tanka

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015

fingerprints

the four arms 
of the Milky Way
spiraling around us
the four hands of Shiva
fingerprint the stars


~All the Shells: Tanka Society of America 
Members' Anthology 2014


I need a name
for the wainwright of stars
who unfurls 
each fiddlehead to fern . . .
worthless, this cloistered tongue

~cattails Jan. 2015

2 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing how well your poems, written at different times, fit with each other. I think I need that name too. Stellar wording: "wainwright of stars," "unfurls each fiddlehead to fern," etc.

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