tanka

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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

cleverness

one wayward iris
with its stem awry . . .
I reread
the scribbled comments
in my high school yearbook

~cattails 3: Sept. 2014



trying to free
a flailing black snake
entangled
in yards of bird netting . . .
the snarls of my karma

~cattails 3: Sept. 2014



sell your cleverness
and buy bewilderment—
midnight
finds me rapping
on the pawnshop door

~Bright Stars 6, Fall 2014
(Quotation in lines 1 & 2 is from Rumi)







2 comments:

  1. So good - and enjoyable to read. I can relate to all of these metaphorically. And recently I was looking through a high school yearbook myself - the silly scribbled comments there.

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