Monday, August 14, 2017

Tanka, July 2017

barbed hook
gleaming with promise
surprise!
the fish's
instant regret


          five brief lines
          a moment
          then an impression
          I believe you are
          the perfect form


this rejection
notice
tells me
that at least
I tried


          God of grace
          please quiet my soul
          I've run off again
          on my own
          and got lost


between two ferns
with zach galifianakis
could entertain me
for hours
and does


          toes in the gentle waves
          jack johnson in the speakers
          we pass slow time
          and hope
          for forever


running
only ever lasts
for about a week
walking
never gets old


          she's a little sick
          in need of big changes
          but she's still the land of the free
          and
          home of the brave


taylor swift
was once my guilty pleasure
but I don't feel guilty
anymore
good songs are good songs


          freedom
          that neat thing
          we celebrate
          though I no longer
          like fireworks


stalled
the fouled motor
gives up
our crab pots
stay out overnight


10 comments:

  1. Fireworks are overrated and misused.

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  2. At least i tried and hoping for forever are my faves, but i loved them all.

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  3. after the passage of regret, impression, rejection, grace, and entertainment, my favourite come in next I love the relaxation mood of the next tanka

    much love...

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  4. I agree with Bjorn 100% - Fireworks are overrated and dreadfully misused and noisy....

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  5. this rejection
    notice
    tells me
    that at least
    I tried

    This hits home. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Really good work, J. I especially like the first, last, and the running/walking pieces. I don't care much for fireworks anymore either!

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