctaw called lost doves

~Atlas Poetica 18, July 15, 2014


mourning doves
drawn to a decoy—
our fascination
with the whirligig wings
of war



4 comments:

  1. Love the first tanka, Jenny, and the pairing of poems on the theme of doves and "stone." Hope you'll join my Exquisite Corpse project . . .

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  2. really striking - and, yes, the two do pair up very well.

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